Three quickies before I start my day with a nice breakfast of Excel washed down with a warm cup of Project:
- A few weeks ago after mentioning the fact that I had no idea that Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, NC, I asked if anyone knew what other famous person spent a significant amount of time in that small town not far from Raleigh. Well, the News & Observer decided to help you out with the answer.
- This MetaFilter post is the perfect way to waste away the day, especially if your idea of wasting is checking out what seems to be an endless supply of Nick Cave-related links, including a boatload of videos, all in celebration of the man's 50th birthday.
- Finally, Luis Alberto Urrera has posted a poem of his that appeared in the recent immigration edition of the Virginia Quarterly Review. A must read.