music: Today’s podGoober Project Gem: “rock ‘n’ roll” tuba, from back in the days before Bruce bulked up. No doubt many “rock” songs over the years have featured a tuba, but Gary Tallent’s turn on the big brass in Wild Billy’s Circus Story is the only one that comes to mind.
film: Netflixed An American in Paris. A tackysweet love story that’s frankly a bit much, but watching Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron move together is a treat that more than makes up for it. Or just watching Gene Kelly move alone. And there is much Gershwin.
blogdish: Scot Key suitably mocks our Trader Joe’s obsession.
climate science: Virmani and Weisberg on The 2005 hurricane season: An echo of the past or a harbinger of the future?:
Recent Atlantic hurricane activity raises several questions. For example, why was the 2005 season so early and active and are there similarities with the past? We show that parallels exist between 2005 and previously active years. Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies beginning in winter aided the formation of early storms. On longer timescales SST, sea level pressure and zonal winds exhibit multidecadal variability; weaker easterlies during the positive phase of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) result (via ocean-atmosphere interactions) in warmer water and increased hurricane activity. However, individual active years appear independent of the AMO phase.
blathering: If you’re in Albuquerque, you can come hear my take this evening on climate science, climate policy, climate politics and the role of the journalist: New Mexicans for Science and Reason monthly meeting, 7 p.m. room 2402 at the UNM Law School.
Welcome Daniella: Baby Daniella officially joined us Sunday, daughter to my friends Jaime and Heather. Among the activities of the day (I’m off work) none is more important than going over to meet Daniella.