Homework for the Week of Jan. 7

1)  Read “Our Planet Earth”

2)  Complete HW#17:Recycled Air

Due date:

Block I: Wednesday, Jan. 9

Block II: Friday, Jan. 11

Block III: Thursday, Jan. 10


3)  Read “Climate Change is here and it’s real”

4)  Complete HW#18:Hot Sauce Committee

Block I: next Monday, Jan. 14

Block II: next Tuesday, Jan. 15

Block III: next Monday, Jan. 14


Musical Notes:

“Recycled Air” is a song by The Postal Service, an indie electronic band made up of Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel.  The band name came from the way the songs were produced.  Tamborello wrote and performed the instrumental tracks and then sent the recordings to Gibbard, who edited and added vocals to the songs.  The recordings were sent via the US Postal Service.  The song is about the experience of sitting on an airplane:  “I watch the patchwork farms, Slow fade into the ocean’s arms, And from here they can’t see me stare,The stale taste of recycled air.”

Recycled Air:

“Hot Sauce Committee” is the 2011 album release by the Beastie Boys, which is an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981.  The album was intended as Part 2 of a two part album, however Part 1 was delayed due to Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer diagnosis.  Sadly, MCA passed away on May 4, 2012.  RIP MCA.

Here’s their video for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can Win,” directed by Spike Jonze.  It highlights their talent, creativity, and sense of humor.

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