Basically a clickable encyclopedia for music with links to artists and spotify playlists
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2019 went by super quickly and I kinda feel like I slept through it. But it was for sure the year I saw the most live music -
There were also a couple concerts I missed and wish I went to:
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My list of TV shows to watch:
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I wanted to create a list of all the things I’ve read or seen that have made a long-lasting impression and influenced how I think. Here’s that list:
Stuff on the web:
I’m going to stop before I list every song I listen to.
The Tao of Pooh (Benjamin Hoff)
Little Brother (Cory Doctorow)
Homeland (Cory Doctorow)
Liar’s Poker (Michael Lewis)
The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt (Michael Lewis)
Delivering Happiness (Tony Hsieh)
Zero to One (Peter Thiel)
The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz)
Freakonomics & SuperFreakonomics (Stpehen J. Dubner & Steven Levit)
The Mystery of Capital (Hernando De Soto)
Capitalism and Freedom (Milton Friedman)
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein)
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics (Richard Thaler)
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
Making Comics (Scott McCloud)
If I remember to, I’ll update this as new things inspire me. What would you add to the list?
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I pretty often think of the lines:
"And then one day you find
ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run,
you missed the starting gun."
from Pink Floyd's Time and imagine a 30-year old, nostalgic me unfulfilled with how things turned out. I use this to motivate myself to make a little bit of time everyday for doing small things like reading, playing the piano, or drawing. Things that require persistent effort. To use my time well, and to make sure I don't fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
I've listened to this song probably over a hundred times. But I realised recently that even though I'm only in my 20s, it applies going back in time as well. Ten years have gotten behind me since being 11. What's more, it's not like time's up once you're 30. Or 40, or 50, or 80 (though after that the odds of time being up does dramatically increase). Health-willing, you can always push yourself to learn and do new things.
Half a page of scribbed lines is how to start.