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flac  ·  11 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I recorded in my new home -- if you are a musician, add to it  ·  


I'm gearing up for a move myself, felt inspired to write about it and lay down some really quick vocal tracks. Might re-record later [EDIT: I have, indeed, re-recorded the vocals. Much happier]. I sped the tempo up to 145 and pitched it up so it's in the key of F major.

I'm missing you Hubski folks - my life has been really crazy the past few months, but I'm hoping things will settle down again soon. Expect to see me in a pubski soon...


A new start, carried in cardboard

piled up on the stairs

we packed up all the sins we could bear

Oh, we're starting to ache

bags are starting to tear

OK, I guess we'll leave 'em right there

You thought you heard a ghost

You swore you saw her

T-shirts from all the old concerts

stuffed into a drawer

we never have the time anymore

Too tired to set up the bedframe

we'll sleep on the floor

and talk all night like we did before

We felt like we were kids

We felt like having...

How long 'til I can say this is where I'm from?

How will I know when my real life has begun?

Where will my ghost haunt?

Where will my ghost haunt?

Devac  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020  ·  

It's been a week since my procedure, and I already noticed an improvement: I don't get dizzy when I stand up.

I recently recalled this:

and in the prolonged absence of mk's data (sorry if this sounds like I'm passing blame, it's not that; I know everyone's busy and dealing with lots of things), started working on an explanation. It's a surprisingly tricky problem on both classical mechanics and the theory of elasticity, at least to someone who usually deals with electrons doing their thing. I don't yet know if/when it'll be ready to share with you, but I'm having heaps of fun and, oddly, get a lot of satisfaction from designing my own experiment to measure both mechanical properties of grapes and test their limits without a centrifuge.

flagamuffin  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled  ·  

i think hubski was a great idea and i respect you for creating it as an experiment. its failures, however they might be defined by any of the users who have quit in disgust over the years, or by me, or whomever, i believe are mostly inherent in the medium.

that said, i still encounter new, interesting ideas on the internet fairly often, and none of them come from here (anymore).

Quatrarius  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Adam Rapoport's 'Bon Appetit' was a terrible magazine  ·  

who gives a shit about edam applesauce or any magazine or newspaper in the year 2020

there are about two things in the world that don't suck and eggs is one of them, ok, eggs sustain me

i will eat an egg whoever or however puts it in front of me

when i make eggs for myself i will only ever do it one way

i fry them in butter until the white is mostly set and the yolk is runny, then i salt and pepper them

this is the only way i cook eggs when eggs aren't just a single component in something

i know exactly how long it takes and how hot the nburner should be and how.much butter because i only do it one way

who needs a recipe for an omelet eggs are like the cheapest food ever and even when they get all fucked up they're still at least edible

people who write recipes or guides for eggs are stupid motherfuckers almost universally

just cook the egg until it's the way you want it to be

i will punch anybody! don't fight me! I'll cry!

cgod  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 3, 2020  ·  

I reooened the shop this week.

It's good to see people again.

Odder  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bret Stephens: What The Times Got Wrong  ·  

    "all opinions are equal, some are more equal than others."

More often I see it as "all opinions are equal, so if we don't talk about it it doesn't exist." The establishment holds on to power best not by publicly denouncing objectionable opinions, but by ignoring them and not giving them airtime. This is why newscasters in 2016 never even talked about Bernie Sanders, and frequently mispronounced his last name ("sahnders"). It's why Wikileaks never got mentioned at all until Julian Assange got accused of sexual assault. And it's why the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone isn't being covered by any news organization left of Fox News.

Talking about "objectionable" right-wing opinions serves the establishment because they can use it to bully and scare the Left into voting for the democrats. It basically never serves the establishment to give airtime to left-wing opinions because that reveals how far to the right the Democrats really are.

thenewgreen  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 10, 2020  ·  

Hey Hubski. So, the other day my daughter asked me if she could record a song. I was ecstatic. But, I was very careful to just be the engineer on this. I didn't want to take over her creative process. She's 9 years old and she arranged and wrote the music, lyrics and melody. It's a simple tune but I was very impressed with how catchy it is and her intuition re how to structure it. Verse, bridge, Chorus etc. Allowing for pauses and adding in instruments in a subtle way throughout. I'm sure she will want to do more. She enjoyed it.

My professional life is a whirlwind right now and society seems to be on fire all around us but this was a very bright light in the midst of all that.

So, I give to you "The Tiger of Fire"

thenewgreen  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 6, 2020  ·  

Today I am 43 years old. That's fucked up. When we started Hubski I was 34. So much has changed. I had no kids then. I have 3 now. I have founded a company, bought three houses, traveled to many countries, I went through the Y Combinator program, lost my grandparents, started meditating twice a day, started playing tennis, stopped playing tennis, ran a half marathon, got a hernia, bought a lot of guitars. made a TON of music. and made some podcasts too.

In my 43 years I've been in love a few times, I went to college, dropped out of college, went back to college and graduated. I have released two albums and have played on a bunch of stages. I have given talks, raised millions of dollars, I've been near bankruptcy and worth millions, but mostly I've been somewhere in between. I've kissed pretty girls, I've been in car crashes, I've done a lot of drugs, I've fasted, I've been in jail, I've been bit by a dog, I've rescued a dog, I put two dogs to sleep while their heads rested in my lap. I've taught two kids to ride a bike, to swim and to ollie. I've walked to school and ridden the bus. I've saved up and lived in a state, by myself with no family and I've known the feeling of having to move home with my parents for lack of funds. I've been hungry and I've gotten food from a community food pantry, I've donated time and money to a community food pantry. I worked as a lathe operator, a meter reader, a cashier, a line cook, a dishwasher, a salesman, a team leader, a startup founder, a pre-school teacher, a janitor and a CEO. I've stepped on a nail, I've had hot oil poured on my hand, I've sprained both ankles twice, I've scored the winning run, I've struck out in the bottom of the 9th, I've cried in movies, I've dined in the nicest restaurants in Paris and I've eaten meals over a trash can. I've written poetry, I've been close to wanting to die, I've found comfort in music, I've been fortunate in my friends and family.

I've built a lot of things in my 43 years. I'm a lucky guy.

I'm in the middle of a battle right now, professionally. I'm confident we'll pull through all of this. I'm fortunate to have ecib and mk at my side.

It's been a good run. I'm looking forward to the next 43 years. I love ya, Hubski.


kingmudsy  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twitter fact corrects Donald Trump’s tweets.  ·  

    He gazed up at the enormous circledot. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the golden badge. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved mk.

(jokes obv mk, we love u man)

mk  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 22, 2020  ·  

I got a new shirt!!!

Thanks, _refugee_! I love it.

Been busy working. My wife and I got drawn into watching Poldark. She's particularly taken with the protagonist.

My good friends launched https://futureswap.com two days ago. If you are into Ethereum and Defi, it is amazing. Ridiculously good returns for liquidity providers atm.

Oh, and my dev hubski server has my local weather. Coming to a Hubski near you soon.