Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
I went to a Polica concert in Milwaukee with a friend this week, and man, what a show. I was surprised how good they sound live considering how complex and … ethereal (?) they sound live. Channy was gorgeous, and it was awesome to hear her sing, even if you can hardly understand a word she’s saying. And the dual drummers were obviously fantastic, but really, the bassist stole the show. He’s a god, yet not a single person was watching him. Everyone surrounding me had their eyes on Channy, and a few looked at the drummers. I don’t get it. The bassist was rocking out, and hardly anyone noticed. Well, I saw you bassist. I saw you. Oh, and a drunk girl offered to buy my fox sweater for $60. Just thought I’d throw that in there.
St. Lucia is one of those electronic bands I think would sound ten times better with a female lead singer. Most of the songs sound bland or generic to me, and I couldn’t tell you why, but a few stand out. Listen to We Got it Wrong, Do You Remember, and All Eyes on You.