Freak Flag (0:23) It’s well known that when he couldn’t afford brushes, the emotionally tormented, often “freaky” Vincent Van Gogh made his own, with sticks and horsehair. Proving that if you’re a true “committed” artist or entrepreneur, NOTHING can stop the creative urge within from getting out. Actually, you have no choice. Like a raging, rushing river, the torrential flow of great ideas and vivid visions MUST forge its way through the rocky resistance of fear and doubt in order to ultimately arrive at the ocean of expression. Give up, and that river dams up somewhere deep within the dark, inner world of the artist—causing frustration, resentment, envy, anger, and too often, resignation. That said, as a freaky, genius artist; a crazy, risk-taking entrepreneur, we expect you to fully express your most outrageous inspiring works of art, and manifest your great, impossible ideas. In fact, it’s your responsibility, we’re depending on you to let loose, let go, and let your freak flag fly!Jimi Hendrix wrote: “I'm gonna wave my freak flag high” (1967 song “If 6 Was 9).David Crosby wrote: "I feel like letting my freak flag fly" (1970 song “Almost Cut My Hair”) Sarah Jessica Parker said: “I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly!”
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Freak Flag (0:23)

It’s well known that when he couldn’t afford brushes, the emotionally tormented, often “freaky” Vincent Van Gogh made his own, with sticks and horsehair. Proving that if you’re a true “committed” artist or entrepreneur, NOTHING can stop the creative urge within from getting out. Actually, you have no choice. Like a raging, rushing river, the torrential flow of great ideas and vivid visions MUST forge its way through the rocky resistance of fear and doubt in order to ultimately arrive at the ocean of expression. Give up, and that river dams up somewhere deep within the dark, inner world of the artist—causing frustration, resentment, envy, anger, and too often, resignation. That said, as a freaky, genius artist; a crazy, risk-taking entrepreneur, we expect you to fully express your most outrageous inspiring works of art, and manifest your great, impossible ideas. In fact, it’s your responsibility, we’re depending on you to let loose, let go, and let your freak flag fly!

Jimi Hendrix wrote: “I'm gonna wave my freak flag high” (1967 song “If 6 Was 9).

David Crosby wrote: "I feel like letting my freak flag fly" (1970 song “Almost Cut My Hair”)

Sarah Jessica Parker said: “I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly!”

COMMENTS


Posted By jon
reminds me of
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.


Posted By SUZA
Freak Flag
Vincent Van Gogh also only sold 1 painting in his life time...to his brother! A world class artist is not always recognized and/or compensated...the payoff may be in the journey not the destination!


Posted By Rachel Walker
..."who let the TUNES out..."
Good morning Michael! From my head to sound...I am so full of joy in that technology has created a way to raise the level of quality and share my music with all!..It's FREAKY man!! :-) Looking forward!! Rachel


Posted By Kingvegas
Freak Flag
Yesterday my mother told me my time has come and gone and I need to just go get a job. Those kind of statements further steel my resolve to prove her wrong. It's not enough to have a freak flag- wave that thing so the whole world can see it.


Posted By Beth
Freak Out!
Interesting that the same people who don't want you to rock the boat also are the first in line to congratulate you when you successfully create something "out of the box." If you're a committed artist or entrepreneur, holding back your Freak Flag because you're worried what others may think just doesn't make sense.


Posted By Justin May
Afraid to freak?
Anybody else out there vacillate between being proud of your uniqueness and hiding it? Do we expose it only when it serves us? But then, Michael, you're right. It refuses to be hidden...it has a voice and wants to be heard. And we are so relieved when we speak our freakiness out loud.

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