I really enjoyed seeing Colin Hay perform live in London last Friday night. You’d have to be a certain age to remember Men At Work but whether you know his music or not, he’s a captivating performer - a guitar virtuoso, his voice sounds great, and he’s just an incredibly funny and self-deprecating story teller.
After 20 years in the Marine Corps, including tours of duty in Afghanistan, Mac returned home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a deep seated hatred toward all Muslims. That’s all he knew, all he’d ever been taught.
The best video I saw this week was this incredible fingerstyle guitar rendition of Chicago’s classic hit from 1970 “25 or 6 to 4”.
This is the best thing I watched this week. It looks like a film about technology, but it’s actually a story about people, our egos and frailty, and how we collectively navigate this brave new world.
This short video is not something you watch as much as something you experience. It’s a journey into a world none of us wants to visit, but one that’s become part of our collective reality.
I’ve been following this YouTube channel for a few years and it never ceases to amaze me.
Stop what you’re doing. Go get a cup of coffee or tea. Sit down in a comfortable chair. Okay, now take a few minutes out of your day to watch this beautiful animated short film. You’re welcome.
Do you remember when you first fell in love? Check out this dream-like, beautifully made short film about an intense romance between two American expats in Germany.
This creative video reshoots several short vignettes from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo and shows us the originally filmed locations side-by-side with the current (circa 2019) views.
Looking for something to take you away from your phone but tend to get bogged down by long novels? Try a short story! This article from one of my favorite literary sites, Longreads.com, features ten recommended short stories.
One of my favorite movies is Adaptation, in no small part because of the way it cleverly refers to itself. It’s a movie about a movie (actually it’s a movie about a movie about a book). If that doesn’t make sense, try watching it and you’ll see what I mean.
In no particular order, here are the best books I read this past year.
If you’re a Beatles fan you already know this but Peter Jackson just released a new documentary on Disney+ featuring hours of never before seen footage of the Beatles writing and recording material shortly before they broke up.
Part travelogue and part profile in courage, this film tells the story of Aaron Ralph’s insane 2,700-kilometer bikepacking trip from the bottom to the top of the United Kingdom.
Watch this beautifully filmed, intimate conversation between two people from radically different backgrounds, yet strikingly similar experiences, reflecting on their respective journeys.
Check out this beautiful and sad original song by Reina Del Cid, performed with fellow musician and youtuber Josh Turner.
Check out this beautiful short film showing some of the most dramatic tides in the world on the northwest coast of France.
Peter Jackson’s documentary on the Beatles’ final chapter is due out this Fall. Until then, enjoy this whirlwind tour, courtesy of Google Earth, of notable places in Beatles music.
Check out this video of street busker Damiyr, working one of the toughest crowds in the world - New York subway commuters. He performs an original interpreation of Asaf Avidan’s “One Day”, when a dancer spontaneously joins in.
My good friend Jose shared this video with me earlier this week, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
I love this video of Jimmy Page on two levels.
The new logo you see in the upper left corner was made for me by a very talented artist named Berk Tarakcıoğlu.
I’m not going to say anything about this short film. Just take 19 minutes out of your life to watch this video. I promise you will be humbled, inspired, and enriched, or I’ll give you your money back.
Here are ten promising documentaries coming out this year, courtesy of Esquire Magazine, with corresponding trailers.
Some people wonder why victims of abuse often don’t report the crime until years later, if ever. This documentary vividly illustrates one reason why. Even when someone has the strength to report their abuse, the result is often to shame and blame the accuser.
Let’s face it - 2021 is going to look a lot like 2020. Given that, we’re all going to need more Netflix. Read on to see my new favorite documentary and a list of 40 good things to stream.
The study linked below reports on an interesting kind of litmus test for heart health in middle aged men: if you can do forty pushups, you’re much less likely to have heart problems over the next ten years.
The lengths to which this guy goes to stop squirrels from invading his bird feeder is comical, inspiring, and hugely entertaining.
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