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Watch this and remember that CEOs make 335 times the average worker.

Nothing average about these workers, and they're all immigrants too.

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POW. Yeah I'm Ju to the D.

Not like I need another reason to love Dame Judi Dench even more than I already do, but this is too adorable for words.

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Revisiting this excellent, little-known one hour documentary about how Steely Dan made Aja. It's a fascinating look at the creative process behind Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's iconic 1977 album, from their perspective as well as that of the musicians who worked with them. Aja is the record that many musicians hold up as the holy grail of musical excellence.The adjectives iconic and musical genius are used too freely these days, but they sit easily on Becker and Fagen's shoulders. The two shunned publicity, hated touring and were notoriously secretive about their recording work. To say they were obsessive about studio production is an understatement.

An absolutely compelling watch for fans of The Dan. Brilliant sonic geekage and a poignant little surprise after the end credits. Enjoy.

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Godfuckingdammit, not Walter Becker too! I'm upsetter than upset.

No other band made me as madly happy in my youth as Steely Dan did. They were so damn fantastic. My friends and I would sing along to their music on cassette tapes at the top of our lungs with the car windows down, burning rubber to catch the sunset at the beach in La Union or the moonrise on a Baguio mountainside, not caring how we sounded, or that we were breaking the speed limit, and without seatbelts too. I still know the words to many of their songs. When Hey Nineteen came out in 1980, I was 19 and was convinced the song had been written for me. I know, I know, but hey.

Peace and undying gratitude to you, Walter Becker.

Hey Nineteen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipc9pL27krs

Donald Fagen's Moving Tribute to Steely Dan Partner Walter Becker:
"I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band."
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/read-donald-fagens-tribute-to-steely-dans-walter-becker-w500968
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We need more people hammering home this point with this kind of unapologetic passion.

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What +Curtis Wenzel said - a perfect list. So many of the artists who shaped my musical passions are here.
what a perfect list

Great for playlist building. Many of my deepest musical experiences have happened listening to women artists.

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At the end of his brilliant Glastonbury set, Loyle Carner brought his mum onstage. Definitely not the sort of thing rappers do. Such a natural, beautiful and, yes, radical thing to do.

So much love for them both.

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In case you don't have enough things to keep you busy drive you crazy, you could always have a go at this, +Tim S +Nicolas Glinoer +Rob Bonewitz. I'm full of ideas for things I 'need.' Just sayin.

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There’s a history between knitting and espionage. Meet the original yarnbombers.

When knitters used knitting to encode messages, the message was a form of steganography, a way to hide a message physically (which includes, for example, hiding morse code somewhere on a postcard, or digitally disguising one image within another). If the message must be low-tech, knitting is great for this; every knitted garment is made of different combinations of just two stitches: a knit stitch, which is smooth and looks like a “v”, and a purl stitch, which looks like a horizontal line or a little bump. By making a specific combination of knits and purls in a predetermined pattern, spies could pass on a custom piece of fabric and read the secret message, buried in the innocent warmth of a scarf or hat.
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