th3storysofar / Christopher McLean

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  1. NSBrief Paul Haddad #121

    Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) is the engineering half of Tapbots. In this episode, we talk about how Paul writes apps.

    Tapbots Weightbot Tweetbot Pastebot Enterprise Objects Framework Debug Episode 2 Audio Mastered by Jonathan Penn of the Rubber City Wizards

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  2. The Wrens are the Ultimate Bar Joke

    On the inaugural episode of the new Crush On Radio, Richard Anderson is joined by Friend of the Internet, Merlin Mann, to discuss The Meadowlands by The Wrens, and a whole host of ratholes and related discussion on making art and being an adult.

    00:00 Introductions

    Back to Work

    Roderick on the Line

    kung fu grippe


    01:12 The Meadowlands

    Merlin gives the back story of The Wrens, and the theme of the album.

    The Wrens Official Site

    The Wrens on Wikipedia

    The Meadowlands on iTunes

    The Meadowlands on Wikipedia

    Exhausted - kung fu grippe

    The Meadowlands on Pitchfork

    Void Vision

    09:47 The Back to Work Part

    How hard it is to make art, lack of nets, and how hard it is to understand that. There’s no guarantees of success, even when you’re good—-and there never has, even now.

    Monster of rock: Allen Klein swindled The Stones and broke up The Beatles and is still

    rock ‘n’ roll’s most ruthless Svengali

    The Wrens - This Boy Is Exhausted

    12:51 Saudade

    Merlin talks about The Wrens live shows, rare as they are, and how much they put into it. Finally, some talk about the album itself: how it works as a cohesive whole, for example. Also, lyrics, and the rhythm and sound of language, and articulating the struggle of living.

    43 Folders - built while listening to The Meadowlands



    27:53 A Trailer for an Album

    The difficulty of talking about and sharing what you love, be it music, movies, comics, or whatever, and the concept of a song as a trailer for an album. Also, the the little tricks that impress us in music, the emotional connection, the human elements, and what gets the hook in.

    The Godfather Restaurant Scene

    She Sends Kisses Fan Video

    Ex-Girl Collection

    Everyone Choose Sides

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

    Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

    44:25 The Job of Being an Evangelist

    Sharing what you love, and the reason for The Show. The difficulty of finding new stuff, now more than ever, and circling back to sharing what you love. Side one and side two on records, and the difficulty of track sequencing. Discovery algorithms, vs human sharing, and how the former can’t beat the latter. Finally, our own discovery process, and growing in and out of music.

    The Long Winters - Carparts

    The Long Winters - Blue Diamonds

    Crush On Radio - Episodes

    Giant Size with Casey Liss

    Satanic ritual abuse


    —Huffduffed by th3storysofar

  3. The Nerdist : Matt Smith

    ELEVENTH DOCTOR MATT SMITH!!! Anyone who follows anything I do probably has heard my numerous blabbings about how much I love Doctor Who. After one such blabbing on the tweetstream, I was contacted by Devin Johnson at the BBC who graciously offered to help get Matt on the podcast if at all possible. AND SO IT CAME TO PASS. I would like to smother Devin, Matt Stein and the BBC with an absurd pile of thanks.

    Matt Smith loves chess, Alan Partridge and cookies. Every charming character trait you see in the Eleventh Doctor is all Matt. It was an extreme pleasure hanging out with him, and we look forward to some sweet Doctor on Dickens action for the Doctor Who Xmas special on December 25th, 9p ET on BBC America.

    Joining me this episode were fellow Whovians Matt Mira and Janet Varney.

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