One day they’ll come back.
One day they’ll come back.
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.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
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.
Ryan Adams, of sad-faced cowboy hat typing smiley fame.
Bob Mould is the best Mould.
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.
— 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)
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…