It's the last full week of classes for the semester and everyone here has their sights set on summer. The other day my friend Patrick (who is from Sandwich, a hilariously named Cape Cod town) put on the old Vampire Weekend. I basically wore a hole in that album four years ago, and just enough time has finally passed that I can listen to it and feel nostalgic rather than absolutely sick of it. Living in Massachusetts now, the words all mean something different and it made me laugh to think of myself listening to them as a senior in college in San Diego. Now, here I am, teaching kids who are seniors in college themselves. Sometimes that feels like a long time ago. But, summer and this song make it feel like yesterday.
weekend reading | Atlantic Seaboard
- I want to live inside the Bon Appetite story on designer John Derian.
- an accidental oyster haiku from the New York Times
- slide film photos of the cape by Brian W. Ferry
- giant lobsters in a National Geographic photo from 1915
- the original Cape Cod prep: Jack Kennedy
UMass Amherst has one of the few heterodox (read: Marxist) economics departments in the country, which results in graduate research like this. I'm proud to be at a school that questions basic assumptions about capitalism! Also featured on the Colbert Report.
(listen) Walcott by Vampire Weekend (photo) on film with Leica CL | lobster claws in Provincetown, MA