weekly reel December 27, 2020

Happy whatever, folks! And music with Nicolas Jaar in Against All Logic.

2017 - 2019 by Against All Logic (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel December 20, 2020

Hello, weirdos. Have some new Moor Mother.

BRASS by Moor Mother & billy woods (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel December 6, 2020

Hello frendz, and music, with older GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!

Memory lame by GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel November 29, 2020

Hi geeks! Music, with new King Gizzard and Yôkaï.

K.G. by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (bandcamp.com)

Yôkaï by YOKAI (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel November 22, 2020

Hi frendz. The weekly 🎶 is old Peter Kernel and Lupen Crook.

Peter Kernel & Their Wicked Orchestra (2017) (bandcamp.com)

How Rotten The Teeth by Lupen Crook (bandcamp.com)

British Folk Tales by Lupen Crook (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel November 15, 2020

Hi geeks, and music with GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! (thanks OJ!), BADBADNOTGOOD, and Dario Indjic playing Sanṭūr.

Rite of summer by GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! (bandcamp.com)

III by BADBADNOTGOOD (bandcamp.com)

Dario Indjic - Water of delight (youtube-nocookie.com)

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weekly reel November 8, 2020

Hi folks, and music with Martin Heyne, Jorge Abadias, Knocked Loose.

Open lines by Martyn Heyne (bandcamp.com)

Retrato by Jorge Abadias (bandcamp.com)

A different shade of blue by Knocked Loose (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel November 1, 2020

Hi geeks. This week's music is the !@#$% 👏👏👏 new Zeal and Ardor, which kicks ass and taught me about the Tuskegee syphilis study.

Wake of a Nation (EP) by Zeal and Ardor (bandcamp.com)

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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 (bandcamp.com)

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 (bandcamp.com)


weekly reel October 11, 2020

Hi folks, and music, with fresh new uSSSy.

Po Krugu by uSSSy (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel October 4, 2020

👋. This week's music is ANGRY BLACKMEN.


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weekly reel September 27, 2020

¡Hola! and music, with Eerie Family remixes.

ReMiXeS by Eerie Family (bandcamp.com)

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weekly reel September 13, 2020

Hi frendz, and music with new 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 (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 (bandcamp.com)

Cult Following by Little Scream (bandcamp.com)

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 (bandcamp.com)

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 (bandcamp.com)

Aquamarine by Ash Walker (bandcamp.com)

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 (bandcamp.com)

Articulation by Rival Consoles (bandcamp.com)

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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 (bandcamp.com)

TOY by Scott Thiessen (bandcamp.com)

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