I was intrigued when a friend at NYU told me the Upper West Side was going to turn into one great big Israeli music festival--"Jewzapalooza"-- all day today. (How is this day different from all others?) But I'm going to go have my own personal Israeli music festival at the library. Of the headphones variety. I find that this one especially angry-sounding Israeli rock song, on loop, is conducive to reading about the French Revolution, the same way that the KRock station was conducive to doing math homework, way back when. I don't know why certain pairings work, but I'll chalk it up to one of those which-wine-with-dinner mysteries.