"We're going to take a quick voyage over the cognitive history of the 20th century, because during that century our minds have altered dramatically...We've gone from people who confronted a concrete world, and analyzed that world primarily in terms of how much it would benefit them...to people who confront a very complex world...and it's a world where we've had to develop new mental habits, new habits of mind..."
"The 20th century has shown enormous cognitive reserves in ordinary people that we have now realized. And the aristocracy was convinced that the average person couldn't make it, that they could never share their mindset, or their cognitive abilities..."
My brother took some video at my last gig at Melodies a couple weeks ago. Here are bits of Tuesday, Chasing Two Rabbits, and all of "Change the World/Rule the World". Alas, he caught both of my lyrical flubs that night...
Not seeing them in concert tonight at The Barclay Center, but this is still really cool:
My aunt shared this on facebook today. Pretty amazing. God bless.
Running the Philadelphia Marathon two years ago was one of the more inspiring and joyful community events I've ever been a part of. Beyond just the runners, I was particularly moved by the countless thousands on the sidelines cheering everyone on and offering total positivity and support...it really felt like the City of Brotherly Love that day. I do believe more runners = a happier world. At any rate, this is a really cool TED talk:
You Won't. I saw these guys open for my former roommates and friends Lucius at Johnny Brenda's last year; their album Skeptic Goodbye has been on steady rotation ever since. Very genuine, very authentic artists and performers. Enjoy!
Recent high school grad talking about real change...this is beautiful.
Looking at technological change from the perspective of the evolution of life itself. Really interesting.