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Over the past three days I've spent many hours grinding samples (over 45 samples so far...), which means lots of time to catch up on podcasts. I've recently added Radiolab to my regular podcast cycle (many thanks to several of my Ecology Reading Group colleagues who made me aware of the show). Radiolab is delicious snuggly brain candy, and probably would come in a purple sparkly wrapper if you could buy it off the shelf. I guess I'd characterize it as philosophical pop science that is also humorous. Good stuff.

Anyway, one of the older podcasts I listened to today played some samples from a recently released album of remixes of Terry Riley's "In C" (http://blogs.wnyc.org/radiolab/2009/12/14/in-c/), through which I became aware of the existence of the cellist Zoe Keating (http://www.zoekeating.com/). Her version of the piece was all kinds of sparkly in its own right. Just listening made me happy.

I'm really going to have to make a point of checking out more of her stuff...

Edit: Interestingly, Zoe Keating evidently did the soundtrack for a documentary about ivory-billed woodpeckers... http://ghostbirdmovie.com/soundtrack.html

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