Daily Archives: June 21, 2007

Such Great Heights or The Genius of the Postal Service

I have been impressed by this song and the video that goes with it (there is a yearning in the woman’s eyes, and a symbolic Victorian suppressed sexuality to it, I think): YouTube – the postal service – such great height

How great is the video? Well, Apple, who has known to make pretty good commercials, thought it was good enough to steal. The proof is here:

YouTube – Apple – Intel vs. Postal Service

While the video is great, the song is superb too. Here are too very different versions, showing the potential of the song:

Iron and Wine’s Version

Ben Fold’s Version

China is changing


I think it is hard to appreciate the magnitude of change in a country like China. I see cracks appear, like this one:

Slave Labor in China Sparks Outrage | TIME

We saw similar cracks in Eastern Europe in the 1990s. It’s time to watch for more cracks such as this.