I guess all that petition-signing worked.
Sesame Street, Electric Company, Square One, Carmen SanDiego… yes! Also, coincidentally, I just recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, which is a pretty mediocre book, but does mention that every single study done on Sesame Street has shown that it improves kids’ reading comprehension and problem solving. And it’s so fun to watch! Even to this day I can sing the “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12” song.
In other news, I’m trying to find a good balance between work and play. Things were going well this week (read: I got lots of work done) but then today I started recording another song. Uh oh. Play is fun, though: I’m running again and it feels good, and I’m in three soccer leagues plus ultimate and tennis! Goodness. At least I’ll be physically in shape, if not mentally :).
Last weekend I saw my friend Ben play with his crazy Tom Waits Accordion Orchestra in a bar in the city. It was a sight to see: ten accordions and a crazy old German lady belting out Tom Waits songs. So awesome! This weekend hopefully I’m going to see a production of Othello with my brother and his girlfriend.