Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Radio Lab

Episode 336 of This American Life ("Who Can You Save?") contained an excerpt from the show Radio Lab from New York Public Radio. The TAL web site calls Radio Lab "arguably the most groundbreaking new show in public radio." That could be; it's certainly very good. It's a little like This American Life, but with an emphasis on science.

Like This American Life, a podcast of Radio Lab is available. My favorite episode (so far) is "Memory and Forgetting" (which I gave a rare 5 star rating in iTunes).

Elvis Costello podcast: The First 10 Years

If you're an Elvis Costello fan then you'll enjoy his "The First 10 Years" podcast. It's available on iTunes, or through elviscostello.com.

The flood gates are opening

You may be aware that Claire and I have been concerned that Henry hasn't started talking. Well, I guess we don't have to worry about that anymore. (We'll have to find something else to worry about.) In less than one week, he has said these words for the first time:
  • bye-bye
  • please
  • hot
  • up
  • open
  • car
  • why (he was imitating Gabe when he said that one)
I'm sure I've forgotten a few.

Claire and I can't get over how cute he sounds. He's always been a babbler, but it's lovely to hear him say real words.

Go see "Once"

It's been quite a while since I've seen a (IMHO) great movie. I've seen quite a few good ones, and a reasonable number of very good ones over the last couple years. (I don't get the opportunity to go very often, so I'm pretty careful to only see ones with good reviews from critics I trust.) But a great movie only seems to come along every two or three years at best.

Once is a great movie. It made me feel deeply as only a great movie can do. The music is spectacular. (The first thing I did when I got back to my computer was order the soundtrack.)

If you can go see it, then don't miss it.