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Absolutely Incredible interview - highly recommended!
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Cory nails it ...silos suck ...the ipad is a silo.

From the article;

"If you want to live in the creative universe where anyone with a cool idea can make it and give it to you to run on your hardware, the iPad isn't for you."

http://boingboing.net/2010/04/02/why-i-wont-buy-an-ipad-and-think-yo.html
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Fine, fine but they Do have other uses! Yeah, I've heard get a real computer.... From one of my favorite people..... ;)
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really quite a good and rare interview (from 1975) with Tim Curry about The Rocky Horror Picture Show and his early acting career
A defining role can be both blessing and curse. In August of 1975, the week the The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened, its 29-year-old star, Tim Curry gave an interview to STOIC, the Student Television Of Imperial College.
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...can't sell as much of their addictive poison in the US ...no problem overseas they go ...and with the help of Jeff, the Diseased Lung, and a cadre of lawyers to get their way #JeffWeCan
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The broadcast clock ...a most excellent podcast about timing
There’s a term that epitomizes what we radio producers aspire to create: the “driveway moment.” It’s when a story is so good that you can’t leave your car. Inside of a driveway moment, time becomes...
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good one
Did you know that the Spanish guitar intro to the Beatles’ “Bungalow Bill” was not played by George Harrison, but rather by an odd electronic instrument called a Mellotron, the same strange proto-synthesizer responsible for the flute intro to “Strawberry Fields Forever”?
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I knew a guy who owned one
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most excellent ...Max Headroom - the genus

Thanks to @joshuatopolsky and @moorehn for the pointer
On Thursday, April 4th, 1985, a blast of dystopian satire hit the UK airwaves. Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future was a snarky take on media and corporate greed, told through the eyes of...
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Thanks to a pointer from David Crosby about how Taylor Guitars is working to be a responsible steward of the forest where Ebony wood is harvested. There should be more companies with this level of social & global responsibility.
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oh YES - so Perfect!
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So F'ing True!
We've already featured former Black Flag frontman and current spoken-word artist Henry Rollins explaining why, to his mind, only education can restore democracy. He also believes it can cure something he calls 'disaster capitalism,' and you can hear more from him about it in the Big Think video above.
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Thank you John!  This is such a treasure for so many learning opportunities besides listening to Henry (always a delight).  The language and Philosophy lessons are super. So glad I took my degrees in Humanities and Philosophy --- the world looks totally different with some educational approach.  Hope all is well. Please email me soon. Cheers Baby xx
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following the money
House of Cards, an ongoing real estate column, examines the lifestyle and houses of DC's most notorious elite. Today we profile former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who recently sold a seven-bedroom house for $3.25 million.
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He should check out our Mansion RV!  It's been a real estate bonanza :). 
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Good interview - highly recommended!
The ex-pat artist Robert Crumb, who has lived in France for 25 years, discusses his new cartoon of Muhammed
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Could thid finally be the break-through that separates Islam from these Beasts?  They can no longer hide behind Allah as an excuse for barbarism. Stephan died on his feet. If ya gotta go, he made a difference.
Miss you tons John.
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  • KVMR fm 89.5 Nevada City, CA
    Webmaster, Audio Engineer, Handyman, 2011
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  • KZAP 98.5 Sacramento, California Talking Machine and Wireless
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A generalist with a technical bent is the best description I've come up with to simply describe my interests.
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  • San Lorenzo Senior High
  • Edendale Junior High
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