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Well, here’s another post about the awesomeness of three things near and dear to my heart: Incubus, sci-fi, and Twitter. A few months ago, Brandon Boyd tweeted a recommendation of a science fiction film called Another Earth. Needless to say, I immediately rented it, and thought it was very interesting. Yesterday, I mentioned it to a few of my fellow Incubus fans with whom I’d been chatting on Twitter. Today, I received a tweet from someone I’d never encountered on Twitter before. She asked if I’d liked the saw-playing scene in Another Earth. I’d completely forgotten about that scene, in which a character who’d been a Yale professor gives a surprisingly moving musical performance on an unusual instrument - the saw. Before I could respond, she tweeted me again to let me know that it was she herself who’d played the saw on the film’s soundtrack. She also sent me this video of her New York City subway performance of the Star Trek theme (perfect for saw, right?) From there I linked to this video of the “Saw Lady’s” remarkable story, which, to a small extent, parallels the story of the girl in Another Earth.

Incidentally, Another Earth is unusual in that it takes place in my home town of New Haven, Connecticut, which I haven’t visited in many years. I was pretty shocked, because you never see New Haven popping up on the big screen. (Well, okay, I take it back - the motorcycle chase scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was filmed there.) Anyway, I often wonder what would have happened to me, and what my life would have been like if I’d stayed in New Haven. Naturally, I couldn’t help thinking about this a lot while watching Another Earth, which ponders the idea of an alternate world in which you may or may not be living an alternate life. Like the characters in Another Earth, the Saw Lady, and me, everyone experiences some kind of turning point in life, and then you have to find a way to make lemonade out of lemons. For the Saw Lady, it’s her saw. For me, it’s Twitter and Tumblr and Incubus and the amazing interactions I have with other people because of them. It isn’t all lemonade, but some of it is pretty sweet.

Mar 7
Incubus fans and other followers, I NEED YOUR HELP!
I’m giving a presentation tomorrow at a conference where I work. I need to convince a whole bunch of people that Twitter is awesome, and show them how global communication happens in the Twittersphere. If you see this post before 10 a.m. EST (i.e. New York/Miami time) on Friday, March 8, please tweet hello to @JennySaxton, or tweet anything with hashtag #hiJenny (but please make it suitable for work). It would be great if you could say where you’re from.
As a way of saying thanks, I give you this lovely photo (courtesy of couldyoushowmedear). Sweet dreams!

Incubus fans and other followers, I NEED YOUR HELP!

I’m giving a presentation tomorrow at a conference where I work. I need to convince a whole bunch of people that Twitter is awesome, and show them how global communication happens in the Twittersphere. If you see this post before 10 a.m. EST (i.e. New York/Miami time) on Friday, March 8, please tweet hello to @JennySaxton, or tweet anything with hashtag #hiJenny (but please make it suitable for work). It would be great if you could say where you’re from.

As a way of saying thanks, I give you this lovely photo (courtesy of couldyoushowmedear). Sweet dreams!

Twitter keeps recommending that I follow my friend who committed suicide last March. How can I make it stop doing that? :’(

This is from my work-related Twitter account, which mostly consists of boring stuff about college libraries. I do, however, tweet whenever I see a student in a T-shirt of a band I like.

This is from my work-related Twitter account, which mostly consists of boring stuff about college libraries. I do, however, tweet whenever I see a student in a T-shirt of a band I like.