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February 23 at 9:10am

John Fahey: Guitar God

He’s also been a great curator, releasing old-time recordings with wonderful packaging.  I’ve never read his short stories, but I’ve retold many times my friend’s tale of how my pal drove cross country to sell Fahey a collection of RCA acetate classical music recordings, only to find Fahey living in his car because his house had become overwhelmed with his “collections”.  Fahey paid him several thousand for the discs, and my friend felt bad because it felt like he took candy from a baby, but my friend was broke and needed the cash.  It was the early days of the internet and a few weeks passed and my friend read how Fahey had just sold a collection of RCA acetate classical music recordings for TENS of thousands of dollars.  Fahey may have seemed crazy, but he was crazy like a fox.  I woke this morning to this song and it brought a smile to my face.


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November 11 at 4:11pm

I Love Procrastination

Procrastination is surfing the internet — and finding things you love. Procrastination is putting things you like on your blog about the things you like.

John Kelly brings a lot of joy to procrastination.
Thanks to booooooom.com for all the great curating!


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November 4 at 12:20pm

In A World Of My Own Design, Buskers Would Be Superstars

A couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of this video from a friend’s Facebook posting. I wrote about this video awhile back; the video successfully went viral (14.5M views!) and I love how social media keeps the good things coming back.


In a world of my own design Buskers would be Superstars. Along with: Pranksters, Benevolent Conspirators, Babysitters, Curators, Public Artists, Teachers, Puppeteers, Community Organizers, and Stop Motion Animators. One day, one day….

I really appreciate how that friend’s FB posting lead me on a tour through several covers of “Stand By Me”. I didn’t discover this song via Ben E. King, which will always be my definitive version. But it was John Lennon — who still has taught me more through his music than any other pop star. And will always rank as one of the great rock vocalists in my book. But I am sucker for this tune when anyone sings it. I have posted it other incarnations, and suspect I will well into the future.


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August 26 at 12:26pm

Want To See A Whole Lot Of Great Stuff?

Okay, so now we have someone to add to our list of great web curators: Marc Schiller:


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This site could not have been built without the help and insight of Michael Morgenstern. My thanks go out to him.

Help save indie film and give this guy a job in web design or film!