Learning how to hide and still be found

Today Austin Kleon posted about the challenge of balancing connection and disconnection in order to stay sane in today’s hyper connected world.

For me, that’s what this year has been about: Learning how to hide and still be found. How to stay connected overall, but how to disconnect in crucial ways that allow me to recover some calm, some privacy, some inner sense of self, so that I can make great things to share. Because if you don’t hide, at least a little bit, it’s hard to make something worth being found.

I’ve been slowly disconnecting from (or at least connecting less to) Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, while still allowing myself to be found here on my blog and by extension, micro.blog. In a way it’s nice to have a central location on the web for my interests, but I also worry that friends rely so much on the major platforms, that I will lose those connections over time. I guess that’s where real life comes in!

Source: How to hide and still be found – Austin Kleon

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Best Music from 2017

The ‘Best Of’ lists come earlier and earlier every year… The 100 Best Albums of 2017 – Noisey

Mine has been set for quite a while though… here are my favorite albums for 2017:

  1. Sza – CTRL
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN (reverse tracked, of course)
  3. Syd – Fin
  4. Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
  5. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  6. Lorde – Melodrama
  7. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy
  8. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
  9. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
  10. Bully – Losing

Honorable Mentions:

  • Racquet Club – s/t
  • Feist – Pleasure
  • Wiki – No Mountains in Manhattan
  • The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  • Day Wave – The Days We Had
  • Torres – Three Futures
  • Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
  • Arcade Fire – Everything Now
  • Rostam – Half-light
  • St. Vincent – MASSEDUCATION
  • Jay Z – 4:44
  • Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here
  • Field Medic – Songs from the Sunroom

Here’s my 2017 Finalists playlist on Apple Music.

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The Best TV Shows of 2017 – The Ringer

100% agree with The Leftovers and Halt and Catch Fire. Amazing final seasons to two of my all-time favorite shows.

Other 2017 seasons I enjoyed: The Sinner, The Handmaid’s Tale, Legion, Master of None, Preacher, Mindhunter (except the last episode), and Patriot.