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How Not To Deal With Activists, Courtesy the Britain Stronger in Europe Campaign

I believe that in the forthcoming referendum, Britain is likely to leave the EU. I believed it as soon as the referendum was announced, but became convinced when the board of directors was announced, with its director of strategy being … Continue reading

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What Music Is, Part Two

So we’ve established in the last post roughly what we mean by music, and we’ve also established that from now on I’m going to narrow down my meanings quite a bit, but that it’s worth bearing the broader definition in … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks of THE BEACH BOYS Salute NASCAR and Union 76 Gasoline

And so we come to February 1998, the worst month in the Beach Boys’ history. Mike Love and Alan Jardine had, over the previous few years, grown increasingly distant, to the point where it was almost impossible for the two … Continue reading

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A Question About Patreon, for Non-Patrons

(Proper post later… I’m embarrassed to be posting this one at all, but…) Before I start this, I just want to say there is no pressure, implied or otherwise, to support my Patreon, intended in this post. I only support … Continue reading

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Music Basics part 1: What *Is* Music Anyway?

A couple of days ago, on Twitter, Tilt Araiza asked me “did you once do a “what music is” post? I was trying to explain what harmony is to a friend and, well, I’m a drummer,” and when I said … Continue reading

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My Preliminary Picks For Hugo Nominations

I’m going to be nominating in the Hugos this year — last year I tried but couldn’t get the website to work, but this year I will be nominating no matter what, even if I have to do so by … Continue reading

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Ten Years

Ten years ago today, give or take a time zone or six, I got married. (Coincidentally, so did my wife.) I’m not very good at talking about my feelings, so I won’t talk about how much I love her, or … Continue reading

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