Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of it on vinyl or actual ink and paper.
Two of my biggest loves are narrative journalism and music, and I’m lucky that my days are filled with both. When reading stories, I get inspired by songs I think fit the article’s theme — a soundtrack. Here are a couple of this week’s Storyboard articles, and their soundtracks:
Annotation Tuesday! Jon Mooallem’s “Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort of) Rattled the Scientific Community. I love the British site The Idler, and for years kept its Freedom Manifesto posted above my computer at work. Its first line is “Death to the Supermarkets,” and it goes on to urge you to “Stop Consuming. Start Producing” and “Be Creative.” But it’s the last three lines that I’m fond of quoting:
“Life Is Absurd. We Are Free. Be Merry.”
At least in part, the manifesto inspired me to make the move from Los Angeles to Maine. So of course I loved this story, which is about the man … Read More