I appreciate the song's inner tension: I enjoy this thing, even "crave" it, but it's also wrong, because I have my share of analogous obessions. There are things that I enjoy that are wrong; there are activities that I love to partake in that aren't cut-and-dry in their ethics. Just like there's no clear ethical way to eat seafood, hedonism always carries a few ethical quandaries. And yet we still do them because life simply isn't bearable with a perfect ethical standard.
Be sure to check out the more polished, professional performances of "My Songbird."
I finally got things set up enough at home to start making some videos and recordings again.
Today's song is "Stranded at the Station," a Mark Heard song I learned after I stole (!!!) a cassette from a bargain bin. It's a great, simple, song. And it's not nearly Mark Heard's best song.
Am I happy with the performance? Not really. It's passable. What's important is that I did it and that the mics and whatnot are now set-up for making more goodtimes recordings and whatnot. Perhaps I'll do better than last summer when I only got two of these done.
I just read this story to my daughters. It was so ridiculous that I decided to make a video about it.
It's strange because the Squids Will Be Squids rendition of the tale isn't much more crazy.
Follow-up to "Narcissist?"
A couple months ago, I wrote a blog post wherein I questioned whether I'm a Narcissist, or whether I have a bunch of Narcissistic traits. I still don't think I'm much of a Narcissist, although I feel as if I wouldn't know if I was or not.
Anyhow, recently, TED-Ed, which I love, posted a little animated video about it.
Follow-up to "Aiming for resilience"
I recently posted about how enduring stress builds resilience, and how...
In that post, I discussed failure and embedded a quotation about learning from failure. However, this video recently saw points out a problem at success measurement:
The other night, while I was walking the evil one, I listened to Sam Harris' conversation with Maryam Namazie on his Waking Up Podcast. I've embedded it below:
The conversation raised a pretty solid kerfuffle throughout Twitter. I found it quite hard to listen to, but by the time I was about half an hour in, I could barely wipe the smile off my face. It. Was. That. Bad. You can hear how the conversation was making me feel in this little video:
After writing and making that video, I don't want to write any more about it.
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