Apr. 25th, 2009 11:33 am
ariadne3: (feed me!)
The air smells really good, there was just a very nice, temperate shower outside. :)

On an unrelated note, I'll be doing a brief lesson on food politics, fact, and opinion, with the 5th graders in a week and 1/2. Should be interesting.

My tea is warm, and I'm about to transfer the rest of the music on the old, sad, needs-to-be-fixed laptop onto the new, slick who-knew-how-nice-it-could-be netbook. There is still the whole weekend ahead of me to do homework.

Things could be a lot worse.
ariadne3: (blues brothers)
I'm PRETTY sure t This is an animation, but it took a couple of close looks before I was sure. Bill and I decided that the best thing about it is that it could, conceivably, be built.

That and it's super fascinating to watch, over and over. Not that I'd know anything about that.

I think it starts automatically, so here's a cut tag. )

[livejournal.com profile] cerulean_fleur pointed out to me that there are more. Here are links to the three I thought were the niftiest, after this one here, which I still think is the best of all of them.

Pogo Sticks

Gyro Drums

Pipe Dream

(Edited after communicating with [livejournal.com profile] cerulean_fleur via evil, evil StumbleUpon, which makes homework doing either impossible or more entertaining, your call.)

Aside to [livejournal.com profile] memegarden, I don't know if these have too many visual cutaways for your cutie kiddo to watch, I suspect that most of them do, but I thought of her when I was watching the Pogo Sticks.


Oct. 10th, 2008 10:36 pm
ariadne3: (tattoo)
So, Sean Williams (the ethnomusicologist faculty at Evergreen, now I'm really sorry I never took a class with her,) came to do a short unit on music, how to teach it and how to use it to cement classroom community, as well as a quick mini-rundown of a slice of Indonesian culture. She brought her Angklung and dogdog (vowels same as in Spanish,) and had the class learn one of the traditional fertility songs. It was SUPER fun. She explained to us that the place where she had lived had people who were so tuned to musical jokes (there are many in a town angklung performance; it's all about sex, and makin' stuff grow, you know,) that they would bring popular music riffs into it, and occasionally break out into pop songs.
I was curious about whether I could find anything on trusty ol' youtube. This is kind of brain hurting, but I like it.

Mission what? )
ariadne3: (blues brothers)
Okay, I saw that [livejournal.com profile] young_raven put one of these up, and it looked fun.  Mostly it was just confusing.  Maybe I'll try it again later when it's not so weird out.

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Went to The Olympic Club tonight with Bill and Cathy to see The Blackberry Bushes play. Was nice. I had fish and chips; fish was a tad soggy but good, chips were nicely crisped. Good stout on nitro. Great music, and an adorable two-year-old that someone had sneaked into the pub to hear the band dancing on the tiny patch of floor in front of the stage that was just the right size for a toddler dance floor. Got several rows of knitting done on Marie's right glove; Josh's are both finished. The heathered garnet colored yarn is scrummy, and I'm really glad I got extra skeins.


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