Saturday, June 28, 2008

Music and Wine

Music and Wine, by Blue Six.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Destroy Rock and Roll

Destroy Rock and Roll, by Mylo.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spain wins semi-!

Congrats to Spain, who now progress to the final of Euro2008. Hopefully Villa will make a quick recovery and be able to play Sunday.

I was able to catch most of the second half. Spain's first two goals were utterly brilliant.

Safe from harm

Massive Attacks' Safe from harm.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More than I can bear

More than I can bear, by the jazz-band-turned-pop band Matt Bianco.

A peculiar story arc

Larry Johnson's Strange Trip: How a onetime hero of the liberal blogosphere and the Democratic Party spread perhaps the most damaging anti-Obama smear of the primary.


Promoting travel by making it more expensive:
[T]he conversation turned to a piece of legislation that’s being pushed hard by lobbyists for big players in the tourism industry, the so-called Travel Promotion Act. The Act is supposed to create a $200 million fund to promote tourism, by levying a charge on visitors to the US. The charge is non-trivial – the estimates I heard suggested that in order to raise $10 a head to give to the travel industry’s promotional fund, the government will likely have to impose a total fee of $25 to cover administrative overheads.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Fruit

The Fruit by Sander Kleinenberg... with a v. prominent iPod in the video...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mmmm Monday... time to get out of bed

Get outta your lazy bed, by the jazz-band-turned-pop band Matt Bianco, live on Top of the Pops. Look carefully, that's Basia singing the female lead.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Geriatric animals

Fascinating article on the aging wildlife population in zoos:
The Golden Years have arrived at the nation's zoos and aquariums, and that is taking veterinarians and keepers, along with their animals, into a zone of unknowns.

Do female gorillas, now frequently living in to their 40s and 50s, experience menopause?

Can an aging lemur suffer from dementia?

How do you weigh the most difficult choice — between prolonging pain and ending life — when the patient is a venerable jaguar who's been around so long she's come to feel like a member of the family?

All of those questions hang on a larger one that, until recent years, has been left to educated guesswork based on limited evidence.

Yes, Mylo might just be god...

Mylo's radio remix of No More Conversations by Freeform Five.