Saturday, August 21, 2010

Music: Sufjan Stevens

All Delighted People is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad "All Delighted People," a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s "Sounds of Silence."

Listen to new Sufjan Stevens:

Texas Tour Dates:

Tuesday, 19 October, 7pm ($30-$35)
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin TX
General admission goes on sale 8/13.
Click here to go to purchasing site.

Wednesday, 20 October, 7pm ($35)
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX
General admission goes on sale 8/13.
Click here to go to purchasing site.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Music: Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom, In California

I don't belong to anyone
my heart is heavy as an oil drum

and I don't want to be alone

my heart is yellow as an ear of corn

Joanna Newsom, Jack Rabbits

I shaped up overnight, you know
the day after she died
When I saw my heart, and I tell you, darling
it was open wide

Joanna Newsom, Esme

Joanna Newsom, Baby Birch

Joanna Newsom, Sadie

Joanna Newsom, Swansea

Joanna Newsom, '81

Joanna Newsom, Kingfisher

Joanna Newsom, Ribbon Bows

Joanna Newsom, Soft as Chalk

Joanna Newsom, Go Long

Joanna Newsom, Does Not Suffice

I picture you rising up in the morning
Stretching out on your boundless bed

Beating a clear path to the shower

Scouring yourself red
The tap of hangers swaying in the closet

Unburdened hooks and empty drawers

And everywhere I tried to love you

Is yours again and only yours

Joanna Newsom, Occident

Joanna Newsom, On a Good Day

So, across the years and miles and through
On a good day you can feel my love for you

Will you leave me be so that we can stay true

To the path that you have chosen?

Joanna Newsom, Good Intentions Paving Company

Joanna Newsom, No Provenance

Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Knowledge: Chimpanzees + The Jane Goodall Institute

Chimpanzees laugh when they play. How cute.

Chimpanzees communicate much like humans do -- by kissing,
embracing, patting on the back, touching hands, tickling.

Humans and chimpanzees share 95 to 98 percent of the same DNA.
Biologically, chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas.

Chimpanzees use more tools for more purposes than any other creatures except humans.

Like humans, chimps have opposable thumbs and opposable big toes
which allow them to grip things with their feet.

One of the chimpanzee calls is the "pant-hoot." Each individual has his or her
own distinctive pant-hoot, so that the chimp can be identified with precision.

Chimpanzees are not meant to be pets; a full-grown chimpanzee has
five or six times the strength of a human being.

Chimpanzees are endangered. There are probably between 172,000
and 300,000 chimpanzees remaining in the wild.

Learn more at

Our Core Values (The Jane Goodall Institute)
There are several core values that inform everything we do:

• We strive to respect, nourish and protect all living things;
people, animals and the environment are all interconnected

• We believe that knowledge leads to understanding,
and that understanding will encourage us to take action

• We believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference

• We believe that flexibility and open-mindedness are essential
to enable us to respond to a changing world.

• We require integrity and compassion in all that we do and say

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Music: The New Pornographers, The National

The New Pornographers, Sweet Talk Sweet Talk

The New Pornographers, We End Up Together

The New Pornographers, Moves

The New Pornographers, Up in the Dark

The New Pornographers, Valkyrie in the Roller Disco

The New Pornographers, A Bite Out of My Bed

The New Pornographers, Daughters of Sorrow

The National, Fake Empire

Monday, August 2, 2010

Music: Arcade Fire +

Arcade Fire, Suburban War

Arcade Fire, We Used to Wait

Arcade Fire, Rococo

Arcade Fire, Sprawl II

Arcade Fire, Modern Man

Arcade Fire, Half Light I

Arcade Fire, Half Light II

Arcade Fire, Wasted Hourse

Arcade Fire, City with no Children

Sebastian Blanck, Thunder (Live)

Local Natives, Airplanes

Tegan and Sara, I was Married

Dawes, When My Time Comes

These New Puritans, Holograms

Kele, Everything You Wanted (remix)

Tegan and Sara, Alligator

Tegan and Sara, Nightwatch

Tegan and Sara, On Directing

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Music: Eddie Vedder + Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder, Rise

Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow

Gonna rise up
Burning back holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
And suddenly swallowed by signs
Low and behold

Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole

Pearl Jam, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

Pearl Jam, Better Man

Pearl Jam, Nothingman

Pearl Jam, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam, Black

Pearl Jam, Daughter

Pearl Jam, Dissident