“Through the use of language, I was writing God into existence … the actualising of God through the medium of the lovesong remains my prime motivation as an artist.” Nick Cave on the art of writing the love song. 45+ minutes of miserable beauty.
Terrifying. You don’t say yes to the NSA and:
And then the DoJ targeted him and prosecuted him and put him in prison for insider trading — on the theory that he knew of anticipated income from secret programs that QWest was planning for the government, while the public didn’t because it was classified and he couldn’t legally tell them, and then he bought or sold QWest stock knowing those things.
A cricket orchestra. Really. Lars Fredriksson looks after all sorts of Chinese crickets and then builds an orchestra around them. The chirps from them change depending on the instrument that plays with them. Found via Lyric FM.
Evening course in Chinese with a module on doing business, in UCC from September. Awfully designed website alert (I can’t even link directly to the course page)
Daniel Pink, the new ABCs of selling. Hmmm, dunno.
The worst charities in America. Works exactly the same here. For-profit companies collecting for charities is lazy, indulgent and idiotic. But then look at all the Irish “charities” with CEOs on well over 120k a year. Charity in definition only.
The latest not so very subtle message from Apple is that they deeply understand design and are a Californian design company. An expensively produced ad on how Apple helps people to change the world is brilliant too:
Stanley Kubrick – the full docu