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How your iPod can make you smarter! (Part II)

KCRW's Today's Top Tune: Oh yes, this will make me cooler. (WIN!!)

KCRW picks a song from their playlist (or from the KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Archives) and you download it for free. After 60 days, I will have a whole party playlist without even trying. Today, I tried playing "Theme from Hollywood" today for my theory kids, but unfortunately the speaker system at CCM wasn't working, and therefore they couldn't hear the lyrics.

I'm going to have to try again on Monday, because someday, they won't see me as a theory teacher. (On this note, one student asked how I felt about being a composer and working for the theory department at the same time, and I told them that I was confused and needed a shrink. Moving on.)

New Yorker: Fiction: So, I think I should add more fiction to my diet. Unfortunately, I have so many musicology articles to read as of late, and I thought I could hear a writer pick a short story and read it. I'm also two podcasts behind.

NPR: All Songs Considered: I like this one, and currently the host (sorry I don't remember his name right now) said that they're going to preview COMPLETE albums on their website (unfortunately not on my iPod). Hopefully this podcast will make me seem somewhat intelligent about the indie pop world, because, again, I need to up my coolness factor.

NPR: Science Friday Podcast: Yeah, okay, so my hip-ness just plummeted. Some of these podcasts were not-so-interesting (bird calls are okay, and Messian would have paid attention) to the very interesting (a podcast about pheromones). NB: I am also 1

7 podcasts behind.

NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell Me: YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS. Very nice.

Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson: I need to keep up with what's going on in the arts. Previous podcasts included artist colonies (specifically MacDowell colony) and the representation of J. Robert Oppenheimer in art (or, how John Adams learned to stop worrying and love the bomb)

That's it for now. There may even be a Part III, but some of my readers may get a little TOO eager.

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