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27 Songs

Tomorrow I turn 27 (yikes!), and since I’ve been doing a birthday post every year since my 24th birthday, I decided I should keep the tradition going strong. In the past I posted 24 Lessons in 24 Years, 25 of My Favorite Things, and 26 Goals for my 26th Year, and this year I’m sharing 27 of my favorite songs. This doesn’t come close to showcasing all of my favorites, but it does cover some of them! ūüôā This list is very random and in no particular order. If we share any favorites let me know in the comment section below. ‚̧ 1.¬†Let Me Roll It¬†– Wings 2. Zodiac Shift¬†– Flying Lotus 3. Riders on the Storm¬†– The Doors 4. I Am Woman¬†– Helen Reddy 5. Femme Fatale – The Velvet Underground & Nico 6. Where I Wanna Be¬†– Shade Sheist 7. Feel it All Around¬†– Washed Out 8. Dock of the Bay¬†– Otis Redding 9. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li (The Magician Remix) 10. Modern Love¬†– David Bowie 11. Don’t Let Me Be …

Watch “The Wolfpack” – A Mesmerizing Documentary That’s Available on Netflix

Directed by Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack¬†journey’s into the secluded lives¬†of six brothers who had non-traditional upbringings, characterized by a severe lack of connection to the outside world.¬†In order to escape the confines of their¬†Lower East Side Manhattan apartment (which some years, they didn’t leave at all), the brothers watched and recreated their favorite movies.¬†The Wolfpack¬†is an exceptional documentary¬†about extraordinary young filmmakers¬†who¬†harnessed their oppression as a means of creative power. They maybe grew up¬†sheltered, but their intelligence¬†and appetite for creation seems to outshine the effects of their seclusion.¬†To see the world through their eyes – at times lost, sometimes disillusioned,¬†but above all,¬†hopeful – is a gift unto itself. The Wolfpack, which is available on Netflix, is an absolute must-see film. It embodies so much of what I love about documentaries; not only are the viewers allowed a glimpse into the peculiar lives of “The Wolfpack” and their family, but we are given, if briefly, a chance to rediscover the outside world and bask in its infinite¬†possibilities. After you watch¬†The Wolfpack, be sure to check out¬†their short …

Artists On Art

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” –¬†Paul Gauguin “Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can’t articulate.” –¬†Mos Def “I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.” –¬†Jodie Foster “Every artist was first an amateur.”-¬†Ralph Waldo Emerson “True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”-¬†Albert Einstein “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t, say any other way – things I had no words for.”-¬†Georgia O’Keeffe “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”-¬†Albert Camus “I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.”-¬†Barbra Streisand “I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.”-¬†Francis Ford Coppola “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”-¬†Ansel Adams “Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with …