Songs Everyone Should Know - Sonoio's Not Worth Remembering (+more)

Sonoio is a really intriguing project from Alessandro Cortini (keyboardist / multi-instrumentalist most popular for his work with Nine Inch Nails). Alessandro has a range of musical releases spanning many levels of experimentation and many different names (Blindoldfreak, Skarn, Slumberman, Modwheelmood) and levels of… » 12/21/14 9:30pm Today 9:30pm

Theme of the week: 2014 and Open Thread

Guess what guys—it's the Winter Solstice and the last full week of the year, besides also containing the Christmas holiday and the all important boxing day. It'll probably be quiet. So many people are out. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TEAPOT? But let's look back at this year! Everywhere you look, there is nothing but top ten… » 12/21/14 8:18pm Today 8:18pm

2015 Reading Challenge

This coming year, I've decided to participate in a reading challenge. I love to read, but I've read maybe only 3 books this year. I'm smarter than that! So, I came across this challenge from The Book Riot in my FB feed this morning and I think this is the one for me. I like this challenge because it lists categories I… » 12/21/14 12:58pm Today 12:58pm

A Total Stranger Bought a House Because of Me. And I Ain't a Realtor.

So, for anyone who has paid attention to some of my posts, you'll know that I run a small community development organization. In other words, my job is high stress and low wage, with long hours. Fortunately (unfortunately?), it's for a program I love in a community I love. Oh, and it's largely thankless, too, because,… » 12/20/14 10:39pm Yesterday 10:39pm

Songs Everyone Should Know - Irreverent Music Edition: Mashups

Some of you likely hate them, others don't know what to make of them, a few of you possibly equate them with some of the better live DJ mixes from the late 80's/early 90's. The idea is simple, take several music sources, typically the more disparate the better, and find a way to make them work together. Back in the… » 12/20/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm