Holler at me. Shiny new Facebook page: →
I originally typed “Faceboof” and then “Faceboog.” I am a total Faceboof.
Excellent piece on late night TV indie-rock →
” Being on these shows doesn’t necessarily catapult you into fame, but your family and people you went to high school with think you’ve become a rock star.” - AC Newman miw: lotsa words, lotsa links…just the way I like my internet journalism. also raises some interesting question about the value of music on late night talk shows. If it doesn’t really help the show…or...
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making...– A. A. Milne jayolsonimprov.com
Two Quote Tuesday: What do JRR Tolkein & Martin...
“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkein “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber jayolsonimprov.com
IDEO CEO Tim Brown on creativity & play. (via tamaratumbls) jayolsonimprov.com
Friends near and far, a little help?
I am offering the new Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, improv training for Chicago city employees of all levels - free of charge. Follow me on Twitter @jay_olson and please also Tweet Mayor @rahmemanuel telling him what a great idea it is to empower Chicago with new ideas about teamwork, creativity and flexibilty. What if he says yes? And then other cities follow his lead? And states? I...
The key skill of the innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance.– Randy Nelson, Pixar (via jonathanmoore)
Get up on this, improv land! wluera: If you haven’t heard, submissions are open for this year’s Boston Improv Festival in September - www.bostonimprovfest.com.
listening to "Beastie Boys - Egg Raid On Mojo... →
listening to "Mel McDaniel - Louisiana Saturday... →
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our...– Mark Twain (via The Wolf)
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the...– Chauncey Depew
Two Quote Tuesday / What do John Keats & Muhammad...
“Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.” - John Keats “There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” - Muhammad Ali jayolsonimprov.com
Wake up, America. The real threat to the United States’s continued superpower...– Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis – an excellent read by Lara Seargeant Richardson in The Atlantic (via curiositycounts)