Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mental Health Break

19 comments:

Polacrilex said...

One of my favorite tracks of all time. I remember the first time I heard this, which was when I was an undergraduate in Chicago, sitting in a smoke-filled cafe while it was snowing outside.

Anonymous said...

Great choice! Thanks for reminding me of this.

Anonymous said...

For all his genius, Eric Dolphy just didn't fit in this group. His solo kills the vibe. To my mind, the best recording of this song is from *Afro Blue Impressions* (which also has the best performance of "Naima") -- if you haven't heard it, check it out.

I haven't listened to Coltrane in years -- kind of overdosed in my late teens. Thanks for posting -- it's great to hear again.

Anonymous said...

It's getting late in the game. There are a number of departments still to contact people for APA interviews (assuming (i) that they plan to at all, and (ii) the wiki is to be trusted).

I'd love to know if anyone has any GOOD information about this. Speculation is great, but does anyone have contacts within these departments who know what is going on? Is there evidence that the wiki is so underused? Do many people recall searches from past years that had such extremely late contact dates (and in such numbers)? Might some departments have given up on APA interviews and will go straight into shortlists in the new year?

Like I say, any good answers are welcomed. Paranoid speculation has its place too, but doesn't really help, unless it's got some good evidence behind it.

Anonymous said...

I have 5 interviews. Only 2 are at the APA--the other 3 are telephone/video conference. All of these interviews have been posted on the wiki. None of the ads said whether or not the school was going to interview at the APA. It seems like fewer schools are interviewing at the APA... this seems like a good thing to me. It's just a shame I have to blow a load of cash going to NYC for 2, 30-minute interviews.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any info on Rochester, USC, Toronto's E&M position, or St. Andrews? If you have that info, please share.

Anonymous said...

I second 2:08's request for info. This also came up in the whiskey thread. What's up?

But let's not bury the discussion. Can we have a new thread seeking info from those in the know?

Anonymous said...

Just a heads up. I know of one department that received almost 150 more applications this year than they received last year for the very same advertisement.

Anonymous said...

Hello!!!! Mental health BREAK!!!!!!! It's not a break if you keep talking about the job market.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Can't believe I don't have this recording yet. Really good. Thanks for this.

Anonymous said...

Question about Springer's Editorial Manager. Suppose you've submitted a paper to Phil Studies, Synthese, or Erkenntnis. Under the Current Status heading, it reads "Editor Assigned". It has never made it to the "Under Review" status. Does that mean that there still aren't referees assigned to the paper? It's been months and I'm trying to decide whether I should just stop submitting to this journal. I could pull the paper, but I don't want to do that unless I have good reason to think there are no refs assigned and good reason to think that the editor isn't making a good faith effort to find referees for the paper.

Anonymous said...

anon 5:22,

Why don't you just email them and ask what's going on?

Anon 5:22 said...

"Why don't you just email them and ask what's going on?"

I don't want to annoy the editor any more than I fear that I already have. After writing to the journal about a horrendous referee's report to ask for a second opinion, I got my first ever rejection without comments from that journal. Now my stuff just sits in a stage that appears to be the stage prior to assignment to referees for months. I thought if others thought that this was common, I'd just wait another few months rather than write to the editor knowing this might annoy him further. If this was uncommon, then I'd write to ask what's happening and consider submitting my work elsewhere from here on.

In the Colosseum said...

I have a similar problem with one of the Springer journals, anon. 5:22. Except my paper went under review for a while then switched back to "Editor Assigned" about 2 months ago. I have no idea what that's about.

I have a journal etiquette question. I recently got a great referee report that showed how one can get my conclusion in a much better way than I did (e.g., using a much weaker modal logic). I think if the reviewer's idea was combined with some of my ideas in the original paper, it would make for a really nice paper. Could I ask the editor to put me in contact with the reviewer - if the reviewer said it was o.k. - to see if the reviewer wanted to work on this with me? Or would it be inappropriate to even ask? I obviously can't just write the paper myself using the ideas of the reviewer, but I think the paper would be worth writing.

Anonymous said...

in the spirit of Mr. Zero's post and anon 6:31's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4DTR0I7xhA

Anonymous said...

This is Coltrane for the people who haven't heard much Coltrane. Just so you know.

Popkin said...

What's that supposed to mean anon 1:29? Surely most serious Coltrane fans enjoy his many, many recordings of "My Favorite Things."

Anon 5:22 said...

"I have a similar problem with one of the Springer journals, anon. 5:22. Except my paper went under review for a while then switched back to "Editor Assigned" about 2 months ago. I have no idea what that's about."

In my experience with Springer, that seems to happen when the journal goes from a referee back to the editor or (possibly) when a referee flakes and the editor needs to find a new one. Once with Erkenntnis I think it took a month to get a verdict after it switched back to "Editor Assigned".

Anonymous said...

I have a similar question as "In the Colosseum" but with regards to Ethics. I've had a paper there for about four months. The Editorial Manager says the my submission is being processed. Does that mean it is out for review? There is no "Out for review" category or anything like it, but "submission being processed" does not like sound it's out for review! Anyone help me?