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Day 28 – Fun links for Monday

November 28, 2011

Jonathan Harris visited Bhutan to interview and photograph people about their happiness level.  This beautiful project is the result. via Chookooloonks Also if that doesn’t fully sate your interest in Bhutan, Alan Taylor curated this collection of recent photographs of Bhutan.

As a rule, I am a ridiculous fan of Christmas music, everything from classics like Judy Garland’s “Have Your Self A Merry Little Christmas” to modern interpretations like  “O Holy Night” by Sufjan Stevens.  I generally try to restraint my listening until Thanksgiving (to avoid burnout), but since I am safely pass that deadline, here are two albums I purchased this year and am thoroughly enjoying:

  • An Appalachian Christmas by Mark O’Connor – Mixing in twangs of bluegrass with beautiful fiddle arrangements, this album includes a wonderful arrangement of Carol of the Bells and the less familiar Cherry Tree Carol.
  • A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him - Consisting of Zooey Deschanel’s vocals and M. Ward’s back-up and guitar, this album is a great collection of classic carols. My personal favorite is Silver Bells.

Is it a giant photograph or just a bunch of sprinkles?

Beautiful time lapse video of the earth taken from the International Space Station via Kottke

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One comment

  1. I want to buy the O’Connor album as well. Renee’ Fleming does one of the numbers and she’s always been one of my favorites :-D



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