HERE IS FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.
1) Track of the week.
A great new track. Echoes of James Blake, some great vocals, and nice elctro soiunds.
2) Video of the week.
The great Jamie Lenman's full live set at Lenmania.
3) Quote of the week.
“Good is the enemy of great.”
- David Forster - Producer (Earth, Wind & Fire/Whitney Houston/Alice Cooper)
4) Article of the week.
The first is quite common. Learn to play the notes as written. Move asymptotically toward perfection. Practice your technique and your process to get yourself ever more skilled at doing it (whatever 'it' is) to spec. This is the practice of grand slalom, of arithmetic, of learning your lines or c++.
The other kind of practice is more valuable but far more rare. This is the practice of failure. Of trying on one point of view after another until you find one that works. Of creating original work that doesn't succeed until it does. Of writing, oration and higher-level math in search of an elusive outcome, even a truth, one that might not even be there.
We become original through practice.
We've seduced ourselves into believing that the this sort of breakthrough springs fully formed, as Athena did from Zeus' head. Alas, that's a myth. What always happens (as you can discover by looking at the early work of anyone you admire), is that she practiced her way into it.
- Seth Godin.
5) Gig of the week.
This weeks podcast is with the fascinating Laura Graham, Laura is a writer and has recently begun putting on events, and this weeks gig of the week is one of them. It's wellbeing/positivty/yoga and I already know what you're thinking, but don't be judgemental. If you are already as well as you can be/as positive as you can be/as supple as you can be, then this isn't for you, otherwise, get involved.
Speak to you next Friday,