January 13, 2009

All the common tags we use

+ Listen to the entire album: All Songs Considered gives us Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion" on Jan. 19.
+ The Washington Post had some stuff to say about it too:
"Sampled beats sound like galoshes stomping through puddles, and percussive sizzles evoke maracas filled with syrup-coated seeds. It's a dense, humid listen. At times, you can almost imagine beads of dew seeping from the pinholes of your ear buds."
+ Katie and I were wondering about the Interstate Highway System, so I read up on it and found this awesome route-numbering explanation map.

+ Blind technology can become technology for everyone. NYT feature.

+ The mad web scientists of NYTimes.com.

+ I've been reading a collection of Reason Magazine stories and now have to wonder what to do after reading something so foundation-questioning as Gulf Lore Syndrome. This sort of reporting, and, I guess, myth busting, also pops up in a NYTimes story about how online predators really aren't a problem on social networking sites.

+ Might go see Accordion Death Squad as our first Virginia show. Reminds me, a little, of Dreamland Faces in Minneapolis.

+ Kansas City Star old printing press photos.

+ About one minute's worth of enjoyment: Google Nukes.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that auxiliary interstate route legend when I checked out the Interstate Highway System article a while back. I think Michigan only has two spurs: I-196 along Lake Michigan is 90 miles long, and Battle Creek's I-194 (contiguous for its length with M-66, the road I grew up on) is only 3 miles.

January 14, 2009 at 1:40 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

275, Econ, 275. And 696. There are a bunch, actually:


January 14, 2009 at 2:15 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Also, I like how NPR calls it a "listening party." Makes me feel nostalgic. We should all listen and compile a post about it (a la the Wolf Parade concert reviews).

January 14, 2009 at 3:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

275 and 696 don't follow the naming convention for spur routes (odd-numbered prefix). Although by behavior, I guess both are actually spurs (they don't connect to the parent at both ends [696 in the east, 275 in the north]).

January 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM 

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