Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed, American Poet, Magic and Loss...

Lou Reed wrote the soundtrack for my life. I remember the passage of time by what Lou Reed album I was listening to at the time … Mistrial, New Sensations, New York, Songs for Drella, Magic and Loss, Set the Twilight Reeling, Perfect Night Live in London, Ecstasy… (not to mention all the earlier stuff that was interspersed among these…). I last saw him a few years back in Philadelphia, front row. What a show.

“There’s a little bit of Magic in everything, then some Loss to even things out.”

Lou Reed, 1942-2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Insight at the heart of "TED talks are lying to you" (Salon article)

There's a really fascinating insight at the center of this article, TED talks are lying to you - that the privileged elite, who control the whims of our economy, justify their very existence by imagining they are the creative class by exploiting the output of the true creatives. And authors of management tomes espousing creativity are really catering to this bizarre supposition by retelling the same tired examples (Dylan, 3M, Beatles, Apple).