Monday, August 29, 2005

Humble Pie

Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.
--Oscar Wilde


Sunday, August 21, 2005

Requiem for a Dream

I just saw the movie Requiem For A Dream (imdb).

This is truly the starkest movie I've ever seen. It's depiction of the spiral into drug addiction is brutal, and it's heartwrenching to see every moment of the characters' descents tinged with unachievable hope.

It's beautifully constructed, with an outstanding score and stunning visuals. This movie doesn't leave one's mind.


Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Jazz Music Business

Q: What do you call a jazz musician who doesn't have a girlfriend?
A: Homeless.

Q: What do you say to a jazz musician with a steady job?
A: I'd like fries with that.

I heard these on NPR a couple of days ago. After the chuckles die down, you realize that it's a sad state for such a challenging, intellectually engaging art form to be in.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Steven Levitt is Dangerous

Not because the results of his analysis often challenge the conventionally accepted wisdom. He's a dangerous man because he now inspires an entire generation of students to study more math. :)

Statistics rock!


Monday, August 01, 2005


I've finally moved to fluxbox :)