Hot on the heels of Day 97, as well as stealing a line from Monty Python:
And now for something completely different.
I admire competence. But I love the level of competence that makes the result a work of art, no matter whether it’s usually called art or not.
My friends The Novelists were invited to participate in the local TEDxUNR event in January. Video of their part is supposed to be available this month — with any luck, tomorrow, one of them thinks — but in the meantime, he posted this presentation by Jon Foreman, co-founder/lead singer/etc. of the band Switchfoot (and a solo artist and collaborator with…more people than I can count right now). It’s about 20 minutes long, and if you don’t go watch it, the rest of this post may make rather less sense than otherwise. So please click the link and go watch; I’ll wait…
This showed up on my feed today:
And it’s absolutely true. Once upon a time, I merely existed, my aural life mostly cold and drab except for the occasional bit of Top-40 better-than-dreck. Not that I didn’t listen to music, of course.