Dang it, I can't find a quote or link, but around the time of Willis' death, discussions of his music lingered over his stubborn insistence that the ideal song was 2:50 long. In hearing a few of these songs, you note the instrumental solo -the attached autoplay function on the keyboard - extended the songs to the desired length. Wikipedia is all I got on the guy.
Kottke looks at discussions of painter Vermeer. And also, Song exploder.
I look at a place like Adam Savage's workspace and think, even I could make cool stuff there.
Boingboing wants you to caption this image of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.
Spies need good grammar and consistent referencing styles too.
How to do good science journalism. Recommended by Ed Yong on Twitter.
The Guardian's @james_randerson has written a beginner's guide to science journalism. Yours as an ebook for £2.99. http://t.co/wroBV2hRDM---
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) July 14, 2014
David Foster Wallace speaking about Infinite Jest.
D&D jump-started their creative careers.
“It’s been a formative narrative media for all sorts of writers,” Diaz said.
The league of ex-gamer writers also includes poet and fiction writer Sherman Alexie; comedian Stephen Colbert; sci-fi and young-adult author Cory Doctorow; Brent Hartinger (author of Geography Club, a novel about gay and bisexual teenagers); George R.R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (who still enjoys role-playing games); and “weird fiction” author China Mieville ( The City & the City).
Others who have been influenced include TV and film storytellers and entertainers — Matt Groening ( The Simpsons), Dan Harmon (Community) and Chris Weitz ( American Pie) and Robin Williams among them.
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