New Age Nonsense im Silicon Valley als neues Hobby von Menschen mit zuviel Geld, die auf dem Elite-Rave für reiche Hipster (formerly known as Burning Man) hängen geblieben sind. Wie so'n fleischgewordenes Motivations-Poster in Plasticverpackung mit Sonnenuntergang drauf. Yuck.
Tech elites who are looking for more than extra zeros in their bank statements are finding it in an unlikely place: so-called songversations, emotion-heavy gatherings that combine philosophical rap sessions with improvised music, run by a ukulele-strumming songstress who describes herself as a “heartist.”
Branded as “Soul Salons,” they import the cosmic-explorer sensibility of Burning Man’s dusty playa into the cozy living rooms of prominent entrepreneurs, where they sing freestyle on topics as diverse as environmental degradation and heartbreak. Think of it as a free-jazz equivalent of an Esalen retreat. […]
“I don’t know if you’d call this a breakthrough,” she said, “but I got Peter Thiel to sing along and Elon Musk to smile.”