Inspired by Kirk’s earlier post, New Amsterdam, I’m going with the Travis “theme” for the weekend too. BTW, make sure to look up the lyrics to the song and sing along. You get the best effects this way.
I had first heard of Travis in ‘98. On a trip to Chicago with my sister and her husband we stopped into a Virgin Megastore, yeah remember those!? I had heard the single Turn on the some international radio on the web and had loved it. I started listening to the record in the store and loved it so much that I bought it on the spot. I recall a review sticker on the album that read, “The best album Oasis never made.” I naturally thought that was hilarious. I love Oasis but I agree with Kirk that Travis is overlooked big time. Anyway, that’s another conversation for another place.
Fran Healy’s voice is butter, his songwriting beautiful and all that is good with Britpop.
Hiring the best people and creating a positive culture takes constant work and attention.
Although I wasn’t interviewed by the founder of my company what Bijan says here rings very true with me. I am fortunate to have been interviewed by some of the best people at my organization who clearly articulated our culture to me. Now that I have the responsibility of interviewing some of our perspective hires I try to find the people who would be best suited to the positions we seek to fill in our teams.
My friend @cash_n and I have often discussed that finding a “fit” between the organization and the individual is the most difficult and important key for hiring the “best” people. It takes work to find the best fit but as Bijan said, “it’s worth every minute you put into it.”
My dear friend LoLo gifted me this gem of an album plus five years ago and I continue to listen to it at least once or twice a year. Mohammed Reza Shajarian, perhaps one of Iran’s most recognizable voices, has one of best voices you’ll ever hear. He and his Masters of Persian Music ensemble have been twice nominated for a Grammy for both their albums. The combination of Shajarian’s perfect pitch and vocal improvisation, Kayhan Kalhor’s spike fiddle and Hossein Alizadeh’s lute steal my heart away, every time.
@HitBoy_SC, the Grammy nominated producer and part of Kanye’s GOOD Music crew, produced this and Ni**as in Paris among many others for the likes of Lil Wayne, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Dig this beat and dig it deep.
The purpose of Tech Tuesdays is to provide non-technical employees or founders of startups with background on how technology works so that they can better communicate with engineers and also better understand technological constraints and opportunities. With that in mind I will take a fairly…
It’s safe to say I could reblog Luke at any point without even listening and I’d be golden, he’s that steady. This track in particular is super top notch. It’s got me hooked. Thanks again Luke. You make reblog Thursday a piece of cake.
“It is hard to be an expert on everything and to be good at it all. Here’s a shortcut - find something you can be very good at, preferably something you are genuinely interested in and will have the patience to excel at. Learn everything about your niche you can and then start writing and talking about it where people will hear you. Make yourself the center of the discussion of that one thing. Care deeply and keep exploring the topic every chance you get.”—Make Yourself Useful — The Reformed Broker
The god international dance music is back on the scene with his first album in nearly half a decade called Evolution. He is a Grammy winner, has been twice voted DJ Magazine’s No.1 DJ in the world and is the only DJ to hold a spot in the World’s Top 10 DJs since 1998 [*]. I’ve been listening to Paul Van Dyk for well over 12 years and his music and podcasts are a regular part of my workout routines. You can stream his new album in its entirety on SoundCloud.
I’m loving @MiikeSnow’s 2nd album, Happy to You. I saw them live @MetroChicago a while back and they thoroughly rocked the show. I’m hoping that they will add a few more dates to their current tour so I can see them live a 2nd time.
Pink Martini’s debut album (1997) has a special place in my heart because the record satisfied many of my musical cravings. On the same record you hear a handful of different languages and musical styles. This title track is a superb example of this 13 piece ensemble of musicians’ skill and talent.