1) New York State of Mind
Billy Joel performed a Q&A at Vanderbilt University when a student asked if he could play “New York State of Mind” with him. What happened next was an amazing moment and a once-in-a-lifetime memory for the student:
2) Space Awesomety
Colonel Chris Hadfield performs a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” from aboard the International Space Station:
3) Metal Kids
Two 12-year-old kids love playing metal and don’t let peer pressure change who they are or what they want to be:
4) Speed Painting Surprise
Speed painter “D Westry” shows off his creative talents on the Anderson Cooper show. Make sure you wait until the end:
5) Ronald Davis
Ronald Davis: “No matter what people think about me, I know I’m a human first.”
A beautiful animated short about unconditional love:
7) Baby Steps
Awesome Zach Anner shows that there are absolutely NO EXCUSES for failing to exercise and work out.
8) Kindness Captured
This video shows that Russian dashcams capture more than just horror and gore.
9) How to Throw a Bachelor Party
Colin Bennett was about to get married. His amazing friends created a bachelor party like no other. They spent many weeks creating a day of events that he would never forget:
10) We Are Brothers
Two brothers were asked by their other brother to be the best men at his wedding, and they made this video instead. It’s like the best worst 80′s video you never saw:
Every gathering needs some good music, and Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. This Spotify playlist provides eight hours of background music for your family homecoming and holiday feast. Just put in on shuffle, play it low in the background, and it will provide a mix of classical, jazz, and other music perfect for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Happy listening!
When did rock and roll begin? Many people maintain the misconception that the first rock and roll records came out in the mid to late-1950s. This Spotify playlist contains almost three hours of rocking boogie music recorded in the 1940s, providing a clear preview of the rock and roll era to come.
From “Good Rockin’ Tonight” through “Rock This Joint” and “Move it on Over”, these upbeat songs of the 1940s show that rock and roll was alive, if perhaps largely unknown, many years prior to 1954′s “Rock Around the Clock.”
Spotify Playlist: The Roots of Rock and Roll: Boogie Recordings Prior to 1950
If you were a fan of The Blues Brothers back in the 1970s and 1980s, you probably heard their version of classic blues music on their album, Briefcase Full of Blues, and in the soundtrack to their classic movie.
Thanks to the power of Spotify, you can listen to the original version of these classic songs by Floyd Dixon, Junior Wells, King Floyd, The Chips, Willie Mabon, Big Joe Turner, and many others via this playlist:
Spotify Playlist: Briefcase Full of Blues
Here is a Spotify playlist containing over sixty tracks to provide a soundtrack for your Halloween festivities. It starts off somewhat light, goes metal, goes dark, and then resolves into the dawn and aftermath. Enjoy!
I love this gallery of images depicting ancient statues “dressed” in modern clothes and accessories. Seeing these figures in modern clothing helps one realize that people have always been people, just like you and me.
LÉO CAILLARD – Hipster in Stone
Are you listening, J.J. Abrams?
Here’s a very insightful short video explaining four key principles that made the original Star Wars movie so great, and how following them could make Episode VII a return to that original greatness:
Here’s a beautiful, high-definition video that illustrates the philosophical and reflective experience of those who have seen our planet from outside its atmosphere. Definitely a must-watch:
If you’re a fan of the USA Network television series “Suits”, or just a fan of good music, check out this Spotify playlist. It contains songs from all three seasons of the show (110 tracks so far,) and I update it every week after new episodes air:
Music from Suits – the USA TV Series
Kevin Spacey nails it in describing how movies and television content should be provided to consumers. It’s a very entertaining and informative five minutes: