#3:Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra (May 10th, Favorite Gentlemen)
#4:Bon Iver by Bon Iver (June 21st, Jagjaguwar & 4AD)
#5:Codes and Keys by Death Cab for Cutie (May 31st, Atlantic)
#6:All Things Bright and Beautiful by Owl City (June 14th, Universal Republic)
Coldplay and Mumford & Sons have also announced that their new albums will be coming out sometime this year. Although there are no official release dates, Coldplay expects their album to be released “towards the autumn of 2011.” Mumford & Sons has said that their album will be out sometime later this year.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, click links to legally stream full albums for free! For albums that aren’t available yet (legally), here are some videos/tracks:
In the first 2 minutes and 22 seconds of this song, Bright Eyes samples a speaker who says this:
"If there is no such thing as time, you’re already there, and you’re controlling this cycle. You say, ‘Man, look what we found here, Einstein,’ or whoever you’re talking to, Tesla - whoever you’re talking to. Problems of the future can be solved by mankind because you create them. And you have to believe in the future, it’s what we have to do. We progress, we always progress - we try to. So the Sumerian tablets, they say the same thing like Genesis said, that there were chariots of fire that came into the sky. And these beings got out of them, and they walked like a man but they had reptilian features. They had snake-like eyes, a tail, and, uh, scales, right? And they were - they were here, and they made slaves out of the people. And where they landed in is what the Bible calls the Garden of Eden. They were trying to inbreed with the people here. The women would die, the babies were deadborn. But after two thousand years they started taking, the babies started being born and living. And they had tails, they had a few reptilian features. They could phase shift from one dimension to another dimension, and the people who know say it’s from the fourth dimension - the next dimension. Space is expanding; there are spirits coming from the center, right? We’re going counterclockwise. There’s supposed to be eight other universes going counterclockwise, and that’s called Superuniverse, you know? And love’s always been the message. It’s just - circumstances happen, right? People freak out, just flat flip out, you know? Well, that’s where Hitler came from, Hitler came from that way. He was an outspoken, ‘charamistic’ yeller. And, and all these people said, ‘Hey, we’ll use this guy, hey, look at all these people listening to this guy.’ You know what I mean? And so that’s just what the trip’s like, that. You know? It still exists, and their bloodline goes back - back into Sumerian times. You know, they didn’t call it reptilian, they didn’t call it that. But they did, because they called him Satan, they called him the Devil, and it’s the same damn trip. It’s a negative force, coming in on a positive force, because it’s a third dimension, right? And for it to solidify or to crystallize, it has to have both elements, right? And you have to keep it in balance, or it will, it will, one of them will destroy the other … "
Can anybody tell me if that makes sense at all? Anyhow, the rest of the song is wonderful.
This article sites a 30-year study in which UC Berkley studied smiles and found that they can be used to estimate a persons life-span. The bigger the smile, the longer the life. This post also references another study that found that smiling can be as stimulating as eating 2,000 bars of chocolate or randomly receiving $25,000. Really cool.
“Do not pray for easy lives! Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”—Phillips Brooks
There’s an old trope that says justice is “what the judge ate for breakfast”. It was coined by Jerome Frank, himself a judge, and it’s a powerful symbol of the legal realism movement. This school of thought holds that the law, being a human concoction, is subject to the same foibles, biases and imperfections that affect everything humans do. We’d love to believe that a judge’s rulings are solely based on rational decisions and written laws. In reality, they can be influenced by irrelevant things like their moods and, as Frank suggested, their breakfasts. (Read the rest at the link)
To kick off The Jacuzzi we are holding a contest. It is very simple. We want you to help spread the word about our single “My Body”. All you have to do is reblog this post on your page and spread it as much as you can. We will pick a random winner a week from now and they will receive a SIGNED POSTER.
This trailer really got me exited. The walking-monologue, building music, white-spaces, and Jon Acuff’s great style really got me going. I may wait for the Kindle version of this book, but I’m pumped nonetheless.