- April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the SFJB has a list of a variety of local events and performances.
Interweb Line of the Week
- “Self-esteem is, of course, a term in the modern lexicon of psychobabble, and psychobabble is itself the verbal expression of self-absorption without self-examination.” (A&L Daily)
Interesting Items in the Interweb Tubes
- An online music box based on the solar system. (Information Is Beautiful)
- In These Times actually asks, “Why they want to do us harm?” (Utne Reader)
- The creepiest children’s books ever
- The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, “the UK’s premier prize for Science Fiction literature,” has been announced. I’ve read one of the six.
- The Guardian considers the bright side of SF.
[Jazz] is supposed to wash away the dusty of everyday life
Art Blakey in Ben Sidran’s Talking Jazz