Weekend Music: Black Mountain Rag


Still my favorite YouTube guitar video. This is a minute and a half of pure virtuosity right here. It’s the look of complete happiness that does it for me. And the shoes. What shoes!

Happy Weekend! I should be around more here next week.

Friends, Followers, Fellow-Travellers:


There is a winter storm bearing down on me right now, but the weather hasn’t turned yet and people are making jokes about it. If I don’t lose power, we are going to have a lot of fun here tomorrow. But I have to prepare for the possibility that I might lose power, so I am going into my workshop, and since I have not mastered the art of bilocation yet, that means I am going dark. Here is what I am doing in my workshop, just in case you are interested.

  1. Writing a message to everyone who is interested in working together to keep this conversation we’re having about mass surveillance going.
  2. Editing stuff and finding shareable art for a really cool Batman post from Jeremy on Wednesday, and possibly a Game of Thrones post as well.
  3. Thinking about what I can do to wrap up Zero to Hero (it’s almost over, and it has been worth it.)
  4. Isildur, dammit.
  5. Finishing all this stuff up, storing it on WordPress servers, and programming my robot minions to post it in my absence, just in case my power goes out.
  6. Other things I’ve left out.

Don’t be concerned about my person. I have plenty of crackers and blankets, and a lovely wife who will eventually be joining us here. I will be fine. I just want you to know that there are only two reasons this blog is going silent for more than 12 hours: hardware failure, or an act of god.

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