What the hell happened to the Cavs?! They were up 15 points at the half…. Disaster…
Some classic video games at around the 6 minute mark.
Two of my favorite personalities in Public Radio are in this animated segment for This American Life. Ira Glass, and Robert Krulwich, of Radiolab, with the video done by Chris Ware. The story is very much in the vein of Radiolab.
We went to a great exhibit at the Blanton Art Museum. It was called Birth of the Cool. It’s organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, and the show closes today here at UT. It deals with California art, music, and design and its influence on culture at the mid-century. One if the great parts of the exhibit was the context that it lays out at the start regarding what was going on in the world at that time. One of the key issues with other shows and exhibits I feel is that there isn’t a lot of discussion of the time that these movements take place and the world that they are developed in. I enjoyed that they drew in a lot of different types of culture involving music, art, design, film, and pop culture.
There were a number of events associated with the show here in Austin. The title, Birth of the Cool, comes from the fantastic album by Miles Davis in 1948, which was played in its entirety at the Elephant Room. Would have liked to see that but I was in work-imposed exile at the time.
Seriously, if you’re at the office and you have the last of the coffee, make more! Don’t just say that it’s empty and walk away.