I love college radio. Yesterday on 89.7 KRUI there was this song whose vocalist was so incoherent and British that everything he said came out like:
Then there was a break in the song and they started sampling the venerable Texas Instruments Speak & Math, the less successful cousin of the Speak & Spell. You remember this, right? My formative years were suffused in its authoritative, masculine synth voice. Now that I think about it, the Speak & Math may have served as a sort of father figure for a while.
A short primer on the strange and unrelated genre of math rock.
Long, sad article on AIDS in Africa. The inexplicable thing is that a country like Zambia, where life expectancy is 37 and falling, is expected to cough up an annual 35 percent of its budget for debt repayments to the World Bank/IMF. Given the societal strictures discussed in the article it's not like there wouldn't be problems even with an increased health care budget, but honestly.
Now on to the Holy Land Experience.