This Tumblr is for stuff that is distracting and/or entertaining me at any one moment. AKA Darren Criss, Starkid, Glee, Harry Potter...
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.
this is my favourite quote ever
As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything. So people who aren’t familiar with the complexities of music will kind of cheapen the value of pop music because of its commercial appeal. But I think there’s an incredible amount of work in there.
I truly love all kinds of music - it’s my job to. As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music…
We’re the iPod generation, that’s why Glee’s successful. We work on playlists - it’s not weird to have Barbra Streisand, Tupac, Lady GaGa and Nirvana on a playlist because we can gravitate to many different things, and the more eclectic you are, the cooler it is. Now you don’t have to compartmentalise yourself into anything.
We are an ADD generation and I don’t mean as an age gap - all of us are a part of this thing, no matter if you’re 5 or 50, because of this access to so many different kinds of music. We can listen to ’50s music, wear ’60s fashion, be into ’70s movies, be into ’80s art. We can define ourselves by so many things.
“I don’t know any perfect people - only really really flawed people who are still worth loving.” -John Green at the Cincinnati Public Library (October 15th, 2012)