Spotlight: Lupe Fiasco

March 20, 2011 | filed under listen, spotlight, watch this, what my world sounds like | Leave a Comment 

It’s highly likely you’ve heard of Lupe Fiasco, so it might seem odd that I’m spotlighting him after he released his third album, five years after his debut. Watching this interview on the Tavis Smiley show reminded me of how much I like him and why. What’s remarkable about the release of his latest album, LASERS, is that fans orchestrated a protest to force Atlantic Records, to give LASERS a release date, which the label was planning to shelve. Here, Lupe discusses the depression and suicidal thoughts he faced during this period, how he came out of it, as well as the creativity/business battle. It’s a really good interview.

[audio:http://www.whatmyworldslike.com/audio/beautifullasers.mp3]
Lupe Fiasco – “Beautiful Lasers (2 ways)”

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Food, Inc.

April 22, 2010 | filed under consider this, do your research!, health, inspiring, learn something, moment of truth, pay attention, rewritable words, watch this, website | 1 Comment 

food, inc


I was all over Twitter with it, but everyone doesn’t use Twitter, so I decided to share some of the information, reminders and thoughts I had while watching Food, Inc., on PBS. Food, Inc. is an incredibly eye-opening film everyone who eats should see. PBS believes this so strongly that it’s airing the film on national television and streaming it in its entirety online from April 22 – April 29. Check your local listings for television viewing.

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Young people have solutions

February 26, 2009 | filed under great ideas, inspiring | Leave a Comment 

dome home

These little ones are defying expectations with stellar ideas.  Recently, there was the news of a 9 year-old in Singapore who’s fluent in six programming languages and created a successful iPhone application. 

Now meet 12-year-old Max Wallack who won a design contest by creating a yurt-like dome home with a built-in bed made of  plastic, wire, and packing peanuts.  The idea allows for cheap housing for the homeless, as well as addressing the problem of increasing landfills.

Gotta love innovation.
Source: TheDesignBlog.org