More on Tammin Sursok

I’ve always thought her to be one of the more talented young singer/songwriters with her own unique style. Her one studio album was certainly a local sensation, and inspired many more famous artists to cover her songs. “Around the World” definitely gets my travel juices flowing. It’s a bit of a tragic loss to the […]

How to Discourage File Sharing

Bittorrent is a big deal. The number quoted is anywhere from 1/5 to 1/3 of *all* internet traffic in the world, albeit a bit skewed by the large file sizes and tempered in recent years by streaming video. Dan Ariely even had a moment of catharsis when his own intellectual property was pirated. Yes, it’s […]

Name the Greatest, and Then the Most Underappreciated (People Edition)

(My own choices given, reflecting personal prejudices) Actor (Kate Winslet, Nathan Fillion) Artist (Rembrandt, Darrell Sweet) Author (Haruki Murakami, Roger Zelazny) Blogger (Tyler Cowen, Jeff Atwood) Composer (I’m afraid my musical talents are not sufficient to judge this category) Director (Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam) Economist (Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises) Game Designer (Shigeru Miyamoto, […]

What I’m Listening to These Days

Antje Duvekot does it again. A masterful album with deep insightful lyrics. Be respectful, as this is a remarkably personal collection of thoughts. Others in the blogosphere seem to agree. Here’s a sample: Another of my favs, Nolwenn Leroy released an alum entitled Bretonne about her native region in France. While I have not been […]

What I’m Eagerly Awaiting

In terms of movies, games, and other entertainment to be released in this coming year, there are plenty of things to keep me salivating. Sadly, Dance with Dragons was over far too quickly and hiking in the same outdoors can get old after a while. Here they are: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Deus Ex 3: […]

The Video That’s Shaking the Blogosphere

Remarkably well done, I must say. Although it was slanted towards the Austrian view, it is comically true that Keynes is declared the winner by the masses (they just want to party on with government assistance and bailouts) and how ignored Hayek’s works (and name) are in society. A corollary of that video is this:

What Sells

The obviously stupid, according to Lilian. While we’re taught in business school that profits are to be made selling luxury items to the upper class, there’s plenty of room at the bottom as well (to borrow a line from Feynman). Ever wonder why someone like Rebecca Black (yes, I finally heard about this one) can […]

What I’m Listening To

An oldie: and a (relative) newie: Wayne will probably have a fit if I even remotely try to compare the two in terms of impact/quality/grandeur, which I’m not doing (explicitly).

The Sound of (Ethnic) Music

My preference for music tends towards indie artists and ethnic sounds. Since it’s been a long-ish time since my last update about music, I thought it’d be appropriate to post about some of the latest artists I’ve been sampling. Yasmin Levy sings in Ladino, which has to be one of the most beautiful languages in […]

Aspiring Artist Alert – Teresa Tseng

One day last semester, I was searching Youtube for a copy of F.I.R’s song 你的微笑. One of the renditions I stumbled upon was by a young high-school artist called Teresa Tseng (曾咏霖). After digging further, I found the following gems: Zhang Hui Mei (阿妹)’s 记得 [youtube=] Sandy Lam (林忆莲)’s 夜太黑 [youtube=] Liang Jin Ru (梁静茹)’s […]