Prince’s original studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Recorded in the summer of 1984 and recently released by The Prince Estate.

Richard Edwards (of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s) started a Patreon this week where he’s regularly releasing music to supporters. So far he’s shared demos and live performances along with stories to put them in context. 🎶

The Shins released The Worm’s Heart today, a follow-up to 2017’s Heartworms. Same songs on both, but downtempo tracks have been rearranged upbeat and vice versa. Neat concept. 🎧

❄️ BTR 🛫 IAH 🛩 CUN 🛬 🏝

Migrated my site to Craft 3 and its database to Postgres so I can fill my posts with emoji 🎉

In other nerdy news, posts are now published to my website and syndicated to Twitter via

Just voted. Still have ~2.5 hours to have yours counted for State Treasurer, City Judge, and the hotel tax to support Visit Baton Rouge.

Bobby Bare Jr.’s covers of Sister Golden Hair 🤘🏻

Beta (Rock)

Alpha (Acoustic)

AirPlay 2 is coming to Sonos in 2018. Should replace my Apple TV/Connect hack for multi-room podcasts. 👍

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Lockheed Makes Breakthrough on Fusion Energy Project

Compact nuclear fusion would produce far less waste than coal-powered plants since it would use deuterium-tritium fuel, which can generate nearly 10 million times more energy than the same amount of fossil fuels, the company said.

How To Make Oatmeal…Wrong

McDonald’s—the place where even healthy choices are anything but. Since 1955.

Real oatmeal contains no ingredients; rather, it is an ingredient. As such, it’s a promising lifesaver: oats are easy to grow in almost any non-extreme climate and, minimally processed, they’re profoundly nourishing, inexpensive and ridiculously easy to cook.

[In] typical McDonald’s fashion, the company is doing everything it can to turn oatmeal into yet another bad choice. […] “Cream” (which contains seven ingredients, two of them actual dairy) is automatically added; brown sugar is ostensibly optional, but it’s also added routinely unless a customer specifically requests otherwise. There are also diced apples, dried cranberries and raisins, the least processed of the ingredients (even the oatmeal contains seven ingredients, including “natural flavor”).

A more accurate description than “100 percent natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen.”

The details are not the details. They make the design.

— Charles Eames