Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2010 July 30 • Friday

Some citadels, true, have proved stormable. You can become rich without having any talent (via the scratchcard and the rollover jackpot). You can become famous without having any talent (by abasing yourself on some TV nerdothon: a clear improvement on the older method of simply killing a celebrity and inheriting the aura). But you cannot become talented without having any talent. Therefore, talent must go.

—Martin Amis, The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971–2000, 2001