Doing what you do
Do you ever question why you do what you do?
This week’s random list of things that I found interesting and thought I would share in the hope that you find them interesting too.
So it seems Daft Punk have split up. Their 2013 album Random Access Memories holds a special place in my music soundtrack, especially my favourite song on the album Giorgio by Moroder, because of what was going on in life at the time.
Anyway, Daft Punk have split up in the most Daft Punk way, with this dope video titled Epilogue.
Do you ever take the time to reflect on why you do what you do? I suspect that is part of the process Daft Punk went through. I have been reflecting a lot more, lately, on this space as well as other online spaces, and how they fit into my objectives in this life. I am such an erratic blogger but here’s something I wrote: Making money off newsletters and other content.
I have always been fascinated by the masks that we, as people, wear, depending on where we are, who we are with and what we are doing. And how, a lifetime of looking at our own faces gives us a certain perception of ourselves that is rarely in line with how others perceive us. Ben Okri’s writing is always ethereal for me. And, the short story A Wrinkle In The Realm maintains this tradition.
Louis Vuitton’s approach to storytelling has often been a little left field, in a good way. I had included a Yasiin Bey tribute to Muhammed Ali they did some years back on a talk I used to give on the evolution on content. For the Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, artistic director Virgil Abloh and ‘Moved by Motion’ produced the film Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light featuring Saul WIlliams and Yasiin Bey. In an Instagram post, Saul Williams captioned it as follows: "‘the 𝓛𝓸𝓾𝓲𝓼 𝓥𝓾𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓸𝓷 storyline 6 titled "E B O N I C S" presentation is thematically informed by James Baldwin’s essay “Stranger in the Village”, exploring themes of origin and ownership through the figurative notion of the art heist.’
Wouldn’t mind this as a retirement plan. The rise and charms of LP bars in South Korea.
When most of us went to play outside, we came back dirty. Toshihiko Hosaka made sculptures with sand.
Sócrates, Brazil’s footballing philosopher-activist was one of my favourite Brazilian players. Nation Nyoka writes, ‘The lanky midfielder was a prolific goal scorer, a technically gifted player who finessed the game for other players on the field with fluid attacking football and a magical back heel that prompted legendary striker Pele to say that Sócrates played football “better backward than most players going forward”.’
That’s it for this week. Hope you have a great one and thank you for continuing to engage on this newsletter, whether by simply reading or through your messages.
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