The Weekly : Klutz
Maria Popova on Egon Schiele
Visiting Maria's labour of love, Brainpickings, is never a bad idea. In one of her latest posts, a bundled edition of Schiele's letters and poems prompted her to write:
To be an artist is to have a particular orientation to the world — the interior world and the exterior world — the exact composition of which is somewhat like temperature, impossible to deconstruct into individual phenomenological components without ceasing to be itself.
— Maria Popova
...before letting Schiele's beliefs on being an artist shine. Aside from Maria's profound love for the subjects she writes about, one of Brainpicking's greatest strengths comes from the massive archive she's built up over the years. Each post is a treasure trove of interconnectedness that will lead you to more gems.
Aesop Rock 'Klutz' (single 2018)
Continuous flow. Continuous excellence.
"Here is something new - KLUTZ. Occasionally song structure eludes me and it feels good. No problem-solving or pesky hit chorus, just rambling. Klutz is such a moment. I had started a couple things to this beat before sacrificing it to the gods of not-shutting-up, but this seemed a fitting fate. I hope you enjoy it.
Run The Jewels: Secret Metalheads
It's easy to get caught up in genres or to push one thing over another. So, it thrills me to hear musicians expound affection for music outside of their genre. Like Killer Mike & EL-P's love for heavy metal and hard rock:
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