September 12, 2014

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

(via kenyatta)

September 9, 2014

dgkr:

Oh shiiiiiiiit. The one-minute songs project is back from a “brief hiatus.” Had to reload and rewrite and whatnot. Anyway, my hope is that we’re now entering the home stretch, with an aim to be finished by the time the holidays roll around. <says a prayer to the one-minute-songwriting gods>

*  *  *Many of you have been asking about when I’ll be posting another email-themed song? Well, get ready to live:

Obama digital godfather, Blue State Digital CEO, and dude getting married tomorrow on Ellis Island, Joe Rospars requested a song called “Subject Line.” Sounds simple enough…

I tried several times to start this one, mostly around some of my favorite whacky campaign subject lines. It was all pretty meh, and that’s when I remembered the time Joe called all the emailers into a conference room to give feedback on some of our drafts: He started by presenting us with a plush toy of Bomb, the black angry bird.

So I shelved it. For about a year.

Last month, I sat down again and — after a quick search for every DCCC email I’ve gotten in the last year — had the frame of a decent draft. If I could give this song a subtitle it’d be “(Final Notice for Joseph).”

Recorded guitar and vocals at Gap Outlet Studios on August 24th, 2014.

Amazing.

September 9, 2014

Ryan Adams, of sad-faced cowboy hat typing smiley fame.

September 6, 2014

Bob Mould is the best Mould.

August 28, 2014
The End of Gamers

dangolding:

The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

A generation or two of folks who adhere to an insular culture, dragged kicking and screaming into the rest of the world. What a racket that screaming can be.

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Filed under: video games 
August 1, 2014
Oh hey, it&#8217;s Friday.

Oh hey, it’s Friday.

July 29, 2014
"You can’t simply just sit and moan that free-to-play has killed everything."

— Gotta say, there’s an interesting parallel between the news industry’s attempts to deal with the emergence of free online access to information and the games industry’s struggle to comprehend the free-to-play surge. (Via Patrick Klepek)

(Source: giantbomb.com)

July 25, 2014
So here's the thing.

shortformblog:

Things have been crazy lately. The job’s been hectic. I’ve not been posting quite as much. But I still heart you guys.

Five and a half years of doing this day-in-day-out I think is finally starting to take its toll, and I want to be honest about that. I also feel like I’m in a spot where I can’t…

A sad moment for Tumblr, losing one of its most prominent news voices. If only there was another way to keep tabs on Ernie

July 18, 2014

Today in under-appreciated bands, The Prids.

(Source: grooveshark.com)

July 17, 2014
"Zach Braff has all the deep feels, and he knows only one way to express them: by crawling out in front of a camera and setting his iPod to shuffle."

— Alright, that’s it, that’s all I needed to read about Wish I Was Here. Go home everyone, your jobs are done.

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