Here’s what I had in my headphones last weekend between sessions. Music for hot-tubbing under the desert stars.
Shut it Down from Sarah Jaffe
Sound Proof Room from Elle Varner
Homeward Bound from Simon and Garfunkel
48 Roses from Mariachi el Bronx
Sound of Silence from Kina Grannis
Be Here Now from Ray LaMontagne
Run Away with Me from The Spring Standards
Jolene from Dolly Parton
Shine for Me from Sin Fang
Little Baby Sister from The Kopecky Family Band
Ruin from Cat Power
Woo from Anthony Hamilton
The Pool from The Reduction Agents
Every Space from Lauren O’Connell
Primitive Girl from M. Ward
What do you listen to when you want to feel happy and relaxed?
The Space Camp party was all right, I guess.
Every year when the geeks stand around drinking Tangtinis in their physics-jokes costumes, I want to weep with relief. You are my people.
On the other hand, Pluto is such a bummer lately.
Team Mighty is a little more upbeat.
I can’t wait to tell you all about the talks, projects, goals, and ideas that made my brain full over the weekend.
In the meantime, a few attendees requested Camp Mighty gift certificates so they could give a camp trip to loved ones for the holidays. Those will be available for the next few weeks! Enjoy the registration loophole while you can.
If you couldn’t make Camp Mighty this year, this is me bringing a little taste to your laptop. (Mmm. Tastes like achievement. And gin gimlets.) For increased verisimilitude, please wear a paper party hat while you watch this video I filmed in my hotel room.
While we’re in Palm Springs, Olay is giving Alice Bradley of Finslippy a grant to cover the head shots she needed for her work as a freelance writer. She’s having them taken here at the Ace, and it’s our first foray into wish granting. [Ed note: Between you and me, Alice totally asked for more wishes. Which? Pro move. Now I’m sad that I’m not a genie. But mostly because I want to wear harem pants around without people asking me why I’m in my pajamas.]
If you haven’t requested an invitation to the Go Mighty beta yet, please go do that so you can enter to win a grant too. We’ll send a note to your inbox as we grow.
I’m doing a series of these videos, so please let me know in comments any questions you’d like answered about Life Lists. And then I will attempt to answer them. If you’d like to comment on my appearance, my sexuality, or my relative idiocy level, I think you’re supposed to do that on YouTube? So maybe click through. I don’t really know how it works.
Say, look who’s speaking at Camp Mighty! Ben Silbermann, one of the founders of Pinterest, whose Pinterest board is right here by the way. Ben’s work is at the crux of everything we stand for — makers, aspiration, turning your passion into your livelihood, and nail art.
If you haven’t registered yet for Camp Mighty, please do! We’d love to see you there.
Brian Piotrowicz is currently the Co-Executive Producer for Oprah’s Next Chapter and was a co-producer for the Oprah Winfrey Show for eight years. Also, he is a delight. Just a really nice guy who’s doing work that makes the world better. Have a listen to his Camp Mighty 2011 interview with me, and see if you don’t agree:
Camp Mighty is November 15–17 at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California. Tickets are available online at CampMighty.com.
Video courtesy Cameron Barrett of R/Com Creative.