53 Brentwood Blog

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Born in New Orleans, Pell was uprooted to Starkville, Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 at the age of 15. Like many others in NOLA, Katrina decimated the neighborhood where Pell and his family lived, and as a result they were forced to relocate. "All I was able to take with me from New Orleans was the musical culture I grew up in, not my possessions, only memories and life lessons."

"Creating a new life from scratch teaches you resilience," adds Pell. 


Saturday, June 20, 2015

One on one...with Jon Driver

One inspiration
The late Irvin Rock, a charismatic American perceptual psychologist, was a sabbatical visitor to my then psychology department when I was a young and naive research assistant back in the 1980s. Although nearing retirement he still retained the enthusiasm, curiosity and excitement of an absolute beginner. He illustrated vividly to me and others that a scientific career is a voyage of discovery that can be as interesting and fulfilling as you choose to make it; and that the choices continue


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Twitter & Le Legioni di Imbecilli