Links for 3/1/2021

A year into The Great Stay-Home and researchers are assessing the psychological causes of “Zoom fatigue.” Feeling it too? You can join the research project and measure yourself through the survey here.

August 28, 2002 – Beck – Sea Change Warm-Up Tour , with Smokey Hormel (Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.) – One of the best – if not THE best – concerts I have ever attended just a month out from the release of Sea Change (Beck’s best album which I finally got in vinyl last April). The set list doesn’t do the show justice – every song was simple, acoustic, minimized versions with just Beck and a guitar or a piano or a squeeze box and sometimes Smokey helping out. One of those shows that truly lived up to the “A Night With” shows that are meant to feel personal and intimate. At some point in the past I was able to find a recording of this show. Am on the hunt again.

Before “Bottle of Blues,” Beck told a funny story about years ago, when an 11-year-old girl with headgear was impressed by his harmonica holder; Beck just played the riff of “Cars” on piano over and over and sort of mumbled the lyrics, as he tried to figure the song out. Not a full cover at all. Then he moved into “Raspberry Beret,” of which he only sang the chorus.; Rare “Kanga Roo” played on the piano, not acoustic guitar. May have been the only time it was done this way!; Beck may have played more keyboards on this show than any other; This “Back Streets of DC” is a very short acoustic guitar improv about “Me playing jams from the last decade.”; Beck improvised the silliest, most absurd “Debra” ever.; “Sunday Morning” is introduced by a short song about the show coming to an end;

How should you process news you find online? SIFT:

Mr. Caulfield refined the practice into four simple principles:

1. Stop.

2. Investigate the source.

3. Find better coverage.

4. Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.

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