Monday, February 8, 2010

Betty Boop stars in Snow White, 1933

I've been completely down for the last two days with what seems to be a viral throat infection from hell. On the bright side, I have been sleeping, reading and watching hours of Art21 on my instant que. Never been into TV much, but the whole "instant que" thing has me pretty hooked :).

just for fun today I am going to link to my absolute favorite Betty Boop cartoon, Betty Boop in Snow White, dated 1933. It's very bizarre in a cool way and when Cab Calloway sings, I get goosebumps every time.

It's only 7mins long. enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ted Talks in the studio

Lately instead of listening to only music while working, I have been addicted to the Ted talks. Incredibly inspiring and fascinating- often I hear something that encourages my work instead of being forced to listen to the special critic that lives in my head. Often, I will get so absorbed in my work that I forget to listen- so many talks I have to listen to 5 or 6 times.

Pretty much every talk is amazing. but here are some links to a few of my favorites.

Steven Pinker on the myth of violence:

Brian Greene on superstring theory:

Eve Ensler (from the Vagina Monologues)

Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows:

Seriously, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I will share more from time to time, but you can go to to hear many many more amazing insights and stories. I have also linked the title of this blog to the site.