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Archive for February, 2010

Long Winter, and Tribute Videos Rule

Posted by Peder on 19 February 2010

Last night I listened to the Musicheads podcast from this week. At the end they discussed the question, “What one song helps you get through the lo-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g-g-g winter?” Steve Seel‘s answer was “Glósóli” by Sigur Rós, which is a very good song for loving winter. Here it is:

Glósóli (Glowing sole) by Sigur Rós

So I listened to it last night because I like Sigur Rós and that song made me think of another song, but I couldn’t place exactly which one; “Glósóli” planted an earworm. That song turned out to be:

Love You All by Cloud Cult

This was the final cut from an awesome 2008 album called Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) which has a lot of other awesome songs including:

Journey of the Featherless by Cloud Cult

The Musicheads also talked about the new Yeasayer album, which is good, and I want to include this quick in-studio performance video:

Madder Red by Yeasayer

Their Minneapolis show at the end of April will be very warming indeed. Until then winter continues.


Waiting For Spring, originally uploaded by Ronaldo F Cabuhat.

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Big Party Tonight: Techno Karneval!

Posted by Peder on 13 February 2010

In Europe, Mardi Gras is called Karneval and is a huge party celebrated in major cities and small towns across the continent.  Costumes, music, people, laughter.  It’s all there.

In keeping with this most fun, if not grandest, of European end-of-winter traditions, the Germanic-American Institute (my employer) is hosting its annual party tonight!  In recent years the numbers have listed into the hundreds as people from around the region stream in with their crazy costumes to get their techno freak on.  You should definitely check it out!

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a German party, but they are not to be missed!

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More Calvin and Hobbes

Posted by Peder on 1 February 2010

Last week I included a Calvin and Hobbes image in my post on isolationism.  Today I wanted to include a full strip.  Happy February!

(Sorry for the fuzzy scan.)

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