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I ain't readin no textbook
I'm at the board with the chalk
Been floutin Grice's Maxims
Since I learned to talk

2018-05-28 15:13:08-05:00
sunset.unrealistic.deals

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Selected at random, for today:

"Look at a very small object, look at its centre" – Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt, Oblique Stratigies

62. Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small - I Ching

2018-04-24 15:57:24.374787+00:00
prompting.woke.patch

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At The Twilight Hours show at Space in Evanston. Can't think when I've seen a band live where I knew as little of their music as these guys. It's pretty great. Also weird because I sort of recognize their singer from seeing Trip Shakespeare like 30 years ago or something like that.

2018-04-21 22:37:46-05:00
drill.wedge.pokers

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Heard "When Doves Cry" out of nowhere on the radio recently. I wasn't expecting it, and it hit me with fresh ears. Almost 35 years later, the song is still deeply weird, and sounds like it came from the future. There's so much that makes it a legendary song, but the most amazing thing to me is how it manages to combine deep funk science, serious R&B soulfulness, dance club beats, light pop confectionery, psychedelia, and something approaching avant art song into a unified whole that sounds like unlike anything before or since and still got over as a gigantic crossover hit.

2018-04-20 18:39:14-05:00
edge.adjust.sober

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Here's the thing about Eno: it is tiresome to me that every profile of him you see spins the same narrative of this avant artiste and futurist egghead, who also happens to make a hit record now and then—as a sort of sideline, as it were. It would be so much more honest (and frankly more interesting and enjoyable) for someone to turn that around completely and treat him for what he really is: an enormously successful superstar record producer who happens to carry a lot of not uninteresting intellectual window dressing. Like anyone in his line, I'm sure he has a lot of technical and management know-how contributing to his success, that has nothing to do with drawing random slogans from a deck of cards or having people switch instruments or whatever. He's a notoriously demanding interview subject, and it's possible he refuses to discuss any of that studio technique stuff. But most producers love to talk about how they work, the machines they use, etc., and I wonder if it's just that no one asks him, because they're so dazzled by that window dressing.

2018-04-18 20:46:13-05:00
buyers.bottom.oath

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I adjusted my quick post Workflow so it calls to a Working Copy x-callback-url directly instead of using sharing extension, and it’s even smoother than before. It’s like butter.

2018-04-17 15:53:36-05:00
crash.limes.casino

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Aw, man. Sad. I remember watching him do funny magic on SNL, and I was a Night Court fan. Harry Anderson, RIP.

2018-04-17 02:36:09-05:00
toys.enable.lucky

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I hooked an old iPad up through a nice Yamaha preamp I found in a neighbor’s alley and into my old 90s bookshelf stereo, with decent KLH speakers that were another alley find. Easy, basically free (or only money spent was so long ago I don’t miss it now) and sounds amazing

2018-04-14 17:59:40-05:00
bunks.foil.jokes

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Cole slaw is underrated

2018-04-13 11:39:29-05:00
implements.workbench.superhuman