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April 29, 2010

The Examined Life - 6

A series of conversations with famous philosophers about the themes of their work. At times a little slow, but some good quotes about how to start the journey toward a more examined life, which Plato states is the only life worth living.

Departures - 7

A great film about a musician who relocates back home and gets a job getting corpses ready for cremation. This Japanese film shows the stigma attached to dead bodies, but the main character is able to teach those around him about the value of life and death. More on this film soon, it begs to be written about extensively.

April 02, 2010


Recently I have found Amazon's MP3 store to be a great and inexpensive way to get new music. Last month, I got the new Vampire Weekend and Dave Matthews Band on one day discounts (less than three dollars), as well as Yeasayer's Odd Blood. I really enjoy them and recommend them. More recently, I downloaded four new albums that I recommend in order of awesomeness and life transformation to good, but not great, they are:
Midlake - The Courage of Others
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Broken Bells
She & Him - Volume 2