Five things #5 / by Ross Farley

Here are the five things I thought were worth sharing this week: 

  1. Brain Pickings is one of my favourite sites on the internet. I could (and regularly do) spend hours getting lost in the endless wisdom contained within it's pages. This post titled 10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent is a new favourite. I liked it so much I printed a copy of the rules to put on the wall above my desk.  — “Rule 6: Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”
  2. Austin Kleon is an author and artist that I've mentioned in several other posts. In this interview, he talks about his artistic process, his books and his thoughts on what it takes to live a fulfilling ‘creative’ life. Definitely worth listen if you are a creative individual or want to be!
  3. “Labels are releasing cassettes again, but there's a place where they never went out of fashion: prison” From last week's episode of 99% Invisible. Are cassettes making a comeback?
  4. Hearing Buddy Rich's drumming as a teenager is what inspired me to start practicing and to take my drumming seriously. This video is a fine example of his genius.
  5. Ólafur Arnalds is a classical and electronic musician from Iceland, and someone I find incredibly inspiring. He has a huge body of work and regularly shares it for free, including this beautiful song “Study for Generative Piano (i)”. You can download sheet music for a lot of his songs on his website.

That's all for this week. If you liked this, check out my previous Five Things posts or sign up to receive future posts straight to your inbox. Enjoy!