Photo of the Month: December 2013

Dec 07 2013


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Photo of the Month: November 2013

Oct 31 2013

"Corn" Maze at IVC's Pumpkin Patch, 2013

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Photo of the Month, October 2013

Oct 06 2013

Smartphones at DM

Photo of smartphones watching Depeche Mode at the Staples Center, September 28, 2013.


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Favorites as of Sept 2013

Sep 13 2013


Here’s the music I love the most right now, on September 13, 2013:

  • Everything by Pye Corner Audio
  • Everything by Pan Sonic (along with most everything by Mika Vainio)
  • Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Everything by Joanna Newsom
  • Leyland Kirby, Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was
  • Everything by Burial
  • Harmonia, Live 1974
  • Broadcast, Tender Buttons
  • The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

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RIP Top 10/Bottom 3, Long Live Photo of the Month

Sep 06 2013

The Top 10/Bottom 3 section of this blog is no more.  Alas!

But never fear.  Here’s a new feature: Photo of the Month!

Photo of the Month for September 2013 displays the most awesome 50s cover of a classic Issac Asimov novel, The Currents of Space (one of the “Empire” novels that preceded his more famous Foundation trilogy).  Enjoy!

The Currents of Space

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I Dream of Wires

Aug 24 2013

Get it.  Live it.

“I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition” 2013 official trailer from I Dream Of Wires on Vimeo.

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Top 10/Bottom 3: August 2013

Aug 01 2013


Sorry, folks.  April must be a witch.  She stole August!


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Top 10/Bottom 3: July 2013

Jul 17 2013



Top 10

  1. The Venture Bros.
  2. Mika Vainio, Kilo
  3. Chris Watson, In St. Cuthbert’s Time
  4. Pye Corner Audio, Conical Spaces
  5. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig (re-watching before I watch the new GITS)
  6. The League (rewatching for the 5th time)
  7. Archer (watched whole series twice in a row over the last month)
  8. Bunheads (I like it, so shut up!)
  9. ALM’s Pamela’s Workout
  10. Synthesis Technology’s E580

Bottom 3 Reasons I Didn’t Post the July Top 10/Bottom 3 Until July 17

  1. I forgot
  2. Protest Drone strikes
  3. ‘Merica

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Where’s the Rest?

Jun 20 2013

I came across a clip from Joanna Newsom’s music video for her wonderful “Good Intentions Paving Co.”  The video is a few years old at this point, but I had never seen it (just flew by me somehow) until yesterday.  Man this clip is amazing.  But where oh where is the rest?  I have dug around the web for hours and have come up empty handed.  C’mon Drag City and Joanna–share the rest!

See the clip for yourself.  I dare you not to love this!

Joanna Newsom – “Good Intentions Paving Company” from fillipe ALVES on Vimeo.

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Top 10/Bottom 3: June 2013

Jun 06 2013



Top 10 Things I Believe (in no particular order)

  1. Hockey players are the best athletes in the world because they have to be fast, strong, tough, nimble, dexterous, and fearless–all while on ice with tiny slivers of metal beneath their feet to keep them upright.
  2. Pye Corner Audio should be the most popular music in the world.  Joanna Newsom second.
  3. The new Star Trek movie was TERRIBLE–one of the worst things I’ve seen in years.
  4. All glory to the Hypno-Toad and the Noisering
  5. Joanna Newsom should rule the world
  6. Everyone should read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy–and then read the other 15-30 books set in the same universe.
  7. Socialism is awesome
  8. My wife is awesome
  9. Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is fantastic and you need to read it now now now
  10. Jane McGonigal is right–reality IS broken

Top 3 Things I Don’t Believe

  1. Doctor Who just keeps getting better and better
  2. I need to spend more money on modular synths
  3. I really enjoy 4 straight months of 110 degree weather.

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