It's hard to concentrate today. The news are so grim; the refugee crisis is reaching every day a new level and our help respond is coming way too slowly.
Trying to remain focus.
A few links that can help.
Reading and watching a lot of interesting ideas today. So many inspiring artists, writers and filmmakers.
Refugees welcome? How UK and Germany compare on migrationBerlin has proposed a quota system, thousands of Germans have volunteered to help refugees, and press coverage has been more balanced – but there have also been more violent incidents in Germany
Will the image of a lifeless boy on a beach change the refugee debate?
National newspaper front pages run pictures that humanise the crisis of people travelling to Europe to flee the conflict in Syria
AND A BIT OF MUSIC...
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Subject of Paul Thomas Anderson's New Documentary
Anderson filmed Greenwood's album recording sessions in India
By Jeremy Gordon on August 21, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. EDT
Earlier this year, Paul Thomas Anderson joined his close friend and collaborator Jonny Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan in northwest India, where they were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and he brought his camera with him. Their destination was the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, where Greenwood (with the help of Radiohead engineer Nigel Godrich) was recording an album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and an amazing group of musicians: Aamir Bhiyani, Soheb Bhiyani, Ajaj Damami, Sabir Damami, Hazmat, and Bhanwaru Khan on brass; Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, and Chugge Khan on percussion; Zaki Ali Qawwal, Zakir Ali Qawwal, Afshana Khan, Razia Sultan, Gufran Ali, and Shazib Ali on vocals; and Dara Khan and Asin Khan on strings. The finished film, just under an hour, is pure magic. Junun lives and breathes music, music-making, and the close camaraderie of artistic collaboration. It’s a lovely impressionistic mosaic and a one-of-a-kind sonic experience: the music will blow your mind.