The Torrent of Time “Time is a violent torrent; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”

Time is a violent torrent; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this…

Art of Living “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, for it requires that we should stand ready and firm to meet onsets which are sudden and unexpected.”

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, for it requires that we should stand ready and firm to meet onsets which are…

Sleep on the Floor, Angela, Cleopatra, Ophelia. A life story told in Tetralogy

Not a new song, but still touching and emotional. This music from the Lumineers is one of the reasons I respect them for their ability to convey messaging in their music.

Toxic Gaming Gaming really shouldn’t be a angry, aggressive, and toxic environment and a small feature like this allows folks some control of that.

It’s fairly well known that the gaming tends to be toxic. Having the data to show that is a different story though. Psychologists ran gamers through the Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire which tracks physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger, and hostility.

Greatest Songs of All Time What makes music great? What makes a song repeatable?

What is greatness in songs? There are a quantitative measure of hundreds of thousands of paid and free streams, sales, radio airplay and votes. These combine the qualitative data of how the songs make people feel, connect with the music and lyrics. Neither can account for your personal taste and connections though. You either like a piece of music and connect with it or you don’t.

Stiff upper lip “If you suffer pain because of some external cause, what troubles you is not the thing but your decision about it, and this it is in your power to wipe out at once. But if what pains you is something in your own disposition, who prevents you from correcting your judgement?”

“If you suffer pain because of some external cause, what troubles you is not the thing but your decision about it, and this it is…

Covers that rival the Original Sometimes the another artist can cover it better.

There are some amazing examples where cover artists performed and interpreted songs better than their original artists. Some of the songs on the list you’d be surprised are on here in the first place.

Corporate Social Activism With more businesses getting involved in changing the world.

The prevalence and quantities of large business that participate in social activism have increased over the last 5 years. It wasn’t historically the place for business to have an opinion on social issues and be outspoken about them but the landscape has changed.

The song I’m hooked on at the moment Sometimes you come across a song that speaks to you and you listen. Again and Again and Again.

Sufjan Stevens, “Should Have Known Better” is on my repeat list at the moment for some reason. I don’t know why, its just speaking to me.