The Avett Brothers - Magpie And The Dandelion | NPR First Listen
I gave it a listen on my way to work this morning and at first blush I like it more than I liked The Carpenter. There are some tracks where you can see Rick Rubin’s polish hasn’t quite been fully blended into their style (I really do prefer them with less production, to me it seems to suit their lyrics), but overall it reminds me a lot of Emotionalism - one of my favorite Avett albums.
The live recording of Souls Like the Wheels in the middle of the album seems odd, even if it is a gorgeous performance. If The Carpenter was about mortality, this album seems to be about forgiveness. Again, I’ve only listened once (and in traffic at that), but so far I’m pleased and I’m fully intending to keep in it heavy rotation for the next few months.
Now this is exciting news, indeed.
It’s typically wonderful, made even more so by knowing Dempsey.
ETA: The uncle in question is an uncle via marriage, so his brother is not another uncle. Or is he? This kind of stuff confuses me.
I’m fascinated by the Hourly News app. It’s like comparing front pages of all the different news radio stations.
Also it starts with NPR and BBC, so if I’m short on time it’s a great way to get up to date on what happened overnight with the quickness.
I’m sad because the iTunes update (10.6) has done something to the radio feature and I can’t listen to WUSF in my room now.
Booooo, iTunes. Booooooo.
BBC America, I love you.
December 23rd will be the Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me year in review.
December 24th is the Nerdist year in review.
December 25th we get the Doctor Who Christmas special.
SANTA CAME EARLY FOR THIS NERD.
New podcast alert!
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NPR does the Best happy hours at National Public Radio | Mark Coatney
I want to go to there.
According to the codes used by hospitals to indicate specific injuries for insurance purposes, there are nine different ways you can be injured by a turtle.
Among them: struck by turtle, bitten by turtle. Also very dangerous: macaws, cows and chicken. There are three codes for the three different ways you can be bitten by a dolphin.