πŸ’¬ muse-letter 27: the state of the web

Replied to muse-letter 27: the state of the web (colinwalker.blog)

The past couple of weeks have been dominated by a couple of things: sorting out the GitHub repository for (b)log-In and messing about with music now that I have a second Behringer TD-3. I can’t be bothered with, and certainly couldn’t afford, a sports car so maybe making acid music with actual hardware is my version of a midlife crisis as I approach the big five-oh. I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time tracking drum machines and synths on eBay.

Another interesting newsletter Colin.

I was particularly taken by your discussion of newsletters and relationships.

perhaps the current failings of online interaction are partly behind the resurgence of email newsletters: people looking for a smaller, closer experience, something more contained and intimate rather than the usual mass broadcasting. As I have been saying for years, it is, or should be, about relationships not metrics.

I find that there is something in the friction of the newsletter and the longer form that is a reward if we are will to put in the time, willing to build the connection.

In regards to music, I have found myself itching to buy some new equipment to tinker with. I went a couple of times to a music store near work, as well as did some research, but have found myself wondering what tool I am after. I had a play with the Korg Minilogue and some other synths. Unsure, I have instead found myself returning to the instruments we already have, whether it be the iPad and the upright piano we were lucky enough to recently inherit (although it does need a tune.)

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