After this, more sedate Jazz… http://everydamncd.tumblr.com/post/174436477183/128-miles-davis-on-the-corner
I’m almost done with Miles Davis. Just On the Corner left. http://everydamncd.tumblr.com/post/173723932168/127-miles-davis-a-tribute-to-jack-johnson
I may not have mentioned this before, but I have a blog on Tumblr that is devoted to a somewhat geeky and idiosyncratic project: reviewing every music CD I own. It’s called Every. Damn. CD. and it’s got quite a history. I’ve been working on it for a long time, because I have long spells… Read More Tumblr Jazz
Which is to say, fisking his liner notes, which are irritating and pretentions: the latest post over at Every. Damn. CD. Original text in italic, my responses in Bold. Notes on the Compositions Included Herein AKA, I’M A MUSICIAN AND A GENIUS AND I LIKE FISH STICKS IN MY MOUTH. 1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy…(3:27) Was… Read More Fisking Frank Zappa, Because Why Not?
A Song of Ice and Fire, Hold the Ice If you’re on Reddit, you probably noticed or took part in the New Year’s Night vigil of watching George R.R. Martin’s livejournal for the update on The Winds of Winter. I myself did, and it was an instructive lesson in group emotions: first excitement, then frustration,… Read More Content Creation Blues
I have long been fascinated by the Crusades, the Crusader states, and the military orders. Piers Paul Read’s The Templars is a magisterial book that fits in well with the newer generation of Crusade historians (good-bye, “ambitious younger sons”, hello “pious armed pilgrims”). The Templars, of course, met their brutal end before the Middle Ages were… Read More New Content: Demon-Killing and Caliphates
So I mentioned that I was re-vamping my Tumblr from having a no real purpose to having a purpose. In the past 2 days I’ve gained nearly 500 followers. Granted, it’s Tumblr, so following is easy and doesn’t necessarily lead to connection or interaction with contact. It’s like Twitter that way. Of all those followers,… Read More I Just Figured Out How To Tumblr. Possibly How to Blog.
I have a Tumblr for reasons that I never understood. It was just a thing to get, and a direct violation of my actual purpose in having a single blog with my name on it. But there’s a problem that’s never quite been satisfied. I had, at one of my old dead blogs, a music… Read More Giving My Tumblr a Purpose