weekly reel October 25, 2020

Hi friends, and music with new Eartheater and METZ, merci Laurie.

Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin by Eartheater

Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin by Eartheater (bandcamp.com)

Atlas Vending by METZ

Atlas Vending by METZ (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel October 18, 2020

Hi geeks. This week's 🎧 is Russian Circles.

Blood Year by Russian Circles

Blood Year by Russian Circles (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel October 11, 2020

Hi folks, and music, with fresh new uSSSy.

Po Krugu by uSSSy

Po Krugu by uSSSy (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel October 4, 2020

👋. This week's music is ANGRY BLACKMEN.

HEADSHOTS! by ANGRY BLACKMEN

HEADSHOTS! by ANGRY BLACKMEN (bandcamp.com)

Around the interwebs,

weekly reel September 27, 2020

¡Hola! and music, with Eerie Family remixes.

ReMiXeS by Eerie Family

ReMiXeS by Eerie Family (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

weekly reel September 13, 2020

Hi frendz, and music with new Mammal Hands.

Captured Spirits by Mammal Hands

Captured Spirits by Mammal Hands (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel September 6, 2020

👋 folks. This week's music is st. vincent.

MassEducation by st. vincent

MassEducation by st. vincent (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

  • [fr] Science étonnante - Qu'est-ce que la vie ? (Astrobiologie 1).
  • Kottke: Eric Godal’s anti-fascist illustrations updated for 2020.
  • walk cycles, a Tumblr of rotoscoped videogame walking and running animations. Via waxy.
  • Kottke: Browse through 72 years of Ikea catalogs.
  • Tech:
    • Jonathan Blow: Video games and the future of education.
    • jwz: Amazon drivers are hanging phones in trees to get more work.
    • Cabel Sasser - A lesson for UI designers: think like a user, via DF. ❤ her ragejoy moment when she realizes this little option does what she's been doing manually for ages.
    • Archive.org's WinAMP skin museum is dope.
    • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is Nintendo at its best.
    • DF: Online privacy should be modeled on real-world privacy, YES.

      The entitlement of [tracking industry] fuckers is just off the charts. They have zero right, none, to the tracking they’ve been getting away with. We, as a society, have implicitly accepted it because we never really noticed it. You, the user, have no way of seeing it happen. Our brains are naturally attuned to detect and viscerally reject, with outrage and alarm, real-world intrusions into our privacy. Real-world marketers could never get away with tracking us like online marketers do.

      Imagine if you were out shopping, went into a drug store, examined a few bottles of sunscreen, but left the store without purchasing anything. And then immediately a stranger approached you with an offer for sunscreen. Such an encounter would trigger a fight or flight reaction — the needle on your innate creepometer would shoot right into the red. (Not to mention that if real-world tracking were like online tracking, you’d get the same creepy offer to buy sunscreen even if you just bought some. Tracking-based offers are both creepy, and, at times, annoyingly stupid.)

      Or imagine if you found out that public billboards were taking photos of people who glance at them, logging those photos to a database, and using facial recognition to match them with photos taken at point-of-sale terminals in retail stores. That way, if, say, you were photographed looking at an ad for a soft drink, and later — hours, days, weeks — purchased that same soft drink, the billboard advertisement you glanced at hours, days, or weeks before could get “credit” for your purchase.

      We wouldn’t tolerate it. But that’s basically how online ad tracking works.

      The tracking industry is correct that iOS 14 users are going to overwhelmingly deny permission to track them. That’s not because Apple’s permission dialog is unnecessarily scaring them — it’s because Apple’s permission dialog is accurately explaining what is going on in plain language, and it is repulsive. Apple’s tracking permission dialog is something no sane person would agree to because this sort of tracking is something no sane person would agree to.

      Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it. They talk in circles but their argument boils down to entitlement: they think our privacy is theirs for the taking because they’ve been getting away with taking it without our knowledge, and it is valuable. No action Apple can take against the tracking industry is too strong.

weekly reel August 30, 2020

Hi there. Music, with uSSSy, Little Scream, Ada Lea.

Voyage by uSSSy

Voyage by uSSSy (bandcamp.com)

Cult Following by Little Scream

Cult Following by Little Scream (bandcamp.com)

what we say in private by Ada Lea

what we say in private by Ada Lea (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel August 23, 2020

Hi frendz. This week's music is Penelope Isles, and new thenotwist.

Until The Tide Creeps In by Penelope Isles

Until The Tide Creeps In by Penelope Isles (bandcamp.com)

Ship by thenotwist

Ship by thenotwist (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel August 16, 2020

Hola. Music, with more Gull, Ash Walker, Céu.

Skull by GULL

Skull by GULL (bandcamp.com)

Aquamarine by Ash Walker

Aquamarine by Ash Walker (bandcamp.com)

Tropix by Céu

Tropix by Céu (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel August 9, 2020

Hi geeks. This week's music is Delta Sleep and Rival Consoles.

Soft Sounds (Live Series) by Delta Sleep

Soft Sounds (Live Series) by Delta Sleep (bandcamp.com)

Articulation by Rival Consoles

Articulation by Rival Consoles (bandcamp.com)

Around the interwebs,

weekly reel August 2, 2020

Hey ho. Music, with Gull (thx OJ!), Scott Thiessen, Sufjan Stevens.

Gull - Fast Enough (youtube-nocookie.com)

Gull - The Palm Waters (youtube-nocookie.com)

America by Sufjan Stevens

America by Sufjan Stevens (bandcamp.com)

TOY by Scott Thiessen

TOY by Scott Thiessen (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

weekly reel July 26, 2020

Hi friends. This week's music is Floex.

Pilgrims by Tomáš Dvořák

Pilgrims by Tomáš Dvořák (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

weekly reel July 19, 2020

Hello weirdos. Music, with Microwave, Wilma Vritra, DEBBIE FRIDAY.

Death is a Warm Blanket by Microwave

Death is a Warm Blanket by Microwave (bandcamp.com)

Burd by Wilma Vritra

Burd by Wilma Vritra (bandcamp.com)

DEATH DRIVE by DEBBY FRIDAY

DEATH DRIVE by DEBBY FRIDAY (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

weekly reel July 12, 2020

Hi frendz, and music, with Bobby Oroza's velvety lo-fi soul.

This Love by Bobby Oroza

This Love by Bobby Oroza (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel July 5, 2020

Hi there, and music with new Sébastien Tellier, thx Berthe.

Domesticated by Sébastien Tellier

Domesticated by Sébastien Tellier (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel June 28, 2020

Hi folks. This week's music is: N NAO, Blithe Field, Jerry Quickley, all via joni void's bandcamp recommendations.

À jamais pour toujours by N NAO

À jamais pour toujours by N NAO (bandcamp.com)

Days Drift By by Blithe Field

Days Drift By by Blithe Field (bandcamp.com)

(american) FOOL by Jerry Quickley

(american) FOOL by Jerry Quickley (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel June 21, 2020

Hi geeks. This week's music is: excellent new joni void, Toe and Lapalux.

Reel2Reel by joni void

Reel2Reel by joni void (bandcamp.com)

Toe - Distance sessions 2020 (youtube-nocookie.com)

Amnioverse by Lapalux

Amnioverse by Lapalux (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel June 14, 2020

Hi weirdos! This week, on the music side: a fresh take on Philip Glass by Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper, lovely new Gyan Riley, and Inventions.

Glassforms by Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper

Glassforms by Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper (bandcamp.com)

Shelter in Space by Gyan Riley

Shelter in Space by Gyan Riley (bandcamp.com)

Continuous Portrait by Inventions

Continuous Portrait by Inventions (bandcamp.com)

On the news,

weekly reel June 7, 2020

Hi frendz, and music, with new Carrom.

"Alter-destinies" EP by CARROM

"Alter-destinies" EP by CARROM (bandcamp.com)

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