It’s a song that’s almost 50 years old, but it finally got an official music video.
And it is awesome.
The interactive part of the video acts like a TV, allowing you to flip through channels (around 13 channels).
Watch celebs like Marc Maron, Drew Carey (on The Price Is Right set — cool!), and the dudes from both Pawn Stars and Property Guys. Maybe you’ll recognize more…
[update Jan 2018: Regrettably the content cited below is no longer available… ]
Jesus Hernandez makes a Japanese tanto (knife) from scratch, starting from ore, making a smelter, smelting, going to his smithy, forging, folding, etc.
His fascinating “From Dust to Edge” step-by-step tutorial illustrates all the steps involved, with lots of great photos of his process. Love the final part showing the Damascus-steel like patterning he acheived (‘hada’ is the Japanese term for this patterning, if I read him correctly.
creativity is no longer a word reserved for the musician or artist it’s something you can find in anyone it’s the ability and urge to make something of value it can be big it can be small but making something new something different something that surprises something that makes you think something that makes you smile it’s making something beautiful it’s telling a story it’s telling your story expressing yourself it’s about being passionate it’s creating something that other people can use sharing your creativity it’s realising that there isn’t always a right way or a wrong way of doing things and that there’s not always a correct answer only the answers that we create but common for creativity is that is comes from inspiration inspiration found in the world that we live in and the people we live with it’s found in what we share with them building on what’s given from the diversity of people’s thoughts and perspectives so try and drop the assumption that you know how to do things and already know the solution stray away from the direct path take risks don’t be afraid to make mistakes because it’s only from the mistakes that we learn and it’s from the mistakes that the really interesting things happen we may not always create or invent but we always learn when we try
Great insight from Ira Glass on the creative process and failure as a means to getting to great stuff
The original interview video is no longer available, so here’s a shorter summary that gets to the point — totally worth viewing (well, hearing anyway), if you are the type of person that creates anything.
Here’s Ira’s text as well:
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.
A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.
And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.