Right now, I’m noticing little moments of whimsy. Pockets of of creativity that explore ideas capriciously. Whimsical people are a little bit quirky, a little bit nerdy, often loners. They were the kid who’d delicately pull apart a daisy. Or watch a worm for a full 45 minutes in a puddle. Now they create music and art and things that are neither art or music or anything in particular. It’s just whimsy.
Melbourne singer/songwriter Megan Washington is whimsical. She used to sing backup for Old Man River. Her singing made two of the male panellists on Spicks and Specks cry tonight. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa6DWgRuJLQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
In case you’re still wondering what whimsy is about, possibly my favourite whimsical outpouring. It features Zooey Dechanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being doing mad whimsy in a bank. Just for fun. (And to promote their latest movie.) Creatively there’s no point to it. It’s just… whimsy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KUOQOlt8E[/youtube]