I read the other day that Wayne Coyne, the frontman of the Flaming Lips‚ worked as a fry cook at Long John Silver’s for 11 years before the band got signed. That’s a long time to be at Long John Silver’s. That’s a long time to work a job that isn’t taking you anywhere. Those are years that could have felt profoundly stuck and hopeless.
It’s easy to feel stuck where you are and that nothing will ever change, but I look at Wayne Coyne, one of the greatest artists of today and I am encouraged by his lengthy stint at Long John Silver’s.