Thank You Planet Atheism!

We’ve been simply delighted to be added to the Planet Atheism feed this week.  As the  awesome song below (from the utterly infectious and charming Lykke Li) was playing on my computer just now, I figured it the ideal way to express just how happy we are about getting to introduce ourselves to Planet Atheism’s [Read More...]

The Complicated Relationship Of An Apostate To His Religious Friends And His Reilgious Past

In reply to this post from the other day and subsequent discussion in the comments section about the ways that religious belie can interfere with both reason and love, George writes, For the past year I have been trolling blogs and websites trying to wrap my brain around religion in general and evolution denial in [Read More...]

Weirdo Claiming To Be Bob Dylan Picked Up By Cop And Turned Out To Be Bob Dylan

Hilarious: Let’s say you run into an old man in a hood and sweatpants wandering around your neighborhood all alone in the pouring rain. 24-year-old Buble picked up Dylan in a Long Branch front yard, after the home’s occupants called in a report of a suspicious person. Buble told ABC, “I asked him what his [Read More...]

Woodstock And The Wonder Years

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock—Joe Cocker needs a little help from his friends: And the way the song will always sound in my heart: [Read more...]

Music, The Mind, and Bobby McFerrin

Fascinating stuff: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Feist’s Brandy Alexander

Feist’s singing is best summed up as a whisper put to music.  When we whisper, every word that we get out is infused with an effort that can be heard in its breathy character.  A whisper’s strain and incomplete vocalization tantalize us, as we feel for the whisperer’s struggle to get the words out loud [Read More...]

The Music Of Speech: Autotune Punditry And Charles Spearin’s Happiness Project

Fitting for punditry itself, this video is both awful and hypnotic at the same time.  The one fascinating artistic “merit” here is the way they highlight the musicality of human speech to its musicality (even though they do it in an ear-splitting way): Some day, I want to give a proper review to Charles Spearin’s [Read More...]

Neko Case At The Newport Folk Festival

Courtesy of NPR (and found via Faith In Honest Doubt) comes the lovely and spectacular indie country siren singer/songwriter/newpornographer, Neko Case.  One of my very favorite singers, if you love her enjoy this concert and if you don’t know her get on with the falling in love: Neko Case Newport Folk Festival [Read more...]

Heath Ledger’s Modest Mouse Video—”King Rat”

teh awesome: Love the brilliant song, love the brilliant video, love the combination of two awesome names with warm fuzzy connotations never before associated together.  Just makes my night—no, my summer—-NO, my LIFE.  Heath Ledger + Modest Mouse.  It’s like someone reached into my “favorites” section of my brain and just started plucking out random [Read More...]


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