Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Appellate Opinions and Piano Music

Supreme Court nominations exhilarate me. They really do. I'm excited that the Court is in something of a transition right now and so I, in my young, politically-engaged frame of mind, get to witness (if from a distance) the changeover in judicial power. I've been reading a lot about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's SCOTUS nominee, so you can expect a blog post about all that pretty soon. At the moment I'm preparing to go talk to this year's Civics class at my old high school-- poor kids, they don't know what kind of political psycho they're getting tomorrow. I'm planning on talking a lot about the Supreme Court nomination-- current events don't get much more current than this.

As I read about the pros and cons and opinions of Judge Sotomayor, I've been humming along to a soundtrack provided by pianist Jon Schmidt. He's an incredibly skilled, New Age-y kind of pianist who provides alternately exhilarating and peaceful music, such as "Pachelbel Meets U2" and my new favorite YouTube video, which I posted on here a few days ago-- "Love Story Meets Viva La Vida". He's a self-described "happily unsigned" musician, which I have to admit I kind of like. In accordance with this, he's nice enough to provide playlists of almost all his songs on his website...and that's what I've been listening to at top volume all night.

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