Category Archives: CKB

What the world looks to me at the moment

Haven’t posted a desktop picture in awhile…

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Separated At Birth, Part XXI

The cover of the new Mazzy Star album Our pumpkin from Halloween 2011.

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Episode #006 – Austin Psych Fest 2013

Quartz City Podcast – Episode #006 – Austin Psych Fest 2013 Bass Drum Of Death – “Nerve Jamming” – website Wall of Death – “Thunder Sky” – Facebook Young Magic – “Sanctuary” – website The Soft Moon – “Insides” – … Continue reading

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My junior high school went on a trip to a nuclear power plant in the 1970s and all I got was some souvenir borosilicate glass

I can’t get away with saying that I “grew up in the shadow of nuclear power,” but if you were a kid growing up in south Orange County during the 1970s you probably went on a field trip to the … Continue reading

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Episode #005

Quartz City Podcast – Episode #005 Loscil – “Endless Falls” – website Zelienople – “Flurry” – website Barn Owl – “Pale Star” – website NEU! – “Seeland” – website Hedgehog – “Sky Song” – website The High Violets – “Ciné” … Continue reading

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Eastbound to Austin

This post unofficially brought to you by the mocha shake at Bentley’s Coffee in Tucson. So very happy that after the demise of Greasey Tony’s and P.D.Q. Records, that the drink (and Bentley’s!) is still around even after twenty years. … Continue reading

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3300 miles around the Southwest

The line-up for Austin Psych Fest this year was too important to miss, and I had been desperately wanting to get out on the road for a long trip and luckily everything lined up to put them both together. It … Continue reading

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LucidaGraphite style for Vienna RSS newsreader

I switched over to Vienna as my main feedreader once the Great Google Reader Diaspora began. Until there’s an obvious choice in alternate feedreading-with-sync market, I’m back to the old era of downloading feeds directly. As a relucantly-former NetNewsWire and … Continue reading

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Episode #001 Quartz City Podcast

Assuming that all appropriate plug-ins are configured correctly, this post will be the official RSS-ified beginning of the Quartz City Podcast. Right now, I’m going with a bi-weekly schedule – potentially subject to change as we move along but I … Continue reading

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What I liked from 2012 and the rough beginnings of the Quartz City podcast

I still haven’t found a way to extract my Last.FM data in such a way to give me Most Listened to Albums by Year of Release, but as I was preparing another yearly infodump I suddenly realized… duh, why not … Continue reading

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