I love Will Arnett and found out that he, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes have a podcast called Smartless. They are a great group of interviewers, and they are all laugh-out-loud funny, in a brilliant way. The Paul McCartney interview was vulnerable and touching, and their interview questions were thoughtful and sensitive. I listened to it three times. Now your turn.
I’m open to listening to all Paul McCartney music. I saw McCartney III on my iPhone and played it on my iPhone and Tribit while making dinner. I couldn’t believe the delicious noise that came to my ears. So many varied styles of music and voice – all over the place!
From Wikipedia: “McCartney III is the 18th solo album by English musician Paul McCartney, released on 18 December 2020 by Capitol Records. It serves as a continuation to his solo albums McCartney (1970) and McCartney II (1980). Like those albums, McCartney III features McCartney on all instruments.”
I LOVE the direction McCartney is going, which is free and all over the place! I am grateful to be alive and hear his fabulous music. His creativity is inspiring! Deep Deep Feeling!
This is one of my favorite new albums to listen to. Marilyn and Billy put unique spins on Beatle songs. So much soul, funk, jazz! Billy is 82-years-young and Marilyn is 77. They sound incredible and look incredible too. Listen to this record soon!
What advice would I like to give? To be patient, to be tolerant and to not fritter away your creativity by looking at a screen. A screen can open your eyes to a lot of wonderful things that you wouldn’t normally have access to, but mostly it’s not real. Look out of your window, because that is reality. When it comes to making an important photograph, reality is the greatest place to start. — Grace Coddington
Grace Coddington is 80-years-young. I really admire her. She is still dying her hair red. She works for British Vogue.
Suppose you are given a pot of money, which will get wasted day-by-day whether you spend it or not. Then spending all your days thinking, “why am I given this money?” is useless and the most right step at the moment would be, “I am given this money and I have to spend it wisely.”
I am not sure whose quote this is.
Jeff Bezos, please give away a lot of your money to help people in need. That’s what I would do if I had a lot of money.
Don’t let fear stop you from achieving for yourself.
Maya Angelou quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Harry was super brave to move to the United States, leaving behind his English life. He couldn’t have ended up in a more perfect place than Montecito. I hope he loves it there and is happy.
It is not about what you miss; it is how you enjoy what you have.
Diane Von Furstenberg
I am learning how to enjoy where I live, even though I would rather live somewhere else.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs
Photo is of Steve and Lauren Jobs
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
The ability to be above negative feelings, conversations, and experiences and dismiss them at will is a privilege, by the way.
“Untrain your brain by traveling.” — Frank Hyman
“Sometimes I feel as if I did not want anything but a wonderfull [sic] picture to look at.”
— Diana Vreeland
Photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, February 1, 1956
Awareness is learning to keep yourself company. And then learn to be more compassionate company; as if you were somebody you are fond of and wish to encourage.
— Anne Lamott
Art by Pablo Picasso
Habits…emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort. Left to its own devices, the brain will try to make almost any routine into a habit, because habits allow our minds to ramp down more often. An efficient brain requires less room.
— Charles Duhigg
Art by Catherine Holcombe
Don’t let your ego get in the way of making the best possible decision.
Bob Iger — The Ride of a Lifetime
Art by Kate Domina
“How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us! A simple gesture goes such a long way.”
— Julie Morgenstern, Organization Expert
Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama’s podcast: “Renegades: Born In The USA”
Value ability more than experience.
Bob Iger — The Ride of a Lifetime