Cracking covers

There is an art to a good cover version. I think the best cross genres. Here are 3 of my favourites (in the order I discovered them)…

Travis covering Britney Spear’s Baby One More Time


The Civil Wars covering Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean


Emily Asen covering Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy

The power of vulnerability – Brené Brown

I first came across this TED Talk over a month ago when I saw this tweet:

I have this TED talk pretty much on speed dial:…

— Beck Tench (@10ch) January 5, 2012

I bookmarked the link but have only just got around to watching the talk, and now I can really see why you would have it on speed dial – I want to watch it every day. Immediately after watching it I tweeted the link and proclaimed Brené Brown my new hero.

Check it out, this is 20 minutes well spent:

If you want to find out more about Brené Brown and her research you can read her blog and follow her on Twitter.