After the party, walking through the icy plaza, Paul Parker, the Magical Mystery Tour guide, and his wife admired the Metropolitan Opera House, which they’d never seen before. “Ah, we were trying to work out what that one was!” Parker said.
“It’s a lovely city,” his wife said.
“I never understood why John Lennon left Liverpool and settled in New York,” Parker said. “But when I came to New York for the first time, I saw: it’s just Liverpool on steroids. If you look at the photo of the original home at Strawberry Field”—the Salvation Army children’s home whose grounds Lennon played on as a child—“the top has exactly the same shape as the top of the Dakota. It’s spooky.”
-Sarah Larson ‘Our hearts went boom: The Beatles in New York‘ The New Yorker
Middle school girls who believe their idol’s phone number might actually leak onto the internet and make its way to (Justin) Bieber’s comments are not unlike adults who participate in the Powerball. Yes, the odds of Bieber picking up is probably equal to dying in a plane crash piloted by Selena Gomez, but what if.
-Cameron Wolf ‘Calling the real teens who leave fake numbers on Bieber’s Instagram‘ Racked
When applied to music’s seemingly limitless streaming future, the only scarce resource left is the artists themselves. You would think the industry would protect such an important piece of its business model, but in fact, the opposite is true.
-Mike Errico ‘Touring can’t save musicians in the age of Spotify‘ The New York Times
The best thing a teacher can do is make students uncomfortable about what they know.
– Dr. David Hogg, NYU Professor of Physics and Data Science