Weekly roundup of (mostly) arts-related chatter around the web:
- Lights Out: Sadly, the show Friday Night Lights ended this week. It’s one of the few shows I followed, for reasons similar to the ones Brett McCracken lists.
- Freedom Friday: Egypt is, rightly, at the top of all our minds and prayers right now. Beautiful first images following Murabak’s resignation announcement.
- Perfect for Good Friday: Keith & Kristyn Getty just released a new hymn entitled Gethsemane. It’s available as a free download via their Facebook page.
- 16 activities for creatives: Beautiful illustrations and useful tips from Frank Chimero.
- Throwing water: This is just amazing. There’s more via this article on the artist, Shinchi Maruyama.
February 11, 2011 No Comments
Punctuality is important to me. I hate keeping people waiting; and few things invoke more personal stress than arriving late.
But when it comes to music and TV shows, I’ve a habit of “discovering” things about five years after the rest of the world.
For example, the show Lost. I didn’t start watching until, oh, maybe 2 episodes into Season 6. The most logical explanation I can come up with for this lapse is that the show started when I was in college and had a TV with exactly two channels. (Hulu wasn’t around then.)
(I’m usually a little more timely with music, if you ignore this next example.)
My latest “discovery” is the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, which apparently I’ve stumbled upon only 17 years after they started (and a year after they’ve gone on hiatus). I’m thinking it’s the foreign name that kept me in the dark . . .
Anyways, if you’re the one other person in the world that hasn’t heard of Sigur Ros, you should check them out. They’re kind of amazing. This video is what hooked me:
Have you ever been “late to the party”? What’s your favorite “after-the-fact” discovery?
January 20, 2011 5 Comments