Because.. Django reinhardt.
The sequester is hitting science funding in the US pretty hard. Francis Collins, the director of the NIH, is lobbying any way he can to get the NIH off the hook. In 2013, there will be 700 fewer grants awarded than in 2012. 4.7% cuts across the board to grant renewals. So, here’s […]
My favorite track from Bombino’s latest album Nomad. Tuareg blues.
Brushy One String. Pretty amazing.
Dave Brubeck has moved on to a new time signature. Let us Take Five… and listen to Blue Rondo à la Turk.
Too busy with grant deadlines, and preparations for the looming ISMB 2012. (Including, of course, the Automated Function Prediction meeting.) So here are two nice vids to pass the time. Jennifer Gardy and Tom Scott made this great A-Z of bacteria video. Guaranteed to freak out your kids, or yourself. So how many of those […]
A collaboration between a group in Imperial College and Media Interaction group in Japan yielded a really cool website: darwintunes.org. The idea is to apply Darwinian-like selection to music. Starting form a garble, after several generations producing something that is actually melodic and listen-able. Or a Katy Perry tune. Whatever. The selective force being the appeal of […]
From this: To this:
My man Joel Griggs (guitar, right) playing with Us, Today at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati. Enjoy the groove.
OK Go’s video for their song Needing/Getting. Pretty crazy. From the details section in the YouTube page The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to […]
Balkan Beat Box, from “Blue Eyed Black Boy”. I like the animated rendering of Tomer Yosef.
With deepest apologies to the memory of Jimmy Cox. EDIT: I got a couple of concerned emails. No, this did not happen to me. Yet. Once I lived the life of a PI so rich, Research was going along without a hitch. Lab manager, four postdocs and grad students eight, My lab took up the […]
The Black Keys‘ new album El Camino is coming out today. I am not entirely sure why they called the album El Camino, and placed a picture of a 1994 Chrysler Town & Country van: What a Chevrolet El Camino might look like: Anyhow, the music is great. Here is the first track, […]
This excellent cover of “Whole Lotta Love” went viral last week. Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame gives his interpretation to the Led Zeppelin classic: And if that gave you a taste for the original, go here.