Today’s links

Via BoingBoing, an amazingly obsessive recreation and imagination of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins’s home, in miniature. Eight rooms and countless tiny knick-knacks, all to scale for tiny hobbit action figures.

Boston Globe: The bell at Old South Church to toll 33 times. A somber reminder that as Christians we are supposed to care about the soul of the murderer as well as the souls of the murdered. How difficult that is has never been made clearer than today.

The Globe, again: Mom says body found on Cape is her son, a missing MIT student. Daniel Barclay had been missing since April 8. Obligatory eerie note: the last contact he had with anyone was via his AIM away message, which read:
“I have to meet with some sketchy people I thought I’d never have to deal with ever again in east Cambridge.”

Friday Random 10: Sun’s Out Edition

I turned on the iPod this morning, and the song that was playing was Lyle Lovett’s “Since the Last Time”:

I went to a funeral
Lord it made me happy
Seeing all those people
I ain’t seen
Since the last time
Somebody died

And I decided, you know, I should really listen to something else this week.

  1. The Black Keys, “No Fun” (The Moan)
  2. Peter Hurford (J.S. Bach, composer), “Toccata and Fugue in D minor (“Dorian”) (Great Organ Works)
  3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Stone Free” (Are You Experienced)
  4. The Police, “Invisible Sun” (Ghost in the Machine)
  5. Romano Zanotti, “Michelemma” (Chansons Napolitaines)
  6. Me’shell NdegeÓcello, “Deuteronomy: N*ggerman” (Peace Beyond Passion)
  7. Lee Ranaldo, “The Bridge” (East Jesus)
  8. Kronos Quartet (Osvaldo Golijov, composer), “III. Colmo. Sospeso-Allegro Pesante” (The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind)
  9. Boss Hog, “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” (Suburbia Soundtrack)
  10. Belle and Sebastian, “You’re Just a Baby” (Tigermilk)