Monthly Archives: January 2011

>The Mercy Seat and The War, full review

>The first time I saw Jamie Barnes and Brooks Ritter perform together was in April of 2008. Stars of the Lid was playing at the 930 Listening Room, and I went mostly on reputation. It was a sparsely attended show, … Continue reading

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>Barnes Ritter Split EP

>My good friends Brooks Ritter and Jamie Barnes have a split ep coming out in a few weeks. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy and in a word: it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting a … Continue reading

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>Ev alma, komşu al. I learned this Turkish phrase last night, and I really like it. It means something like “Don’t buy a house, buy your neighbors.” In other words, the quality of your relationship with your neighbors is more … Continue reading

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>Infinity Guitars

> Sleigh Bells “Infinity Guitars” from Phil Pinto on Vimeo. Sleigh Bells is touring Europe, but I think I found out to late to make one of their dates. Guess I’ll have to settle for this awesome music video.

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>I’m officially part of the e-book bandwagon now. I held out for (what felt like) a long time, but thanks to my brothers’ generous Christmas gift, I’m now the proud owner of an Amazon Kindle. Obviously the disappearing of “real” … Continue reading

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Hoşçakal by Emre Aydın

A lot of people here in Turkey really like this song. I may be one of them.

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>D. I. Block on the Rock in Daniel 2

> “The reference to the rock in Daniel 2 is admittedly vague, and may simply allude to the reign of God in general, or the kingdom of Jewish people in particular. However, it is certainly capable of a more specific … Continue reading

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>Velodrome as Installation Art

> Circulus from machine project on Vimeo.

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> Cappuccino, Intelligentsia from The D4D on Vimeo. I love this beverage, and Intelligentsia does it right!

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>Home Brew

>Anyone who reads this blog knows that I can be rather pretentious when it comes to coffee. I love it, but through a series of events largely outside of my control, I developed a taste for only the very best. … Continue reading

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