Beauty, courtesy of Pink Floyd

I am not a Pink Floyd fan per se, though I’m familiar with and have enjoyed some of their pieces. But this is a thing of beauty, in my opinion: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 as interpreted by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore. The video can be seen (and heard!) below, but the lyrics of the sonnet and some background are available at the link. You’re probably familiar with the words: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate… […]

The Death of Music

Or at least, the death of the music industry is fort0ld in this article. While the author perhaps overstates the case in some respects, the concerns certainly seem valid to me. And it doesn’t take the usual angle of “the kids’ music is terrible” — he comes at this from a different direction.

A good […]

Music of the Fears: I Wonder What the Team is Doing Tonight

I know what you skeptics are thinking tonight / As home in pajamas you ponder / All of you smiling in secret delight / You stare at our emails and wonder / The media’s leaning our way / But we still hear the blogosphere say… […]

Music of the Fears: Sympathy for the Climate

Please allow me to introduce myself / I’m a climate Ph.D. / I’ve been around for a thousand grants / Made the data dance for me […]

The Music of the Fears: “The Wreck of Al Gore’s Copenhagen”

The legend is stored on the ClimateAudit board / Of the source code and CRU emails / A hacker they said sent the zip file that led / To reveal, that November, the details […]