Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prospero's Speech on Mortality in The Tempest Act 4 Scene 1

Happy four hundred and fiftieth birthday to WS. This is not the best version  of this speech available, but it's still pretty good.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The First Earth Day

I won't post all the parts - this is just part one - but it looks like YouTube has the complete program. Earth Day was a big day when it started; the energy companies hadn't yet declared war on it.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Krugman on Sweden's Sadomoneratists

This is depressing, in more than one meaning of the word. Krugman lays it out.

At least as I define it, sadomonetarism is an attitude, common among monetary officials and commentators, that involves a visceral dislike for low interest rates and easy money, even when unemployment is high and inflation is low. You find many sadomonetarists at international organizations; in the United States they tend to dwell on Wall Street or in right-leaning economics departments. They don’t, I’m happy to say, exert much influence at the Federal Reserve — but they do constantly harass the Fed, demanding that it stop its efforts to boost employment.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lake Street Dive - Dedicated To The One I Love

Nice cover of a cover of a cover. One of my favorites of the new bands.


Got busy yesterday and totally blew off blog posting. I notice that the world is still turning, though, so apparently no harm done.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Harry Nilsson - I'll Never Leave You

One of my favorite Nilsson songs. The voice, the sentiment, a quirky but sweet arrangement by George Tipton, just...everything.