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Psychedelic Monday: White Rabbit

The classic from Jefferson Airplane.

Psychedelic Monday: Solitude is Bliss

  From Tame Impala’s album Inner Speaker.    

Big Moon Rising

  Unless you have been living on the, um, moon, then you have heard about the large moon expected tonight. The moon will be almost at perigee (closest point to earth in its orbit), and full. Luna is expected to be bigger & brighter. Best viewed when it is on the horizon, seems even bigger […]

February: a Good Month for Music

Some good things happened in music this month. The Black Keys won Grammy awards for Best Alternative Album, (Brothers) Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, Best Recording Package and Producer of the Year, Non Classical. Arcade Fire won a Grammy for Album of the Year, The Suburbs. Here are The Black Keys […]

Humans draw the LINE at Gonorrhea. Not that it helps.

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן לֵאמֹר.  ב דַּבְּרוּ אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַאֲמַרְתֶּם אֲלֵהֶם:  אִישׁ אִישׁ, כִּי יִהְיֶה זָב מִבְּשָׂרוֹ–זוֹבוֹ, טָמֵא הוּא.  ג וְזֹאת תִּהְיֶה טֻמְאָתוֹ, בְּזוֹבוֹ:  רָר בְּשָׂרוֹ אֶת-זוֹבוֹ, אוֹ-הֶחְתִּים בְּשָׂרוֹ מִזּוֹבוֹ–טֻמְאָתוֹ, הִוא.  ד כָּל-הַמִּשְׁכָּב, אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁכַּב עָלָיו הַזָּב–יִטְמָא; וְכָל-הַכְּלִי אֲשֶׁר-יֵשֵׁב עָלָיו, יִטְמָא. , The day after Valentine’s Day. Ah! What better day in the year can we find […]

Bad Project

No apologies to Lady Gaga necessary.

Music: Dr. Who / Mankind

One of the more bizarre outcomes of the series. They had me with the keyboard player dressed like Tom Baker with a mustache.

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo. Time lapse video of Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010 from 1:10 AM EST (6:10 GMT) to 5:03 AM EST (10:03 GMT) from Gainesville Florida. Music is Claude Debussy Nocturnes: Sirènes.

Making genomes less CAGI

cag·ey    /ˈkājē/ (adjective) Reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion CAGI /ˈkājē/ (acronym) Critical Assessment of Genomic Interpretations. For details keep reading. The ability to sequence one’s genome adds a new dimension to the ancient maxim “know thyself”. What could be more revealing of one’s self than one’s own blueprint, explaining existing […]

Music: Death Letter Blues

Haven’t had some music here for a while. So here are two version of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues”. The first by the master himself, the second by The White Stripes. Enjoy!

John Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

Actually, Frank is the best dinosaur

Last week I posted a video of Dan Telfer arguing with his audience over who is the best dinosaur. Well,  The Black Keys, a blues band from Akron, Ohio came up with the best dinosaur. His name is Frank, and he is a Funkasaurus rex. See and, more importantly, listen for yourselves. Epic dino-slide is […]

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

Arcade Fire’s new album, The Suburbs is officially available today. Unofficially, there is already a fan video. Pretty cool. You can also listen to a stream of the entire album from NPR.

I’m Shipping up to Boston

Got back recently from the ISMB 2010 meeting in Boston. Five days amongst great science and scientists. I microblogged some of the talks on my FriendFeed channel, but definitely not all I attended. All the keynotes were microblogged by many of the attendees on the ISMB 2010 feed. An a conference is not just about […]

What do you mean “Flash Gordon approaching”?

Just saw Flash Gordon (1980 movie) with my kids. I was about the same age when I saw it first. Being a child lacking any humor, and professing myself to be an avid and serious science fiction fan, I considered watching this campy over-the-top self-parodying science fiction movie a complete waste of time. OhOne and […]