Another week, another recommendation for an Icelandic rock band. “Lífsins Ólgusjór” by Samaris is inspired by 19th-century Icelandic poetry and laid over a reggae beat. Check out their recently released second album Silkidranga for more.
This book is a psychological and sociological investigation into lying, with the emphasis on the ways in which all humans more or less lie and cheat throughout their whole lives. Ariely notes that while big scandals like say Enron get headlines for their irrational amount of dishonesty, that these types of problems grow from the small actions of many people making cost-benefit analysis rather than high-level conspiracy. Interesting anecdotes about lying are backed-up by tests and studies. To be honest, I’ve allowed too much time from listening to this audiobook to writing about, so I’m now fuzzy on the details. But I do recall it is a fascinating book entertainingly performed by Simon Jones.
Prince released two new albums at the end of September, Art Official Age under his own name and with the band 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrum Electrum. Both albums contain a version of the song “FUNKNROLL.” While the version below is from Art Official Age, overall Plectrum Electrum is by far the better album.
Enjoy the groove.