I am a huge Lazy Genius fan. Not only do I have Kendra Adachi's first book, The Lazy Genius Way, but I also helped support this series of videos produced to publicize her second book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen. (And, of course, I have that too!) The video series is a hoot which comes as no surprise. Kendra is quirky, funny, non-judgemental, and always there to help you be a genius about the things that matter, and lazy about the things that don't. This is the trailer and you can find the 6 videos in the series on YouTube. (Just click to watch on Youtube and from there you can go to the Lazy Genius YouTube channel.)
(By the way, both books hit the New York Times Best Seller List.)
Since I live in Japan, I'm quite familiar with how Japaneses clothing is made. However, I know next to nothing about Korean clothing although I have always thought the "hanbok" was very beautiful. This video shows the process from beginning to end and it was fascinating!
Kitahama Retro Tea Room
In a blog post on May 25th, I mentioned dropping by Kitahama Retro Tea Room for some ginger shortbread. While looking for information about the tearoom, I came across this delightful video. I love Kitahama Retro, although I don't visit often, and this video does a great job of recreating its atmosphere. (It's a tiny place, and you often have to wait – which is when I think he took much of the video.) Just have to say, though, that I would never order potato salad sandwiches...
Anna Russell: The Ring Cycle
Several of my friend either sing opera or are serious opera buffs. In a gathering last week, Anna Russell's hilarious 22-minute synopsis of Wagner's Ring Cycle came up during our conversation. Several were unfamiliar with it. What?! How can that be! So, here it is in 3 formats:
I'm not quite sure when I became aware of Jacob Collier and his music but I'm now obsessed! He has been called a "wizardly English singer-songwriter-arranger-producer". – basically, he is a musical genius. Not all of his music works for me, but when it does, wow! Here's the video that made him famous, a cover of Stevie Wonder's Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing. (Quincy Jones called him up immediately after viewing it!) Jacob recorded this at the age of 19 in his room at home. He arranged the music, played all the instruments, and sang all the parts. Just fantastic! If you click to watch this video on the YouTube website, the next song on the YouTube playlist is fun too. It's a cover of All Night Long with the support of Take 6. (Since this first video he has won 4 Grammys.)
Below the video of the Stevie Wonder cover is the video of his Tiny Desk Concert (done at his home). Fantastic as well.
And these are just 2 of many articles that try to explain his musical genius.
I'm stepping back from social media so this is where I share links that I think others might enjoy. They will rarely be related to photography though!