Hanging out the washing, I had a moment of panic. OH MY GIDDY AUNT, I’M A PLAGIARIST.
It suddenly occurred to me that the title of this project had been inadvertantly stolen from science writer Mags Lum’s Chemistry 365 blog.
I rang her in a panic. Fortunately, she laughed me off, insisting that the 365 nominer was reasonably common; other examples include 365 Days of Craft, Future Ready 365 and Clouds 365 Project Blog. Word Press also run a Post a Day challenge.
In the end, I’m not quite sure what seeded the idea in my head. I keep thinking about Greg Ham and how the allegedly stolen flute riff in I Come From the Land Down Under had brought him down. It’s crazy to expect an artist to work in a vacuum and not take inspiration from the world of music around him. For the sake of my credibility, I really hope it was the world of blogging which inspired me, and not the damned Samuel L. Jackson ad for a gambling website which appeared on the TV during the Olympics.
[Image thanks to wollombi on flickr]