The LA Times Calendar Live ran a great pre-Grammy interview conducted by Robert Hillburn with music producer extraordinaire and meditator Rick Rubin. He has worked with some of my favorites : the Red Hot Chili Peppers , the Beastie Boys, U2, Krishna Das & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Jivamukti Yogi Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin were also involved in the original start-up of Def Jam Records.
Here are some quotes from the article :
" Meditation helps get rid of tension and tune into ideas that are out there ."
" I think the act of creation is a spiritual act. The more involved we are with nature and the spiritual side of life, the more it seems to have a good effect on creativity ."
All with good results , props to him for recently winning his first Grammy Award ( after 5 nominations ) for Producer of the Year - ( Image via www.calendarlive.com )