Linkblogging For 28/05/13

A warning for those of you who don’t like my Beach Boys posts — the next week or so isn’t going to be to your taste. I’ve now got past almost all the Beach Boys albums with any artistic merit whatsoever (at least the ones covered in volume two of my book — volume three obviously has Brian’s solo work and various good rarities compilations), so I’m going to power through the rest of book two before I get the notes back from the editor of my novel.
This means that in the next week or so, you’ll see my reviews of MIU Album, LA (Light Album), Keepin’ The Summer Alive, Looking Back With Love, Carl Wilson and Youngblood.

They will not be favourable, for the most part.

But one reason I’m trying to get these done in bulk is my hope that after that I’ll be able to start some other projects on here, more like the sort of stuff I used to write, when I was interesting.

Meanwhile, links:

This has been around for ages, but I was just reminded of it — Charles Stross’ Tough Guide To The Singularity

An MP3 compilation someone has put together of female pioneers of electronic music

Jock on essential liberties and temporary security

Phil Sandifer on why he’s quitting academia

Millennium on the ‘snoopers’ charter’

Gavin Burrows on The Name Of The Doctor

The Campaign For Real Monopoly

Information theory in three minutes

Why the right could doom welfare reform

And a European petition for a Citizens’ Income

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6 Responses to Linkblogging For 28/05/13

  1. TAD says:

    You actually reviewed Looking Back With Love? You’re a strange person sometimes……

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      Well, I’m going to. Got to be done to make the book complete, although I’d like to just have it be a page with the word “crap” written on it.

  2. TAD says:

    You could just put in a brief note, saying something like, “Mike Love released a solo album called Looking Back With Love. It’s been out-of-print for decades since, and with good reason…..”

    • If I was going to do that, everything post-Love You (with the exception of LA and a couple of Brian’s solo albums) could be summed up in a single footnote, too…
      Anyway, I reviewed Going Public. I know no fear.

      • TAD says:

        Reviewing Carl’s solo albums won’t be much fun either. It’s not that they’re bad, they’re just boring.

        • Andrew Hickey says:

          Yeah, I’m going to have very little to say about those, and unfortunately they’re going to be the ones that close this volume, which will leave the book on a little bit of a down note.

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