Heavenfaced: Gratitude and Grieving

When we’re grieving, it’s easy to forget it’s a mysterious process. I’m grateful for the music, stories and art that are also mysterious, the way they find us when we need them and help catalyze the process, which can seem to take such a long time. When Dad died around this time last year, I…

Does empathy bridge art + engineering?

It takes a special something, a combination of unique experience and compatible disposition, to effectively temper hard sciences with soft ones in practice. Everything may very well come back to user experience, not only in the product (the outcome) but also in the process (the story). Empathy is arguably a key component of both hard…

All in the telling

The latest technologies, including cloud, social, anything mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have and will continue to transform business, especially the customer experience, which still revolves around the story. Storytelling is still the centerpiece. Nothing new there. Storytelling has been the centerpiece since before anyone could even write….

Caught a Long Wind

Little bird have you got a key? Unlock the lock inside of me Where will you go? Keep yourself afloat Feeling old until the wings unfolded Caught me a long wind Where will we go? Keep ourselves afloat I caught a long wind A long life wind I got to know the sky But it…

Rock to Sleep

This stuff is AMAZING. For babies, for growed-ups, listen to Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and more legendary music in lullabye mode. Say what you want. Every elevator on the planet should play this stuff. Mellow us out.

Tin Foil

Andrew Bird does Tin Foil even better than the Handsome Family: Late New Years Eve paper hat on your head It was hard to believe that you’d ever be dead And that dream that you’re falling you’ve had since you’re five Is a bird on your shoulder that whispers goodbye What is moving will be…

Improvised Deconstruction

A few clicks is all it takes The kooks you don’t love me From the bottom of my heart from the wasteland you’ve got everything going to plan man De-de-duh-duh-duh-duh-de-de-duh-duh


We tip our hats to @kdragon87 for the tip on this one:


reggie tells it like it is:

Cold War

I love the unfettered, personal nature of this:

Pigs on the Wing

Part 1 If you didn’t care what happened to me, And I didn’t care for you, We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain Occasionally glancing up through the rain. Wondering which of the buggars to blame And watching for pigs on the wing. Part 2 You know that I care what…

Swim Until You Can’t See Land

We salute at the threshold of the North Sea in my mind And a nod to the boredom that drove me here to face the tide and swim (Whoaaaa) I swim (Whoaaa) oh swim (Whoaaa) Dip the toe in the ocean. Oh how it hardens and it numbs. And the rest of me is a…

City of Music: Charlie Parr

thinfilms helped MPLS.tv shoot a music video featuring Charlie Parr for City Pages’ Gimme Noise. Here’s the final edit: touch here to view on iPad or iPhone

Down to the River

As I mentioned earlier, last weekend I went down to the river with a bunch of gear to help Dan Huiting shoot a music video featuring Charlie Parr for City of Music and the video is premiering this coming Monday on the site. See more stills from the shoot and read the article in City…