Understanding art as a way to accurately communicate something that would otherwise remain locked in your mind. The filter is what colours experiences as your own, not what stops you communicating it to others.
My review of Jonathan Lethem's 'The Ecstasy of Influence' may have been quite little, but the thoughts it sparked were a quite big. So hop on board this train of thought about influence and intimidation.
A varient on my occasional list of interesting things, here is a run down of top talent I've stumbled across on a recent whirlwind musical discovery tour.