My #introduction on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.
Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.
Here's "É Preciso Perdoar" covered by The Ambitious Lovers, a no wave duo from the 1980s. "Morning has broken. Soon you will abandon me."
It's Peter Scherer on piano; Arto Lindsay singing and playing the guitar note. A nice contrast to the rest of Mr Lindsay's discography.
Here's the original, marginally higher energy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbYq-9rdO6s
Dunno why it's the cover that really resonates with me. When I'm in a certain mood, I'd hear Mr Lindsay whispering "Eu sei."
Please enjoy the only other upbeat-sounding song in my top 100 (after "Blood on the Fields" from a few days ago). It's a love song, even, with a train-whistle chorus.
It's by The Rural Alberta Advantage, and at least one member is legit from there.
Today, it's Pulizer Prize-winning swing: Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, "Work Song (Blood on the fields)". https://youtu.be/YlWwUqH8UOk?t=40
PS: here's the `72 version, which is kitschy in a seventies torch song kinda way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa68YjqWTJM
[In the comments: `This is what we're gonna sing when Maduro finally falls']
Here's a kitschy but catcthy late `90s cover of a Spanish 1972 single. It's about a 20-something breaking out on his/her own, like a bird escaping the prison and who can finally fly. 1972 was still during Franco's regime (and Pinochet, and Castro, &c), and in `72 the protest-song-ness of it wasn't lost on anybody. The 90's cover was used in cell phone commercials.
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"O wait, I need some piece of software I don't have. Looks like I'll have to type one command and wait five seconds.'
Endless gratitude to the people who make it possible for me to do no work to get every piece of software I've ever wanted.
Have been using last.fm to track every track I listen to. But it's a biased characterization of what I listen to because the longer you've had a track in your life, it's likely to have had more plays.
Finally got around to reweighting by time since first play, and I have a totally different image. It turns out my musical tastes are not stuck at the year where I first got a last.fm a/c.
All these people see hoodies as a symbol of hoodlumhood, but the real signal they send is "I know how to keep warm in cold weather." The other problem with people who won't wear them because of semiotics is that they're certainly getting more colds and are burning more heating oil in winter, and that costs us all.
There are obvious ways people contribute to the climate disaster, like eating meat, driving unnecessarily, jetting around, overheating or overcooling their home.
But there are more subtle ways, like not thinking about these things at all because we're all complicit and that's an uncomfortable thought, or not talking to friends and family because preventing a few minutes' uncomfortable discussion is more important than preventing this disaster.
This animated short, based on interviews with women in nail salons, is online now. I thought it was great.
[Non-sexual nudity, so NSFW depending on your workplace]
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