The Esoteric Composition of Radiohead’s song Videotape

Music notation in four bars with paino kick drum snare and hi-hat cymbal notes.

Radiohead recorded one of my favorite songs of all time. But for the life of me, I have not understood what puts them in that group of bands that exists above the fray. Popular but not.  Legendary but not massively. Contemporary yet throwback. This episode of Earworm by Estelle Caswell on Vox answers it for … Continue reading The Esoteric Composition of Radiohead’s song Videotape

How to Misinform People with Blogs and Make Money

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A situation we all know too well A week ago I found myself debating the future of jobs with someone I have not met and do not know. And inevitably it reached the point of battling with information sources. And this is where every online discussion goes off the rails. Eventually an information source is … Continue reading How to Misinform People with Blogs and Make Money

Public Policy Analysis Podcast

https://youtu.be/ImwEq23h6vs For anyone interested in deep discussion about the nuances of social and economic problems, Vox's The Weeds is the podcast for you. The hosts of this show truly get "into the weeds" and dissect the different facets of complex problems facing us in society. Hence the name. I can assure you that if you spend … Continue reading Public Policy Analysis Podcast

Star Wars Comes to Life

The collective excitement of this film spans the globe. Made even more so by the revelation that real physical movie sets have been built. The characters are physically real and not completely animated through CGI. The excitement of the actors during the interviews is obvious and I think that will bring the movie alive in a … Continue reading Star Wars Comes to Life

Why YouTube will be forced to change

This is an interesting trend and the first time I have seen a noticeable list of top YouTube channels migrate to a new platform revenue stream. Due to a complete lack of transparency, there has been a lot of frustration with YouTube regarding revenue potential. I think this is a good trend and it will … Continue reading Why YouTube will be forced to change

Which Movie Did Americans Support?

Both movies involve a sniper. Both movies are about protagonists championed by Americans. Coincidentally, one film was released during the week of the other film's protagonist's birthday. One protagonist worked tirelessly to promote the Civil Rights of oppressed and marginalized Americans through Peace. Never backing down in protecting the freedom and safety of those Americans and … Continue reading Which Movie Did Americans Support?