It’s Wahoo Wednesday. The day I share with you the stuff I’m going WAHOOO! about.
Wahoo 1 for the Internet
This is a tale with many turns. I will start where most stories start, where it all started. I don’t think it’s a big secret that I work in theatre. So, for a while I’ve been scanning through theatre blogs bjournals to see what was out there and one of the best is The Next Stage. I like his indie arts perspective, and his passion for theatre is infectious. I got referred from his site to another arts marketing bjournal, Mission Paradox. I then added that to my ever-growing list because I like his idea-a-day kind of style; a style I subsequently discovered he emulates from Seth Godin.
Here’s my favourite Seth Godin talk–It’s Broken (that’s the title of the talk, not its state). It’s 20 minutes long, but it will make you laugh and think and want to change the world:
Seth Godin in turn referred his readers to Chris Guillibeau’s free manifesto 279 Days to Overnight Success (which, by the way, is pretty great). In the Manifesto Chris refers to 26 people that have had a strong influence on him. One of those people was/is Havi Brooks. I clicked on her website, The Fluent Self and I fell in love. I love her writing, her philosophy, the way she’s created new words like destuckify and biggification. (Take that ‘meh’!) At my next opportunity of affordability, I am going to purchase her Procrastination Dissolve-o-matic. I got the free stuff (at the bottom of the page of that last link /\) and am very excited to take a look as soon as I’m done here.
So how’s that for some routing? From Vancouver to Chicago to New York (at least I think Seth Godin’s is based in New York, that may not in fact be true) to Portland. A scenic but worthwhile route. Aren’t all the best routes the scenic ones?
It’s these kind of people that keep me tuned into the internet.
Wahoo 2 for literature and the translation thereof:
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. Now in book and television form. Love the book series. Love the television series. Find a way to get both. Honestly, it is such a rare thing to find a book translated into another medium without losing the charm of the original. This has managed it. My advice: Buy everything he writes.
Paul Coelho. I now understand that his book The Alchemist has been around for 20 years. So, I don’t know where I’ve been, but I’ve just discovered him and I love him. LOVE HIM! Charming and poetic and funny and moving and wise and complicated and simple. I could go on. But instead, I will just move on…
to my final wahoo because I know you’re exhausted with all these links…
Two visual wahoos…
because I ended up having to do a bunch of research on vintage labels for work. Really.
These are my absolute favourite: