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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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All Encompassing Theories

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

I do too much thinking. Perhaps I should have been a philosopher, but I don’t want to live in the streets like Diogenes…

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The Greatest Quotations of All Time

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Not only did I comb through a lifetime of quotations I’ve collected to bring you this top ten list. I also made a web mashup out of a subset of the quotations I collected which you can play with…

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