Happy Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade Day! I wish I was in Cleveland. Onto the links.
2016 NBA Champions (c) Cavs
I stumbled across a clip of this song on Tumblr and when I finally listened to the whole thing … man, it’s good. It’s a mix of two things I love, electronica and jazz. Nicely done, Karslen.
Two links from the same site this week. I try not to do it that often, but this week it couldn’t be helped. Both articles are great.
Over a period of six orbits on on February 3, 2012, the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument enough time to gather the pixels for this synthesized view of Earth showing North Africa and southwestern Europe. Image by Norman Kuring, NASA GSFC, using dat from the VIIRS instrument abore Suomi NPP (Source)
I’m still here! Blogging regularly is hard, though this might change in the near future. Anyway! Onto the links.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But we’re back! Or, rather, I’m back since there’s only one of me. Anyway, onto the links.
- How to Speak Cat New research says that feline communication is possible—but not intuitive. (Atlas Obscura) – If only we could convince cats to stop spreading their allergens so I could own one! Someone I don’t think that’s going to happen, though.
- What Should We Say About David Bowie and Lori Maddox? (Jezebel)
- The Deep Space of Digital Reading Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind. (Natilus)
- Dark books What’s more wholesome than reading? Yet books wield a dangerous power: the best erode self, infecting readers with ideas (Aeon) – Yes, give me all the bad books! Okay, not really, but who are we to tell people what to read? But, seriously, this is a great article.
You get a bonus link today because it was both the first election I voted AND the year I graduated from high school/my first year of college.
Spring violets (c) Rachel Kramer
Back in December I mentioned Miyavi to a friend of mine, who hadn’t heard of him. I ended up watching a bunch of his live videos, including the YT video in this post (which is of him singing my favorite song, from early in 2015). I’ve mentioned Miyavi on the blog before, but here he is again.
I used to really like this adorable kpop group called A-Prince. Sadly, they vanished from the kpop sphere and I was sad, but kpop groups come and go, unless they’re very popular. A-Prince, alas, was not. But then, toward the end of 2015, a new group debuted, which turned out to be four of the five guys from A-Prince, plus a new one. Their group is called M.A.P6 (henceforth known as map6 or MAP6) and I really adore them. Here’s the music video from their debut single:
And the dance practice video for the same song.