Category Archives: Music
I’d heard that Redemption Song had a relationship to an idea expressed by Marcus Garvey. But I didn’t know that the speech in question was apparently given in Nova Scotia.
Another interesting link between Jamaica and Canada.
I Love Brian May
Of course he doesn’t know it, but there’s nothing I’m aware of that this man has done that I don’t admire. Not only does he do things like this, or this but he’s also a published research astronomer.
If I had known this was a possible career path as a child, I have a feeling I might be doing something else these days!
Aside from their political analysis, I really enjoy FiveThirtyEight’s other coverage. Their roots are in statistical analysis of sports and they tend to cover a lot of obscure topics from a statistical perspective. This article by Allison McCann is a great example of a side project, looking at the relationship between hip-hop and politics from a data perspective.
She includes some cool interactive graphics as well as a searchable database for political references in rap and hip-hop lyrics. Plus the article showcases a pretty cool video which is easily my favourite political song of the 2016 campaign thus far.