I loved looking through these photographs by Eva Besnyö, and learning a little about her. Images on the internet are strange: so many fly by us every day, they are so easily accessible and expendable, they are clichéd and taken for granted. And yet: something from an image can still catch us and hold us, some layer of meaning beyond the obvious surface of what’s happening in the scene. The emotional layer beneath (or comprising) the visual layer.
Shedding the old year and moving ahead into more passion and energy.
- what are your preferred music discovery routes / paths / channels these days? There are so many options – the days of trusting your friends’ (actual physical cassette) mixtapes and that little indie record store downtown to deliver great new music are long over. What do you use? Have you tried the Spotify Discover Weekly Service? What do you think? Other favorite ways to discover great new sounds in the vast ocean in which we float? (This is a question I often ask college students on their first-day-of-class index cards.)
- what are your favorite cover songs? what are covers that have made you understand the song itself — its words, its meaning, its feeling, its atmosphere — better or in a new way? I have my favorites but I want to know yours.
- is there anything you’d like me to add to the tinyletter? Topics to cover, ideas to consider, favorite musicians or artists to include? I can’t promise I will do what you want (cuz I’m a free bitch, baby), but I’d love to hear your ideas.