Monthly Archives: December 2007

No good options, and I got no good advice…

RIP Eduspaces, some good commentary from Tony Hirst, Brian Kelly and Graham Attwell (and as usual from Stephen Downes), and I can’t add too much. It’s always dangerous to take a single instance and extrapolate too broadly, every story has … Continue reading

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You didn’t ask for more, in fact you asked for less, but here’s yet another piece of uninformed music industry bloggery…

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DRM- it makes things inaccessable., originally uploaded by vrogy. I’ve recently namechecked both the Lefsetz Letter … Continue reading

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The obligatory Northern Voice planning day post

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Sound is touch at a distance

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Convenience, Hubris, Content, Context

There are two reasons I’ve been writing more than usual about music lately. One, I’m trying to follow my own advice to fledgling bloggers, which is to write about the stuff that you are genuinely most interested in, and not … Continue reading

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Adventures in euphemism

The recent normalization of torture in our public discourse has offered up some wonderful perversions of the language, as our journalists, perhaps out of a sense of propriety and good manners, can’t quite bring themselves to use the “T” word. … Continue reading

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Everything new is old again

levon helm in central park, originally uploaded by daniel arnold!. One of things I find most valuable and satisfying about blogging is throwing together some half-baked thoughts on whatever is on my mind, and then watching as people come in … Continue reading

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Like a lead balloon…

There was a time in my life when the prospect of Led Zeppelin reuniting would have been a ticket to rock and roll heaven for me, and while that time has past I hope for everyone concerned that tonight’s show … Continue reading

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Facebook privacy basics…

[Image above taken from one of many misguided initiatives as social networking enters its cash-in cycle…] Nothing I intend to post here will be news to people who have been following the Facebook privacy saga. Facebook’s behaviour could be described … Continue reading

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Because I love you, abject reader…

…here’s some tunage from a group that effortlessly sounds both traditional and cutting-edge all at once, Big Blood: Video via echoplanar productions. More on Big Blood via Scott Williams on the WFMU blog. The post also includes two tracks that … Continue reading

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