It’s Friday and you know what that means: Goody-bags! And how appropriate with Trick-or-treating around the corner! The weather is getting chillier and we need some motivation to keep moving through the rough winter.
So instead of having a bowl full of “take one please” candies, I’m giving you the whole bunch. This is my healthier version of the Halloween tradition that gives dentists and dieticians the bump in business.
We have treats from all over the globe today – and several more than usual. You know, in the spirit of the holidays:
- Music made from leaves: Preserving an amazing tradition in China after studying classical traditions.
- Salsa Beethoven!: Oh yes you did hear that right. Not to mention the illustration is fabulous.
- Who needs instruments when you have iphones?: You’ve probably already seen this in NYT, but how very resourceful!
- Tunes that got you through your teens: I would love it if my readers shared the music that helped you all survive your teens as well. For my teen-survival kit, refer to my “Ode to the Mix-Tape” post.
- Hyper Tap Dancing: Check out the footworking moves at Battle Groundz!
- Zeb & Haniya: I didn’t know about this Pakistani female rock duo when I blogged about the flood relief efforts in Chicago and Champaign. So here’s the Wikipedia page, because their website isn’t quite up yet. Check out their music – once again, Pakistan rules on rock!
- Bettye LaVette sings the Brits: You love her because she’s a fabulous soul-singer. Or maybe you love her because you were at the MLK concert in DC during the Inauguration festivities and you saw her sing Sam Cook’s “A Change is Gonna Come” (and right now you’re wishing you were there for Jon Stewart’s rally, ahem)! But you will definitely love her singing The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
- Zombies as a teaching tool: Ok this is purely for the Halloween festivities and who doesn’t love some nerdy knowledge from the News Hour.
Enjoy the goodies! Happy Halloween!