During the holiday break I played Minecraft with my two kids and we made something together! It is a castle-like structure on a scale we haven't tackled before. We started by copying a design we found on Youtube here. And we added our own accents and features.
They're just 8 and 5 years old but they communicated really well and actually contributed quite a bit! Most of all, I think they had a lot of fun and got some good satisfaction in building this together - a real sense of accomplishment!
Also, it was great to be able to play cross-platform - me on my PC, Jesse on his Xbox, and Ivy on her Nintendo Switch she just got.
They have such interesting ideas. It's so special how they can surprise you with how they think, what they say, and how fast they learn. Super happy for this time together.
Ok, let’s look at 3 different versions of a song. Headphones def recommended.
I really enjoy Billie Eilish’s song. I think her writing and singing are really interesting and refreshing in our time. I also enjoy the video for this song even tho the particular kind of dark vibe isn’t generally my thing - but it’s great for the song.
bury a friend
By Billie Eilish
Now let’s look at a spur of the moment rendition by three guys, accompanied only by a guitar. Josh Turner is someone I’ve been watching on Youtube for a few years. He’s one of those artists you sort of get to see grow up and develop over a matter of years. His first video on YT is from 12 years ago, when he was 15-years old. At that time he’d only been playing a couple of years and he was already trying to cover Leo Kottke songs. Well, he’s all growed up now and he’s a really talented artist.
The description of the video says, “Ben introduced me to this one - it's just so dang spooky cool. Recorded in a hotel room in