Newsletter: The painted bat 🦇

The painted bat (BBC Earth)

Hi, all! Below are some interesting reads I collected throughout the week pertaining to arts & culture, philosophy & productivity, social media & tech. Peep the new tune from FYI Chris after the jump.

web gems

  1. “It’s human nature to want to prove that you’re right, but it’s rarely effective.” These are the skills you should learn that will pay off forever
  2. We usually think of art pieces like the Mona Lisa as original, a copy of one. But history shows that artists frequently made multiple versions, even Leonardo. “The idea of producing more than one version of a work is nothing new,” writes Matt Brown in his new book Everything You Know About Art is Wrong.
  3. TED distilled fourteen writing tips from an interview conducted with novelist Anne Lamott. Here's the advice she'd give herself: “I’d teach my younger self to stare off into space more often. I would tell her to waste more paper. I would tell her she doesn’t need to stick to a decision; she can change her mind.”
  4.  A recent study shows that if you “accept life’s difficulties and one’s own negative feelings nonjudgmentally,” you'll live a happier life. Own your state of mind; don't be afraid of feeling bad!
  5. No longer a rare sight. The painted bat is back! So dope.🦇

Thought of the week

“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.”

Kurt Vonnegut

New track on loop

FYI Chris – Home Alone

Digging in the crates

Mos Def – Umi Says

PS: I created a music club on Facebook. If you want to experience some new tunes and relive some greats, knock on the door!

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Wells Baum (@bombtune)


Wells Baum is creating a daily blog that collects and remixes the most interesting pieces of art, beats, life, and technology from around the web. Your support goes a long way: for every contribution, I can keep the blog running and continue to provide you interesting links.


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