Five Things #59
Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…
- On the 3rd June, the rock climber Alex Honnold became the first person to climb El Capitan (3,000 ft!) without a rope. It's an insane and remarkable achievement, and surely one of the greatest human accomplishments of all time.
- Not your average cover, Orkestra Obsolete perform New Order's Blue Monday using 1930s instruments.
- Get 5% Better. A great read from the Farnam Street blog (one of my favourites) on the power of incremental progress — "[I]f I can get 5% wiser and better every year, then I will be about twice as wise as I am now in less than 15 years."
- Changing Time, a documentary on the legendary drummer Jojo Mayer and his band Nerve is currently streaming for free on Youtube. He's a fascinating and inspiring guy, and the documentary gives a good insight into what it takes to be a performer at his level. Recommended viewing for musicians and music fans.
- This week's musical recommendation is Tame Impala's Let It Happen. It's in essence a pop song, but unlike the vast majority of pop songs, it clocks in at just under 8 minutes long!
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