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11 July 2005

Random Strangeness and Charm

Streak links to a story about the Tulsa Zoo, which has added a display detailing the Genesis account of creation. But it doesn’t end there. There’s also a natural history museum in Arkansas that takes a creationist perspective on all things Jurassic.
• For those of you into deliciously good musician Sufjan Stevens, there’s a nice interview with him here.
• If you missed Live 8, you can catch Quicktime Video of most of the acts that mattered here.
• Over the weekend, I discovered KPFA 94.1 FM, a radio station that broadcasts in Berkeley (and also in Fresno on KFCF 88.1 FM). The station has an amazing lineup of music, ranging from gospel to Hip-hop to jazz to world music to Americana to, well, you can pretty much name it. There are also a lot of fine looking talk shows. One of them is Cover to Cover, which features interviews, conducted by Richard Wolinsky, with all sorts of writers. Fairly recent interviews include Thomas Frank (What’s the Matter with Kansas?), Roger Ebert (Great Movies II), Anne Lamott (Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith), and Marilynne Robinson (Gilead). You can listen to those shows, and plenty more archived ones, right here.
The Shaved Ape Chronicles may be the weirdest blog around. Written by cartoonist and writer Patrick Spacek (The Parking Lot is Full), a Canadian currently living in Korea, Shaved Ape Chronicles is like a twenty car pileup. You have to stare. You can’t not stare. There’s socio-political commentary, cult film goodness, comics, and news of the truly bizarre. Check it out. But be warned. It’s not for the chillins.

Comments on "Random Strangeness and Charm"


Anonymous zalm said ... (7/11/2005 11:10:00 PM) : 

KPFA actually broadcasts just around the corner from where I work. I don't listen to too much radio, but I'm not surprised to hear that you enjoy it.

As for Sufjan, I've got tickets to two shows in the next week. :)


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (7/13/2005 10:48:00 PM) : 

Very cool. I work down the street from a bowling alley. :)

Sufjan will be at the Metro in the fall, but I may be in Knoxville then. Hmmmm.


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