Why thinking inside the box is sometimes the better option.

It’s become almost a cliche of the rock concert film: somewhere just past the middle of the set, when the band have the audience in their grasp and can simmer down for a moment, play something slower. This is the opportune moment for a classic shot — the slow track up the singer or guitarist’s moody figure, so that the series of picks taped to the microphone stand make for a dynamic, jagged foreground.

But apparently, it’s an image that will never fit Jack White.

In an interview with Conan O’Brien, White confirms that for him, it’s about convenience. More…


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2019’s Sound of Metal couldn’t be more relevant to 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic lives on to very different degrees across the world today. For some time now, New Zealand has seen something pretty close to freedom from the coronavirus, with consistent reports of new cases in the community. On the other hand, the US has seen almost 30 million confirmed cases. The disparity of this come-down across the world means a lot of different things, but the one that speaks most closely to Sound of Metal is that even for nations and communities who might be looking at the other…


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I just read This Is Marketing by Seth Godin, and it’s changed the way that I think about business.

I’ve come across Seth Godin a couple of times in the last few years, and from just disparate enough people (one business podcaster, one filmmaker, one songwriting teacher, and most unexpectedly, one home-cooking YouTuber) that I finally decided to actually buy some of his books instead of just jumping onto his blog, reading a couple of decent if maybe insubstantial posts, and wondering what all the hype was about.

So I read, and absolutely loved, The Dip.

The Dip is tiny…

Liam Riordan

Alleged creative practitioner.

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