Sade, Sixty & still a Smooth Operator

Sade, has been part of the soundtrack of my grownup life and at every significant moment, there has been a song of hers in the background. She turned sixty today, but she is timeless, and so is her music. The Nigerian-born songstress is one of five artists that will make me go to live performance. Two of the other four are dead.

I also love her ethos about creativity — something that we forget in our times of fractional attention, multi-tasking and engagement as marketing. I wish more creatives would take a cue from her! I am waiting for her next album — very patiently.

Tuscany on Film

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My most recent trip to Tuscany was a first of sorts. I took along a film camera and some film to understand why everyone makes such a fuss about film photography. With my Konica Hexar AF camera, I knew at least I would at least get the photos right. In addition to my digital photos, I used up four film rolls, shooting at the same time and locations where I was also using my Leica SL camera. (more…)