New Muse Song – Neutron Star Collision

That's right, this is... for Twilight?

That's right, this is... for Twilight?

*sigh* I haven’t blogged in ages, thanks to SAT’s, AP Tests, and pre-college stress. It really gets to you. 10 years from now, I’ll look back at this and laugh, but right now it doesn’t seem so funny. On that note, if anyone is taking AP US History next year, I have a nice Google Doc with a compilation of all the “important” terms that you should know for the AP test. According to the Princeton review “If you know even half of the terms, you’re well on your way to a five. More than that, and you might as well teach the course.” Here it is, at any rate. It’s incomplete, so I’ll open it up to editing some time next year.

Anyways, Muse.

Right, I digress. Muse has announced that they will be releasing a new single, entitled “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” on the seventeenth of this month. Exciting, isn’t it? It was written and recorded earlier this year (cool) and was chosen to be the lead single for the new Twilight movie, Eclipse (DAMN IT). I see Muse, like my other favorites, Mutemath, Radiohead, and Iron and Wine, is becoming “Twilight Property.” Regardless, I’m not about to judge a song by it’s movie, so I’m still excited for the song’s release.

Singles Only?

On a similar note, Muse has always hinted that they like the album format less and less. They announced in ’08 that they’d ditch the concept of an “album” completely, and then went and released the album, “The Resistance.” Maybe this is finally the beginning of a long line of singles from the band.¬†Radiohead made a similar claim, and seem to be following through with it. I like the idea of an “album,” only because albums fit on vinyls much better (for obvious reasons) and they provide a nice flow of music. Even still, I’m up for new ideas.

In the mean time, here’s a nice spread of anti-Twilight¬†paraphernalia, propaganda, and groups to satisfy you for a while.

Wolfram Alpha: the answer to all your questions

Wolfram|Alpha: The best thing since... well, anything.

This might just be the most fantastic thing since Google.

Remember “Ask Jeeves,” the search engine that turned questions into search pages (Its now known as Ask.com… they did away with Jeeves)? Yesterday marked the public release of a new search engine, that goes off this principal, but takes it leaps and bounds further. WolframAlpha.com is a brand new site that will answer pretty much anything you ask it. ¬†Its not a search engine as much as it is a knowledge engine; it doesnt search web pages, but rather it searches through a database of “Mathemaitca,” their own brand of digital facts and data.
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