Starting 2012 – With Violins, Art, Drinking And Luggage (And Something From That New Mission Impossible That Puzzled Me Too)

Those experiences all seem familiar to you – right? Consider that your Sunday Morning Survey.

During a visit to Moscow in the 80′s, Dave Brubeck met the faculty and students in Moscow Conservatory. While he was improvising on a “Ei, uhnem”, a Russian folk song, a young man downstage stood up to play Stéphane Grappelli-style violin jazz with him – at around the 2 minute mark…

Not-Sober Lullaby by Ron Minis. “In my mind, notes start playing just after the appropriate amount of hard liquor hit my insides. Then I write the notes down and music is created. At one point I got drunk. Subsequently, this piece was written.”

Delta Air Lines sent a hardcase with six outward-facing video cameras as checked baggage aboard a flight from Atlanta to New York City to show the behind-the-scenes journey of checked baggage.

And if you’re still with me?

“Mission Impossible”: I Don’t Understand How Tall Everyone Is

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • David H

    Wow. That Moscow Conservatory clip is pure joy; what a great thing to see.


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