Tightly Curated

From the recent Intelligent Life: The internet makes information billionaires out of all of us, and the architects of our online experiences are catching on to the need to make things creatively difficult.

In response, three sites that narrow the information. Less noise, more signal.

  1. Viewsource: a daily email newsletter that contains just one video clip and a short description.
  2. This is My Jam: pick just one song per week, and share it
  3. Valet: a collection of hand-picked benefits and guidance for the discerning 21st-century creative professional

 

Peaks

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Long weekend in an Elvaston Woodsman at Darwin Forest. Lovely. Forest trails, indoor pool, soft play, Lover’s Walk in Matlock Bath, vanilla slice by the bandstand in Matlock, Sunday lunch at the White Lion in Great Longstone, Mad Men 4 on DVD, feeding ducks at Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell market and gypsy parking.

Perfect autumnal sunny days, too.

I’m Giving You a Long Look

Tough news week. Two first hand accounts of 15 April 1989 here and here. On my Spotify, an evocative, Beatles-free Scouse playlist:

1. Elvis Costello, ‘Every Day I Write the Book’
2. The Christians, ‘Ideal World’
3. Lotus Eaters, ‘The First Picture of You’
4. Echo and the Bunnymen, ‘Seven Seas’
5. Flock of Seagulls, Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)
6. China Crisis, ‘Black Man Ray’
7. Black, ‘Wonderful Life’
8. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ‘Born to Run’
9. Gomez, ‘Whippin Piccadilly’
10. The La’s, ‘There She Goes’

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