- Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
- Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
- Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Band of Horses perform Infinite Arms on Conan on 9/07/11. It’s not a new song, but doesn’t get old. Don’t look at their teeth.
The Antlers perform I Don’t Want Love from new album Burst Apart on Jimmy Fallon 9/06/11. Falsettos are in.
Dawes on VH1’s You Oughta Know. When My Time Comes. I just love these guys. This song is from their first album, “North Hills”. Their second, “Nothing is Wrong” was recently released. They are on a good path.
Los Angeles band Saint Motel perform Puzzle Pieces on Guitar Center Sessions.
Irvine’s Young the Giant perform My Body on the 2011 MTV Music Awards.
New music; I like it so far. Another Irvine band. Strange Birds: Bread Crumbs EP.
Fleet Foxes at Pitchfork Music Festival. Performance and Interview. Awesome as always.
The Vaccines perform Norgaard on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, August 2011
James Vincent McMorrow live at Time Out New York
And this is an entertaining cover. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performs the Black Eyed Peas masterpiece “I Gotta Feeling” at Time Out Chicago
some recent words in support of our dedicated and hardworking teachers.
From Washington Post
From The New York Times
From Huffington Post
Grin, because Misery Bear is surely having a more miserable work day than any other bear.
And, just because I love him, he used to be a teacher, and this is a workin’ song. Amos Lee:
I have friends in the Foreign Service. This is for them: Our Brave Ambassador to Damascus Puts Congress to Shame
Photographs and a speech from a photojournalist who lost his legs in Afghanistan. Joao Silva: ‘This is What I Do. This Is All That I Know.’
David Letterman and the World Food Programme’s Bettina Luescher discuss famine in the Horn of Africa and how you can help. Text AID to 27722.
Willie Nelson covers Coldplay for a Chipotle ad advocating for sustainable farming.
And, RIP David Honeyboy Edwards “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen” 6/28/1915–8/29/2011
When I get impatient with my dog for spending a while sniffing at one patch of earth, I slow down and wonder: what is it, one patch of earth? What would it take to explore, to understand, one patch of earth? A lifetime. That is all we have and that is all we are, one patch of earth. Is it enough? That is the question of our lives.
on writing, from Hemingway:
“From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?”
“You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. If it is all the same to you I would rather not expound on that.”
Paris Review: The Art of Fiction No. 21, Ernest Hemingway Interviewed by George Plimpton