On My Radar

Taylor, Mumford and Rosa. A few things on my radar this week… Check it out below.

73 Questions

If you haven’t heard of or seen these videos and you have any interest in celebrities or pop culture at all, they’re worth a watch. 73 Questions is a video series by Vogue, filmed in a single shot, where (you guessed it) an unknown interviewer asks celebrities 73 questions while they inexplicably tour a house, set or otherwise unexplained environment. The questions are random but the celebrities responses and the interviews themselves feel candid and real. The latest video is with Taylor Swift, so obviously I tuned in.

Mumford & Sons, Hopeless Wanderer Video

My friend, Morgan showed me this video today. It’s from 2013, so I’m probably a bit behind but it’s too good not to share. Firstly it’s hilariously random, and secondly it has some of my favorite actors/comedians, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte, who impersonate the actual members of Mumford & Sons throughout the video. (Though honestly I couldn’t tell you what the actual band members look like. I didn’t notice the actors until about a minute into the video. Oops.) Oh, and the song is pretty catchy too.

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”

-Rosa Parks

I discovered this quote this morning on LevoLeague’s Instagram, and it really resonated with me. I think a lot of the reason that I don’t do certain things or I don’t ask for certain things is out of fear. Especially when it comes to things I may be rightfully deserving of (and I don’t mean that in a spoiled rotten way). Sometimes I fear speaking up, taking on a new challenge or expressing my opinion. I fear that I’ll be rejected, that I’ll sound stupid or that I won’t be able to do it.

I read this quote and obviously pictured Parks sitting in her bus seat, with her mind made up that she wasn’t going to get up and move. And even though she probably had many things to be afraid of in that moment, she wasn’t afraid because she had already set her mind to something. It seems silly to be fearful of speaking your mind when someone like Rosa Parks did so in such an influential way it didn’t necessarily require words but instead an action that spoke volumes. And she had much more to be afraid of then I do.

What’s been on your radar this week? 

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