Monthly Archives: July 2013

Toronto cops lethally fire 9 shots at teenager

He only had a small knife, and was alone on a stopped streetcar. More than enough backup was present, as proven by the fact that there are 22 witness officers. This was not murder, that much is clear. Insufficient training … Continue reading

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Inflationary pressures piss away Alberta’s resource wealth

Their business, their money, their resources. Sure, that’s a constitutional matter and lucky for us it was already settled a long time ago. But inflationary pressures in Alberta drain human resources and capital from other Canadian markets and drive up … Continue reading

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Looks like Esperanto was not the first effort to create language

… and the last attempt may have succeeded better than you’d think. I believe … that Sanskrit was probably the result of an effort to create a “perfect” language through use of existing linguistic ingredients. This presumably followed lifetimes and … Continue reading

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Useful non-Latin alphabets worth learning

Even if just out of pure interest, it’s almost definitely worth learning a handful of Chinese characters. You’ll see why if you do because it’s kind of interesting (check out moon, sun, person, tree, bird and eat for some basic … Continue reading

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Discipline and liberation

I believe it is safe to say that someone who teaches themselves languages and musical instruments is far from lacking in self discipline. Some people have this idea of language and music as these artsy fartsy things that unpractical people … Continue reading

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imo (Snowden is a hero)

People should keep mum on lots of things for lots of reasons, including even for the sake of professionalism. Edward Snowden, however, is a veritable hero in his willingness to take great heat from a not-always-so-great nation’s extensive efforts to … Continue reading

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Bell advertising idea

(guy with phone frustrations as phone cuts out in the middle of a key sentence in a) a business deal, b) a romantic declaration, c) …) (Makes it to payphone to follow it up and close, then is surprised that … Continue reading

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Rookie mistakes

… to avoid when recording music certainly include failure to turn off wifi connections early on in a troubleshooting process with sound interference. Fyi. 14 draft foundation tracks: no mean feat.

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Online territory (opening musicobp.com)

And the lovely game of scoping out and cultivating promising online territory begins, here at musicopb.com. As usual, I plan to keep it to basics with simple html development using text, photos and links, in this case to external sites … Continue reading

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OBPmusic

Here is a link to rough versions of two tracks, one from each of the albums I’m working on, on the CBC music website under OBPmusic. While rough around the edges and still in need of further recording, production and … Continue reading

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