This is a series of 6 brilliant lectures Leonard Bernstein gave at Harvard in 1973 on the subject of music theory. He goes so deep, yet in such an approachable way. Anyone with an interest in creating or appreciating music should listen to them
Anthony Bourdain answers questions from Reddit.
His answers remind me why he's popular and why I like him: he's very thoughtful and communicates clearly. The subject matter he discusses is interesting as well, but the main reason I like to hear him speak is that he thinks things through and describes his thoughts effectively.
The Quoperative has a tool/utility/app that deconstructs the 9 tracks from the Rolling Stone's song, 'Gimme Shelter' into an interactive playback toy.
The woman who sang on the song was named Merry Clayton. The song, and her singing in particular, was a prominent part of my musical experience as a child in the 70s. Supposedly she suffered a miscarriage as a result of the effort she put into her singing on that song.
My favorites are the Israeli shekel:
which looks like a hand putting money into another hand, and the Georgian lari:
The Indian rupee is pretty cool, to:
If I taught a design class, I would have an exercise on designing a new symbol for the dollar.
Animated gifs aren't new, but this style, of flipping between 2 or more photoshopped photographs, is.
Kind of creepy, but interesting.
Makes me want to ride the Moscow subway
Had my first beer in 3 weeks last night. This one. 'sgood.
Paul Revere is on the label. Revere is probably on more beer labels than any other character. He's even the face on all Sam Adams beer.
Black IPA certainly seems like the next trend in craft brewing.
"Inspired by Paul Revere's midnight ride, we rebelled against the British style IPA, embraced the more aggressive American version and then recast it in bold, brave, defiant black. Our Black IPA is a Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of the expected.
Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish."