Good Things of Old

Sometimes to look forward, we've got to look back. Here's a list of good things from "of old" that may just make your future brighter.

Thing to Hear: Old Grooves

A friend recently posted this video of Bill Withers' Kissin' My Love and I was immediately drawn into the groove. Of all the things I love in a good song, groove is right up at the top of the list. Just try not to tap your toes or get up and strut to this classic.

Watch Withers and his band groove here

What songs have an undeniable groove for you? I'd love to make an "undeniable groove" playlist and share it here soon - let's brainstorm!

Listen to Kissin' My Love on Spotify

Thing To Watch: Old Tokyo

Through the power of AI, someone has restored video footage of Tokyo from over 100 years ago with crisp clarity at 60 frames per second. Someone commented that this is the closest we'll get to time travel. The results are pretty amazing and to me a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Watch footage of early 1900's Tokyo here.

Thing To Read: Old Man Wisdom

Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired magazine, turned 68 this year. Not that old, really, but old enough to dish out 68 bits of unsolicited advice that could only come from learned experience. In a world of rehashed click-bait sound-bytes, I'll take wisdom wherever it can be found.

The wisdom of setting deadlines, for instance. Kelly advices that "A deadline weeds out the extraneous and the ordinary. It prevents you from trying to make it perfect, so you have to make it different. Different is better."

67 more gems await you in Kevin Kelly's original post here.