Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Brief and Sober Litany

I would like to state for the record the following:

1) Socialism, especially as described by Marx, is silly.

2) Bastardized versions of socialism, intermixed with inefficient amounts of capitalism and completely confounded at every corner by beaurocracy, makes the life of a student an absolute living hell.

3) My hands are too small to properly play the guitar. Seriously, I only have so much finger to go around, you know? At some point, there is no more. I mean, it's not an insurmountable obstacle or anything. But have you ever looked at Jimi Hendrix's hands? I swear they must be twice as long as mine. I'm just saying.

4) Moving apartments in the humidity of Tel Aviv without the benefit of a car - twice, mind you, in one summer - is a level of hell almost, but not quite, matched by the situation delineated in number 2.

On the bright side, I have an awesome job for next year, and I may get to America for a bit after all. Now if I could only get to sleep....

p.s. happy 100th post to me! Do these things actually matter to anyone? I don't know, but I thought it ought to be acknowledged. And now it has been.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Correction

So,in this post, I credited certain lyrics I heard in a choir competition to a coke commercial. It turns out that in fact, those lyrics were taken from a song "I Wish I knew How It Feels to be Free," sung (I believe chiefly, and I don't know who wrote it) by Nina Simone. So I'm linking to that here, for all y'all's listening enjoyment. (I'm actually ashamed of myself for not knowing this song previously. Why didn't anyone correct me?)