Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Iron Maiden, Professor of Literature

You may know that Iron Maiden is one of the most successful heavy metal acts of all time.  They've been around for 35 years and have sold upwards of 100 million records.  But did you know that they are book lovers and often write bone-crunching metal songs about their favorite works of literature?  Neither did I!  Behold, five great Maiden songs that are based on literary works!

(Psst!  It's not all about Iron Maiden.  I snuck some Belle and Sebastian in there at the very end.)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mr. Brame's Blog, Redux

I've been back home in Memphis for three weeks now.  In that time I've been reunited with my family, started a new year at my school, and suffered through the tail-end of the hottest Memphis summer in 30 years.  It's time for Yaleblog! to end and Mr. Brame's Blog to resume.  I'll have more to write about in the coming days, but for now, here's the video for "In the City" by the Jam.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Middle English Haiku

My summer at Yale is over, and I'm back at work in Memphis, but Yaleblog! isn't over--not yet.  I have one or two more posts before this blog reverts to being about my life and work in the dirty south.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cyclones and Red Sox: My Last Weekend in New England

I made the most of my last weekend here in New England.  Since I didn't take many pictures, I'm turning to the Library of Congress's photostream on Flickr for a little help.

Fenway Park