Friday, November 12, 2010

Apocalypse Now (Redux)

We've just been informed that the department's budget is going to be cut again. As of right now, the major cut is that the department will no longer be paying for travel to academic conferences for students or faculty. More cuts have been promised soon.

The travel thing is a big deal, but we can still get funding through grants and other organizations on campus. What I'm worried about, and what people are starting to panic about, is what is going to be cut in the coming weeks. Rumor has it that certain software is becoming too expensive for the department to afford... we'll see.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I like this

I enjoy the exploits of the British Batman.

From Knight and Squire #2 by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton, DC Comics

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This blog has been in a coma lately, mostly due to other projects (namely Grad School).  With any luck I'll be updating more frequently soon.

For now though, here is another playlist of stuff I've been listening to in the lab.

Sharpg- Sharon Van Etten
Life Prowler- No Age
Fountain Stairs- Deerhunter
Boys are Fine- Smith Westerns
Fed from Her Hand- Demon's Claws
Narrow with the Hall- Women
Youth Haunts- Weekend
Sink the Dynasty- Zola Jesus

Listening to everything in a row like this, I'm struck by how much the current crop of indie rockers sound like they're making music from the 1960's.  Check out the middle of the playlist to see what I mean.