The Ohio State band’s movie-themed performance is awesome on just about every level. Once upon a time, I played trombone when I was in high school, and even though I wasn’t very good at all, a little bit of that band geek remains to this day. (From Deadspin.)
It’s not always about the answer. More often than not, the question says just as much, if not more. From the ever eye-opening Upworthy.
An oldie but a goodie from James’ 2010 appearance on Ellen. Someone’s dug it up and it’s making the rounds now.
“I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ Then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’ But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’ Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.'” – Malala Yousafzai
A freaky, smart way of promoting the upcoming Carrie movie, although I’m not sure all those customers would say the same. It’s about time studios started getting creative with their marketing budgets. From Kotaku.
A beautiful series of photographs of ballet dancers in random situations. The rest here.
Keeping in the spirit of my ‘get moving’ phase, here’s the awesome ‘Evolution of Mom Dancing’ by Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama. For the record, I love Fallon. And FLOTUS.
My love for PS22 Chorus has a lot to do with good music, but even more to do with passion (from them) and hope (for me). The way the kids move and sing, the way their voices come together – it always moves me.
Chorus director Gregg “Mr. B” Breinberg inspires me to want to make a difference in my own little circle because he is proof that, with talent, hard work and dedication, I can. That’s the “what” of it. The “how” I have yet to figure out.
I love how these kids are getting the opportunity and mentoring of a lifetime with Mr. B, and I can only hope and pray that my kid should be so lucky to find her own versions of “PS22” as she grows up.