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Jun 18 2014

Repeat After Me:

So you’ve got a new ambition—it’s to write a gospel song— They will play it on the radio, and maybe sing along But your knowledge of the bible isn’t really all that strong If you’re thinking that’s a problem, I can tell you that you’re wrong! You can write it with a single verse—not even …

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May 11 2014

Blue Note 75th Anniversary Concert, Streaming Live Now.

Here. Go listen! Apparently, the concert will be archived at that link, so if you stumble on this page a bit late, click anyway!

May 03 2014

I’ll See Your Burrito-Eating Hamster, And Raise You A Dancing Snipe

PZ wants orders us all to cheer up. So, to that end…

Apr 17 2014

Liberated Atheist

… That’s the name of the new release, a 15-minute instrumental composition in three contiguous parts. Put it on in the background… It showed up in my aggregator, via Decoder Magazine; I’m not at all certain how I feel about it. It takes me back, really, to my high school years in the late 70′s, …

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Apr 11 2014

The Second Song

My iTunes is set on “shuffle” I like it much better this way I’ll listen to one, cos I want to, But I don’t know the next that will play I sometimes engage in obsessing– A song will get stuck in my head– And I think I will know what comes after, And a different …

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Apr 05 2014

The result of an unbelievably convoluted trail…

With luck, I will eventually be able to tell you. But since it may never happen, I do want to share the eventual destination…

Apr 02 2014

There Will Be Light

One of the great things about today’s technological infrastructure (well, until the whole thing collapses and we revert to banging rocks together) is that you can have your favorite local radio station somewhere on the opposite side of the planet. Which is the case for me. Which means I get to hear stuff that will …

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Jan 31 2014

This Machine

Roots are neat things–they can intertwine in odd ways sometimes. I mentioned a couple of days ago that were it not for Pete Seeger, there would be no Digital Cuttlefish. Seeger’s influence, though, does not take just one direct path–Seeger influenced lots of people who (unintentionally, I assure you) shaped me in turn–Dylan, for instance, …

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Jan 28 2014

A Time To Be Born; A Time To Die

Pete Seeger has died. Other places will eulogize him far better than I could here. I’ll just note that it is a certainty that, had there been no Pete Seeger, there would be no Digital Cuttlefish.

Jan 25 2014

I Need Some Advice…

For an upcoming funeral. The deceased was a Christmas-and-Easter churchgoer; most (a slim majority) of the extended family are atheist, with a mix of religions (mostly various Protestant Christian) a strong minority. And one daughter, Catholic, who wants to sing The Lord’s Prayer at the memorial. The question I was asked, and which I am …

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