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1000 Plays

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

I used to listen to a lot of music. Before there was iTunes or Last.fm or even CDs I used to listen to cassette tapes, the radio, even actual records…

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My Favourite Albums

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I keep trying to improve my various web mashups as APIs change and I pick up a new trick or two. One idea I had was to decrease the number of albums from every CD I own to say 100…

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Davies Brothers VS Gallagher Brothers at the Olympics

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The TSN announcing team commented that it was sad that the Gallagher Brothers couldn’t put aside their differences for one song during “Wonderwall” but no mention was made of Dave Davies during “Waterloo Sunset”…

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Hitler’s Children: A documentary

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I just finished watching the documentary “Hitler’s Children” on the Knowledge Network. It isn’t a great film, but it did get me thinking. Adolf Hitler of course had no children, but other members of the inner circle had children and now grandchildren. A Jewish filmmaker interviewed several of them and asked them about how they felt bearing such infamous surnames. Some of them have written books, some have moved out of Germany, others have avoided talking about it or had lived with fear or guilt or both…

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Civ V Reading List

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Civilization did not spring fully conceived from the mind of Sid Meier back in 1991. It was an extension of his previous work such as Pirates! and more directly Railroad Tycoon. It was also influenced by the board game Civilization, it’s successors such as Advanced Civilization and to a lessor extent History of the World. Other influences came from the literary world…

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The Legendary Blind Joe Death

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Blind Joe Death was the name John Fahey recorded his earliest recordings under. Now a days many musicians use pseudonyms, but in 1959 pretending you were something or someone else while self releasing an album was near unheard of. In addition to self releasing his first album in an extremely limited pressing of only 100 copies. John didn’t go about selling his music the way the rest of record industry did…

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Great Canadian Guitarists

Friday, February 10th, 2012

My cousin in Austria has been on a big Matt Anderson kick, so he and I posted several YouTube videos of Matt playing various original and cover songs on Facebook. I missed out on seeing Matt last time he passed through Vancouver…

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