Weekend Beat: Issue 8

It's the Weekend!  Time for the Weekend Beat to get you through your weekend.

In a couple of hours, the USA vs France match begins.  This could be even better than the final.  One of these two teams goes out today!

You can stream the match live on FuboTV.

So here are your three nuggets…

1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).2) A song I've had on repeat this week3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool

Podcast App.

A tool I have been loving is the Podcast App.

It's just the podcast player I've been using and it works really well.

I've been a longtime listener of the ComeOnYouReds podcast, which is about Toronto FC.
And I've been binging on the “To Live and Die in LA” podcast.  It's similar to serial where a reporter, in this case, Neil Strauss from Rolling Stone, is tracking the disappearance of Adea Shabani, an aspiring actress.

I find these podcasts that mix recorded phone calls and conversations with conjecture fascinating.  This one has some twists in it that will keep you hooked.

I tend to listen to podcasts while cleaning up the kitchen at night, and sometimes while cooking.

2) Song

A song I've had on repeat this week is one of my all-time fav jazz songs.  Love Me or Leave Me by the great Nina Simone.

I discovered Nina in my first year of university from a line from a Fugees song that made me curious.  I picked up a used tape of one of her albums and was blown away.

You may or may not know that Nina (Eunice Waymon) was a gifted classically trained pianist.  I love this song that interpolates some straight classical in the middle of the song.  Gorgeous!

New to Nina?  I *love* this 2 CD set.   It's a great place to start.

3) Concept

Bitcoin is going to change the world from a money transactional standpoint not just for Africa, but for everywhere.” – Akon

Bitcoin is a new class of money.  If you know nothing about bitcoin, consider buying even some to see how it works.

And if you play the lottery, skip it this week and buy some BTC instead.

Buy BTC in US/World
Buy BTC in Canada

Lastly, enjoy your weekend.

PS – World Cup USA vs France pre-game starts in about an hour.  I'm gonna make some nachos and get ready!

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