I love the first song in this Tiny Desk Concert. It’s an acoustic version of Black Sun, by Ben Gibbard. Enjoy…
Here’s some soothing Friday music for trying times. This whole set is great but I especially love the first song, This is the Last Time.
Did you know there is film footage, on Youtube, of the legendary Helen Keller and her famous teacher Anne Sullivan?
I love when an artist covers a great old song, not just following the original formula, but adding something special.
Remember when we had a president we could proud of? This is funny, but it would be funnier if it wasn’t real.
Take 2.5 minutes out of your day to watch this young man play Dance Monkey, with flair and finesse, on a public piano in a London train station.
Check out this list of excellent docs available now on Netflix.
Check out this haunting black and white video of Strand of Oaks performing Bonfire from 2010.
Check out this repository of 16,000 sound effects from the BBC, made freely available for personal, educational, or research use.
Back in November of 2018 Dave Matthews recorded a solo performance at NPR’s legendary Tiny Desk.
A non-exhaustive list of videos I find inspiring, informative, and entertaining.
Reportedly written about Joe Strummer…
Dan Lyons’ “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble” is not unlike the famous Margaret Mead book on which my title is based.
We’re all going to die someday, we just don’t know when and how.
If I had to categorize “In Bruges”, I’d go with Thriller/Travelogue, which is not a very crowded field. It’s the story of two career hit men who go on a little vacation, ostensibly to lay low after a recent crime spree. But as you might guess, there’s more to this trip than meets the eye.
The full title of this book is “Guitar Man – A Six String Odyssey, or, You Love That Guitar More Than You Love Me”. It’s the autobiographical tale of a Brit named Will Hodgkinson, who takes up the guitar in his mid-thirties.
Good documentaries make you feel something. This film will make you feel angry. Very angry.
I’m a sucker for offbeat, quirky documentaries. My favorites have a little dose of crazy – either in the characters or the story or both. For me, the craziness is what makes it human and compelling.
Oftentimes, when I start a new book my initial enthusiasm gets me through the first chapter or two. Then comes the moment of truth.
As a long time chess player, I’ve often thought of chess as a metaphor for life. Decisions made at the chess board, like those made in life, can never be undone so you need to choose your moves carefully. As Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again”.
How do you know when you’ve enjoyed a book? That seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? But books are mixed bags, not all good or all bad.
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