Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

Coolness June 24, 2008

Filed under: art,crafty,humor,life,music,random — Amy @ 11:43 pm
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The Lord’s Prayer is a classic …

but everyone needs some Dylan in their life.

Oh wow. You have to check out Wordle. I think I’m going to go turn more quotes into word cloud art now. I should probably post something interesting soon … but I’m still twittering away. Oh, and Euro Cup … Euro Cup owns my life right now.

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muppets + rick astley = ? June 11, 2008

Filed under: humor,music,videos — Amy @ 12:06 am
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I’m not sure what the inspiration was for this particular video, but I enjoy it to no end. I’m not sure what else to say, other than that I had no idea what rickrolling was until now.

In other news, I’ve discovered Twitter, and you can find me here.

I really need to formulate a good blog post one of these days. Makes me feel kind of useless, to have a blog and do so little with it. Although I wonder if anyone reads it at all. I just have to remind myself that I do this for me, not for other people.

P.S. Sorry for the rickroll.

 

Mixtapes May 31, 2008

Filed under: music — Amy @ 12:38 am
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My formative years were spent with cassettes, but by the time I reached adolescence, CDs were firmly established. That said, I missed out on the true art of the mixtape. I like to make sure my mixes flow, but I never learned the art of smoothly mixing on my home tape deck. Most of my mixing experience has been gained at my computer, with headphones and CDs. However, I love making mixes, and I think that the art carries something special that sets music lovers apart. We really listen. We try not to just hum along. We’re constantly on the look out for music that truly expresses what we hope to say. Perhaps, then, this search is the true (he)art of the mix.

Links galore!
Art of the Mix (My Mixes)
Mourning the Mix Tape: Digital Age Doomed a Musical Rite of Passage
Mourning the Mix Tape: Readers’ Tales of Life-Changing Mix Tapes
The Tape Hasn’t Run Out on Cassette Mixes Just Yet
Mix Tape Song Hall of Fame
A Cassette Valediction: Part 1 of 2
A Cassette Valediction: Part 2 of 2

 

Catchy! May 28, 2008

Filed under: entertainment,music,videos — Amy @ 10:21 am
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I completely blame Olivia for this, by the way. 🙂

Apparently, Ben Barnes, a.k.a. Prince Caspian, used to be in a boy band. And that boy band sang a damn catchy tune. Listen. It’s stuck in my head, and I felt it was only right to share the love.

 

gli azzurri May 5, 2008

Filed under: humor,music,videos — Amy @ 6:58 pm

For the most part, I believe they are tone deaf. They shouldn’t quit their day jobs …

 

song of the moment March 17, 2008

Filed under: music — Amy @ 2:40 am

Right now, I’m finishing up reading for my exam. And I can’t get enough of this song.

Jesca Hoop – Seed Of Wonder

I think she sounds a bit like Fiona Apple on this track, but she’s got a really unique vibe. I cannot recommend this song highly enough, but take care to listen to the lyrics. Definitely not a brainless kind of song.

 

crazy delicious March 13, 2008

Filed under: humor,music,videos — Amy @ 5:21 am

… I’m still procrastinating.