obscure take: Springsteen's weird obsession with not wanting to hear the drumsticks hitting the drums on Darkness on the Edge of Town just makes the drums on "Badlands" sound really strange and wrong.

@smelley I hate to admit, it took me a minute. But that just made it so much better when it connected

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@cwbuecheler Oh yeah for sure. I think as a society we're way overdue for the whole notion of expecting knowledge workers to stick to an industrial-era factory floor shift schedule to be thoroughly re-examined

@freon dad checks room, and... won’t? let? you? wear? socks? o_O (apologies, I am a random stranger from the internet and it’s none of my business — I just happened to see this and it’s a bit buh? is all)

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Now this is a video I’m gonna just keep in my back pocket.

@cwbuecheler My current employer actually does this, and it’s as good as you’d imagine. Everywhere else I’ve ever worked that week is useless anyway. Of course, this way we still have a useless week but it’s the week before.

“When one realizes the Self, in whom
All life is one, changeless, nameless, formless,
Then one fears no more. Until we realize
The unity of life, we live in fear.”

– The Taittiriya Upanishad (tr Eknath Easwaran)

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“Cryptocurrency is literally like an eight-year-old’s concept of an evil businessman. He just plugs his pollution machine in and gets money for it. It doesn’t make anything, it just. Pollutes. And makes money. Like a fucking Captain Planet villain”

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> for by this weapon
> this illusion of some safety to be found
> the heavy-footed hoped to silence us

– Audre Lorde,
[A Litany for Survival](poetryfoundation.org/poems/147)

Does it bother anyone else that in Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” he really only tells you 7 or 8 ways over and over?

Note to self: it’s OK to work on learning several new things at one time. It’s neither too hard for you, nor does it mean you’re scatterbrained. They used to give you like six classes in one day when you were in school, and you did fine.

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Slow, imperfect progress is better than none at all.

2- the bass tone on the Pete Townshend solo version of “Pure and Easy”

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1- the fact that Phil Collins not only played drums on both of Robert Plant’s early 80s, slicked-up adult contemporary albums (which hold up surprisingly well btw), but even went on tour with him, — all right in the same time frame that his own solo career and Genesis were at the peak of their popularity. The drums on “In the Mood” are particularly solid and in the pocket, even for my dude Phil

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A couple things I’ve been digging lately from the world of old fashioned, capital-R Rock music:

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