Cool Dad Raising Daughter On Media That Will Put Her Entirely Out Of Touch With Her Generation | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Cool Dad Raising Daughter On Media That Will Put Her Entirely Out Of Touch With Her Generation | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

“Well, I’m not making the same mistake he did,” Campbell continued as he pulled out vinyl copies of Television’s Marquee Moon, Miles Davis’ Sketches Of Spain, and Big Star’s #1 Record, highly influential albums that will in no way help his daughter interact with her peers at a particularly delicate time in her social development. “There’s a lot of cool stuff out there, and it’s never too early to start learning what’s worth your time. I’m just glad I have the know-how to guide her.”

Campbell said he has also been vigilant in ensuring Emma develops an increased familiarity with timeless classic films, a parenting strategy that will inevitably hobble her as she attempts to achieve individuation while negotiating an adolescence heavily influenced by the very latest pop culture.

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IKEA Presents, Harry’s Records. Make Room for Your Life

Look at how we helped Harry organise his passion for more than 4500 records and make room for his family life. If you could do with some help storing your things, maybe some of the solutions we used for Harry might help you too.

A wall of EXPEDIT shelving units to store his thousands of records

STOLMEN shoe racks to store his keyboards

KVISSLE cable management box to tame his web of cables

FÖRHÖJA cutlery tray to organise the floppy discs he wants to keep

Explore – The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep…

The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep your living expenses LOW. The smaller you live (materially-speaking), the bigger you can live (creatively-speaking). This way the stakes aren’t so high…you aren’t demanding of your passion that it keeps you living a rich life. Then you can stretch and grow with the most possible freedom. This was my strategy in my 20’s, and it’s the reason I worked really hard to avoid all debts, and to keep my lifestyle really manageable. If I’d been saddled with a big life, I don’t think I ever could have found my way forward to the freedom I have now.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice for people who want to turn their passion into a career, a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice.

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Vinyl


I can’t believe I’ve just spent two hours (at this time of night) watching this documentary, but I really enjoyed it. The story, the cast of characters, just great.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_%282000_film%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Zweig
http://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/cinematheque/shooting_myself_in_the_mirror_the_obsessive_cinema_of_alan_zweig.aspx
http://books.google.ca/books?id=zioEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA70&dq=Vinyl+Zweig&hl=en&ei=Be-7S-DRNoWBlAfVyvWbBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Vinyl%20Zweig&f=false