Author Archives: Brian

Walter Becker Dead

RIP, dude, and thanks for all the music.

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John Ambercrombie, Timeless RIP

Oh, John, you will so so be missed. You are timeless, so original, so unforgettable, so melancholy sweet.

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Socialism, as American as apple pie

Love this: https://thenib.com/history-american-socialism

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Report a Hate Crime

Reveal News and ProPublica project where you can report hate crimes. Go here to fill out their form.

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Take Five

Sachal Studios’ version of the classic jazz tune “Take Five.” So cool!

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Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, Read This

Fuck you,Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, I am an engineer. I am an engineer. I am an engineer. I am an engineer. I am an engineer. You are a parody of a state licensing board. Fine this, you dumb … Continue reading

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Making Music on an iPhone

Love this piece in Wired about Steve Lacy, a pro who makes music on an iPhone, using an iRig and Garage Band. Super cool.

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Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer

I love the linguistic descriptivism of this Morphine lyric; the riff is killer; and this video? “The middle won’t work, ring the one under.” Uh um. “She doesn’t get up as early as a baker.”

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Red Baraat!

These guys rock the Tiny Desk studio space!

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The Myth of the Violent, Dirty Mexican

In Quartz, Pablo Piccato goes on at some length, analyzing the ways in which fake President Trump perpetuates the myth of the violent Mexican. And while that’s all great, all you really need to do is trace the history of … Continue reading

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