Monthly Archives: August 2008

links for 2008-08-29

Please Buy My Record: The Futility Of Flogging Music – Music Think Tank – Music Think Tank This is one of the best pieces I've ever read on the modern musician's dilemma. Seriously, if you care about the whole debate about … Continue reading

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And the battle's just begun…

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links for 2008-08-28

Garret van Swearingen An ancestor of mine whose portrait has survived. (He hella looks like me.) Interesting to know this guy's DNA is somewhere in my genetic makeup. (tags: genealogy history family) Exclusive Excerpt: Stephen Davis’s ‘Watch You Bleed: The … Continue reading

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Currently Listening: 08-27-08

Cowboy Junkies, Whites Off Earth Now! (Their first album, and for me a neck and neck tie for their best, along with, of course, The Trinity Sessions) The Verve, Forth The Bug, London Zoo Bloc Party, Intimacy Brian Eno & … Continue reading

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I'm In Hell

A couple of clients not paying me, so I’m broke. Other clients flaking on promised work, so I haven’t got any more coming in immediately. Dude not moving out of the apartment I was supposed to move into, and not … Continue reading

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New Portfolio!

My new portfolio is up. Lemme know what you think. It was a massive undertaking, most of it programming. Listen

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Fox News gets pwned in Denver

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links for 2008-08-20

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Selections From H.P. Lovecraft's Brief Tenure as a Whitman's Sampler Copywriter. (tags: humor lovecraft) The Quietus | Features | Rapper Immortal Technique Swaps The Mean Streats Of Harlem For Afghanistan Nice! Tech was one of the artists … Continue reading

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Playing it by ear: a short interview with Jack Womack

Jack Womack is one of speculative fiction’s secret treasures. His 1995 novel Random Acts Of Senseless Violence is one of the most remarkable and emotionally affecting works I’ve ever read and the seed of my thinking about the whole Grim … Continue reading

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Ahoy, Dr. Bell speaking

Did you know that the word hello did not enter the dictionary until 1883? And that it was a relatively rare greeting until Thomas Edison suggested it as a way of answering the recently-invented telephone? Me either. Listen

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