Anyone that has caught a glimpse of my Instagram knows I love my dog. I have always loved dogs and truly believe them to be man’s best friend.
And I am also captivated by wolves. I find them to be so powerful and majestic and independent. If spirit animals are a thing, the wolf is definitely mine.
Here’s a little wolf love for the week:
What would you do if you pulled over to take a call and saw this enormous canus lupus specimen checking you out? https://i.imgur.com/R2Cps9X.gifv
This fascinating mini documentary (4 1/2 minutes) is about how wolves change rivers, as studied when they were reintroduced to Yellowstone.
What I’m Watching –
I continue to consume films and documentaries about the music business and some of its luminary figures.
Quincy was out of sight. I had chills at the closing credits and ended up at my desk for an all nighter with inspiration. The sound track, as you can imagine, contains tons that I’m sure you’ll be familiar with.
His arranging, composing, producing, and performing was done alongside and for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Jennifer Holliday, Barbra Streisand, Barry White and many more. He has 79 Grammy nominations and 27 wins. He has seven Oscar nominations and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He also has received four Emmy nominations, winning one. His influence on music in the last 50 years can not be understated.
It was great to learn more about his story, man.
What I’m Listening To –
Sinnerman – Nina Simone – https://youtu.be/QH3Fx41Jpl4
Quote I’m Pondering –
“I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, ‘A la sainte terre’, ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”
― John Muir
Exploration – Control Your Data. Collect Your Money.
My primary job is as the CEO of Exploration. We help media companies compile the data needed to get paid.
Our weekly newsletter is one of the most widely read in the music business.
Exploration Weekly – President Signs MMA Into Law / SoundCloud Opens Direct Monetization Program / Genius Adds Lyrics Feature to Apple Music