I know the sky has not shone brightly, but surely there is yet some joy to be found? Look no further, in fact, than this magical kaleidoscope of 13 artistic finds!
- The title of this week's post is a wink and a nod to this weekend's fabulous Kaleido Festival. If you've never been, you NEED to check this out. If you have been, you'll be back I'm sure. Did I mention people dance on walls? Here's what I had to say about it last year.
- And our friend Karla Adolphe will be there. And here, too. Oh, and here, too.
- Want to know what an Arts Potluck looks like? What do people share? Who shows up? What they recommend? You can find all of this and more on my recap of last Friday's event.
- Jonathan J Bower is a musician I met at the Glen Workshop this summer. He just put out a great album, and launched a Kickstarter to pay for post-production of Hope, Alaska. I love this way of supporting an artist and his work so directly.
- I recorded a demo of a song inspired by words and images emailed to me from participants of the recent JusticeCAMP: Land event. I hope you like it.
- Aaron Srumpel, synthesizers and the Book of James collide.
- While we're on music, maybe you're a U2 fan and maybe you're not. Either way, you've likely heard by now that the new U2 album is free for all 500 million plus iTunes users in the world. You may also, like me, have had troubles finding and downloading the free gift. In my opinion, Songs of Innocence is a very solid release from U2 and worth the listen. If you are still wondering how to get yours, this article from CNET makes it simple.
- If you are a U2 fan, you likely have The Joshua Tree already. But if you don't, you need it. You can get it for just $5.99 from iTunes right now, along with all other U2 albums on sale.
"Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way" - Stanisław Lem (from Good Reads)
- I had the pleasure of watching the film Enough Said on Netflix recently. It is a warm and real romantic comedy with great writing. It is also good to watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus bumble awkwardly for a couple of hours. She's just so good at it. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it here.
- Speaking of movies, remember how terrifying these end-times movies were? Watching these as a kid led to issues therapy could probably help me with. Somehow, being from the 70's only makes them scarier now.
- I've been reading Anne Lamott, a Christian author who would likely have strong disagreements with the rapture theology presented in the aforementioned film. Her book, Bird By Bird, is a classic for writers. Oh, and she's on Twitter.
- Surely you have enough time to check out these links? After all, you have 168 hours this week. How are you using them?