February 25, 2008

global inflation

rising inflation, coincident with the rising oil prices and commodity costs, creates unrest in the middle east. via nytimes. that much was predictable. but what will happen now?

February 15, 2008

25 years of thriller

yesterday, hanno and judith were over for dinner, and were reminiscing about vinyl records, prompting several plays, which started with michael jackson's thriller. it turns out that this is the 25th anniversary of its release. "something is lurking in the dark!"

here are some streams of the original record, and some choice covers at stereogum, including ben gibbard of postal service.