Here’s some great stuff that I’ve heard recently:
This piece just reminded me that no matter how much classical music I listen to, there will always be more to discover that will simply dazzle me. It’s a great big wonderful world out there, and this lusciously moving track carries a feeling that doesn’t soon fade. I need to get more into Dvorak.
A student recommended this one, and it’s great, isn’t it? Lots to pick apart in here.
I’ve been motivating myself to grade papers lately by finding instrumental covers of great songs to listen to while I work. Here are three good ones for the U2 classic “Bad.”
Before I could post my Edgar Allan Poe audio on YouTube recently, since it was over 15 minutes long, it made me provide my cell number so they could send me a confirmation code. In my haste to have this project done, I complied. Only afterwards did I wonder what difference it made if my video was over 15 minutes, or why it mattered if I could be reached via text, and how the two were so related in YouTube’s mind that the latter added legitimacy to the former.
Then, in a moment of cold, dawning horror worthy of the Poe story I was trying to share, it hit me:
- Google owns YouTube.
- There is no good reason for them to request my cell number other than to simply have it.
- Now, Google knows my cell phone number.
*Sigh* I look forward to getting text messages from Google, as well as everybody else they sell my number to.