Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major from Book I of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 862, performed by harpsichordist Katherine Roberts Perl, accompanied by a graphical score.
Because this has to be on everyone’s dash always.
“The Last Pick” - a Jubilee Project short film ft. Jeremy Lin.
“…So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Message Translation).
Also, bloopers here. Neat trivia: Jeremy often practiced at this elementary school near his home in CA. =)
(Thanks to TP, DC, JK, and JT among others who have shared this)
(found via /r/doctorwho - credit artist Adam Tupper)
“MANDEVILLA, a short film, is part of a campaign against domestic violence sponsored by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women & the Korean American Family Service Center. This film was created specifically for the Korean American community, but domestic violence is a problem within all communities.”
Directed by Andrew Oh. Starring Jun Kim, Arden Cho, and Lance Lim. Found via /r/asianamerican.
“Law of Physics Can’t Trump the Bonds of Love” - Tara Parker-Pope, NYT (article here)
“Jeffrey Wright is well known around his high school in Louisville, Ky., for his antics as a physics teacher, which include exploding pumpkins, hovercraft and a scary experiment that involves a bed of nails, a cinder block and a sledgehammer. But it is a simple lecture — one without props or fireballs — that leaves the greatest impression on his students each year. The talk is about Mr. Wright’s son and the meaning of life, love and family.”
(found via /r/videos)
Exclusive “Django Unchained” track by track album commentary with Quentin Tarantino.
“I have to say, when I came up with the idea to do ‘Django Unchained,’ I knew it was imperative that I open it with this song as a big opening credit sequence. Because basically this movie is done in the style of a spaghetti western, and any spaghetti western worth its salt has a big opening credit sequence. In fact, if it doesn’t, I don’t really want to see it.” - Quentin Tarantino (credit Randy Lewis of LA Times for the share)
“At first the laughs are, perhaps understandably, nervous. But then Lee Ridley is far from a conventional stand-up comic. For a start, he doesn’t utter a single word on stage. Lee, who has cerebral palsy, cannot speak so he uses a text-to-speech iPad app to deliver his lines…” - Daily Mail
On a related note, it reminds me of how comedian Jack Benny once did a 7 minute routine in Las Vegas using only gestures and facial expressions, no words.