Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views (November 23, 2018)

Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views is back and devoted to a short list of recommended reads, listens, and views for the week. 


If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  Every Friday, I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will eventually scratch that itch when I get around to it.

You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.


Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Painting Soviet Monuments to Look Like American Superheroes  (Now this is some original trolling)


I had the good fortune of playing in a Miami-area band that played Latin music (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, etc.) around the city.  If you haven’t developed an appreciation for these styles of music, I’ll be sharing a number of them in the coming weeks.

I recently became acquainted with Firas Zahabi. He’s a world-class martial arts trainer and well-versed student of philosophy, and an unconventional thinker. His thoughts on how to exercise and train are especially intriguing.


I’m a Robert Glasper fan and I love exploring how producers chopped, lifted, and looped jazz for Hip-Hop artists. Learning that Nas and Ahmad Jamal are linked was an excellent personal discovery.

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