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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 19 2012

SSA Blogathon Songathon wrap-up

Phew! I think it’s all done. My original plan to play the 5 or 6 song requests that would trickle in over the course of a single Sunday afternoon was COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER. Apparently you were far more generous than I thought, because I received a total of 22 requests! A summary …

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Jun 19 2012

Kiva project update: our fifth loan

Hello Cromrades, Once again it’s time to throw our money at a problem and see if we can’t make someone’s life a little better. Sadly (?), the loans that you suggested were already fully funded when I checked (less than 48 hours after you made the suggestion, I swear). So I just went with our …

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Jun 19 2012

SSA Blogathon Songathon: The Last of Barrett’s Privateers

I am clearly a bad Canadian, because I hadn’t heard of Stan Rogers before Ryan made this request: A great song though. My voice can’t do it justice. Compare this to the original here. Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!

Jun 19 2012

SSA Blogathon songathon: Highway 61 Revisited

Here’s a little fact that most of you probably don’t know about me: I hate Bob Dylan’s music. Not only do I hate Bob Dylan’s music, but I don’t understand anyone who likes it. I recognize that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to something as subjective and personal as music, but Bob Dylan …

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Jun 18 2012

The new coolest part of my job…

…is that I get invited to participate in stuff like this: For those of you who somehow managed to miss it on the other FTBlogs, yesterday a group of us, along with Rebecca Watson of Skepchick, convened online to host the first (and, judging by the response from the other folks, not the last) Google+ …

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Jun 18 2012

Because I am an atheist: Hank Fox

Today’s contribution comes from the incomparable Hank Fox, author of Blue Collar Atheist. Because I am an atheist… …I understand that the real world is the real world. That means I know that praying — wishing, whining, begging, whatever you want to call it — doesn’t work. What works is doing it yourself. Hard work …

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Jun 18 2012

SSA Blogathon Songathon: Eleanor Rigby

Robin wanted to hear this classic Beatles tune. Apparently while I was recording it, I was also going through puberty. It’s about damn time. Compare this to the original here. Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!

Jun 18 2012

SSA Blogathon songathon: Surrender Dorothy

Johnny Vector requested that I learn and perform a song by his band, Naked Singularity. The man paid his money, and thus his wish is my command: Compare this to the original here. Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!

Jun 18 2012

SSA Blogathon Songathon: Ziggy Stardust

Mike requested a David Bowie cover, and since I didn’t have a horde of goblins to do “Magic Dance” with me, I settled for this one: Compare this to the original here. Also, I have a new guitar. I haven’t named her yet, but I’m very excited about her. Like this article? Follow me on …

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Jun 14 2012

SSA Blogathon songathon: Mad World

Armored Scrum Object made the mistake of giving me a long list of songs to choose from, so I picked one I’ve been meaning to learn for a while now. Compare this to the original here. Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!

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