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Treatment complete! Left ear (blue) remarkably improved, will always be less than right ear (red), but so much better than I’d hoped given how bad it was a month ago. The spike at 2k hz is the “jangly guitar” frequency - so plz cut back on the trebly reverb, you indie rock hacks! that sound is so cliché anyway, with or without my brain magnifying it.
Susumu Yokota - Tobiume
From the album “Sakura”, which is an awesome ambient album that’s like Brian Eno and Steve Reich mixed with traditional Japanese music. Wonderful for contemplation or pleasant conversation.
This is gorgeous
Hello Ruby is a children’s book that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities.
Three days left to go. This project has helped restore my faith in the potential for diversity and inclusiveness in the tech world, after so many disheartening incidents and reports of declining diversity in the past few years. Support if you can!
Listen/purchase: February 2014 Charity Compilation by Various Artists
I’ve got an old song on this Valentine’s Day charity compilation for a great cause. Every share or reblog does one hitpoint of damage to the patriarchy.
Although February marks a time to remind each other how much the relationships we have mean to us, there are many out there who find themselves in difficult, and often painful situations. For that reason, 100% of the sales of this album will go towards The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
During the first local commercial break of last night’s Super Bowl broadcast, residents of Savannah, Ga., were treated to something truly incredible. Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino bought the entire two-minute block of local advertising and aired the masterpiece you see above.
MY BROTHER STEPHEN DID THE VISUAL EFFECTS AND POST-PRODUCTION FOR THIS MASTERPIECE
We’re very proud to have a viral content producer in the family.
Interview with Stephen in Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/best-local-super-bowl-ad
THIS SONG DESTROYS MY SOUL
Happy Friday, here is one of the best songs ever recorded.
- The First Note is a C#. You Won’t Believe What Note This Cellist Plays Next
- This Orphaned Sloth Who Loves Rock Cello Can Teach Us All a Lesson About Caring
- Watch This Inspiring Three-Year-Old Teach a Senator How To Operate A CD Player (4:25 is AMAZING when the Senator craps his pants upon hearing Pink Floyd on Cello!)
- 99.999999999% of Americans Will Never Hear This Mind-Blowing Album and That’s Probably Okay, Realistically Speaking
Local folks & touring bands: check out my friend and colleague Nick’s new site Homestage.us for all of your DC-area DIY show needs.
Order by tomorrow for last-minute probably-in-time-for-Christmas Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello vinyl & CDs!
Also, download The Pauses’s great version of the Peanuts holiday classic, benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians fund.
Gotta love the hypocrisy of us liberals and hipsters when it comes to sriracha. At any other point, “Judge Orders Shutdown Of Factory Causing Teargas-Like Pollution” would be considered a major environmental victory.
Listen/purchase: day breaks the morning shapes we speak by woodworkings
My good friend Kyle has outdone himself with this fantastic new album, out on the European label Own Records in December. So happy to have contributed cello to half of the songs.
Listen/purchase: Cover Requests Vol. 1 by Gordon Withers
The folks who pledged to the Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello Kickstarter at the “cello cover request” reward level have graciously allowed for their requests to be made publicly available. Here they are!
Re-post for the weekday crowd. Look for stories behind individual tracks in days to come.