Keep Podcasts on RSS

I’m still upset that Google provided Reader, then killed it. Don’t let the same mess happen with podcasts. Big companies are trying to monetize and monopolize an open standard. Please don’t let this happen. Learn more: PODCAST WARS: $100 MILLION STARTUP LUMINARY LAUNCHES TOMORROW WITHOUT REPLY ALL OR THE DAILY Spotify gets serious about podcasts […]

VK Goes Wild Indeed!

I don’t remember how I first stumbled across the amazing pianist VK Goes Wild. Here is a sample of her work covering Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on a Bösendorfer concert grand piano. It’s no ordinary cover though! She not only meticulously plays the music, but accurately includes what would be the vocals as well. Her music […]

Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Micah Cash paired photos with an essay Waffle House Vistas for the Bitter Southerner. It’s excellent. Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER: …nearly every Southerner feels a personal connection to Waffle House. How can a cookie-cutter restaurant chain win over the hearts of millions of people? My answer is inclusivity. In my experience, when […]

Cover Performance of Bowie’s “Blackstar”

I’m a huge fan of Amanda Palmer’s work and this collaboration with Anna Calvi is particularly brave. Usually artists choose something with a great hook you can dance to if they’re going to cover a song. Think Twist and Shout or Louie Louie. Instead, they chose David Bowie’s swan song Blackstar and it’s amazing.

Mister Rogers, Poet

Drawing a picture badly I’m not very good at it. But it doesn’t matter. It’s the fun of doing it that’s important. No matter how anybody says it is. It feels good to have made something.