It's the mid-'70s, and David Bowie is staring at the sheet of paper he's just filled with new song lyrics. After a moment, he opens his drawer, pulls out a giant set of scissors, and goes to town. This isn't a tantrum or a fit of pique — it's just the second step in his writing process. And Ziggy Stardust wasn't the only legendary musician to use it.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas December 19, 2017
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