Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thomas Dolby: shedworker

Musician Thomas Dolby discusses the pleasures of shedworking on his blog and includes the lovely note above, posted to him under his door one evening when he was working late by his then seven-year-old son (he still has it pinned to the doorframe). Here's what Mr Dolby says:
"I work and make music in a garden shed. It’s small but cosy, with windows on all sides, and a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean. My daily commute is 15 feet. Some days I’m still in my pyjamas at 2pm. When it rains hard like it is today, it’s deafening. Afterwards you can hear the frogs under the floorboards, and there’s a scent of wild garlic from the empty lot next door. I love my shed!"
He talks about his experiences of shedworking in lots of detail so it's well worth nipping along for a read.

3 comments:

  1. Nice read. We all need a little space for ourselves and our thing.

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  2. I'm starting up a new company soon. Should I register a virtual office space or should I go ahead with renting a small space first? What are your thoughts?

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  3. My shed was also converted to a drum room where my son does his recording and "noise". He loves it and he is really getting good with drums!

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