Seven things that moved me, grooved me, or improved me.
ONE: Shocked. And deeply saddened by this headline: Ikey Owens, Keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White, Dead at 38. For those interested, Jack White’s touring drummer Daru Jones is beautifully #CelebratingIkeyOwens on Twitter and Facebook.
Final bow with Ikey. Puebla. 13 October 2014. Credit: David James Swanson
TWO: You & Downtown Cleveland is a sweet little video that captures the warm and fuzzies I have for my hometown.
THREE: Jimmy Page: How he wrote Stairway to Heaven. This is one of the most brilliant, multi-dimensional interview clips I’ve ever seen. Pay close attention to Jimmy, and you’ll see the transcendent power of music personified.
FOUR: Someone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris, and the results are fantastique. I want an eagle to swoop from the sky and land on me.
FIVE: Meet Homelessfonts—a suite of typefaces based on the unique handwriting of the homeless people it helps. Inspiring.
SIX: Rick Rubin returns to his NYU dorm room thirty years later. A fantastic little film about the humble beginnings of Def Jam.
SEVEN: This? Delightful. Famous film scenes in LEGO®.
And before I forget, a bonus this week: Happy Sweetest Day!
Until next time, be kind to yourself. And each other.
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