We all know Yoda as a little green fountain of genius and accumulated knowledge. And we accept that his wisdom comes with his advanced age. And yet, we don’t always treat elders in the real world with the same respect. Jian explores the current pattern of dismissing seniors in contemporary western society with Yoda as Read More »

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In the movies, predictable is boring. In real life, a lack of consistency at the highest levels of a super power is daunting. Jian explores the chaotic and fast-paced nature of the new Trump world and yearns for a global reality with less political earthquakes and daily bombshells. Words, original music, recording and production by Read More »

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How scared should we be? We live in a new age of anxiety where multifaceted global industries benefit from fearmongering. But there are also dangers too significant to assume exaggeration. Jian explores the nature of alarmism, a dearth of trusted sources, and the implications of a world increasingly governed by fear. Words, original music, recording Read More »

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What does it mean when we mourn for the loss of someone who never existed? Drawing from the recent death of popular figures in this season’s TV series finales, Jian explores how our growing attachment to fictional characters is connected to the increasing loneliness and social emptiness we experience in a screen-dominated world. Words, original Read More »

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It’s a time of momentous events in the world, worthy of deep concern. But the combination of accelerated news, the internet, media competition, and Trump pronouncements has led a ubiquity of dire proclamations. Is CNN “Breaking News” broken? Jian explores the ideation that if all stories are delivered with the same hysterical fervour, it is Read More »

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What does it mean to truly embrace our impermanence? In the latest ideation, an ode to Prince, Jian explores the idea of mortality. The anniversary of the death of Prince, and other cultural giants like David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, reminds us that no one is eternal. But we also learn that we can seize Read More »

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Words, original music, recording and production by Jian Ghomeshi.

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Words, original music, recording and production by Jian Ghomeshi.

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