One of the best live shows I've ever been to was the DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist "Renegades of Rhythm tour, where they used Afrika Bambaataa's original vinyl. Amazing. I can't believe some of the shows I've been fortunate to see.
How can we breathe, and appreciate each day, and do at least one thing that brings us or someone else some joy? How can we overcome the haters, the internal critic, the impostor syndrome?
It's important to remember that even on dark and rainy days, there is still opportunity to enjoy the water.
I used to write a series called This Week in Browsing. I've decided to blend that into a weekly or semi-weekly post about my adventures and experiences. This will be a recap of what I'm learning, reading, watching, and listening to, among other things. Hope you enjoy!
Perhaps instead of striving for the capitalist ideal of work/life balance, we should aim for a positive imbalance that emphasizes our overall well-being.
Opportunities are out there. Barriers are also out there, but do not let fear be one of them. Go for it, and you will learn something, about yourself and about others. And that’s the most amazing thing we humans can do.
This morning, I woke up to icicles hanging from the trees and feeling thankful to never have lost power in the night. I opened LinkedIn on my phone, and found a share from Dave Gray to Bill Keaggy’s Ted Talk in Vienna on Attention, Mindfulness, and Creativity. He states,
Howdy. I hope you're doing well this (hopefully) long weekend and you have plans to rest and recuperate. We have nothing planned except for some yoga and some minimalist cleanup activities. And lots of rest! It's been a while since we didn't have anything on the calendar. Sarah, Megan, and
Howdy folks. Welcome to the latest edition of Drifter Life Dispatch. I hope you find value in this new-ish format. I will be sharing more frequent updates about my travels, learnings, and findings around the world and as I embark upon the next chapter of my life. With that, here
Something about The Veils just hits right in this moment. The drum beat across their Total Depravity album is outstanding.
Another band where I cannot recall exactly when the first time I heard a song was. But, this version of "For What It's Worth" is lovely and popped back up in my playlist today. From the lead singer, Zach Williams: > “I do hope someone will find this music in a
Found some awesome new music today - Cory Henry and a jam band he was formerly part of called Snarky Puppy. Check 'em out!
As I close in on the next chapter in family life – my daughter graduates this year, and my partner's two younger sons graduate in the next two consecutive years – I am fascinated by how and where we will live in the coming years. Given the current state of the world,
As a big Chris Stapleton fan, I'm surprised I didn't know about this before today, when "Where Rainbows Never Die" popped up in my queue in Spotify. The Steeldrivers [https://thesteeldrivers.com/] are a bluegrass band out of Nashville. Apparently Stapleton was their lead singer before he quit in 2010.
Some fun new music for you. A fun album from a band with a great name: "Something Beautiful" by Hot Buttered Rum.
I added this place to my bucket list a while ago, but never shared it. This addition to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, has some amazing architecture. > Its biomorphic shape consists of over 800 panels that respond to its surrounding weather and lighting conditions. – Archinect [https:
The last time I wrote one of these was in 2017 [https://briandusablon.com/2017/02/22/while-i-was-37/]. Five years ago. Quite a bit has happened in five years, because life is a flowing river that does not slow down for any of us. Sometimes we sit on the shore
I do not remember the first time I heard Marcus King [https://marcuskingband.com/bio], but damn can he sing and he plays a mean guitar. He's featured on Ashland Craft's new single, "Highway Like Me [https://open.spotify.com/track/1X2kXnXDrzskT3rFuLTU7D?si=7b3a320215df49b9]." > You're runnin' full speed Yeah, it
My favorite record store, Cactus Music, has a small email newsletter where they announce new music coming into the store and record store drop days. You can subscribe here [https://cactusmusictx.com/email-newsletter/] (I recommend it, even if you’re not local to Houston). This week, I discovered “The Marfa
I am a big proponent of buying small and buying locally. The small businesses near you need your support and patronage. And you don’t have the added carbon footprint of one-off shipping to your house. Sometimes, though, you can only find something you want or need online. In those
What a lovely little film showcasing some incredible skateboard dancing talent from “The Girls of Guanabara” (Sara Watanabe, Ana Maria Suzano, Beatriz Gavelak, and Teresa Madeline) and a beautiful song from Icky Blossoms called “Perfect Vision [https://vimeo.com/45726821].” The skill shown in this video is next level. I’
I enjoyed this podcast featuring Daniel Stillman on the topic of intentional conversations. I especially appreciated his perspective on not assuming malice from others in conversations, meetings, responses. As someone who struggles to avoid cynicism as a default, I enjoyed the tips and analogies he used. Podcast #634: How to
> It’s as simple and as complex as that. You’re the only you that’s ever been. Keep showing up despite the chaos. Be humble in the pursuit of your art and ruthless about finding the time to make it. Find friends with whom you can weather the tragic
I came across this group when I found Jam in the Van [http://jaminthevan.com]. They are incredible, and their music is beautiful and inspiring. From “Dreamer”: This is the day when I finish the race I make it somehow, no matter how long it takes This is the day
This is cool. Give it a quick watch, then go plant some bee-friendly plants in your yard. Via Kottke [https://kottke.org]
I came across this song via the Gary Clark, Jr. Radio playlist on Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1E4ENBUe96rvif?si=VnpNuYloRDmeg9JRUVU8Xg] . It's a little bit sweet It's a little bit bitter Bittersweet That's the way Love is made to be A lovely and fun song and a really cool
I really enjoyed this book. It was an excellent, fast read for me. This is a story of tragedy, triumph, and overcoming. It’s a story of being brave and giving a voice to those who are silenced. The message is solid throughout, and the author develops the characters nicely.
I have been a huge fan of Michael Franti & Spearhead ever since I saw the flash mob scene to “Say Hey” in “Weeds” way back in 2009. My daughter and I listened to that song on the way to school for years after. It’s on my celebration of life
I cannot recall when I first discovered The Black Pumas [https://www.theblackpumas.com]. But I remember that I was immediately hooked. They are excellent song writers and play a wonderfully unique funky soul. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. From "Colors": It's a good day
I love music. Music can change your mood, your outlook, your life. So, here’s a new outlet for me to share new music finds. Some of these artists I’ve been listening to for a while, but the video or song is new to me. Some of these will be brand new for me as we go. I hope they bring you some joy.
💡I love music. Music can change your mood, your outlook, your life. So, here’s a new outlet for me to share new music finds. Some of these artists I’ve been listening to for a while, but the video or song is new to me. Some of these will
I love tortilla chips. Too much, really. I eat too many when I eat out at Mexican restaurants (or Chili’s). I take any leftovers home and stick ’em in the fridge for chilaquiles the next morning. One dilemma I encountered when trying to reduce the amount of plastic I
I am currently 3/4 of the way through Rogue River Journal [https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781593761059?aff=duce] by John Daniel. It’s an excellent book and I’ve jotted down several paragraphs that have made an impact on my thinking. Taking a page from Thoreau, John heads
A buddy of mine went to a concert recently and saw The Devil Makes Three [http://thedevilmakesthree.com/] and mentioned it in a post. I had never heard of them, so I did a quick search and found the song, “Do Wrong Right” and loved it. > Well most things that
I discovered the word “eudaimonia” in the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. > A state in which you are achieving your full human potential. Deep Work [https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781455586691] – Cal Newport I love this. It takes discipline, focus, and effort to fully utilize your gifts, whether obtained
This site will be full of stories. Some will be short. Some will be long. Most will be nonfiction. Some may be fiction. Found this via Tim Ferriss [https://tim.blog/] the other day, who added that these rules apply to nonfiction writing as well. I agree. “Kurt Vonnegut on
The U.S. National Parks are a forgotten wonder for most. Americans take them for granted. Tourists flock to atrocities such as Las Vegas or Orlando. The beauty is lost on many of the last few generations. The accessibility is lost on the older generations. It saddens me. The park