Music

December 27, 2009

I like to try to analyze music in my head when I listen to songs, but I usually don’t actually get anywhere. This person tries it on ‘Kids’ by MGMT: http://blog.fixyourmix.com/2009/a-compositional-analysis-of-kids-by-mgmt/

The youtube video linked to in this article is very cool: http://blogs.physicstoday.org/update/2009/07/droplets-move-to-microfluidic.html

Continuing to read Breadline USA, I got thinking about the distribution of wealth in the U.S. Here is what Wikipedia’s article on distribution of wealth had to say:

“In the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth, and the top 1% controlled 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation’s wealth.[18]

In 2003, the 1% with the highest income paid more than 34% of the nation’s federal income tax; the 10% with the highest income paid nearly 66% of the total income tax; the top 25% paid 84% of the income taxes; and the upper 50% accounted for nearly 97% of US income tax revenue.[19]

(I changed the time settings on the blog today. Hopefully they’ll be right now.)

Currently playing: Frederic Chopin’s ‘Valse Brillante in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2′
So remarkably sad for a waltz.

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