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Matt Blind
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My New All-Time Favourite Christmas Song
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I am concerned about the structural integrity of your record wall.

Also, I think the thing about 'popular culture' is that we seem unable to just shut up about it. -- or to put it a different way, what makes certain properties more than just a fleeting entertainment is the Conversations we keep having about them.  Media coverage, fandoms, tumblrs (if tumblrs are a thing separate from fandoms), reviews, previews, mashups, parodies, and media-based memes -- even if no one is watching, we all know what it is and we can't or won't stop talking about it.
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Disco was born in Philadelphia. We even know which song it was, written by Gamble and Huff, recorded at Sigma Sound by the O’Jays (backed by MFSB), and released by Philadelphia International.

Gamble & Huff, MFSB, and Philadelphia International Records
http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/05/20/gamble-huff-mfsb-and-philadelphia-international-records
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“American Sound Studio was a recording studio located at 827 Thomas Street in Memphis, Tennessee. More than one hundred hit songs were recorded there between its founding 1967 and its closing in 1972, The music for these hits was played by the house band ‘The Memphis Boys’, also known as the ’827 Thomas Street Band’. Artists who recorded at American Sound Studio included Elvis Presley, Merrilee Rush, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Joe Tex, Roy Hamilton and The Box Tops.”

http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/05/11/the-memphis-boys
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Question: what happened/changed in September, anyway?
"This hilarious graph of Netflix speeds shows the importance of net neutrality"

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/this-hilarious-graph-of-netflix-speeds-shows-the-importance-of-net-neutrality/
Since Netflix gave into Comcast’s demands for payment in exchange for a promise to deliver movies smoothly over the Internet to Netflix’s customers, speeds on Comcast for Netflix users have rocketed upward. Speeds on the larger service providers have been decreasing steadily since last fall, but following the deal, Comcast restored all the speed that […]
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The working title for this article was, "These Days, Monopoly is Just a Board Game."

I started to argue that Amazon wasn't and isn't a monopoly, but then I also managed to argue myself out of becoming an Amazon Cheerleader.  Since I was looking into anti-trust statues and case law (spoiler: it's dry) we're going to wade into that half of the post first.  But stick with me; I hope by the end I've also convinced you of the promise of that over-ambitious title up there.

http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/05/28/a-once-in-a-century-opportunity-to-re-invent-publishing-and-books
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"Most people are aware of Frank as a pop culture icon but outside of the fanbase I don’t know of many people who’ve actually heard the music. These three albums, Freak Out, Absolutely Free, and Lumpy Gravy — complex, virtuosic, accessible in parts but also challenging — are an excellent place to start. Amazingly, these were Zappa’s first three albums."

http://www.rocketbomber.com/2014/05/04/the-abnuceals-emuukha-electric-symphony-orchestra
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Hackers may accomplish what Microsoft can’t - killing off Windows XP

http://qz.com/203542/hackers-may-accomplish-what-microsoft-cant-kill-off-of-windows-xp/
Despite the fast growth of Google's Chrome web browser, Microsoft's Internet Explorer still has hundreds of millions of loyal users, and remains the most popular browser in the world for desktop computer use. But that lead could be in jeopardy after Microsoft said over the weekend that its browser is vulnerable to an attack that could allow...
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I'm not 100% on board with the conclusion here, or the predictions of TV's future, but this is an excellent recap of the recent headlines that impact what we watch, where, and how:

http://www.alternet.org/media/say-goodbye-tvs-golden-age-why-comcasts-rise-and-net-neutralitys-downfall-will-change
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Bookseller, Blogger, Geek-at-Large
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  • Make me an offer.
    2013 - present
  • Bookseller, Blogger, Geek-at-Large, present
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Post-Apocalypse Governor of Booktown.
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Filled with deviousness and beer. http://www.rocketbomber.com
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