I’ve been cautious about navel-gazing, here, in that my initial thoughts about what I’m doing and trying to say with the blog were geared toward more universal truths—read “Truths™—and trying to be helpful to other artists. But there’s also a hell of a lot of spaghetti-throwing at the wall to see what sticks and what just makes a soggy mess on the floor.

But I’m moving hundreds of miles away soon. It’s stressful. I’m anxious. In addition to rediscovering how to do the New Age recentering-on-one’s-breath thing, I chose the books I’m reading, the music I listen to, and the videos I watch with a little more care to their humor and their (for lack of a better word) light. Here are a few:

  1. Yogscast Let’s Plays of Minecraft and GTA V
  2. John Hoffman’s Vacationland
  3. Vampire Weekend, Caroline Rose (and Jazz)
  4. Stand-Up comics: Demetri Martin, John Mulaney, and Tig Notaro, whose latest I watched twice.