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Here’s a great recap of Friday’s episode, “There Is Another Sky” (SPOILER ALERT!!) - a ton of good and interesting points made!

Holy Frak! Bear McCreary talked to me on Twitter

Earlier tonight, Bear McCreary, lord of the soundtrack composition and total frakking badass, replied to me on Twitter.

Note: Read from bottom to top.

This reminded me, once again, of why Twitter is so frakking awesome. Because how else can one so easily communicate ones musical idols, and/or other celebrities, normally unreachable by us common folk?

But this is now the second time I’ve been fortunate enough to catch the attention of one of my favorite musicians - a few weeks ago, Kid Sister replied to me on Twitter as well…

Note: Once again, read from bottom to top.

So now I’m off to bask is idol-inspired giddiness and watch Human Target, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX, and scored by the man himself - Bear McCreary ;)

Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol (1972)

I found this crazy, awesome video while reading What English Sounds Like to People in other Countries. Here’s their description of this gem:

Italian singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, and tv host Adriano Celentano wrote this amazing in 1972. The video itself is pure eye candy, and the words are what English sounds like to a non-native speaker, and they’re pure gibberish. Celentano has stated that the song is about incommunicability in the modern age, and prisencolinensinainciusol is supposed to stand for “universal love.” Amazing.

The rest of the videos in the article were all pretty interesting, so I’d recommend checking them out too - but this one was, by far, the most rad of them all.

Music Monday: Florence + The Machine - Lungs

This weeks Music Monday pick is Florence + The Machine’s - Lungs.

For me, one Amazon reviewer put it best - this album is like if:

Grace Slick and Fiona Apple had a baby

I don’t really know what else to say. That’s what this record makes me think of, and its glorious. Just listen for yourself.

I feel exactly the same way. I am still at a loss of words to describe this album. I just know that it is wonderful and genius and good. In fact, I gave it 5/5 stars in iTunes immediately after first listen. Enjoy!

 
Happy New Year! Time for change and productivity!

Well it certainly is a new year for me - things are changing everywhere I look!

To begin with, I’m now blogging on tumblr (better/custom theme coming soon). I made the switch from WordPress because of the simpler interface and the various posting templates that tumblr offers. Plus, I’m horrible at maintaining a full-on talk-all-the-time blog, so the micro-blogging format seemed a better fit for me. My goal is to blog at least once a week, focusing on the topics of Tunes, Tea, Tech, and Truth. Truth, being whatever I feel like! :P

Another big change is that I’m now engaged! That’s right, Adam Bellinson proposed to me on January 2, 2010 - 01022010 (a palindrome)! At this point, we’re tentatively looking at getting hitched on 9/10/11! I know - we are totally geeks! I plan to start a wedding planning blog of some kind and will let you all know of it’s whereabouts when I get it set up.

Not only is 2010 proving itself to be the year of change, it’s also proving to be the year of productivity!

We’ve projected a strong year for my company, Ann Arbor-based MetaSpring, with plenty of great site launches to come.

I’ll also be working on my photo archiving side project - jarchiver.com - stay tuned for beta invites!

And already, I’ve made huge progress in my family tree research - just today I discovered a 2nd cousin twice removed that I never knew I had!

So it seems that 2010 is going to be a crazy and hopefully awesome year. Hope you’re all off to a great start too!

Sure, email is great, but there’s something uniquely heartwarming about the kind of card that comes in the actual mail — especially for folks who don’t hear from us as often as they should, simply because they aren’t online.

So we’ve made it as easy to send snail-mail holiday cards as it is to send email. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll send one free holiday postcard on your behalf. Yes, through the mail and everything.

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Simply Badass.