Archive for November, 2011

and somewhat less cynically…

30 Nov
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30 Nov

presented without further comment:

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cutout xxiii – walking the line between country and rock…again

29 Nov

If there’s a theme this time around, it’s the idea that you can draw lines between all kinds of things, and despite the existence categories like “rock”, “country”, “r&b” or whatever, a lot of interesting stuff happening in the brackish areas where the borders bump up against each other. Each of these records, quite accidentally […]

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a welcome respite

28 Nov

The preponderance of little but cat videos for the last week should tell you all something. I took a little break from the grind. Over the course of my career thus far, I’ve traditionally worked with the kind of person who hosted their family’s Thanksgiving feast, so I’ve usually been the guy who stayed around […]

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three for three

25 Nov

I actually passed 50k on November 16, which says something. There might be a decent novella in the mess. I’ll get back to you after I play with editing.

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more cat videos?

25 Nov

Yes, because I’m on vacation.

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delightfully meta

18 Nov

Catvertizing.

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in a nutshell

17 Nov

Courtesy of Fred Clark at Slacktivist, The Ten Commandments – Binary Edition: This is pretty much all the world’s major religions distilled to their purest essence. It really is that simple. If more people simply looked at it this way, and practiced their chosen faith (or lack of faith) this way, there’d be a lot […]

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an interesting perspective

17 Nov

I’m not a fan of the Twilight series. It’s not written for me, and I understand that. I’m not opposed to the series on any militant level, though I still find a lot of the ideas presented terribly troubling, and have always suspected that these troublesome ideas could potentially really mess up a young, impresionable […]

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I hope I’m not just channelling some lingering nerd resentment here, but…

17 Nov

As you may be aware, dear reader, I’m a big fan of the kind of pop culture meta piece like this one from (surprise) Amanda Marcotte about what she perceives as the ascendance of mass-market mediocrity in modern American popular culture as being inherently more “worthy” than properties with more limited, niche appeal. I include […]

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