Peter Hodgson recently interviewed Tony Martin, who was Black Sabbath’s singer for 10 years. I’m not a Sabbath fan, and I know nothing about Tony Martin, but I found myself reading the interview anyway. I liked this line from the interview:
The most famous of my musical explorations was harmonizing with my mother’s Hoover! I learned a lot about note interaction just by using the constant drone note from the vacuum.
I had the same experience as a kid, only with outboard engines on motor boats.
I’m still going strong with Dances with Dragons, although I have to say the reading experience feels somewhat different than it did with the other books. Maybe the writing is pretty much the same as the rest of the series, and I’m just getting older or whatever, but it feels like this one leans a little too heavily on revulsion. The over-the-top disgusting bits just come a little too frequently.
One indicator of that showed up on the bus the other day – I was reluctant to even open up the book on my iPad, because I was worried the person sitting next to me might check out what I was reading and get get horrified. I have no plans to stop reading, though. Made it this far.
This is perhaps the most telling part of the infographic: China values its renewable industry almost as much as it values defense. The U.S., on the other hand, is much more militarily oriented–a trait that is holding us back from quickly transitioning to a renewable energy infrastructure (despite the fact that the armed forces are some of the biggest advocates of clean energy).
Graphic shows that for every $41 spent by the U.S. government on defense, $1 is spent on renewables. For China, that ratio is just 3:1.
I’ve enjoyed Trey’s 930 shows, although the house has always been really, really packed. Maybe this venue will be roomier. On the minus side, it’s a long poke out to Silver Spring on the red line. Google tells me the commute by mass transit will take just under an hour.
I mean every time, and unfortunately it’s fairly often, I fly in and out of Kennedy Airport to any other airport in the world that you might fly to from Kennedy — you can fly to Europe, you can fly to Asia, any of those places, and you compare Kennedy Airport with the airport where you land, and you ask yourself which is the airport of the greatest country, richest, most powerful country in the world?