Morning genre mashups

I listen to music pretty much every minute I’m not in meetings, usually with a looper site. I like my background noise both rhythmic and predictable. I’m going to try sharing my daily listening as part of getting back into posting here, so here’s 3 I’ve found relatively recently: Where I found it: Matthew sent it […]

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New Mashups for a New Year

Every year I look forward to the new Bootie mashup. This annual mashup is, real truth, the reason why I am able to sing along to any song played at any convention dance (I’m looking at you Grace Hopper) or bar (and looking at you, Black Cat-which-plays-Doctor-Who-every-Friday-night-at-7:30pm). It is a mashup of the most popular […]

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Ed Sheeran and Mikill Pane’s “Little Lady” and Teen Sex Trafficking

[TW: teen sex trafficking.] I’ve loved Ed Sheeran’s “A Team” since I first heard it: It was one of the first songs I plugged into one of the internet’s many magical infinite-loop players–apparently people other than me like listening to songs until they can hear the cracks between the notes–but I never saw it as […]

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Good Hal/Bad Hal

Today I filled out a survey which asked “Where do you spend your time when you’re not at work?” and I answered “Online.” I have a lot invested in Skynet not taking over the earth, not just so I can continue to get my pop culture fixes but because I use the internet to try […]

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New York is Like Cairo, But Less-So,

Carnegie Mellon gave her musicians ample time to explore New York City before our concert at Carnegie Hall. I wandered in Central Park, ate at some fantastic restaurants (they gave us generous food money), and visited Times Square. And the entire time I kept thinking: It’s so much quieter than Cairo. It’s so much cleaner than Cairo. […]

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