“Gonna dig myself a hole” and “lay down in it” just about captures how I feel about the prospect of going shopping on Black Friday.
Another Reed tune that seems relevant this week.
Parks & Recreation recently gave R.E.M.’s badly-underrated album Monster a cameo. This song was sort of inspired by Dan Rather.
The Southern California chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers asked me to give a brief talk about the Next Generation Science Standards at their Fall meeting yesterday. You can see my slides here, although they’re pretty bare-bones and most of what I had to say I’ve said in more detail elsewhere (e.g., here). […]
Lou Reed is famous mostly for work that he did in the 60’s and early 70’s, but his best album is actually 1982’s The Blue Mask. He also has a genus of spiders named after him. They’re “velvet” spiders that live underground.
Last weekend’s They Might Be Giants show was great. Their opening act was also very good: a dance music three-piece consisting entirely of drums and two saxophones. Here they are scaring some cows.