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I received a request over the weekend from the management of the band
The Hiss, about whom I wrote here. They noted
that their MP3 download page has been taken down pending the release
of a single in February. They asked me to remove the link, which I’m
not going to do. I think it’s implicit in the weblog concept that the
links are (hopefully) accurate when you write it and get decreasingly
accurate over time. I certainly never started in on weblogging with
the assumption that I’d be supporting every link I ever put in it in perpetuity.

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I’ve written about the Gentle
Readers
before. Having now listened to
all of their albums, I think they are one of my favorite bands. I
loved every song on all three CDs, and wish there were more. I think
I’ll write Susan Fitzsimmons a fan letter telling her that and how
much I enjoyed meeting her. I liked all the albums, and exactly in
ascending order. If the progression holds, I’ll like the next one even
more. They do a funky folk rock cover of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” on
HiHoney and I didn’t even recognize it until the
chorus. I love it!

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At work, the aforementioned Darin often uses the phrase “bike shed” to
describe arguments or discussions or meetings. Here is a page describing the
derivation of the term
. Basically, it is about the principal that
people argue most about the least important things because they want
to prove they are present and active, but they don’t understand enough
to put that energy towards important stuff, so they focus it on
trivia. I see this every single day of my life.