Sunday, May 28, 2017

Maximums of the Seventh Day

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
— William Saroyan, who died around this date in1981

Sweden has just listed the entire country on AirBnB

whole station devoted to Beatles music and Beatles music-derived products, plus a few early musical inspirations?  I ask as a fan, not a critic.  Based on about a week of listening, here are my impressions:
No Beatles songs were better live.  Paul McCartney had a few gems in concert, most notably the 1976 Wings over America “Maybe I’m Amazed.”  Oddly, “Magneto and Titanium Man” is also better live, perhaps because it was silly to begin with.

 There are too many extant versions of “Here Comes the Sun,” though Nina Simone had a good one.

Ringo songs from the early 1970s, while you would never listen to them voluntarily, hold up OK in this context
Google’s three secrets for a perfect conversation

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Vatican City

 Travel writing is not all Kerouac and Chatwin. In fact, it doesn’t have to involve traveling farther than around a Room  

How TED Chooses The Young Changemakers Who Become TED Fellows

Social media dragons: — “if there is no God, then everything is permitted!” 

Ben Schmidt – Digital Humanities Now. May 18, 2017 – Infographic – A brief visual history of MARC cataloging at the Library of Congress. “The Library of Congress has released MARC records that I’ll be doing more with over the next several months to understand the books and their classifications. As a first stab, though, I wanted to simply look at the history of how the Library created digital card catalogs to begin with.”

 Graduate school is unkind to mind and body. To retain some health, go on dates. Have sex. Come to think of it, the world of online dating is a lot like to the academic job market... Dating Room