Listening to “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino

Listening to “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino

Quote of The Moment: Charles Mingus

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Charles Mingus
Quote of The Moment: Charles Mingus

Just The Right Amount of Cheese. I Am Loving Battle Drone

Just The Right Amount of Cheese. I Am Loving Battle Drone

An over the top ridiculousness and a script that feels like it was written by at teenager, Battle Drone takes all the action tropes and turns them up to 20. Saying all that, this was one hell of an enjoyable watch. I love Battle Drone.

Erykah Badu’s TinyDesk Concert Is A Thing Of Hip-Hop Beauty

Erykah Badu’s TinyDesk Concert Is A Thing Of Hip-Hop Beauty

I’ve been in love with this woman’s voice since the first day I heard “On and On”. A lot of ‘singers’ and ‘musicians’ claim to be artists, but very few chart the progression of Ms. Badu’s creative exploits. When you can spawn a series of classic albums and then walk away to go and do your own thing is incredible. This concert seems to her coming back down the mountain to remind the delusional what a real creative artists sounds like.

Robert Grasper + Mos Def = Stakes Is High

Robert Grasper + Mos Def = Stakes Is High

Robert Grasper has been an unsung pillar of Hip-Hop. He’s been quietly collaborating and remixing jazz-influenced Hip-Hop for years. And even though classic Hip-Hop is supported less by Black people and more by the Hipster community these days, it feels good when artists from other genres show their love to the foundation. #salute

MacOS + iOS App: Slugline

MacOS + iOS App: Slugline

I’ve been using Slugline for a few years. I even did a post on it back in the day. But I wanted to revisit it because it’s such a useful scriptwriting app. The big hook for Slugline is all of the formatting is automatic. If you learn how to use it properly, you can type up a script as fast as you can type. No stopping to access menus for formatting dialog, or scenes or… slug lines. You just type. This has been a dream for me, being one those creatives who obsessively try to get their thoughts down before you forget everything. Throw in a new full-featured mobile app for iOS and being able to access your scripts in the cloud, and you’ve got a great alternative to bloated script apps like Final Draft.

Grab Slugline on both MacOS ($49.99) and iOS. ($19,99). I know they’re both seem pretty expensive. But if you’re serious about your scriptwriting and you want an app that won’t get in the way of your creativity, Slugline is definitely the way to go.

Listening To Kaiit

Listening To Kaiit

Quote of The Moment: Sam Shepard

The sides are being divided now. It’s very obvious. So if you’re on the other side of the fence, you’re suddenly anti-American. Its breeding fear of being on the wrong side. Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
Sam Shepard
Quote of The Moment: Sam Shepard

MacOS App: Saving Mobile Data with TripMode

MacOS App: Saving Mobile Data with TripMode

I commute around 4 hours a day (yes, I said FOUR!!). And even though the commuter bus has free wifi for its passengers, I still don’t feel right about connecting my devices to an unprotected internet connection. So, I use my phone as a hotspot when I need to get work done on the move. For those of us who do this regularly, you know that a lot of your laptop’s background functions can burn up a lot of data with processes you don’t need (auto checking mail, cloud backup, etc.).

Listening To Ella Mai

Listening To Ella Mai