Love Japan

“Love Japan” is a four-minute, visual love story about Japan. Visually stunning and exceptionally edited, it takes you through Japan’s urban, natural, and human life, with a distinctly personal touch. You’ll see snippets from Tokyo, Hiroshima, and bathing snow monkeys, as well as intimate moments from a traveler’s life. Part street video, part travelogue, and…

On Inspiration – A Story from the Guess Who

Here’s a nice little animation about the origin of the song “American Woman,” and it’s almost accidental creation by the Guess Who. And now, I’m guessing you want to hear the whole song, so here it is. Here’s the coolest version you’ll ever find: Lenny Kravitz on guitar and lead vocals, Prince on lead guitar…

Old School Jamz #1: The Chi-Lites

The Chi-Lites were an R&B vocal group out of Chicago, Illinois, that formed in 1959 by Eugene Record, Robert “Squirrel” Lester, Creadel “Red” Jones, Marshall Thompson, and Clarence Johnson. After Johnson left the group in 1964, they shortened their name from Marshall and the Chi-Lites to simply the Chi-Lites. Record was their new lead singer, as…

Days of Art: The Temporal Invincibility of Art

Some people may question why we’ve devoted so much of the space on this blog to the history of art. The answer is simple — the ultimate measure of art isn’t what some critic thinks or (especially) what a professor teaches or a publisher endorses. No, the measure is simpler than that and two-fold: One,…