When It Rains, Get Wet

RZA said one of the best pieces of advice he ever heard came from Quincy Jones: “When it rains, get wet.” If something good is happening, partake. And not “good” meaning perfect, or positive, or not confusing, but… natural. Don’t grab an umbrella, don’t run inside, don’t hide from the tide - if it starts … Continue reading When It Rains, Get Wet

Podcast Of The Week: Quentin Tarantino

Oh to be a fly on the wall for this one. Rounders and Pulp Fiction were critical parts of my formative years, and I still hold these movies on such a pedestal when it comes to dialogue, stories, and character. To have the writers of each sitting together and geeking out over each other's work … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Quentin Tarantino

Podcast Of The Week: The Little Mermaid Was Wrong

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Malcolm Gladwell’s at it again. If you grew up with/raised kids on Disney (and Disney princesses, and the like), you’ll want to pay attention to this one. The Little Mermaid, in the traditional sense, is a queer allegory. In the Disney sense it's an abuse of the understanding of contract law. In a cultural sense … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Little Mermaid Was Wrong

Sunday Music: Cause You’ve Got Soul, And Everybody Knows, And It’s All Right

How we talk to ourselves, how we think of our purpose, why we think we do or do not belong - these are the heavy, weighty, and extraordinarily beautiful concepts Soul wrestles with. I don’t care if you don’t have little kids in your life. I don’t care if you’re “too old for cartoons.” I … Continue reading Sunday Music: Cause You’ve Got Soul, And Everybody Knows, And It’s All Right

Podcast Of The Week: From Anxiety To Productivity With M. Night Shyamalan

Immigrant parents with a survival mindset. The terrifying, anxiety-inducing risks of failure (and not surviving). Why the enjoyment of creating joy is a business opportunity. These are just a few of the ideas in this podcast. I’ve always appreciated M. Night Shyamalan’s work, but this interview gave me a whole new level of respect for … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: From Anxiety To Productivity With M. Night Shyamalan

Doing Our Work Like It’s A 1000 Piece Puzzle

M. Night Shyamalan thinks his superpower is his anxiety. Will anybody care about his next project? Is this the one that flops irrecoverably? Is he ever going to figure out what the next story is (let alone his next signature plot twist)? He knows there’s only one thing to do with questions like that on … Continue reading Doing Our Work Like It’s A 1000 Piece Puzzle