Hoboken Breakfast Nuggets: 2/21/2011
Hoboken411’s periodic look at what’s going on around us…
Happy Presidents Day!
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- Speaking of Presidents’ Day – do you know the history behind it? (Learn…)
- Did you buy the new RADIOHEAD album this weekend? Very different. (Listen to a sample…)
- Ruh, Roh – more Middle East issues. What’s the deal with Libya? (Civil War?…)
- The big bad Sun is “flaring up” – reason to worry? (Read more…)
- What’s up with this snow, yo? See this week’s weather forecast: (Six Day Forecast…)
See complete breakfast nuggets – after the jump…
Do you remember Lincolns Birthday?
Some of us used to have both Washington’s Birthday AND Lincoln’s Birthday off from school – plus an additional “recess.” Those were the days!
In case you want to know a 5-minute history of this holiday – click here to learn.
Radiohead: The King of Limbs
Radiohead has been one of my favorite original bands for a long time – and this past weekend, they released their latest album The King of Limbs. A very evolved sound that some Radiohead fans may have a little adjustment to make. One obvious difference is the new way they’re using fast-paced electronic drums and percussion effects. But some of the trademark Radiohead chord-progressions are obvious if you enjoy without distraction.
I listened to the record just once so far – and three that stood out were Feral, Separator – and my favorite at the moment: Little by Little.
What does all this Middle East stuff mean?
Not sure about anyone else – but I do NOT have a comfortable feeling about what’s going on “over there,” and am trying to figure out “what the other hand(s) are doing” while we’re distracted by all the protests. Anyway – here’s some interesting reports out of Libya:
Will the sun screw up your Facebook updates?
Solar Flares are back in the news – with potential disruptions to various communications networks across the globe. What will all the smartphone addicted people do if they cannot update Twitter or Facebook? Die, I reckon.
Snow? Really? Hmmph.
Today’s snow is lame – as well as the rest of the week’s forecast!
Have a great week everyone!