I haven't seen you in 15 years...

Hey folks, here it is. Friday 12th August's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Feel free to share it around with whomever you think appropriate!

Here we go;

1) Video of the week;

Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Fantasy

Her album Urban Flora is so good. I've had this on loop for a week now and I'm still not bored of it.

2) Book of the week;

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America

A good friend of mine and music aficionado lent me this book and it took me ages to read it, I actually borrowed it for about 6 months (when I was flying back to see him again), but didn't read it until a month before. It really is an education on music  in the US, and then the world.

3) Quote of the week;

“Haste makes waste" - Tim Ferriss

4) Documentary of the week;

The Profit. - It's a great reality show where Marcus Lemonis (successful business guru) goes into struggling business' and invests time and money to get them into profit. Apart from the forced drama in some scenes it's a great insight into good business practice and also how people handle stress and attachment to their businesses. It's available online in full if you search for it, but don't go breaking pointless broadcasting/copyright laws.

5) Thing of the week;

Point 2 and point 5 were both recommended to me by friends living overseas. They both started new lives, new careers and are really making waves in there chosen fields. The fact that I can message them and have a response within 10 seconds is amazing, just think about that. 100 years ago that would have been a letter delivered by boat taking weeks, now it seconds and we can stream HD video instantly.

So, my thing of the week is instant messaging, it's a great way to connect with people near and far. I've re-connected with several school fiends over the last few weeks and messaging is such a convenient way to do it. So, message that old friend.

Speak to you Monday.



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