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Saturday 8/6/16 -- NYT Crossword Puzzle No. 0702 -- Orig.Pub. July 2, 2016

Saturday 8/6/16 — NYT Crossword Puzzle No. 0702 — Orig.Pub. July 2, 2016
I was super busy today — had to drive to Fresno for work, which is three hours each way, to look at a couple of upcoming building wrecks. 625 more words

NYTimes Crossword

Liner Notes: Episode 15: African Floor-Fillers

Aired live June 29, 2016, and available here online

Tonight’s episode—which will be the last for the summer—is dedicated to songs that have been major hits at African dance parties since the early 2000s, when I discovered the scene. 704 more words

Congo

Memungut Serpihan-Serpihan Kecil Dari Putaran Mesin Gerinda

Setiap kali berada di backstage Extreme Decay, saya kerap melihat pemandangan yang sama; vokalis humble yang berjalan ke sana ke mari menyapa kawan-kawannya, drummer bertubuh gempal yang sibuk mengutak-atik asesoris drum, pria pendiam yang jongkok di pojok sambil memeluk stang… 2,131 more words

Ulasan

Liner Notes: Episode 14: Congo Combo

Aired live May 25, 2016, and available here online

As you might know, Congolese popular music in its earliest days was heavily influenced by Cuban son, such that some songs sounded like their Cuban counterparts. 803 more words

Congo

Liner Notes: Daughters of Arkham

Writing is generally considered to be a solitary pursuit. It’s what misanthropes like me do to remain connected with the rest of humanity. If I had any kind of interpersonal skills I’d be able to work in an office like a normal person. 824 more words

Nerd Alert

January 1st Track Notes

Recorded and Engineered by – Austin Ohlmeier
Mixed at “Chapman Recordings” by – Robert Rebeck

Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production – Luke Johnston

Vocals, Keys, Production – Ian Johnston… 2,426 more words

Liner Notes: Episode 13: Something about Mady

Aired live April 27, 2016, and available here online

When I browse through my collection of Congolese music, I see that many individuals—real or otherwise—have inspired songs and their titles. 472 more words

Congolese Music