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Geologist Andrés Ruzo first heard about the boiling river as child, but it was always thought of as mythical. It was considered “a place of spirits.” But when Ruzo’s aunt insisted a boiling river existed in Peru, he set out to find it. Now, Ruzo is the first scientist to be given the blessing of the local shaman to study the boiling river. Ruzo talks about the mysterious nature of the boiling river on the latest episode of the TED Radio Hour.

River Song’s Doctor Who life in order

Gosh, River Song’s had a confusing life in Doctor Who. Born in the same episode where she revealed her true self to the Doctor, and (apparently) killing him while simultaneously shooting at her younger self – well, as the Twelfth Doctor commented in tonight’s Christmas special you’d need a flowchart to work it all out.

But luckily you now have that flowchart, as here at we’ve put together our best guess for River’s personal timeline. In other words, we’ve mapped out her chronological life from her birth in 2011’s a Good Man Goes to War to her final goodbye in 2013’s The Name of the Doctor, and you can see it all in order below (with recurring episodes colour-coded).

Not included are any off-screen adventures (so sorry, no Jim the Fish) or spin-off media, but apart from that we think it’s pretty complete. We’ve even thrown in a couple of DVD minisodes featuring River (First Night/Last Night) that were originally supposed to cap off her story.

A huge thank you to our friends at Radio Times for making this flow chart! Hopefully it helps to clear things up for all you Whovians out there (and for those of you who may want to rewatch the series from River’s perspective). 

@iridescentskull tagged me for the 10 first songs on shuffle playlist a few days ago. Thanks for thinking of me. :)

My current playlist is pretty small at the moment because I obsessively listen to the same songs on repeat:

This is a Low, Blur – Parklife
This Weather, Patrick Wolf – Wind in the Wires
Sweet Thing, David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
These Walls, Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Wounded Hearts, Iceage – You’re Nothing
Love Crime (Amuse-Bouche version), Siouxsie Sioux & Brian Reitzell – Hannibal Soundtrack
Oceania, Björk – Medúlla
The Daily Mail, Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement 
Pissing in a River, Patti Smith Group – Radio Ethiopia
Sand, Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch

I’m tagging @spilling-everything @leperwitch @uncontrol-freak to share their playlist (only if they want to).

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“Cry Me a River” by Chvrches // Radio 1 Live Lounge (2015)

It’s no big secret that Chvrches have a penchant for covering pop jams new and old, so it should come as zero surprise that they’ve gone and covered the Justin Timberlake hit, “Cry Me a River”. If you’ve heard their material in the past (original and otherwise), then you know what you’re in for - a stripped back, electro pop take on the original. They do good work, and this is no exception. Give it a listen for a fun little nostalgia trip.

Take This Sabbath Day (1.14)
  • Bartlet: Anyway. I looked for a way out, I really did.
  • Father Cavanaugh: "'Vengeance is mine,' sayeth the Lord." You know what that means? God is the only one who gets to kill people.
  • Bartlet: I know.
  • Father Cavanaugh: That was your way out.
  • Bartlet: I know.
  • Father Cavanaugh: Did you pray?
  • Bartlet: I did, Tom. I know it's hard to believe, but I prayed for wisdom.
  • Father Cavanaugh: And none came?
  • Bartlet: It never has. And I'm a little pissed off about that. I'm not kidding.
  • Father Cavanaugh: You know, you remind me of the man that lived by the river. He heard a radio report that the river was going to rush up and flood the town. And that all the residents should evacuate their homes. But the man said, "I'm religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me." The waters rose up. A guy in a row boat came along and he shouted, "Hey! Hey you! You in there! The town is flooding. Let me take you to safety." But the man shouted back, "I'm religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me." A helicopter was hovering overhead. And a guy with a megaphone shouted, "Hey you, you down there! The town is flooding. Let me drop this ladder and I'll take you to safety." But the man shouted back that he was religious, that he prayed, that God loved him and that God will take him to safety. Well, the man drowned. And standing at the gates of St. Peter, he demanded an audience with God. "Lord," he said, "I'm a religious man. I pray. I thought you loved me. Why did this happen?" God said, "I sent you a radio report, a helicopter, and a guy in a rowboat. What the hell are you doing here?" He sent you a priest, a rabbi, and a Quaker, Mr. President. Not to mention his son, Jesus Christ. What do you want from him?

I honestly think the best thing the world has ever received is the BBC 1 Radio Live Lounge. They always manage to put out the best covers in their sessions. In example, here is Chvrches’ version of JT’s Cry Me A River.

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Radio Disney Interview

She’s visited music video sets, hung out backstage at mom Kelly Clarkson‘s concerts and even spent time in the studio. But there’s one place River Rose has never been: in her parents’ bed!

“A friend of mine was like, ‘Our kid sleeps with us every night; it’s this whole new way of life,’ which is great for her,” Clarkson, 32, says during an interview with Radio Disney, airing Friday.

“But in my world, we’re sleeping. I don’t want my kid rolling over and hitting me in the face. That’s not good sleep.”

According to the singer, her now 9-month-old daughter — her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock — has always slept soundly in her crib.

“She’s been in her own bed; she’s never slept with us ever,” she explains. “I’m just very adamant about that, even to create her independence and her own identity and to be safe in her own room.”

Clarkson adds, “I don’t want to create a kid that’s stuck to my leg.”

And her parenting plan seems to be working. “River is not a cuddler. I legitimately had ‘Miss Independent,’ ” she jokes, referencing her own hit song.

“She is the happiest baby on the planet, but when it’s nap time, bedtime, she’s like, ‘Put me down. I want to lay flat. I want to roll on my own.’ ”

Despite encouraging her baby girl’s independence, Clarkson admits she and Blackstock still love the quieter moments with their daughter.

“My husband, last night, was so excited because she was falling asleep while we were feeding her, so he picked her up and we were taking so many pictures … we have no pictures of her sleeping in our arms,” she shares. “She’s a little free spirit already.”

As for River following in her musical footsteps, Clarkson is hopeful her daughter will create her own path in life — one that’s far away from the stage.

“I hope she’s tone-deaf and [becomes] anything else … a social worker, a lawyer, anything else,” she says.


To Be Alone: 107.5 The River, Nashville

29 September, 2014


so come back, i am waiting; a 3 part stevebucky mix (i’ve posted each part separately on 8tracks and in full on 8tracks and spotify)

part i, ‘till the end of the line, pre-war through their (not) deaths

01. the mountain goats - going to queens // 02. the wooden sky - the wooden sky // 03. iron & wine - resurrection fern // 04. bon over - i can’t make you love me // 05. cat power - sea of love // 06. damien rice - volcano // 07. patti smith - because the night // 08. mirah - cold cold water // 09. wolf parade - you are a runner and i am my father’s sun // 10. cat power - he war // 11. sufjan stevens - a good man is hard to find // 12. fleet foxes - your protector // 13. ben howard - the wolves // 14. daughter - youth // 15. neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea

part ii, who the hell is bucky?, the winter soldier

01. mewithoutyou - everything was beautiful and nothing hurt // 02. brand new - jesus christ // 03. okkervil river - another radio song // 04. wye oak - civilian // 05. the mountain goats - woke up new // 06. marissa nadler - bird on your grave // 07. the good natured - for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti // 08. magnolia electric co. - talk to me devil, again // 09. regina spektor - samson // 10. michelle malone - wild horses // 11. neutral milk hotel - ghost // 12. kathleen edwards - away // 13. sarah mclachlan - full of grace // 14. death cab for cutie - brothers on a hotel bed // 15. tori amos - winter // 16. hozier - run // 17. songs: ohia - farewell transmission // 18. okkervil river - so come back, i am waiting

part iii, even when i had nothing, i had bucky, post-tws

01. the mountain goats - going to georgia // 02. sufjan stevens - all the trees of the field will clap their hands // 03. the drums - down by the water // 04. brand new - degausser // 05. sunset rubdown - shut up i am dreaming of places where lovers have wings // 06. neutral milk hotel - three peaches // 07. greg laswell - your ghost // 08. emily haines & the soft skeleton - crowd surf off a cliff // 09. the avett brothers - if it’s the beaches // 10. james blake - a case of you // 11. emily haines - shrine to fast goodbyes // 12. neutral milk hotel - two-headed boy // 13. sufjan stevens - to be alone with you // 14. josh ritter - good man // 15. neko case - favorite // 16. brandi carlile - heaven // 17. the decemberists - after the bombs

listen to all three in full on 8tracks