Columbus Marathon starting area
Columbus Marathon starting area
🎵 Quality time with the PayPal Subscriptions API and the Friends of Dean Martinez cover of “Wichita Lineman”
This episode of Upgrade with James Thomson is interesting throughout, but particularly enjoyed the final third or so where a history of DragThing provided lots of 90s Mac shareware development nostalgia (ColdWarrior, Kagi, etc.)
So stoked on Kipchoge’s sub-2-hour marathon yesterday in Vienna. Seems like it must be only a matter of time now that one will happen in proper race conditions. www.nytimes.com/2019/10/1…
When trying out a Chromebook a few years ago, I remember being impressed by the Markdown editor Caret, but more as a parlor trick than a reliable tool. Revisiting it at version 4.0, and it has come a very long way.
I miss Phinery tapes. Always simple, beautiful packaging. Writing documentation and listening to this 2017 Vales release.
Pre-sunrise, post-rain frog song coming in through the window over the heavy drones from this Luciernaga/John Lindaman split from Oxtail Recordings.
Every time I revisit Ernest Haeckel’s natural illustrations I get into a different set of his palettes. This is my current favorite.
Cool use of double-paned glass: lettering on front pane with brushed backdrop on back pane creates depth effect.
I’m pretty happy with these updated presentations on our pieces connecting national touring bands to Austin and UT in the 1930s.
I’ll jump on anything about Sail Away or Good Old Boys, and this episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast gets into both. I am used to Gladwell answering his own questions emphatically. I think he thinks he answers his question here, if less emphatically. I’m not sure he does.
Glitch in VS Code is exciting. The online editor is impressive, but I‘ll be even more likely to use Glitch as a sandbox for experiments if I can use my normal tools.
Sunrise run in Savoy
Posted an interview with the late Alvin Fielder, a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, about his time as a student at Texas Southern in 1950s Houston and the influence of R&B on jazz.
Juneteenth seems like a good time to link to these excerpts of Gene Ramey’s recollections of music performance in East Austin in the early twentieth century.
“The question we need to ask is not whether our data is safe, but why there is suddenly so much of it that needs protecting. The problem with the dragon, after all, is not its stockpile stewardship, but its appetite.”
We’ve published several updates and a couple of new essays to the Athens on the Colorado exhibit on Local Memory, our website on the history of music in Austin
The mid-year fundraiser for Public Domain Review ends Wednesday. Under 100 new supporters to reach the goal.
Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon starting line in Duisburg for my last European marathon for our year in Gent and fourth of four in two months.
At an early dinner on the Innenhafen and amazed at how little Duisburg has changed in the six years since we lived here.
The inclusion of tick repellent spray in my participant pack for the Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon is not comforting.
Woke up to the news that Roky Erickson had died. So much of my lifelong interest in seeking out challenging music can be traced back to memories of listening to Elevators records while doing the dishes with my dad as a kid.
1960s/1970s single-artwork or single-series spaces (e.g., Rothko Chapel) is probably my favorite architectural micro-genre. Tongerlo Abbey’s museum for their period Last Supper replica is very nice.
This episode of the Time to Eat the Dogs podcast on space science and the Arab world presented some interesting insights on the periodization of the history of science in the the Muslim world.
One of my surprise favorite tour nights was one of the dates we did with them at a tiny basement show under a Wendy’s in State College, PA and watching them play a super-extended ”Fields in Glass.”