segunda-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2007

Postonove 3: an awesome brazilian compilation

With very good artists, like Fernandinho Beat Box and Beth Carvalho, this album shows the best kind of brazilian music. Some samba, rap, soul and funk of 70's and 90's are together, making you sing and dance all the time.
The driving force behind this disc is our desire to form a link between traditional and avant garde Brazilian music: to bring you a coherent album which is eclectic and chaotic but which, at the same time, embraces the spirit of the Favevelas.

source: Favela Chic

Something about Getting Things Done

The Problem with “stuff”

Getting Things Done succeeds because it first addresses a critical barrier to completing the atomic tasks that we want to accomplish in a given day. That’s “stuff.” Amorphous, unactionable, flop-sweat-inducing stuff. David says:

Here’s how I define “stuff:” anything you have allowed into your psychological or physical world that doesn’t belong where it is, but for which you haven’t yet determined the desired outcome and the next action step. [pg. 17]

Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. Evaluation meetings, bar mitzvahs, empty rolls of toilet paper, broken lawn mowers, college applications, your big gut, tooth decay, dirty underwear and imminent jury duty all compete for prime attention in our poor, addled brains. Stuff has no “home” and, consequently, no place to go, so it just keeps rattling around.

Worst off, we’re too neurotic to stop thinking about it, and we certainly don’t have time to actually do everything in one day. Jeez Louise, what the hell am I, Superman?

So you sprint from fire to fire, praying you haven’t forgotten anything, sapped of anything like creativity or even the basic human flexibility to adapt your own schedule to the needs of your friends, your family or yourself. Your “stuff” has taken over your brain like a virus now, dragging down every process it touches and rendering you spent and virtually useless. Sound familiar?

Source: 43folders