What’s the most beautiful thing about Twitter? Where were you when Stephen Fry got stuck in a lift? It’s unbelievable, but we are now more than a decade into the Twitter era. Just this past Sunday (3 February 2019), Stephen Fry tweeted that it was a decade to the day since his moment of elevator […]
What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
Where does creativity spring from? Brian Koppelman’s fascinating podcast conversation with Geddy Lee of Rush offers some possible answers to this impossible question.
My pick of the five podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2018, featuring: Adam Buxton; RuPaul and Michelle Visage; Michael Rapaport; Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast; and Tim Ferriss.
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
Of time, memory, music, hope, despair… and the path through the fog, via OutKast’s Aquemini and the wise words of Michael Scott Moore.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
Some words on Griefcast live, in which Cariad Lloyd, Katherine Ryan and Emma Freud met at BFI London for an upbeat and cathartic podcast chat on death, mortality and the grieving process.
September’s #SaturdaySix – a sextet of things that have inspired or amused me over the past month. Includes: skeletons; the word “aestivation” (via the great Robert Macfarlane); lamps and introverts; Helen Reynold’s crash course in stand-up comedy; Daleks; and the lovely Coach George Raveling.