The Echo Nest Blog: How We Cope with Spammers,... →
In which the remarkable Aaron Mandel presents a taxonomy of the terrible, terrible things that turn up in digital music archives. Read, listen, crack up. echonest: The most amazing one that I’ve found to date is Charts Hits 2013’s clone of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.” It features a vocalist who makes no attempt to sound like Macklemore, and even so, he’s in way over his head. Clearly, the guy is...
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: Book Tour Dates for... →
scatteradaptandremember: UNITED STATES Portland, OR 5/10 Powell’s City of Books Reading with Douglas Wolk! 7:30pm, 1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland, OR
pitchfork: Read Douglas Wolk’s review of Depeche...
Friends: can you point me toward the best Tumblr of variations on the marriage-equality icon?
TEDxSummerisle: Updated Final Schedule →
tedxsummerisle: TEDxSummerisle is pleased to announce our final speaking schedule. The event will run from 5pm GMT (10am PT / 1pm ET) to about 7:30pm GMT (12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET) GMT on March 20. While we are disappointed that Michael Pollan had to withdraw, we couldn’t be happier with the list … Oh man. So sorry to be missing this, but I’m totally going to be following it on...
[ lisagidley.tumblr.com ]: Hey everyone. Today’s... →
lisagidley: Hey everyone. Today’s the one-year anniversary of this Tumblr. It’s been excellent to get Tumblr-style feedback on my work and virtually meet some cool photographers & other folks. So today I have a limited-time offer. If you reblog (or blog, tweet, or pin) any photo from this Tumblr, with my… You want to do this.
Bowiesongs Extras: Dramatis Personae →
bowiesongs: Inside Outside No. 2: Cast of Characters The great thing about games is that they in some sense free you from being yourself. You are “allowed” forms of behavior that otherwise would be gratuitous, embarrassing or completely irrational. Brian Eno. Before starting the initial Outside…
1. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe” This is what pop is for, right?...– The Top 25 Songs of 2012 | Rob Sheffield | Rolling Stone —Maybe my favorite paragraph of music criticism of last year.