from Tuesday, December4th of the year2007.
Here is a link to a story of a very particularly heartbreaking genre. I am really excited to follow this as it develops and will be Very Sad if British Privacy Concerns get in the way of my getting to the bottom of it! I have an enormous “capacity” (if that’s the word) for stories (both fictional and real) about missing people, or people who have come back from a long illness or disappearance to find the world changed. Another such book was Clare Sambrook’s Hide & Seek which I very strongly recommend.
I just got a piece of spam whose entire text reads:
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Which I think is pretty great. Slog Apportion Elliott Amadeus feels like a whole meme. Twosome Womb Frugal Motherland is the title of my next album, without a doubt, either that or, like, the Arvo PÃ¤rt / KristÃn ValtÃ½sdóttir collaboration we’ve all been waiting for!
As part of my research for my Electric Violin Concerto, I uncovered this amazing YouTube video of Carl Sagan talking about the constellations. Listen to the music about a minute and a half in. I feel like a lot of people my age or slightly older will forever associate this kind of music with capital-S Science.
So good, right? That’s almost as good as these Philip Glass + Sesame Street Color Wheel things:
I hope there is a generation of kids who were 5 years old in 1977 (that means you, Taye Diggs and Drea De Matteo) who can’t think about primary colors without hearing:
Speaking of which, I hope you are all coming to hear Einstein tomorrow at Carnegie. No excuses! 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.