Filastine - Loot

Filastine & Nova – Gendjer2

Here, help yourself to an exotic listen. It’s quite a challenge to define the exact genre this song belongs to. Yes, it’s electronica with heavy dub-step influences, but then what do we do with the lullaby-style singing or with the tormented violins? For sure though, this is a melody that begs experiencing at least once in a lifetime, if only to get exposed to the mish-mash of styles and sound that somehow manages to sound amazing.

Parenting - in Three Words

Parenting – in Three Words

Parenting advice is a dime a dozen these days. A part of it comes from well conducted studies and centuries of pediatric experience. Sometimes, even more convincing advice comes from a person’s entourage and originates from all sorts of personal experience that parents tend to generalize. This torrent of theories and information falls prey to its own diversity. Conflicting advice becomes commonplace and it can all become very confusing before you know it.

I knew all this way before becoming a parent. I’ve seen the frustration of other parents as they try to combine advice from many different sources. So, when becoming a parent, I gave this matter some serious thought. What if there was no advice at all? What would I do then? I brought it down to these three words which, so far, I’ve found to be a solid foundation for being a good parent: loving, patient, careful.

The Great Work - Becoming You

The Great Work

The concept of a life’s Great Work is often mentioned in association with famous artists, social leaders, scientists and so on. That is simply because the Great Works of these people went on to influence very many others. However, we all have these experiential masterpieces hidden within us, just waiting to be manifested fully. It’s not a matter of fame at all. A Work is Great if even one being is greatly thankful for it.

Life has an infinite amount of potential. Often though, we find ourselves at a crossroads, unsure how to unlock what lies within. And this is where Robin’s book comes in. You can see it as a map for finding a life’s hidden potential.

Devin Townsend - Epicloud

Devin Townsend – Grace

This is a song of fascinating intensity. It isn’t all that surprising given that it is a progressive metal band’s interpretation of a hymn for love. What is surprising is just how much message Devin Townsend & Co. managed to cram into these six minutes of epic ride. The singing is top notch as for the instrumental side, well, this is Devin Townsend we’re talking about so expect nothing short of sublime, diverse and relentless.

The Earth Without Art Is Just Eh

The Earth without Art Is Just Eh…

This cute pun is quite old indeed by now, but I praise the anonymous that put forward these most beautiful words. A disarming, naked truth shines with amusement from this simple sentence, a lyrical gem.

Personally, by “art” I do not understand “the arts”, as in: “a rather limited range of accepted creative expression and style”. My definition of art is “anything that expresses free will to draw an intense emotional response”. Food can be art, coming up with a beautiful surprise for a friend can be art.

Nervous Testpilot - Frozen Synapse

Nervous Testpilot – Triumph

Although it does have its moments of calmness, this is one action-packed song – as it is apparent from the very first seconds. The rather merciless beat going on could break immersion sometimes, but that’s probably the point. The listeners will have to make peace with the beast if they are to enjoy the choirs and climb the ladder leading to victory.

Through the use of an uplifting piano segment, the composer managed to evoke the feeling of triumph very well. The song comes from the soundtrack for the game Frozen Synapse.

Mark Zuckerberg's "Building Global Community"

About Zuckerberg’s Global Community Vision

Two weeks ago Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of FaceBook, dropped what I consider to be an ideological bombshell on the tech industry and on business in general. It doesn’t even matter what the true intentions behind it are. It grabbed attention and dared to change – at least for a little while – the tune of the global business discourse.

Mark’s Global Community post is very well written and published at the ideal time to provide maximum PR value. I’m not surprised that some have even seen it as a sort of political statement.