It’s what we do now. Instead of swallowing mass media en masse direct from the source we get pointed to articles, snippets and meems by our collective peers via their forum posts, status updates and tweets. I still read the paper, but often I find out about new stories from forums or forwarded emails.
Does everyone know Spod?
What a fucking legend.
Today his Facebook update pointed me to these two gems.
I adore R Kelly in all his ridiculousness. I find him absurdly innovative. The Phantom of hip hopera. I love at the end how he licks his thumb and flicks through the pages to find the last note.
And this with many WTF’s and sudden urges to buy Grateful Dead t-shirts.
I also follow this guy, Bob Lefsetz, on twitter and read his newsletter from time to time. He’s interesting. Pretty much everything is about the music industry with some, at times, disheartening insights. He often makes me feel depressed about the fact that I’m probably never going to make a decent living at what I do while at the same time happy that I spend the majority of my life doing something that I love.
I also follow yoko ono.
Here are the last four pearls of wisdom she has tweeted...
1. Those who don't venture to communicate, believe that they can't because they have no access to the communications media.
9:00 AM May 23rd from web
2. You are the media. We immediately get your message, even when you are not intending to send it out!
10:40 AM May 24th from web
3. Clean up the water inside your body. Let's be the oasis for the world. Even if you don't announce it, it will be felt by the whole world.
10:51 AM May 25th from web
4. Next time you meet a 'foreigner', remember it's only like a window with a different shape to it and the person who's sitting inside is you. Let’s be the oasis for the world.
about 9 hours ago from web