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coffeesp00ns  ·  1155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Linda Lindas Get A Record Deal After A Viral Library Gig : NPR

Their EP is on spotify, and it SLAPS SO HARD.

Really, really, great. I can't wait to see how they develop over time, and who they inspire.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1170 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nuclear reactions are smoldering again at Chernobyl

Oh hey, this is the movie that they think killed Tarkovsky, right? Well, the shooting location that possibly led to his cancer anyway.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Manitoba minister says only God has authority to make people wear masks

madness knows no borders and never has.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1181 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Excess U.S. Deaths

Yeah ... I wouldn't bet on it considering how many people are seeing long-term effects from COVID-19. We're going to see more strokes, for sure.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1189 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DC could become a State... soooo....

I can imagine it just staying "District of Columbia", or the state of Columbia.

My boss at the time was also really keyed in, so it was something that we were all talking about at work, being like "man, idunno wtf is gonna happen."

Maybe I was just more tapped in, or maybe it's just because I've played the original Pandemic game a few too many times, but sometime after things started to go south in Italy I knew that shit was bad and the world was going to change.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rupi Kaur is Not A Poet

This is such a shit take, to be honest.

Bad poetry that resonates with people isn't bad poetry, it's just poetry. So you don't like it - neither do I. It's still poetry. Don't be butthurt that the brown woman who learned how to market herself because society doesn't just do it for her like to does white men has succeeded in finding a broad audience - learn to market yourself as more than a misanthrope, Sizemore.


coffeesp00ns  ·  1218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

It's 60% because chords make more sense to me like this - they're built more like classical harmony is - 20% because the low end helps me sing in more comfortable keys, 10% because it's weird and I like weird, and 10% because 4 fingers 4 strings just makes sense to me.

It's a 30" scale length bass, and I'm using a combination of Baritone guitar strings and fender Bass VI strings.

I'll try to post a clip or something today. In the meantime, I also have an acoustic guitar tuned like a cello (CGda), and I have recorded it - link to the tune here

coffeesp00ns  ·  1218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

I think she'd love it too!

Bass playing it going well, I have a while at the beginning of the ol' Backstreet Boys Reunion Tour we've been living through where I could barely play at all, but I feel like some of my music is coming back - the songwriting too.

I'm also using a short scale bass guitar tuned to Bb-F-c-g (a whole step below a cello) as a sort of guitar-ish accompanying instrument for myself. I figure, four fingers, four strings = less complicated heh.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

oh yeah, for sure. Yeah, sorry, I realized after I posted my comment it might come off as shade in your direction, but I didn't mean it that way.

I would describe Yoko Ono as ... an experience. lol.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1220 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

Well, for one thing, this is the actual original:

So that helps the context quite a bit, probably.

I'm sorry but if it wasn't already obvious the man had lost it, this would be the moment.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1233 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it

I've been thinking a lot about prosthetics recently, because I have a character I'm tossing around in my brain who has a prosthetic arm, and I want it to be as usable as possible without it being "magic" or "future technology" (read: future magic). So, this article was very interesting to me, and was good info to think about.

I came across this guy a while back, who has been working on his own hand/finger prosthetic that is really interesting and practical. I don't know if you could expand it out to larger things like an entire half of an arm, or even a whole arm, but it's an interesting way of addressing his own particular problem.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1236 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: David Brooks’s Side Hustle Was Funded By Facebook And Jeff Bezos’s Father


The shit we let rich white men just ... get away with? Madness.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1250 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rush Limbaugh Dead

I'm this lady, but for Rush Limbaugh instead of Margaret Thatcher.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1276 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 418th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"