Monday, August 22, 2011

Blowing Up the Blog

Three years into this blog and I've developed a bit of internet wanderlust. I started this to keep in touch with friends and family when I moved away to grad school. While it has continued to fulfill this function, it has since developed into a way for me to work on non-scientific writing. To continue this development, I think its time for a change. I'm not going to stop blogging. I'm just going to stop blogging here.

In the last few months I've been putting off any real writing in favor of various academic projects and a much needed vacation. Returning after such a long break I find that that I'm not entirely satisfied with what I've done here. My first instinct is to delete everything and start over from scratch. But given the time I put into this, and the continued interest in some of the individual posts, I'm going to leave this particular blog here and start again somewhere else.

I'm not sure what direction my new blog will take. The type of content will probably be similar, but I have some ideas about changing up the style of posting. Regardless, the link to new blog is below:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back Again

Apparently this thing gets the same number of hits whether I update it or not.

Anyway, my project is (96%) complete. I defended it successfully, but there a few revisions that I need to complete in the next few days. Nothing major, this is a standard part of the process. In the next few weeks, I dive into the publication process as I start the process of submitting the manuscript to a journal.

I’m going on vacation next week, so posting won’t pick back up for awhile. I’ll backlog some stuff, but I don’t expect to start averaging a post a day until September or so.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Posting will be on hiatus until further notice.  A higher authority (my boss) has dictated that my project is due in 3 weeks instead of in 10.

EMA- Grey Ship

I was planning on making a mix of my favorite music of the year so far, but I'm losing interest in 8Tracks.  So instead, I'm going to just post some streaming links.  This way I'll get to talk a little about each song and link to some neat stuff by each artist.

First up is "Grey Ship" by EMA.  This is probably my favorite song off her solo album and is definitely the most ambitious.  Its about five songs in one and all of them are really good.  The album has received a lot of attention, but I still think its rather underrated.  This is based on absolutely nothing, but I'm guessing her next album will be a gigantic breakout hit.

EMA- Grey Ship

Though I hadn't heard of Gowns before I listened to the EMA album, I've since become a retroactive fan.  Given that EMA was in Gowns, it makes sense that they have a very similar sound.  Gowns' sound is probably more ambitious, but I think the EMA album is more listenable.  Hopefully as more people hear the EMA album, more attention will be given to both projects.

Gowns- White Like Heaven