The week's over, after a dash of seminars today. Currently two girls in our department are celebrating their PhDs. We already had drinks and a barbecue and they've just started the music (not exactly my taste, though).
Links for free:
- On Powerpoint,
- a piece on nations that has the right feel to it although I suspect it may be wrong in a few details. While I'm not particularly attached to Germany, I think growing up in a place makes this feel more like 'home' and in particular makes you notice differences in other places more. On the other hand, I suppose I'd feel more at home in Holland than in Bavaria. So it's more a cultural thing than the name of the country on your passport.
- How does nationalism relate to patriotism, by the way? As both concepts don't make a lot of sense to me, I can't see any. Anyway, our friends in the U.S. still seem to be fierce patriots
- Saw the new Adam Green CD at the record store. Hope the vinyl will be in by tomorrow. He played in Germany in May and I didn't know about it. This country could do with a comprehensive website listing gigs and selling tickets. I can't constantly check the web sites of all the bands I like.
Agh – eighties music...
Wanna die in Beat City and run run run...
The Raveonettes, Beat City
July 4, 2003, 22:59