Back when I was a kid (and the printing press was killing the illuminated-folio business) Cracked was one of magazines we read instead of doing our homework. Now it appears that writers at Cracked.com do their homework and everybody else’s too. History vs. Hype – pretty thought-provoking read (although, be warned, there are cusswords). 8 … Continue reading
Why player pianos have a role to play – The Irish Times – Tue, Apr 24, 2012. This article in the Irish Times talks about the work of American composer Conlon Nancarrow,* the centerpiece of a two-day-long concert event in London last weekend. Nancarrow wrote about 50 studies for player piano. Unlike some of the … Continue reading
“Been told 100K followers could get me a publisher. . . w/100k followers I could take over the WORLD!” -Radio storyteller Nora Maki (@hades-noramaki), Twitter, 12/22/2011 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If the Internet is going to make us all stars, we could probably use some celebrity rights to match. Even … Continue reading
Are GMO soybeans another “New Coke (TM)” It’s midnight in the garden of good and evil, and I’m not sure anyone really knows beans. After 40-ish years of being told that soybeans are very good for me, I am being told that they are now very bad for me, specifically because so many of them … Continue reading
I can’t help but sympathize with the creators of Syfy’s Peter Pan prequel, “Neverland.” Here’s this forward-looking bunch with an ethos of fairly and sympathetically portraying — not only HUMANS of all ancestries — but aliens and robots and ghosts and super-intelligent shades of blue as well. And they’re forced to be simultaneously backward-compatible … Continue reading
Bootlegacy is changing hosts. Some things couldn’t quite migrate correctly. Don’t get me started. Little by little, we’ll fix it though! Thanks for your patience.