Frontman Mark Oliver Everett, also known as E, is the son of Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory. In the BBC documentary, Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, Everett travels America trying to understand his distant and brilliant father who passed away in 1982.
The music of the Eels vascillates between melancholy and joy, which is one of the primary reasons I love it so.
When I think of comforting, compelling animal companions, I didn't think of snails until I read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. During a long period of an autoimmune illness, a snail that a friend brought to her room was both companion and source of wonder.
The book that Bailey has compiled, comprised of both her experience with "her" snail and extensive research into the natural history of snails is a fascinating read. When the snail first arrived in Bailey's life, she was a bit annoyed--she could barely take care of herself, she didn't need another creature to worry about. Despite this, she soon found watching the snail almost meditative, and she began to follow the rhythms of its nocturnal life, becoming fascinated with its habits. She found out about the eating and reproductive habits of snails, about their unique anatomy.
This year's theme for the Booklovers Ball is Explore! Through exploration, questioning, and creativity mankind has impacted their world for good or ill. The Library wishes to help you explore your world. These films celebrate the indomitable spirit of the explorer.
Listening to music can make you smarter! Mathematics and music are intrinsically linked through keeping time and harmonics. Ties have also been made to learning new languages, spatial-reasoning and relating to others. What music gets your brain juices flowing?