Archive for April, 2015

Lil Wayne’s ‘Carter V’ Has A Throwback Sound According To Mannie Fresh

April 30, 2015

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While Mannie Fresh might not be able to tell us when Lil Wayne?s Carter V will finally be released, he?s got plenty of insight into what the music on the album actually sounds like.

In a new interview with Montreality the former Cash Money Records stalwart dropped some details about Weezy?s long awaited Carter sequel and hinted that he mined a throwback sound that might remind fans of the first in the series.

?We?re still waiting to see what happens with that album,? Fresh said. ?We kind of went back to that original Cash Money feel. What you grew up on, the Mannie Fresh sound that you knew Wayne and Mannie did the chemistry. It?s more of that first Carter [album]. That feel.?

When asked about his favorite aspect of the Cash Money Records story, the producer and deejay likened the label?s success to…

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W. Shakespeare – Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 28, 2015

An uncommon collection of quotes and thoughts

Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath
That the rude sea grew civil at her song
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,
To hear the sea-maid’s music.


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Five Fascinating Facts about Stephen King

April 27, 2015

Interesting Literature

Five fun Stephen King facts – including phobias, pseudonyms, and mistaken identities

1. Stephen King threw away early drafts of the manuscript of his first novel, Carrie. His wife retrieved it, encouraged him, and it was later published. King’s fiction has repeatedly centred on the loner, the figure who is bullied at school, who fails to ‘fit in’. His first novel, Carrie (1974) – about a girl who has telekinetic powers which she uses to exact revenge on her school bullies – perfectly exemplifies this. But King had doubts about the first few pages of the novel’s draft, and abandoned it; it was only down to his wife’s faith in the idea that he persevered with it. Indeed, Tabitha, King’s wife and a novelist in her own right, has come to the rescue in King’s career a number of times. For instance,

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Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015

Please help if you are able this is a huge tragidy and my heart goes out to the thousands who are affected.

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The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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It’s Funny Because It’s True

April 26, 2015


A comment from elsewhere on the Internet:

“Certainly the most puzzling part of the Sad Puppies campaign is the claim that Scalzi’s works are too literary to represent the mainstream of SF. That’s like saying a group of food critics are too snobbish because they ranked Arby’s above McDonalds.”

Reader, I LOLed.

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“What Type Of Content Should You Be Pos

April 26, 2015


“What Type Of Content Should You Be Posting On Social Media” by @AdamHoulahan on @LinkedIn

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5 Pinterest Tips That Will Make You an E

April 26, 2015


5 Pinterest Tips That Will Make You an Expert in No Time via @AdamHoulahan

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Back to Ohio

April 26, 2015


Traveling today (again!) so I’ll be scarce here. In the meantime, why not read this review of The Android’s Dream by James Nicoll? He’s one of the most observant reviewers of science fiction and fantasy writing now (check his other reviews), and I’m pleased to read his observations of the book. The review, I will note, goes to my oft-said (but I suspect, not-especially-believed) assertion that I would rather read an interesting critical review of my work than a bland positive one. Enjoy, and see you on the other side.

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Things I read this week that I found interesting

April 26, 2015

Another angry woman

Round-up time. I’m thinking these are kind of officially becoming fortnightly, aren’t they? Anyway, I found these articles interesting and maybe you will too.

Resist! Against a Precarious Future (edited by Ray Filar)- A whole goddamn ebook, for free! A collection of essays on precarity and solutions.

The ‘transferable skills’ paradigm is cover for the creation of transferable people (Nina Power)- A look at what’s going on beneath the surface with that popular training mantra.

What the Suffragettes did for us (Anarchist Federation)- The suffragettes are always trotted out to try to guilt women into voting. Here’s why that’s bullshit.

The British State’s Willful Negligence Is Killing Immigrants in the Mediterranean (Wail Qasim)- Blame laid where blame is due for the deaths.

Letting migrants drown in the Mediterranean, is this what the Tories mean by ‘British values’? (Maya Goodfellow)- Examining the ideologies that kill.

Open Letter in Solidarity with Bahar Mustafa…

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April 25, 2015

Serendipity - Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth


Architecture, indoors, outdoors. Our cartons, cars, benches, porches, and pillars. All in cracking monochrome. Of course.

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