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.
Hostel 2 is a torture porn sequel to torture porn. Who woulda thunk? If you liked Hostel, you’ll enjoy Hostel 2, especially because it stars a BA female protagonist. Seriously, she’s awesome. This movie also gives us more perspective into those who choose to pay to torture strangers, which is interesting.
MisterWives is pop bliss. Seriously, the majority of their songs are incredibly catchy, even if they do end up sounding pretty similar. The lead singer has a great voice, the instrument work is fun—yeah, check them out. I like Not Your Way, Our Own House, and Reflections.
Said the Whale
Said the Whale is an unusual band simply because I can’t think of anything to compare their sound to. They’re a rock band, but not in the way you might think. I haven’t listened to them much yet, but I like what I’ve heard so far. Give Oh K, Okay; We Are 1980; and Mother if you want to hear something new.