Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Favorites

We made it to the weekend! I'm not a huge Anglophile, but I'm looking forward to going to a friend's house to watch the Royal Wedding (we're recording it, though, not watching live at 7 AM, which I'm very grateful for ). I also am headed to a concert tonight, if the rain holds out... fingers crossed for me!

On to the weekly favorites...

I had to share this interview with the Miranda family (as in, the family of Lin-Manuel Miranda) about the importance of philanthropy in their lives. It's so refreshing to see that they still have such a focus on helping others, no matter how "famous" they get! I know I don't actually know any of them, but they seem like such genuinely kind people.

I love when orchestras do their take on pop songs - it's just such an unexpected combination, and it just sounds so GOOD! Check out this arrangement of "Love Song," sung by Sara Bareilles herself.


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You've probably heard this audio clip making its way around the Internet - is it "yanny" or "laurel?" I can't hear anything but laurel, and can't understand how anyone could possibly hear anything else!

Yesterday I talked about accessibility and technology, and then saw this article about Microsoft releasing an adaptive Xbox controller - what timing! The whole article is worth a read, and I loved learning that Microsoft has en entire lab devoted to "Inclusive Tech."

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