Imprinting on music at just the right time.

I’m sure most serious Santana fans wouldn’t even rank these, but I could go back to Inner Secrets and Zebop! from the late 70s early 80s any time and be endlessly happy listening to them. It’s probably just all about imprinting at the right time. I “discovered” these in my alienated and isolated boarding school […]

Sample This!

Tonight I finally watched the 2012 documentary Sample This, which delves into the story of the making, and the impact of the 1972 track “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band (more accurately “Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band). A cover itself of a 1960 record by Burt Weedon (almost simultaneously covered by pre-Beatles British rock stars […]

“Crime is worse now” – perception vs reality

Today this opinion panel piece appeared in the NYTimes, “These Conservative Men Are Making No Apologies” I read the edited transcript and then listened to the full segment later. (And yes, heavily edited. The written version omits gems such as “Biden is a puppet!” and “[I got] yelled at for my mask not covering my […]

Fix for SONOS speaker renaming itself

This is probably my most niche post yet, so mostly it’s here so I can find it once I inevitably forget the answer. I am a happy SONOS customer, most of the time, and have several of their connected speakers throughout my home. Recently, I reorganized my home office, and opted to move a SONOS […]

Remembering Dr King

I won’t post the more infamous image of the day, with Dr King’s body on the ground. Instead, I prefer to remember him as he was before James Earl Ray murdered him. I’m also in no mood for U2 jokes this year.