Category Archives: those we admire

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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Japancakes

A cool band, Japancakes. This is their tune “Behind the Mountains,” from one of their many great albums, don’t ask me, I’m not the expert, but this song! It’s about Coeur d’Alene! Kinda. And, as is usual and great about … Continue reading

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Michael Gulezian

“Mile High Country” performed by Michael Gulezian in Tucson in 2007. No shit, mile high! Damn, son, that’s some mighty handsome playing.

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What to Say to the Deplorables

I like what Bertrand Russell said to a fascist, a person he’d been corresponding with for quite a while. I have given some thought to our recent correspondence. It is always difficult to decide on how to respond to people … Continue reading

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Harry Manx Does an Irish Raga

Here’s Harry dang Manx covering Van Morrison, “Crazy Love.” “Dang” because I really want him to come to Spokane.

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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia, daughter of Theon, comes down to us as much a myth as a reality. In the hands of writers of various ideological persuasions, she was a Christian martyr, the last philosopher of Hellenism, or a pagan who deserved what … Continue reading

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