Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Heads-up for 3 August 2010

The philosophy podcast Elucidations released Episode 14: Edward Witherspoon discusses skepticism. In this episode, Edward Witherspoon considers whether a disembodied brain could, in principle, have the ability to think. (review, feed)

And Lyrics Undercover has an issue digging into the lyrics of Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen.
For 40 years, Leonard Cohen has been a cult darling, a songwriter’s writer and a primal musical influence. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, his way of telling a story has influenced several generations of musicians. He’s a poet, a Zen master, and social critic. The current generation is probably most familiar with his much-covered “Hallelujah;” today, on Lyrics Undercover, we look at his ironic, iconic “Chelsea Hotel #2.”
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