Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Songs For Making Things

What do you make? Too many people blurt “I don’t make anything, I’m not creative” without recognizing just how engaged in making things they really are. Tying flies, knitting sweaters, scrapbooking, doodling, working up a pun, gardening, redecorating a room, pulling a dent –there’s no end to the things we make but disregard because they’re not “art.”

But whether you’re writing a poem or baking a pie, the resulting sense of satisfaction remains the same. “I made this. It didn’t exist, and now it does.”  What a great feeling.

So be proud of the things you make, and make more of them. The world is a better place because of your good work.

Anyway, songs for making things:

“Making Flippy Floppy,” Talking Heads.

“Making Plans For Nigel,” XTC.

“Make It Home,” Juliana Hatfield.

“Pretty Girls Make Graves,” The Smiths.

“Make Fire,” Occult Wisdom.

“Make A Circuit With Me,” The Polecats.

“How To Make A Monster,” Rob Zombie.

“I Can’t Make It,” The Small Faces.


There you have it: Seven songs for making stuff and one for when you just can’t. What did I miss? I’m listening.

2 replies »

  1. “Help Me Make it Through the Night” – Kris Kristofferson
    “Makin’ Monsters for My Friends” – The Ramones
    “I Can’t Make It on Time” – The Ramones
    “I Just Want to Make Love to You” – Foghat
    “To Make A Long Story Short (She’s Gone)” – Willie Nelson
    “Money Cannot Make the Man” – Waylon Jennings
    “Making Music for Money” – Jimmy Buffett
    “You Make Me Feel Right at Home” – Ted Nugent
    “Make the World Go Away” – Eddy Arnold
    “Make You Feel My Love” – Bob Dylan

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