More About “Less is More,” More or Less.

I like New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s one of the best moments to reflect on where I’m at and where I’m going, and to make a simple effort to direct the course towards a place that I’d like to be in the future.  This year, mine comes from a classic tenet of design I learned in college: less is more.

There’s a lot of “more” around.  I’m at the mercy of it at times (maintaining this blog, my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Viddy while I work on my band stuff and other stuff at the same time).  But there are moments when the “less” really shines.  As I was working on some new music tonight, I was thinking about how few instruments and gadgets I’m really using in the studio, for example.  Sometimes, zeroing in on a few things that you like best can really help define what you’re doing.  It can also give you more time to effective in what you’re doing.  Rather than screwing around with 50 gadgets, you’re going deeper using the 5 that are your favorites.  As Buckminster Fuller might say, “do more with less.”

I like being busy and I’m fine with dabbling in a lot of different creative pursuits.  And I don’t expect for my “less” to be anything like anyone else’s “less”.

But like most of us, the noise out there in the world is deafening, and it pays to shut it off for a minute and focus.

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Comment by Nora on January 19, 2012 at 1:56pm

He was a great effort from all of you :)

Comment by yaone makoto on January 19, 2012 at 11:35am

Mr Mike

talking about less & more:

some people want to work less as usuel & they desire to get more than what they've given"this is wrong"

when we do things less than we can do many times, our brain will have the ability to work like this.

less things can produce more ones like small problems we ignore can grow to be a disasters ,or a good word you say to someone,it will give a real & honest relation

Mr Mike I know that you do things more than anyone I know , & I respect you for that.

don't forget that if you give someone the less you have,they will give you the more they have, nothing will be lost,

note:the problem is that humans search always for the more " but it's not an absolute reality".there is who are satisfated of what they have.

thanks again to infinity.

Comment by Pooja Shinoda LP on January 19, 2012 at 9:15am

those words are just awesome.... <3

Comment by Nicholas Riebesel on January 19, 2012 at 6:36am

I totally agree with you. I've got to learn for important exams right now, and thanks for your words and music which is helping me, especially trough those hard times. Hopefully, we'll "see" us in June at "Rock am Ring". Best Regards!

Comment by Sebastian Hagge on January 19, 2012 at 5:23am

i agree

Comment by adil on January 19, 2012 at 4:49am

Thank you Mike. You are like always amazing. 

Comment by oracle_willow14 on January 19, 2012 at 2:42am

i couldn't agree with more... by doing more with less, you will clearly see the things that matter most... :)

Comment by Wulan B'dellianAdith on January 18, 2012 at 8:05pm

Inspirational words Mike,as always,,thank you for sharing,,we miss you guys :)

Comment by Hashad khodabacchus on January 18, 2012 at 6:27pm

lp studio

Comment by daniel garcia lopez on January 18, 2012 at 5:49pm

wow yo quiero un estudio como ese 

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