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This person is coming back to Nashville next week and I just rearranged a flight so I could see him. Like old times! One of the happiest, most whimsical, most mesmerizing live shows I’ve ever seen.

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Sunday soundtrack by Lily & Madeleine.

Owen Pallett: The Consummate Musician, In Conflict

Out this week.

Out today.

(Source: Spotify)

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"The Funeral" - Band of Horses, Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Nothern Lights, as seen from the International Space Station. (via NASA)

Nothern Lights, as seen from the International Space Station. (via NASA)

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Iceland’s contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which made it all the way to the finals today. The guy in the purple suit is Óttarr Proppé, who is one of the members of the Icelandic Parliament representing the Bright Future Party.

If any country would roll into Eurovision covered in rainbows to sing a pop-punk children’s song about love and smiles and acceptance, it would be this one. You keep doing you, Iceland.

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I think I tend to do more Interneting when life is overwhelming and hard, and that probably explains why things have been quiet around here lately. Life has been pretty great.
My job is fun and fulfilling, I’ve replaced my TV with a really nice turntable, planted an herb garden, and it’s finally spring outside. And my super fluffy kitten, pictured above, has grown a few cat-sizes and is pretty much perfect.

I think I tend to do more Interneting when life is overwhelming and hard, and that probably explains why things have been quiet around here lately. Life has been pretty great.

My job is fun and fulfilling, I’ve replaced my TV with a really nice turntable, planted an herb garden, and it’s finally spring outside. And my super fluffy kitten, pictured above, has grown a few cat-sizes and is pretty much perfect.

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"And when parents focus on their digital world first — ahead of their children — there can be deep emotional consequences for the child, Steiner-Adair says. “We are behaving in ways that certainly tell children they don’t matter, they’re not interesting to us, they’re not as compelling as anybody, anything, any ping that may interrupt our time with them,” she says."

From Morning Edition today.

But I don’t think this is limited to children. That’s the message we send our friends, romantic partners, parents, and anyone else we’re spending time with in person. Obviously what these researchers are pointing out with this study are the long-term affects on a kid’s psyche but I posit that we’re equal-opportunity rudists.

(via txmere)

This! I heard this story on the way to work this morning and thought the exact same thing.