Musical Interlude…et al…

September 7th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Just for fun, let’s try something a little different around here. Along with the occasional musical interludes–a well-established and much beloved feature–let’s try adding snippets about other life lessons, observations, recipes, recommendations, etc. with the only rule being they can’t be about economics as that’s the stuff of all else at OTE.

1) Re the music, I try not to feature items that everybody already knows about, but I was cruising along in my Mustang Vibe the other day when this came on and since it made me feel so damn good for the rest of the day, I thought you might want to revisit it as well.

2) This struck me as a good e.g. of their stylistic differences:

VP Biden (my former boss) from the other day on ISIS: “…we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside!”

President Obama on ISIS: “You initially push them back, you systematically degrade their capabilities, you narrow their scope of action, you slowly shrink the space, the territory that they may control, you take out their leadership. And over time, they are not able to conduct the same kinds of terrorist attacks as they once could.”

3) The other day I was eating a chocolate macaroon and at the same time, I had a bite of a banana. The combination was delicious–just throwing that out there in case any budding food entrepreneurs are listening.

4) I like to listen to mp3’s of stuff while I exercise and have a nice stable of shows I recommend, some of which you might not be familiar with. I assume folks know of Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, the great comedy quiz show. But have you listened to Snap Judgement? I’ve only listened to a couple but really enjoyed them…a bit like This American Life before it became so self-consciously ironic.

Also, the London School of Economics lectures are often great for an edifying run.

Feel free to add suggestions of other mp3’s to comments.

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2 comments in reply to "Musical Interlude…et al…"

  1. Jim Dotzler says:

    Here’s one from a band I love listening to:
    It’s Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band — a modern take on old-fashioned big jazz bands — playing “Rippin’ n Runnin'”.

  2. readerOfTeaLeaves says:

    No 1 Son had this blaring on his phablet* and we found the sound addictive:

    By KPop singer Parc Jae Jung “Ice Ice Baby”
    Whoever did the video owes a debt to Peter Max…

    For reference, an earlier English language “Ice Ice Baby” is also kind of addictive:
    “Ice, Ice, Baby” by Vanilla Ice (52,000,000+ YouTube views)

    … jeez, where is everyone on this thread…?