May 15, 2019 • 4M

Train Stations

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Beautiful day in the Sahara today. In this edition:

  1. A song called “Train Stations”

  2. An ostrich

  3. An underwater show to listen to on your desert island.

[Today’s location: Morocco. More on that in future.]


A friend once compared playing the cello to making out with an ostrich. And I get it, because these things are super awkward.

After decades on the chase, I finally feel somewhat natural with these things, but the life is one of obedience more than affection.

It's not what people see from the outside, though.

Because the sight and sound of a cello usually conjures deep feelings of connection and power. It's all we can do to lighten it up, what with the extreme physical awkwardness of the play.

And the haunting sound a cello makes.

I still just want to have a good time on the thing, and tell the truth.




I am currently bingeing this podcast

And it’s only three episodes, so if you’re squeamish about podcasts then I promise you it won’t take long.

Science Weekly: Oceans of Noise

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The Guardian given us quite a gift. The show, “Science Weekly” is ongoing, but this is a three-part series. A [ahem] deep dive, as it were.

“Contrary to popular belief, or the writings of Jacques Cousteau, life under the ocean surface is not a silent world but in fact a dense and rich sonic environment where sound plays a fundamental role to all known life.”

I am in heaven: listen to Science Weekly: Oceans of Noise.

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