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nsfmc is not suitable for mass consumption, a collection of snippets, quotes, and so forth.

In many ways, this is my own inyo.jp as the content is most often a quote, but sometimes there is more.

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28 March 2014

Friday at 11 am

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I have a framed certificate stating that I’m a “trained sensory panelist” with a seal and everything! But it’s only good for potatoes.

26 March 2014

Wednesday at 10 am

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Wow, Steve used a smiley. God, I never got one of those.

19 March 2014

Wednesday at 5 pm

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When we were first launching our servers, we needed a good naming convention for them. I jokingly thought of naming them after failed music startups. At first it seemed cruel, but it grew on me because I wanted it to remind us of the lessons from the past and also thought maybe it would be good luck (like telling an actor to go break a leg). The joke wasn’t lost on us when we named our final server ‘turntablefm.turntable.fm’.

12 January 2014

Sunday at 12 pm

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The subject of American musical authenticity is a tricky one. A while back I read an article in the New York Times about how there is evidence to suggest that Robert Johnson, the King of Delta Blues Guitarists, enjoyed playing pop songs and show tunes in his live sets, but recorded his protean blues numbers “because there was a market for ‘race’ records” at the time. If Robert Johnson was motivated by commerce to sing the blues, then there is no authentic blues voice — it’s all show business. Which is also the subject of Llewyn.
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Coen Bros: Inside Llewyn Davis part 2 by Todd Alcott (spoilers abound)

Presumbaly Alcott is referring to this Book Review Essay from 2004 that notes:

Johnson himself, when Wald analyzed his recordings, was at least as concerned to quote and rework the jukebox hits of his day as to up the ante on weirder characters like Skip James… blues emerges as a variant of show business: performers worked different circuits, from vaudeville to tent shows, stealing moves and sounds to make sure that audiences got what they wanted to hear.

Sunday at 12 pm

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I Read You Loud and Clear

Elderly Woman (in a loud voice):
You look just like the author
Kevin Baker:
Yes, I get that all the time.

11 December 2013

Wednesday at 8 pm

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When governments, presented with politics, start talking loudly about traffic, it can be taken as a warning.

25 November 2013

Monday at 6 pm

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As creative as it is, make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music and/or name to be used in product ads. When we tried to simply ask how and why our song “Girls” had been used in your ad without our permission, YOU sued US.

21 November 2013

Thursday at 10 am

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Whatever programmers think about themselves and these towering logic-engines we’ve erected, we’re a lot more superstitious than we realize. We tell and retell this collection of unsourced, inaccurate stories about the nature of the world without ever doing the research ourselves, and there’s no other word for that but “mythology”.

12 November 2013

Tuesday at 3 am

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The number of honors seems to be endless,” he once said. “The inscription on my gravestone will read, ‘Please turn over!’

11 November 2013

Monday at 2 am

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If at any point, you aren’t doing work that you’re passionate about, or we’re operating in a way that doesn’t meet your model or standards, then you can very simply walk away.
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David Friedberg: Why the Climate Corporation Sold Itself to Monsanto

don’t let the door hit you on the way out.