Brave New Rationalist Bookshop – Art To Celebrate Embiggen Books’ Grand (Re)Opening

Dear C,Remember that little local artist's painting I sent you back in 2007? The one that's small enough to use as a coffee-mat, that I got from one of several folders that were full of plastic sleeves and original sketches and paintings? Assorted art that the artist didn't seem to want hanging around? Remember how I told you that the artist won a freaking Oscar this year?PLEASE put yours in a frame now...Love, K.Yes, the picture is one of many that feature in the windows of Em … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Ira Glass On Creativity

Monday Morning Muse - Sometimes It'll Get You Through The Rest Of The Week.Like many non-Americans, I suspect, I came across Ira Glass rather late in life. But, like my interest in David Sedaris, Frank Zappa, John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, I've been working on my late-bloomer status.Here's a YouTube version (the full, unanimated lectures of Glass feature here) using kinetic typography. … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin’s Storm – Now Officially Featured Online

The official 'nine minute beat' poem - Storm. As authorised by Tim Minchin, nice and clear. :) Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, December 2008.As suggested by commentator (hello!) Gib - I am re-posting the 'lyrics' (or should that be verses? It is a poem, not a song...) from the post called 'Lyrics To Tim Minchin's Storm'. Here they are again, thanks to Angry Feet Forum, as kindly written out by Tim himself. Yes, I agree - having seen his show live, catching this on the stage is not s … [Read more...]


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