Whether we admit it or not, we’ve all questioned why we hesitate or doubt ourselves. Recently, BBC World news anchor Katty Kay and ABC World News anchor Claire Shipman, both staunch advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace, sat down with Charlie Rose to articulate exactly what confidence is and where it comes from (it’s definitely not found on Amazon or EBay) as they promote “The Confidence Code,” the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut collaboration “Womenomics.”
This one gets our seal of approval!! In fact, you can hear the seal clapping in the background…
It seems he knows how to tag Shaolin Style. This will surely be part of an upcoming book entitled “Enter The Banksy: Return to the 36 Taggers” 😉
For over 40 years, Oxford, a western county in England, has been renowned for turning out some of the most indelible musical acts in the world (the likes of Radiohead, Ride, Swervedriver and Talulah Gosh, just to name drop a few). The current generation of independent and avant garde artists to come out of the City of Dreaming Spires is no exception, as evidenced by this flawlessly beautiful performance by Rhoysn (aka cellist/vocalist Rose Dagul). This stripped down version of her hit single “Glass” is nothing short of soul stirring.
In 2001, HBO debuted Def Poetry Jam, a groundbreaking series created by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons. Filmed at the Supper Club in NYC, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the show spotlighted both up and coming and established spoken word artists. Black Ice, appearing here on the show’s first season, spit this piece with such raw, unbridled intensity, I’m pretty sure the mic needed some talcum powder after he left it behind.
Between 1994-95, one band out of Louisville, Kentucky, with just one full length album, single-handedly upped the math rock ante. Consisting of June of 44’s Jeff Mueller (lead vocals/guitar), Shipping News’s Jason Noble (guitar/vocals), Sonora Pine’s Tara Jane O’Neil (bass/vocals) and Kevin Coultas (drums), Rodan’s Rusty was a palpably potent cocktail of everything that makes math/post/punk rock beautiful..in a stripped down, bare bones sort of way. Guage, the track featured, is a defining example of brilliant minds coming together to make the kind of music you never see advertised on iTunes or the Billboard charts, regrettably. This band was to math rock what Jane Austen was to literature.