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Posts in the Reading & Listening category

Love City!

Sly and the Family Stone, from an aborted live album (recorded October 5, 1968 at Fillmore East). The horns on this remind me of the “Mean Machine” cheers in The Longest Yard. I can just picture the transvestite cheerleaders on the Fillmore stage…

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I was lucky enough to get a copy of “Do Good Design,” David B. Berman’s engaging plea for designers to use their powers for good, right as the year wound down. Why was I lucky (besides the fact that I work for Pearson, the publisher of the book)? Our work schedule is slow this time […]

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You know how it is. You get a song in your head, and it just sticks there. sometimes it’s worse; you get a whole album stuck in there, and it’s tough to shake. When that happens to me, I try to play the hell out of it, memorize it, internalize it, then play a favorite […]

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