Friday, December 26, 2008

Alexander Ovechkin

I really like Onion videos. This is probably the best one.
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sufjan says, "Merry Christmas!"


Christmas carols, of course. Every year, the wonderful and attractive Sufjan Stevens gives a Christmas album to his family. This year, we are part of Sufjan's family! Woo-pee!

Enjoy! (click here for free download)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ben DeHaven's MUSC0200: "Computers and Music" Final Project

I helped out my roommate, Ben DeHaven, with the vocals on this one. He did a really good job of putting this minimalistic song together. It manages to be full and empty at the same time... I think.

The vocal effect in the beginning and end of the song comes from me singing into the pickup on my banjo.

Anyway, enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Andrew Bird + Yo-Yo Ma on MTV

I have to take a chem final in an hour, but this deserves sharing: Yo-Yo Ma invites Andrew Bird to jam on MTV. I like it.


Thanks to You Ain't No Picasso for the tip.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sea Monsters = Real; Mermaids, Too, I Hope

This is the most frightening thing I've seen in a long time, but not in a grotesque, disturbed way.

It's frightening in the way that a tornado is beautiful.

Thanks to Marginal Revolution for the tip.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Wilde Is on My Side

Here are some good bits from Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan. I recommend it:

"CECIL GRAHAM. What is a cynic? [Sitting on the back of the sofa.]
LORD DARLINGTON. A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
CECIL GRAHAM. And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything, and doesn't know the market price of any single thing."

"DUMBY. I congratulate you, my dear fellow. In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy!"

"LORD WINDERMERE. What is the difference between scandal and gossip?
CECIL GRAHAM. Oh! gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. Now, I never moralise. A man who moralises is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralises is invariably plain. There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience. And most women know it, I'm glad to say."