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.
Black Snake Moan
When I saw previews for Black Snake Moan years ago, I thought it was about a man who enslaves a young woman for, well, sex. Turns out it’s actually a story of redemption as a black, God-fearing fatherly figure chains up a nymphomaniac in order to cure her of her sins. It’s an interesting premise. It almost plays out like a Tarantino film, and it’s surprisingly touching. I recommend it.
Galantis is electronica duo I recently discovered, and they’re great, especially considering at least one member of Miike Snow is in it. If you’re into lyrical techno music at all, definitely listen to Water, You, and In My Head. They’re whole album, Pharmacy, is worth multiple listens, really.
Nero is pretty bad electronica. Their song Promises is good, though.