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I finally got this framed, one of my last gifts from David Crosby, signed sheet music from "Music is Love." “Steven Silberman I love you very much so there - David Crosby”
50 years ago tonight, the #gratefuldead begin their 1974, opening 3 nights at winterland in #SanFrancisco. the 1st bay area appearance of the almost-done-but-it’s-never-done wall of sound. the crew has been at winterland for a few days getting ready. now a “dave’s picks” bonus disc but full tape includes soundcheck: https://archive.org/details/gd1974-02-22.114556.sbd.miller.flac16 [1/5]
Something I was listening to mentioned Barry Norman's TV "Film" programme, and like many British people of a certain age I instantly recalled the theme tune. But have you ever heard the whole piece? It's great!
"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", by Billy Taylor
I really wish folks who opined about international politics would stop taking state and non-state actors at their world, as opposed to just looking at things from a "What do they have to gain" perspective.
Looking to repurpose this image from a 1939 Nat Geo but the only version online (that I can find) is a bit too low-res. Anyone know of a secret repository of NG images dating back to this era? Easy alternative is to buy a physical copy of the back issue and scan it myself - those seem readily available. #photography
A Texas judge has ruled that a high school was not violating the CROWN Act by punishing student Darryl George for the length of his dreadlocks. George has been in in-school suspension or at an off-site disciplinary program for most of the school year since August. The school said that George's hair violated a dress code regarding length of boys' hair; the family argued that protective hairstyles — which are covered by the CROWN act — require a certain amount of length. The family plans to appeal the decision.
#BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #CROWNAct #Discrimination #Texas #Hair #BlackHair #BlackMastodon @blackmastodon
For more stories like this, follow @theculturedesk's Stories of Black America Magazine, @stories.
Not an economist, or a historian, but it does seem like there was a broken promise of in my lifetime.
Various countries were described as "developing" and the idea seemed to be that the "first" world got their first, but the whole world would come along.
Nigeria, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and others would become less poor.
But like US elites who succeed perhaps on their own merit, but then use their power to block upward mobility for others, it seems that things remain the same.
From a #semiotics perspective, what is the substantive difference between 🙏 and 🤞?
Chinese infra attack? AT&T sucks at their job? Taylor Swift tickets went on sale? LLM got loose and is cloning itself into every router and smart vibrator on earth? Place your bets folx
(AT&T sucks is the heavy favorite)
Praise dear lil lawd Jeebus the #nba is back tonight with a thicc stack of bangers. At least half a dozen watchable games
through the doors
and through the windows
Sure, there were a few exciting moments and the make-up (quickie) sex of the last four songs. But overall a fairly uninspired set with fairly uninspired play. The good news is this is par for the course when the band tries to play a single-set show, and the next 3 nights are all standard two-setters.
I just noticed that Enlightenment, the always a niche but incredibly lightweight Linux window manager, had a release in December of 2023.
Lazyweb, a question: what free software projects have surprised you by just ... still being out there, still quietly getting updated without fanfare?
Re this important thread from @grimalkina:
I just gave a little soapbox to my Software Design and Development students that I give every time I teach the class, and I’ll give it here on Mastodon.
Software development is an intensely social discipline.