I’m excited by NASA getting funding to do things that seem completely unnecessary but will likely result in technological advancements that transform our lives in really fun, great, and interesting ways. And this is more exciting to me than the Mars rover. The mars rover is too distant and passive. “Capturing an asteroid” is anything but.
Also, in the audio version of this story, they use the “jumping stones” analogy that I’m always coming back to. You may see the stone you want to get to, but its too far so the best use of your time/energy is to focus on a stone that is not too far, do what you need to do to make it to that stone, then re-access and see what’s the next best step to take.
I’ve been directing a new series of videos for Spotify. The have a Big Green Bus and it travels around the country bringing music and Bacardi to music fans. We create intimate live sessions where artists play stripped down sets for a small, lucky audience. All the performances are special and different from what we’re used to hearing with these bands. I recommend all of them.
Here’s a Tour Diary video that hints at the stuff we’ve been doing:
I directed a series of videos for Spotify down at SXSW this year. They had a house on Caesar Chavez painted bright GREEN and each day a couple bands would come and perform short, special, intimate sets. The videos premiered on Rollingstone.com the day after they were shot i.e. quick turnaround!
Andrea edited the videos along with Nayim Saati. Produced by Dig For Fire. A wonderful project and team and experience. I have my favorites but all the videos turned out wonderfully.