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Took a trip to The Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona today. What a great place! A huge variety of instruments from many places and cultures. I especially liked how inclusive they were; lots of displays highlighting female makers and musicians, displays with amateur homemade instrument...
That looks pretty awesome Chris. I love the idea of a space where you can tinker and play. I recently stumbled upon a local establishment – Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio – designed to explore the past associated with electronic music. Now to find the time to visit.
Listened BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1's Essential Mix, The Avalanches from BBC

The Avalanches take control of the Essential Mix decks.

This is a fantastic mix. I got lost in the range of genres. I found myself tapping away without realising. There is something unique about The Avalanches.

Tracklist:
Emahoy Tsegué & Maryam Guèbrou – The Jordan River Song
Unknown – Hello
Dion McGregor – Snowflakes
Dion McGregor – Midget City
Ratatat – Black Heroes
Wild Man Fischer – The Leaves Are Falling
Sun Ra – Enlightenment
Nancy Dupree – James Brown
The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word
Cindy & The Playmates – Now That School Is Through
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life (Live)
Betty Everett – 1900 Yesterday
Moondog – Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street)
Wild Man Fischer – Wild Man On The Strip Again
The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Stayin’ Alive
Krak Attack CX Kidtronik & Tchaka Diallo – Fame Rapp
Moondog – Up Broadway
The Parliaments – What You Been Growing
Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney – Monkberry Moon Delight
Africa – Light My Fire
Clarence Reid – Miss Hot Stuff
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Funky Voltron (feat. Insight)
Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop – Dreams
Madlib – Rock Konducta Vol 1
Unknown – The Snake
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble – Psych City
Blair – Life
Nancy Dupree – What Do I Have
Donald Byrd And The Blackbirds – Jazz Alphabet (Live)
Play Along At Home Rhythm Band – Pease Porridge Hot
Dick Rosmini & Hello People – Experiments (Teac Home Recording)
The Broads – Sing Sing Sing
Shooby Taylor – The Human Horn
Don Armando’s 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band – I’m An Indian Too
The John Cacavas Golden Space Orchestra – Hydrogen and Helium
Bruce Haack – Lie Back
Bruce Haack – Sing
Frank Zappa – Oh No
Hermeto Pascoal – Som da Barba (Music From the Beard) (Live)
Blair – Virgo Princess
William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind
Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo – The Year Punk Broke
Thurston Moore – Thurston @ 13
Jack Fascinato – Music From A Surplus Store
Clara Mondshine – Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers)
Frank Zappa – Excentrifugal Forz
Bruce Haack – Rubberbands
The Stooges – L.A. Blues
Bad Brains – Big Take Over
J-Jems – Dance
Bruce Haack – Motorcycle Ride
Chandra – Kate
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa
Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
William Onyeabor – Let’s Fall In Love
Black Dice – Glazin’
Univ. of Ghana Postal Works – Cancelling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office
Joe Moks – Boys And Girls
The Pointer Sisters – Don’t It Drive You Crazy
David Essex – Rock On
Paul McCartney – Check My Machine
Jimmy Van M & Richard Hieronymous – I Weigh With Kilos
Hanny Nahmias – Hanna’s Sabbath Dress
Sinkane – How We Be
Mort Garson – The Wozard of Iz
Uriah Heep – Wake Up
Black Milk – Wake Up
Mort Garson – Prologue
Frank Zappa – Mom and Dad
The Zombies – Hung Up On A Dream
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets

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Andrew Street elaborates further in The GOAT.
Liked Why Are Pregnant Black Women Viewed as Incompetent? (Time)
Pain, like pregnancy, is inconvenient for bureaucratic efficiency and has little use in a capitalist regime. When the medical profession systematically denies the existence of black women’s pain, underdiagnoses our pain, refuses to alleviate or treat our pain, healthcare marks us as incompetent bureaucratic subjects. Then it serves us accordingly.
Bookmarked The Rise and Demise of RSS by Sinclair Target (Motherboard)
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Sinclair Target unpacks the history associated with RSS, including the parts played
by those like Dave Winer and Aaron Swartz. This includes the forking to ATOM. Having come to RSS during the demise I was not aware of the background, especially in regards to ATOM, associated with the standard. (Although Cory Doctorow argues that Target focuses too much on the micro rather than macro.) Its interesting to consider that its demise stems from the rise of social media. Ironically, I came to RSS dissatisfied with social media. Also, I wonder what happens if social medias promise fails? A return to RSS or is there something else again in the development of the web?
Listened

Playing at the iconic Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Missy will be joined on stage by some very special musical friends – Kasey Chambers, Dan Sultan, Gretta Ray, Ben Abraham and Peter Garrett.

0:55 All For Believing 4:08 Ten Days 9:08 Where I Stood 13:49 Going North (ft. Kasey Chambers) 20:16 Peachy 22:53 Arrows 28:11 Run So Fast (ft. Ben Abraham) 34:34 Oh Canada 39:03 Everyone’s Waiting 44:27 Futon Couch 48:50 Biggest Disappointment (ft. Dan Sultan) 54:34 The Special Two 59:20 Back To The Wall (ft. Peter Garrett) 1:04:43 49 Candles 1:08:27 Unashamed Desire 1:12:07 Warm Whispers 1:18:06 Steer (ft. Gretta Ray) 1:22:16 Scar

When I saw that Missy Higgins had a ‘greatest hits’ album I was a bit unsure. I was unsure how many songs she had. Yet I was shocked at how many of the tracks I knew, but had fogotten about. The concert is a great celebration of her time fifteen plus years.

Bookmarked Why Data Is Never Raw (The New Atlantis)
“Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea; to the contrary, data should be cooked with care.” “Raw” carries a sense of natural or untouched, while “cooked” suggests the result of cognitive processes. But data is always the product of cognitive, cultural, and institutional processes that determine what to collect and how to collect it. In this sense, “raw data” is indeed a contradiction in terms. In the ordinary use of the term “raw data,” “raw” signifies that no processing was performed following data collection, but the term obscures the various forms of processing that necessarily occur before data collection. (Summary via Tom Woodward)
Sometimes I wonder if I write just to be glad when I find my thought more clearly articulated by somebody else. As I wrote elsewhere, data ain’t data, it is never raw, instead it is always involves some sort of bias and interpretation.

Assumptions inevitably find their way into the data and color the conclusions drawn from it. Moreover, they reflect the beliefs of those who collect the data. As economist Ronald Coase famously remarked, “If you torture the data enough, nature will always confess.” And journalist Lena Groeger, in a 2017 ProPublica story on the biases that visual designers inscribe into their work, soundly noted that “data doesn’t speak for itself — it echoes its collectors.”

via Tom Woodward