This is what it sounds like when you help a group of Asylum Seekers DJ with the tracks from their phones.
Mixed groups of arab adolescent men, african women, eastern european families with childeren and elderly people all participated in what resembled an unfamiliar wedding party. Each new song that was played introduced a different traditional or less traditional dance to the floor, which was then interpreted by the others, or simply denied in favour of cheerful improvisation.
I love this for so many reasons.
This had been kicking around for a bit, unfinished, and unloved. But as soon as I stopped going to work I knew I could kick it out in an hour or two. Please enjoy.
- Something in the Air (Bonobo Remix)
- Brennan Green – Ambien
- NTFO & Karmon – Composit
- Jon Charnis – Prophecy
- Chopstick & Johnjon – Pining Moon
- Wareika – All Little Things (Visionquest & Nikko Gibler Remix)
- Special Case – Ice Twice
- Tuccillo (feat Arie) – Reckless
- Claptone – United
- Robert Babicz – Venus Transit (Wehbba Remix)
- Audiofly (feat Jaw) – Excuse My Wildness (Carl Craig Remix)
- Midlake – The Old and The Young (Moulinex Edit)
- Grandbrothers – Ezra Was Right
- Dave DK – Woolloomooloo
- Ray Okpara & Markus Homm – Subway Surfers
- Simion – Jack UR Body
- El Prevost (feat DHam) – Allez Ally (Shonky Remix)
- Denix Kurtel & Art Department – Forgot Your Name
- Wilkinson – Afterglow
The Chokehold of Calendars is well worth a read.
In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening. In the case of a business like ours, what clients pay us to make and do happens in the cracks between meetings, or worse, after business hours.
And I’ve often thought about this:
“I’m adding a meeting” should really be “I’m subtracting an hour from your life.”
What if meeting organizers had to ‘pay’ for the time they used from the assembled participants? And how the participants valued the meeting had a kind of multiplier effect on the cost to the organizer?
Meetingville – it’s going to be huge :-)