Sunday, January 17, 2010

non-science things some people choose

Many years ago a friend of mine was attending the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, studying science. She was also a fairly talented musician, and one day she decided that she didn't want to be a scientist after all, but instead wanted to be a Folk Musician. She followed her dream, putting forth at least as much effort over time towards that goal as I required for the science degrees I've obtained. Over the years since she left Alaska I've followed her progress, purchased her CD's and attended her concerts whenever I could (dropped in on one in London once, just to surprise her--she didn't know I was in the country). I got to see her last month at the home of a mutual friend in Alaska (we were both “home” visiting our respective families for the holidays), but I had to leave state before any of her concerts happened.

Much to my delight, it turns out that while I can’t attend in person, the Internet has come to my rescue. Whole Wheat Radio is about to broadcast the House Concert at which she is performing—Live from Talkeetna, Alaska. She does at least one geologic song (called: A River), but I don’t know if that one will be performed tonight (well, it is evening in Alaska—the show starts at 6:00 am in my time zone, and I’ve stayed up late (getting work done) so that I can listen in. If you happen to see this on time, feel free to join me listening.

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