My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-31) →
Hem Tift Merritt Virginia Coalition My Morning Jacket Madonna Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes - " →
Used to be my favorite song in h.s. Mainly b/c this cute lifeguard danced with me to it at summer camp. =)
listening to "Linger - The Cranberries" →
@MsRedPen’s Sundays post reminded me of freshman year of high school, which reminded me of this song…
Obama Amid the Pillars Of an Ancient Culture →
“While neoclassicism was the default architectural style across the United States, it became particularly associated with the aristocratic architecture of the antebellum South. Obama wasn’t just borrowing ancient precedents, he was unconsciously recalling — and appropriating — the look of Tara and dozens of other (real) plantation houses. Is race involved in the criticism...
listening to "Ombra Mai Fu (Xerxes) - Handel" →
My best pal and I were talking about this piece last night. Lorraine Hunt Leiberson’s version is gorgeous, but this male singer’s take on it will do.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-24) →
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Madonna Robyn Avishai Cohen Adele Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "City Of Blinding Lights - U2" →
Orig. thought this was a Coldplay song that Obama walked out to last night, but nope. Sorry for mistaking you for Coldplay, U2!
NY Times: Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid's... →
“experts say that without a solution to the grid problem, effective use of wind power on a wide scale is likely to remain a dream.”
listening to "Got My Mind Set On You - George... →
Abt a month ago, this song came on at a restaurant we are at and both my sis and I couldn’t help singing along.
listening to "City Of Immigrants (W/Forro In The... →
had this on repeat on my way to the office this morning.
None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected...– Kathleen Norris (from my QotD calendar)
AP: Anne Hathaway Loves Obama →
“It was around the time that he gave his speech on race that I just said ‘I can’t deny how I feel about you, Barack Obama.”
(O)ne day, they — and your sons and daughters — will tell their own children...– Michelle Obama, convention speech, 8/25/08 [transcript]
listening to "No Air (duet with Chris Brown) -... →
Guilty pleasure alert.
listening to "Der komissar - Falco" →
NPR got this song (the English version, admittedly) in my head when they played a story on S. Ossetia this AM.
listening to "Broken - Tift Merritt" →
I think I will break, but I mend.
listening to "Please Read The Letter - Robert... →
Please read the letter that I wrote…
listening to "Al otro lado del río - Jorge... →
I love Jorge’s voice…
listening to "Peace Train (Junior Vasquez Mix) -... →
Two of my musical favorites meet up in this one - Dolly Parton and … Ladysmith Black Mambazo?!?
Ms. Haskins takes on chick-flicks. [Current]
listening to "Who's That Girl - Robyn" →
I know there’s no such girl …
I'm on Blip.fm now . . . →
Exactly. Although - I’m still holding out hope Obama chooses a woman (not Hillary) for VP. If he picks Bayh or the VA gov, I may not be sending any more of my dear funds his way. I’ll still vote for him, though. [Broadsheet: A chick-less ticket?]
Toby Keith Praises Obama, Says He's A Democrat →
I can’t get my head around this. Toby Keith says he’s a Democrat? Huh? Whaa?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-17) →
The Weepies The Pinker Tones Vince Guaraldi Virginia Coalition Chet Baker Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Yesterday a Georgian reporter was shot outside Gori while preparing for a live feed [Current].
We’re saying that hypoxia is now everywhere, it seems,” Diaz said....– ‘Dead Zones’ Appear In Waters Worldwide - washingtonpost.com
The Smart Set: The Death of the Monoculture -... →
The season of popcorn blockbusters, beach reads, summer girls, and boys of summer has arrived. And the only thing missing is the (un)official song of the summer – a ubiquitous pop smash that demands we shake our hands in the air and sing along as though we had not a care in the world… If you wish to play the game of blame, the death of the monoculture has become a popular choice in recent...
NYTimes: In a Generation, Minorities May Be the... →
(my emphasis): “A momentum is built into this as a result of past immigration,” said Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center. “In the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, there were more Hispanic immigrants than births. This decade, there are more births than immigrants. Almost regardless of what you assume about future immigration, the country will be more Hispanic and Asian.”
The Front-Runner’s Fall →
Above all, this irony emerges: Clinton ran on the basis of managerial competence—on her capacity, as she liked to put it, to “do the job from Day One.” In fact, she never behaved like a chief executive, and her own staff proved to be her Achilles’ heel. What is clear from the internal documents is that Clinton’s loss derived not from any specific decision she made but rather from the preponderance...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-10) →
Hem Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Mindy Smith Julian Velard Philippe Entremont, Piano Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
You have the wrong number
Woman on phone (in Spanish): I'm trying to contact a supervisor about Juan.
Me (in broken Spanglish): Lo siento, pero you have the wrong number. Juan no esta aqui.
Woman on phone (in Spanish): But I need to talk to Juan! And you say Juan is not there. . .
Me (in broken Spanglish): Si! Juan no esta aqui, porque no es la tipa de oficina. You have the wrong number!
Woman on phone (in Spanish): But isn't this 800-XXX-XX55?
Me (in English, about to give up): No, this is 800-XXX-XX26! You have the wrong number.
Woman on phone (in English now): I waited half an hour to speak to Juan and I want to speak to a supervisor about it. Can you connect me?
Me: No - there's no one here like that. You have the wrong number!
Woman on phone (in English): Well give me the right one, honey!
And then I said something to the effect of: I can't help you, you have the wrong number, okthxbai (hung up).
Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.– Lady Bird Johnson (from my QotD calendar)
The Impressionists @ The Kimbell Art Museum →
Ah, one of my favorite museums is hosting a show of one of my favorite periods of art. Looks like I’ll have to make a trip to Ft. Worth before November.
Wild things: 16 films featuring Manic Pixie Dream... →
I’d replace Bringing Up Baby with My Man Godfrey, because Carole Lombard in that film (and many others) plays the quintessential MPDG. I’d also throw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in the mix. Perhaps these films weren’t included because the characters are slightly relatable? I don’t know. I just would not put Hepburn’s character from Bringing Up Baby in...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-3) →
Robyn Adele Goldfrapp The Greencards David Gray Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than skin tone, when...– Josephine Baker (from my Quote of the Day calendar)