Isn’t the Internet so much more than just a place to hang out with friends? Many of us grew up on the Internet using services like forums (BBS, IRC) and interacting with strangers. Now, it seems, so much of our online socializing is with our real-world friends, our contact list, our existing social graph. Wouldn’t it seem more appropriate to use the Internet for the exciting powers and connectivity it enables?
REM - It’s the End of the World (great acoustic version). #Timely #122112. “World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right, right…”
Border wait now or Seattle traffic later. See ya later Canada, a month abroad! (Taken with Instagram at Peace Arch Border Crossing)
Encouraging look at the new, operational-savvy leadership of Apple under Tim Cook, and a departure from fear under Steve Jobs:
“As Apple enters a complex new phase of its corporate history, perhaps it doesn’t need a god as CEO but a mere mortal who understands how to get the job done.”
“Micah True died while running through a magnificent wilderness, and then many of his closest friends came together to search for him, stepping through the same alluring canyons and forests and streams, again and again calling out his name.” via New York Times
John Prine - Angel from Montgomery. What magic Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, and so many others do with this song still comes back to John’s beautiful songwriting.
Chris Thile and Michael Daves: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. Can Bluegrass be young and cool? With “Jude Law” on mandolin, yes.
The Head and the Heart - Down in the Valley (Live on KEXP). Sweet live tune from Seattle’s recent addition to Sub Pop.