Oct 31, 2009

Sweet Sounds

Every once in a while I'm going to come across a piece of music, video, or writing so awesome that I won't be able to help but share it with whoever happens to read my blog. This is one of those moments. This is the Talking Heads in all their glory performing "Crosseyed and Painless" live in Rome in 1980 with Adrien Belew, the pride of Covington, KY playing lead guitar.

Crosseyed and Painless

At the behest of the band, I cannot embed it here, but there is a track-by-track recording of the whole concert on YouTube. If you have a couple of hours and want to hear one of the most innovative bands ever at their peak, I strongly suggest clicking on the link.

Oct 30, 2009

About Me

My name is Christopher Robbins. I am a 28-year-old political science and journalism student at the University of Kentucky. I work a full-time job as a registration clerk at the University of Kentucky Emergency Department. 

This is not an autobiographical blog. After today I will rarely write about my personal life. Instead, I will discuss contemporary political, legal, and social controversies in as comprehensive a manner as possible. Since this is a blog, I will make no attempt to obfuscate my personal biases. What you see is what you get.

I am married but as yet childless. My wife and I share a small house with three cats and a chinchilla. I live a very active lifestyle, waking up to school work and the news, going to class near mid-day, and then going to work in the evening. This leaves very little time for recreation, play, or even blogging. My interests are in politics, media relations, climate change, transportation, information technology, alternative/underground culture, and college basketball.

I am unabashedly liberal, but I have adopted pragmatism as my preferred political disposition. Though I have my own opinions I can appreciate the arguments of others. I appreciate passionate opposition to my statements more than I embrace those who concur with me. Our own beliefs are nothing without controversy and context.