Dan, Carly and George get funky in this episode as they delve into mental health, how to be more zen, George’s trough of despair which he has gotten mathematical with, and the importance of getting closer to your customers. They also share their first guest article and announce the next book club book!
- Revisit a true classic, I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman
- Now cleanse your palette with the Urge Overkill’s Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
- Britney Spears’s Father Remains in Control of Conservatorship, for Now
- The ABC interview Hunter Biden hits back at Trump taunt
- Listen to George’s audio version of Eating Your Own Dog Food and Scratching Your Own Itch with music by Maya Wagner’s Skeletons in My Closet licensed via RAIDAR
- Are you one of the thousands who listen to The Daily podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro and love it?
- Noel Gallagher, who Dan thinks can’t write a bad song, has gotten funkier with his music like with Blue Moon Rising
- Watch The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling on HBO
- Need to license a song for a very specific purpose? Check out Audiio and let their detailed filters guide you
- Dan wanted to share this tweet about thesauruses being strewn about, scattered, and tossed around after the delivery truck was involved in a crash, but too much time has passed and he lost his favorite responses which is a shame, a tragedy, a complete misfortune
- The latest book club book has been chosen! Dan is up this time, and he’s chosen Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World by David Epstein. The first meeting is next Friday, so get reading and mark your calendars
- Read Bryce Harrisberger’s piece Mastering Your Imposter Syndrome, our first guest article!
- Watching: An interview on Aeon with Alice Coltrane from 1970 for a segment of Black Journal, a public TV news program “about Blacks and for Blacks.” She talks about music, both her and John’s, motherhood, spirituality, meditation, and finding transcendence. It is 13 minutes of calming bliss, and a throwback to one of George’s recommendation from our 8th episode
- Sharing: Jerome Comeau tweet as a celebration to all things Dolly motherbleeping Parton, who donated a million dollars to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which has a 94.5 percent efficacy result
- Relistening: To Dolly Parton’s America podcast that explores everything from Tennessee, accents, the Civil War and her relationship with Porter Wagoner to Jolene, 9 to 5 and the MeToo era, feminism
- Sleeping better: Thanks to the noise reducing Bose Sleepbuds. They lay flat in his ear which is letting him snooze away like a bebe
- Retweeting: Lil Miquela’s tweet about raising 159.5 ETH (equivalent to $82,361 at the time) for @BlackGirlsCode
- Quoting: The late cellist and conductor Pablo Casals, “In spite of their age, those musicians have not lost their zest for life. How does one explain this? I do not think the answer lies simply in their physical constitutions or in something unique about the climate in which they live. It has to do with their attitude toward life; and I believe that their ability to work is due in no small measure to the fact that they do work. Work helps prevent one from getting old. I, for one, cannot dream of retiring. Not now or ever. Retire? The word is alien and the idea inconceivable to me. I don’t believe in retirement for anyone in my type of work, not while the spirit remains. My work is my life. I cannot think of one without the other. To “retire” means to me to begin to die. The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age. Each day I am reborn. Each day I must begin again.”
- Watching: Two of Noah Gundersen performances KEXP, a Seattle radio station, The Sound, one his favorite rock songs ever, and Lover
- Celebrating: The fact that Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers covered “Iris” after Bridgers promised to do so if Trump lost. It was only available for 24 hours on Bandcamp and all proceeds went to Fair Fight, an organization founded by Stacey Abrams that promotes fair elections. We may not have a link for the song, but we can share how much Dan loves this approach to exclusivity
- Loving: The trends of platforms expanding their offerings so the artists can too, like Bandcamp adding livestreams, Gumroad expanding their membership creating more competition, but also normalizing spending money on the artists you love