This week is busy like whoa. When things get crazy, I gravitate towards calm music. Enter Robert Francis. On a different day, I may say he doubles as a sleep aid but today, he’s the tranquilizer shot I need.

Tom Petty: Music Video Prince

February 27, 2009

When I was a kid, I’d race from the car into the living room to turn on MTV so that I could watch the video of the song I had just been listening to. Except for one magical time, the video was never on MTV. I guess I wasn’t a fast enough runner.

Tom Petty videos fill a lot of my early MTV memories. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” was a cartoon, “Don’t Come Around Here No More” was a real life version of Alice and Wonderland and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” played out like a modern day Brothers Grimm story. Add in good music and fun hats and what kid wouldn’t love Tom Petty? Here are some of my favorites videos. The jerks at Universal won’t let me embed the videos so you’ll have to take the extra step and click on each of the images.

Runnin Down a Dream

Runnin' Down a Dream

Don't Come Around Here No More

Don't Come Around Here No More

Into the Great Wide Open

Into the Great Wide Open

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Want Cake or Fruit?

December 11, 2008

Woof

Which one did you pick? WNYC’s Radiolab did an interesting piece on the role logic and emotion play in our decision making. There’s actually an explanation as to why you cave on your healthy streak and go for the good stuff and why it’s impossible to make all of your decisions using logic.

Clearly the woman in this photo chose to have her dog call the shots. I like to believe she defaults to it on all matters. If you have 30 minutes, it’s definitely a good listen. (The last 30 minutes are about a casino and just okay if you don’t want to commit an hour.) Listen to the podcast here.