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Monthly Archives: May 2012

#Humblebrag (Slight Return)

No joke, it’s kind of a thrill to look at the sidebar on Time Magazine’s Entertainment blog and see your story at #6 of the top 10 stories, especially considering I’ve only been writing there for three weeks. (The story … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 Uncategorized

366 Songs 117: Glory Box

It’s been years since I’ve really listened to “Glory Box,” probably the biggest hit from Portishead’s first album Dummy; it was one of those songs that I was convinced I had over-heard, that I was too used to from listening … Continue reading

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Keep Your Comments To Yourself?

This is Warren Ellis, talking about comments sections on websites: Which brings up another thing, and I’m not going to ascribe it to Charlie, who is a nice man, but it’s real – sometimes, your commenters, by which you often … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 Uncategorized

“One of the Only Barriers of People Publishing is People Have to Type. What if That Goes Away?”

I have one of the new iPads. For both my email and Twitter, I’m able to talk into it and get speech to text (with Dragonfly voice-recognition software). It’s become more and more efficacious, which is great and convenient. If … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 Techthoughts, Uncategorized

“It’s A World of We’re All In This Together And A World of It’s All Just A Game, Isn’t It?”

The most amazing and telltale thing about the conversation is not Jason Frazer’s nerve in initiating it, but his blase assumption that it would be alright. It’s another sign of how deeply he, and huge parts of the modern entertainment … Continue reading

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366 Songs 116: Dare

The best song hastily rewritten around a misheard/misspoken lyric ever (“Dare” coming from Shaun Ryder’s pronounciation of “It’s there,” said while setting recording levels in the studio). There’s something so joyful and effortless in the finished song that it shows … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 366 Songs ,

Offered Without Comment


366 Songs 115: Summer Holiday

Quite why this song has been in my head for the last week or so, I have no idea, but that riff keeps returning when I least expect it. It’s a riff that I want to be stolen by something … Continue reading

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366 Songs 114: Fitta Happier

I’m tempted to just say “This” and leave it as that, as if no other kind of explanation is necessary, but… More than the rap from Guilty Simpson or MED (Although, man: rhyming “humorous” with “A lot of MCs got … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 113: Bachelorette

Bjork is one of those artists that I listen to in waves; there are times when I am very much not in the mood for her vocal stylings or song constructions (She’s definitely someone who doesn’t believe in the traditional … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 366 Songs ,