- Song For The Sold – Kishi Bashi
- Calling – Snorri Helgason
- Heart Beats – Hey Marseilles
- We Get Along – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
- 1904 Twin Peaks – Alice Russel
- We Don’t Sleep – Har Mar Superstar
- Digital Witness – St. Vincent
- Nothing You Could Say – Big Eyes
- Jump And Shout – The Dirtbombs
- Diversionary (Do the Right Thing) – Ages and Ages
- Another Ten Reasons – Young Fresh Fellows
- Where Can I Go? – Laura Marling
Vi Hart explains serial music (h/t Jim CaJacob).
More adventures in trolling scam journals with bogus papers (h/t my father).
Vladimir Horowitz plays a concert at the Carter White House. Also Jim Lehrer looks very young. The program (as cribbed from YouTube)
- The Star-Spangled Banner
- Chopin: Sonata in B-flat minor, opus 35, n°2
- Chopin: Waltz in a minor, opus 34, n°2
- Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, opus 64, n° 2
- Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, opus 53 ,Héroïque
- Schumann: Träumerei, Kinderszene n°7
- Rachmaninoff: Polka de W.R
- Horowitz: Variations on a theme from Bizet’s Carmen
The Simons Institute is going strong at Berkeley now. Moritz Hardt has some opinions about what CS theory should say about “big data,” and how it might be require some adjustments to ways of thinking. Suresh responds in part by pointing out some of the successes of the past.
John Holbo is reading Appiah and makes me want to read Appiah. My book queue is already a bit long though…
An important thing to realize about performance art that makes a splash is that it can be often exploitative.
In case you wanted to listen to old African vinyl albums, you’re in luck.
I have a burning-hot hatred of payday loan places, so this Pro Publica piece just stoked the fire.
A tumblr on how we make progress in research.
I’m sick today so here are some links.
Click That Hood, a game which asks you to identify neighborhoods. I was lousy at San Diego, but pretty decent at Chicago, even though I’ve lived here for half the time. Go figure.
For those who care about beer, there’s been some news about the blocked merger of Inbev and Modelo. I recommend Erik’s podcast post on the structure of the beer industry (the three-tier system) for those who care about craft beer, and (with reservations) Planet Money’s show on the antitrust regulatory framework that is at work here.
Did you know that Pad Thai’s “birth and popularity came out of the nationalist campaign of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram, one of the revolutionary figures who in 1932 pushed Thailand out of an absolute monarchy?” Neither did I!
Sometimes music is a good break from the day to day. This is a mix of old stuff I’ve overused and some newer things that are in my ear.
- This Song Is Called Ragged (Jonathan Boulet)
- Lycra Mistral (El Guincho)
- Dance For You (Dirty Projectors)
- Clouds (Deep Time)
- Yèné Felagoté (Tlahoun Gèssèssè)
- On the Sunny Side of the Street (Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Rollins)
- Croon Spoon (EV and SS, from The Cradle Will Rock)
- Pink Wine (St. Paul De Vence)
- Teach My Heart (Charles Leo Gebhardt IV)
- Curse This City (Hockey)
- Rebels of the Sacred Heart (Flogging Molly)
- Groundhog Day (Corin Tucker Band)
- Faithful Man (Lee Fields & The Experience)
- Coquette (Brandi Shearer & The Robert Nolan Trio)
- Laughing At Life (Billie Holiday & Lester Young)
- Kithkin (Ampersand)
Also via Bobak, we’re number 8 and 10!
Since it’s holiday season, I figured it’s time to link to some profanity-laden humor about the holidays. For the new, The Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, and the classic It’s Decorative Gourd Season….
A Game of Food Trucks. (via MetaFilter)
Larry Wasserman takes on the Bayesian/Frequentist debate.
I’m not sure I agree that these are the 10 must-listen, but it’s something at least.
This article on Jonah Lehrer is quite interesting. I think there are some things to be learned here for academic writers as well…
“bibimbap is a tool to import BibTeX entries from various sources. It runs in the console and is designed to be simple and fast. bibimbap is simply the easiest way to manage your BibTeX bibliographies. Be advised that it still won’t read the papers for you, though.” — looks like it could be awesome. h/t to Manu.
- A Little Lost — Nat Baldwin
- Lemonade — Braids
- It All Began With A Burst — Kishi Bashi
- Plasticities — Andrew Bird
- Tenere Taqqim Tossam — Tinariwen
- Chapter 8 -Seashore and Horizon- — Cornelius
- Cavaleiro Monge — Antônio Carlos Jobim
- No Balanço da Canoa — Maga Bo
- Moonday School (Intergalactic Church) — THEESatisfaction
- triangle walks — Fever Ray
- Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Gams — of Montreal
- Awkward — Lightning Love
- Ignore the Bell — The Ladybug Transistor
- 1904 — The Tallest Man On Earth
- Don’t Try to Fool Me — Miss Li
- Forks and Knives (La Fete) — Beirut
- That Old Feeling — Miss Erika
- Kiss Me — Tom Waits
I’m a big fan of 99% Invisible, a podcast about design and architecture and… stuff. They rebroadcast a longer piece about U.N. Plaza in San Francisco, and it’s fascinating. I was living in Berkeley at the time much of this went down, and I was semi-unaware of it.
My cousin Supriya has e-books in Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati available. You know, for kids!
My very dear (but not so near) friend Charlotte has a new blog : Mary Magdalene Girl in which she will discuss gender and her un-diasporaing (not a word) by moving to Ireland.
This is an awesome approach to getting consensus on neighborhood boundaries in Boston. They should do that for Chicago!
A history of currywurst.
Classical Movies in Miniature Style. I like the horses in the Terminator II picture.
I have a rather long-ish commute on public transit, and sometimes it’s hard to get a seat on the train/bus, so I’ve been listening to a lot more podcasts. Here are a few which I’ve been enjoying recently:
- 99% Invisible, which is a design podcast. I’ve been catching up from the beginning, but this little bit on flags may appeal to Chicagoans and San Franciscans.
- Backstory is a podcast about American History. They usually take a theme (e.g. “national monuments,” “birth,”, “booze”) and do a number of segments running through different centuries.
- Story Collider : story telling about science(-ish).
Music with giant Tesla coils.
Dogs and cats and babies can get along.