Check out Manchester Orchestra’s performance on David Letterman last night. Also, be sure to pick up their new album Cope out today!

"God that was nice!" - David Letterman

Um… new Jack White album anyone? Yes Please! Lazaretto out 6/10!

This is no April Fool’s Joke… Copeland is releasing new music! See for yourself!

Check out Conor Oberst’s new song “Governor’s Ball” from his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain out 5/20.

I feel like this hasn’t been getting any press… either way it should be know that First Aid Kit have a new album on the way! “My Silver Lining” from “Stay Gold,” the new album from First Aid Kit, available June 10th.

Pre-Order the Album download “My Silver Lining” http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGold

My Silver Lining

I don’t want to wait anymore I’m tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter
I don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I’ve got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can’t worry ‘bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I’ve woken up in a hotel room, my worries as big as the moon
Having no idea who or what or where I am
Something good comes with the bad
A song’s never just sad
There’s hope, there’s a silver lining
Show me my silver lining
Show me my silver lining

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I won’t take the easy road
The easy road, the easy road

Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on

On Meetings:

There’s nothing more toxic to productivity than a meeting. Here’s a few reasons why:

They break your work day into small, incoherent pieces that disrupt your natural workflow

They’re usually about words and abstract concepts, not real things (like a piece of code or some interface design)

They usually convey an abysmally small amount of information per minute

They often contain at least one moron that inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s time with nonsense

They drift off-subject easier than a Chicago cab in heavy snow

They frequently have agendas so vague nobody is really sure what they are about

They require thorough preparation that people rarely do anyway

For those times when you absolutely must have a meeting (this should be a rare event), stick to these simple rules:

Set a 30 minute timer. When it rings, meeting’s over. Period.
Invite as few people as possible.
Never have a meeting without a clear agenda.

Excerpt from Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

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Metrodome Demolition from Parking Lot of First Covenant Church via Daniel Collison

Dang it! I wish I’d known this was happening… would have loved to be there.

All our sickness all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill
He has walked this path before us
He is walking with us still
Turning tragedy to triumph
Turning agony to praise
There is blessing in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed
Rejoice!
When you cry to him he hears your voice
He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice!
In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing…

From the song, “Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue

These lyrics have been really resonating with me lately.

I’d like to dedicate this video to my new born son, Oliver. Also, for the record, I love Kid President!

you, you’re awesome, you’re made that way. you’re made from love, to be love, to spread love. love is always louder, not matter what. even if hate has a blow horn, love is louder. so let your life be loud!
— Kid President