Listened Listening and responding from Radio National
So if I were to give a down and dirty, so to speak, over what an effective listener is, it would be somebody that takes a step back, that allows the other to speak, that gives their full attention, that hears the message with their ears, with their heart, with their mind, with their emotional intelligence, that suspends judgement and makes a connection with the other individual
An interesting conversation on listening, lurking, reflecting and just being there.
Replied to Too Long; Didn’t Read #156 (W. Ian O'Byrne)
I frequently find myself at the keyboard on my computer or mobile device and ready to fire off a rant, or targeted message. Yet, I find myself stopping, pausing, and deleting. I’ve recently thought about that as a sign of weakness. But, perhaps Sherri is pointing me (us) in a better direction.
I find myself being much more mindful of what I wrote when it is published from my own space. It feels less like a rental car where you care little about the various pops and clangs and more like a lease where you have more accountability for it. Is this listening or resistance or both, not sure, but it definitely feels more meaningful.
Bookmarked How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like (Lifehacker)
Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s publisher Gizmodo Media Group, and some of my own habits. Some are obvious, some bizarre, some embarrassing, but they’ve all helped people find their new favorite song, or even their favorite band.
Nick Douglas collects together a number of suggestions for finding new music. Whether it be best lists or review sites, there are a number of entry points provided. Some not mentioned include La Blogothèque’s, Take Away Shows and other live performances, as well as Deep Cuts guides and reviews.