Arts & Culture
The only way Michael Jordan would agree to filming the movie Space Jam is if they built him a dome where he could workout and practice. The following 95-96 season the Bulls won 72 games in the regular season. Players, coaches, and reporters recount Jordan’s Airness:
“Ahmad Rashad: The great things that you saw Michael do in games, there was way more of that in practice. Watching him practice was like sneaking into a dress rehearsal of a great musician.”
It took Nike 15 years to create the Nike Shox, waiting patiently for the materials to catch up to the ideas. Nike is the Apple of the shoe world. Not surprisingly, both companies are going aggressively into fashion. Fashion, Nike is coming for you.
“The effect of all this is simple: While Nike may not overtly identify itself as a fashion brand, and while traditional runway names may not see it as a competitor, to consumers considering what piece of clothing to buy, it increasingly seems like one and the same.”
Philosophy & Productivity
Replace the word creativity with curiosity and you’ll be creative. And while you’re at it, replace “follow your passion” with curiosity too. Everyone is born creative until they lose their sense of wonder. Good read.
curiosity doesn’t take anything from you. Curiosity just gives, and all it gives you are clues, just a beautiful thread, a tiny little clue from the scavenger hunt that you’re unique here in life.
When forced to come up with a genre, Grime pioneer Wiley called his music “two-step” because there wasn’t anything out there that sounded like it. Similarly, Dutch musician Wiwek only called his music “jungle terror” because that was the only way he could upload songs into SoundCloud. Vibes.
back then you had to put a genre otherwise you couldn’t upload your songs. But you could still use your own words, so you could make up weird shit, and so I just called it “jungle terror” because I couldn’t find another genre for it. And so that’s how the term got online.
Social Media & Tech
Social media made narcissism the new obesity, apparently. But the link is not so clear cut. Social media is also a utility, a business tool. DJ Khaled connects with his fans on Snapchat daily. Says another influencer:
“I sometimes spend hours thinking about what to post, thinking about what my followers want, but also what I want them to think about me. But I see it as time well invested: it’s made me successful, well known, and it’s made me money,” says Price, whose name has been changed.
Episode 82 | Tunes of the Week
- Morly – If Only Chords
- Big Thief – Real Love
- Shura – Touch (Four Tet remix)
- Anderson .Paak – Room in Here
- Bisk – Swampfroot
- Wiwek/Skrillex – Killa
Thought of the Week
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” –
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