The Friday Dose #47

563 Relax and Succeed - Creativity is a drug

This week’s Friday Dose is all about stirring your insides. And to do that stirring I’ll use three different kinds of music with three different groups. It may not appeal to everyone but it should get your blood pumping for a good percentage of you. We’ll start off with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars doing Uptown Funk. I didn’t do some deep lyrical analysis on it, it’s just got a great beat and a very addictive bass line. In showing it to people I find it makes them happier as they watch the video and listen to the song so let’s hope that’s your experience too!

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Next we’ll jump to Nigel Stanford and Cymatics, where science and music meet in nature. It can be a bit mesmerizing to finally see sound waves made real through their effects in the material world. The longer the video goes the more dramatic the examples are until they eventually find themselves in Faraday Cage Suits. It truly is a great toe-tapping science experiment. Enjoy:

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And we’ll finish off with some class by including 2Cellos, featuring Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser. This Smooth Criminal—based Michael Jackson tribute is loaded with artistry and flair. Both men know how to work an audience and the director makes good use of that in this video, which features very simple but very evocative production design.

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And as a bonus, I’ll add another piece by Sulic and Hauser—this time we’ll listen to their version of AC/DC‘s Thunderstruck, and in this case their production design is decidedly not simple:

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You go have yourself a stupendous weekend. Big hugs.

peace. s

The Friday Dose is a collection of cool, interesting and surprising things that are chosen for their potential to distract you away from any painful thought loops that may currently be disrupting your sense of perspective. Focus on these and change your mind. Enjoy.