When I resolved to start weekly entries built mainly around web clips, I assumed I (and humankind) would have a lot more going on. Fortunately, the internet is a gift that keeps on giving. Here are some good corners of it:
- Are you bummed about the MLB season’s indefinite delay? Well, PBS has put all 18 hours of Ken Burns’ Baseball up for free streaming. Batter Up.
- I will never get sick of this oral history of ‘Homer at the Bat,’ and apparently neither has Sportsnet, who republished it recently.
- Some elementary school teacher (as far as I can tell) made a great Google Spreadsheet of virtual tours you can take that are fun for you and your kids. Thanks, Mrs. Fahrney, wherever you are.
- Speaking of elaborate Google Docs, Cherie Hu put together a living list of Livestreaming Events looking to fill some of the gaping hole left by all the music festivals that shuttered. Get into it.
- A friend and former colleague of mine from Tennessee wrote this essay for the Polyphony about moving music education online.
- Marxist economist Michael Roberts breaks down how the virus was a condition of the market was a condition of the virus was a condition of the market was a…
- Dollar Country, a crate digger/podcaster out of Cleveland, has posted three free hours of hyper-obscure country 45s that you never realized how much you needed.
To wrap this up, I’ll share a song that helped me out a lot earlier this week. It’s the second track (and possibly my favorite) on The Afghan Whigs’ 1965, one of my favorite albums of all time. I was sitting at home for what was going to be the first of an indeterminate number of nights at home, feeling a bit of anxiety, when this came on, and put me in a better place. Hopefully it does the same for you. Talk to you all soon.