Author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST & other bestsellers. Subscribe to my newsletter and log off of this hell site: austinkleon.com/newsletter
🎶 When routine bites hard And ambitions are low And resentment rides high... 🎶 open.spotify.com/track/1r8oPEXq…
🎶 And we would go on as though nothing was wrong And hide from these days we remained all alone Staying in the same place, just staying out the time Touching from a distance Further all the time 🎶 open.spotify.com/track/5EclH1u6…
🎶 Mother I tried please believe me, I'm doing the best that I can. I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through, I'm ashamed of the person I am. 🎶 open.spotify.com/track/3KN1A4XV…
RT @waxpoetics: A Bill Withers mix by @monkuno ::::: mixcloud.com/monkuno/a-love…
Bye, zines! 👋 #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/wsui2aedwy
Make your own zines: austinkleon.com/2020/03/04/how… #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/FfFMRD9VBc
Last zine for now. (Still staying home!) #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/B3mBo0nk0Q
I dig these sweatshirts and tees from @GreenAppleBooks bonfire.com/green-apple-bo… https://t.co/NMuOYE3yEZ
RT @claytoncubitt: The plague doctor's zany nose rightfully gets the most attention but don't sleep on the brilliance of the poking stick f…
RT @catejmiller: me trying to do literally anything in the past three weeks https://t.co/Qpk9Nh31tD
RT @elizmccracken: I'd rather be in the room with them, but there's sweetness, too. Shy students speak up more. Everyone's the same distanc…
The takes are all bad. Here are some cactus blossoms instead: https://t.co/Hht2wPlMEd
Also home hairstyling inspiration https://t.co/QPkD2UfgHJ
Day 27 of self-isolation “Let the children lose it Let the children use it Let all the children boogie” youtu.be/sI66hcu9fIs
Can’t talk can’t work gotta read about Comanches twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
“I feel very bad for the millennials, who were prepared for this very poorly by their culture.... I was instructed as a child thirty five years ago that one day I'd have to murder an Australian for half a can of rusty water.” —@warrenellis orbitaloperations.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/d/…
I started reading @scgwynne’s EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON and holy moly is it good bookshop.org/a/1799/9781416…
RT @austinkleon: “Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of…
RT @kg_ubu: MASK PIECE I Make a mask larger than your face. Polish the mask every day. In the morning, wash the mask instead of your face.…
RT @RichardEGrant: Never anticipated that this WITHNAIL line, coined by Bruce Robinson, would have such comic longevity! 😂😂😂 https://t.co/3…
several people asked me for a 😷 pattern — Meg is experimenting but this is my favorite so far: sarahmaker.com/how-to-sew-a-s… YouTube video here: youtube.com/watch?v=6gcLp0… https://t.co/EPySHufWKT
AMERICAN DREAM is sounding prescient and better than ever to me these days open.spotify.com/album/4AF1M7bG… https://t.co/mCul3tVy19
We are a pro-@lcdsoundsystem household https://t.co/71Evia4aqg
Just a reminder: @acltv has a ton of episodes streaming for free right now. (We’re watching on the Roku @PBS app) https://t.co/8UFAyKLBSO
A venn diagram between Larry David and David Hockney that’s where I see myself 😂
RT @aardvarsk: explaining to my friends w kids under 6 how it’s been isolating alone https://t.co/ewBTvH3DLG
Okay without the last 8 paragraphs 😫
The profile of Larry David in quarantine is giving me life nytimes.com/2020/04/04/sty…
This morning I was drawing myself in a mask my wife made me and for the first time I realized one of the designs on the bandanna looks like a germ 🦠 https://t.co/2uL0pTxwTj
“I would suggest people could draw at this time.... Question everything.... look hard at something and think about what they are really seeing.... We need art... What is stress? It’s worrying about something in the future. Art is now.” HOCKNEY! theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
🎶 I bought you a brand new Ford You said, ‘I want a Cadillac.” I bought you a ten dollar dinner You said, ‘Thanks for the snack.’ I let you live in my penthouse You said it was just a shack I gave you seven children Now you want to give them back! 🎶 youtu.be/LWLAAzOBoBI
RT @MobyDickatSea: Away! let us away!—this instant let me alter the course!
“Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin' ” —Billy Preston twitter.com/realemirhan/st… https://t.co/CuDhBJfZT6
“[H]e had enough of a life before music to know how to walk away from it when he’d had enough.” —@NifMuhammad on Bill Withers nytimes.com/2020/04/04/opi…
RT @kellianderson: quarantine mood via Bruno Munari https://t.co/pNXozSjphH
RT @JesseThorn: Lovely Bill Withers mix from my @MaxFunHQ colleague @OliverSWang of @HeatRocksPod. mixcloud.com/owang/the-side…
You can watch me make that zine in real time if you want: pscp.tv/w/cVZKPzgyMjc2…
Make your own zines: bit.ly/2JA1yhy #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/Zbyuqrn4Bn
A silly #newspaperblackout zine I made live for @chasejarvis and @CreativeLive yesterday (dedicated to @twliterary) #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine #blackoutpoetry https://t.co/cGhwCVn2cf
RT @JohnnyCallicutt: Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller 04/01 https://t.co/9iev3ytacA
RT @JohnnyCallicutt: Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller https://t.co/no9DdD4jsr
RT @alisonwillmore: In honor of @rachel_handler's Friday Night Movie Club pick this week — watch along with her tonight starting at 7pm ET!…
The one false note in MOONSTRUCK, which is otherwise perfect, is the scene where Loretta is in front of the fire with wine and that weird sax music plays. https://t.co/626Ysf6TJb
RT @waxy: Still Bill: this 2009 documentary looks at the life and career of Bill Withers, who died Monday at age 81 youtube.com/watch?v=Wdizl6…
Just don’t start listening to Jackson Browne and quarantine will go fine https://t.co/xohaYl1nEf
Gonna attempt to watch it in black and white #moonstruck austinkleon.com/2020/03/22/in-… https://t.co/UrJ8ZAu0wP
RT @vulture: vibes #vulturemovieclub https://t.co/cswMO8thqH
I love MOONSTRUCK so much. Watching with some friends tonight over the internet. This live tweet should be good! twitter.com/vulture/status… https://t.co/eTxpTJZYLs
A list of my favorite books you could finish in an afternoon: austinkleon.com/2020/04/03/sho…
Okay, this is a fun topic: My favorite VHS was one with WAYNES WORLD and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS a friend of my parents gave me when I got chicken pox. Played it over and over. twitter.com/ivansiladji/st…
Haha same. I watched SO much TV. And VHS tapes over and over. Also: not all screen time is created equal: austinkleon.com/2020/02/24/lef… twitter.com/michelledean/s…
RT @wesleyhill: The benefits of getting bored, aka the sort of post that reminds you why love reading @austinkleon's blog/newsletter: https…
I made a blackout zine live for @chasejarvis and @CreativeLive dig it twitter.com/CreativeLive/s…
“Don't stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don't forget what made you angry. Hold your anger out at arm's length and look at it, as if it were a glass ball. Then add it to your glass ball collection.” poetryfoundation.org/poems/57243/ho… twitter.com/mattthomas/sta…
RT @chasejarvis: Take a mental break and get to drawing with my man @austinkleon. We're going live in 5 mins on @CreativeLive 👉🏼 https://t.…
In this week’s newsletter: why boredom can be a good thing, quarantine book clubs, inspirational prompts, ear and eye candy, and more: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/we…
RT @FourTet: ok it's about to start. Play it loud! youtube.com/watch?v=oXQi77…
RT @shedd_aquarium: What's better than one penguin? Three penguins! 🐧🐧🐧 Wellington, Annie and Edward explored Polar Play Zone and discovere…
RT @RollingStone: That time Bill Withers performed "Grandma's Hands" at the BBC in 1973 rol.st/3bIhf22 https://t.co/iDy3A97zgs
Lovely memories from my friend @slarkpope who grew up across the street from Bill Withers: instagram.com/p/B-hd8NUglst/ https://t.co/TuISNUPvGg
RT @JesseThorn: @austinkleon This was the most powerful thing anyone has ever said on my show.
If you need comfort when a favorite musician or artist dies, these @davideagleman stories help me: twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
RT @Khanoisseur: For the song's third verse, Withers had intended to write more lyrics instead of repeating the now iconic phrase "I know"…
RT @jndevereux: Fantastic voice and band live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, with a great opening monologue: youtu.be/TJmtaPAAUUw
RT @POETSorg: When the bass drops on Bill Withers’ Better Off Dead, it’s like 7 a.m. and I confess I’m looking over my shoulder once or…
One of my favorite Bill Withers tunes: “Can we pretend The pain is gone And go our merry way Paint a portrait of tomorrow With the colors bright and gay” open.spotify.com/track/0S5ZoKKZ…
Lean on me When you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long Til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on https://t.co/rsCXuyW4U2
I have listened to this Bill Withers interview with @JesseThorn many times. He lived with so much dignity. twitter.com/austinkleon/st… twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
One of the greatest who ever did it. I’m so sad. RIP. twitter.com/ap/status/1246…
Bonus zine: another one made from a page of a National Geographic book about fish 🐠 #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/vnF5YvoMU8
Make your own zine: bit.ly/2JA1yhy #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/hZ34BpfUly
New @nineinchnails is a beautiful ambient record. Great for working: open.spotify.com/album/296zqVG4…
Today’s zine made from a page of a National Geographic book about fish 🐠 #stayhomemakezines #quaranzine https://t.co/hPMNV9ia0p
MARCH 2020 TOP TEN 1. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE 2. Spring 3. #stayhomemakezines 4. ZZ TOP on Netflix 5. movies in black&white 6. @DavidNaimon podcasts w/ Mary Ruefle 7. climbing domes 8. @perpetua yearly mixes 9. @marcmaron’s END TIMES FUN 10. MiuMiu’s “I wish you love” https://t.co/QPkZGKeIdR
“Do remember they can’t cancel the spring.” David Hockney sends iPad drawings from his quarantine: bbc.com/news/entertain… https://t.co/BpbwCbMtP6
RT @stevesilberman: A new iPad drawing by David Hockney, working from quarantine in Normandy. [via @BBC] https://t.co/NQVdmV8AKq
Want to hear something PETTY? Sometimes I have somebody in the newsletter and then they do something to piss me off or annoy me and I TAKE THEM OUT. https://t.co/ZqQD14DIgF
Tomorrow’s newsletter is ready to go. Subscribe here if you haven’t already: austinkleon.com/newsletter
RT @MrZiebarth: Happy one year of KEEP GOING! I thought of @austinkleon’s book this morning while on my morning walk when I came across som…
I enjoy Sheila Heti. I remember one time I was like, “I would read a 10,000 word profile of Raffi” and LO AND BEHOLD vulture.com/2015/12/findin…
Tove Jansson created the Moomins “when I was feeling depressed and scared of the bombing and wanted to get away from my gloomy thoughts to something else entirely.... I crept into an unbelievable world where everything was natural and benign—and possible.” newyorker.com/magazine/2020/…
RT @jndevereux: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. austin.towers.net/in-1918-austin…
Postcards I sent the boys from each city 😭 #keepgoingtour https://t.co/SVcg2OxDfK
People made fun of my germaphobia on the #keepgoingtour but I didn’t get sick once 😷 https://t.co/LkWDn2N08V
FEB. 2020 TOP TEN 1. Blind contour drawings 2. Tokarczuk’s DRIVE YOUR PLOW... 3. Lunch zines 4. DOLEMITE IS MY NAME! 5. Stars over Dripping Springs 6. Rooney, NORMAL PEOPLE 7. Boys making valentines for their classmates 8. BOJACK HORSEMAN 9. Gang of 4 10. Solving Rubik’s cube
 
 
 
 
 
Developed by Daniel Jones for CreamSocial