Our weekly capsule of Krista Tippett's tweets, Instagram pairings, and strange bits of ephemera observed online.
Remembering these words from Bobby McFerrin today as we contemplate our work at On Being.
"With Alice Rivlin at 81 and Pete Domenici at 80 at Brookings this week — a merger of power and softness I've seen in the wisest people." ~Krista Tippett reflects on her recent interview for the Civil Conversations Project.
Here's an improvisational exercise Bobby McFerrin shared with Krista that we'd like you to try. Listen to his easy instructions and try it. Tell us what you think.
Musician, conductor, composer Bobby McFerrin seems to have achieved two disparate levels of fame or infamy depending on who you ask.
One group of audiophiles I know marvel at his four-octave vocal range, improvisational skills, and musicianship, especially his conducting work with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz great Chick Corea. Another group remembers his popular culture contributions: that billboard-topping hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” or the The Cosby Show season 4 opener, and may recall those 10 Grammy awards he has accepted over the years.