April 20, 2012 / 6:03PM 2 notes

i gave a talk at nerd nite last tuesday, all about google and the internet and relationships and memory and self-esteem and kittens.

it’s certainly not the best talk i’ve ever given (i kept forgetting what slide came next, and said “um” entirely too much), BUT it’s the only one i’ve ever recorded (for my mom, in case you were wondering).

so feel free to watch if’n you’re bored and have an extra 30 minutes or so on your hands.

if you don’t have an extra 30 minutes on your hands, i’ll go ahead and tell you that the best part (or at least my personal favorite part) is pretty early - around the 1:37 mark.

(i don’t even start talking about my own stuff until 23 minutes in).

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November 15, 2011 / 2:10PM 13 notes

pygmy lush - good day to hide

this show was way back in april, and i didn’t take this video.  buuuuttttt this is the best version of the song i’ve ever heard (it’s awesome, i promise), and it needed to be uploaded somewhere.  so…now it is.

seriously, the build in this song is amazing.  and the whole song is a build.

here’s a video of des ark i did take at this show.

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April 16, 2011 / 2:11AM 9 notes

des ark - live in cambridge

is this song new?  i think it’s new…i’ve definitely never heard it before.

des ark played at the democracy center in cambridge tonight.  despite the 11:00 curfew, it was one of the best shows i’ve seen in a looooong time.  after the 2nd or 3rd song, the strap broke off of aimee’s guitar - so we all walked to the next room for a quick acoustic/banjo song while it got fixed.

…best idea ever.

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July 16, 2010 / 7:24PM

you know what i love?  book recommendations.
infinite jest and although of course you end up becoming yourself just showed up on my doorstep, and are currently numbers 4 and 5 on my jeeze-i’ve-gotta-find-the-time-to-read-these list (after finishing cloud atlas, reading it’s kind of a funny story so i can recommend it to my sister, and reading god says no so i can recommend it to my mom…and before arkansas, the convalescent, and vacation).
you know what else i love? surprises.  like when i figured out that the handmaid’s tale totally takes place in cambridge.  and finding out that infinite jest does, too - in inman square, of all places:

…but seriously, i’m glad i moved.  and it’s gonna take me forever to get through that jeeze-i’ve-gotta-find-the-time-to-read-these list, especially because i keep getting more books…and less time.  uh-oh!

you know what i love?  book recommendations.

infinite jest and although of course you end up becoming yourself just showed up on my doorstep, and are currently numbers 4 and 5 on my jeeze-i’ve-gotta-find-the-time-to-read-these list (after finishing cloud atlas, reading it’s kind of a funny story so i can recommend it to my sister, and reading god says no so i can recommend it to my mom…and before arkansas, the convalescent, and vacation).

you know what else i love? surprises.  like when i figured out that the handmaid’s tale totally takes place in cambridge.  and finding out that infinite jest does, too - in inman square, of all places:

infinite jest

…but seriously, i’m glad i moved.  and it’s gonna take me forever to get through that jeeze-i’ve-gotta-find-the-time-to-read-these list, especially because i keep getting more books…and less time.  uh-oh!

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