Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I have a very scientific view of the world and thus am highly skeptical of any claim that doesn't have good evidence to back it up. So it usually bugs me a little when people buy into beliefs that seem like bullshit, but I know they're just humans like me.

In this film, a man creates a persona of a guru from India and gets followers who buy into it, even though he's a fake. That's not really the whole story, though; you should just watch the film yourself.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Philip Glass: a Portrait in 12 Parts

I haven't actually watched this one in some time, but "Philip Glass: a Portrait in 12 Parts" gives us a view into the life and mind of a brilliant composer. Especially memorable is Philip Glass making pizza- he doesn't feel like he quite knows what he's doing, but he trusts that it will turn out okay. You get the sense that his approach to composition is not that different.