The Weekly Town Crier

January 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

Come one, come all, to the happiest place on earth. The place where I gather and pass along bits and bobbles that, for one or another, interested me this past week. We call it “The Weekly Town Crier.”

It may be two weeks in a row, but I’m still not sure I’d call it a come-back.

Check out “Bandcamp For Fans.”

Read about the underground success of the “Raspberry Pi” mini-computer.

Read about Jackie Chan calling the U.S. “the most corrupt country in the world.”

Read about “Internet Activist” Aaron Swartz taking his own life.

Browse this list of the “13 Most Ridiculously Expensive Vintage School Supplies on eBay.”

Browse The Wild Honey Pie’s most anticipated albums of 2013.

Browse this list of “10 good reasons to leave you a giant beard.”

Read as The National Post profiles Yo La Tengo who just released their new album, Fade.

Browse/listen as Rolling Stone tries to rate the 40 best Led Zeppelin songs. What do you think of their choices?

Read as Paste talks to six musicians about Johnny Cash’s legendary “Live At Folsom Prison” album.

Read as Paste reports that Netflix has signed a deal to carry Robot Chicken and Adventure Time.

Read as Justin Taylor offers a quick overview of the situation involving Louie Giglio’s ouster from the Presidential inauguration and Read as Skye Jethani considers the situation as well.

Buy Jack Passion’s Facial Hair Handbook.

Read about Katie Beers, who says in her new book: Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story, that being kidnapped was the best thing that ever happened to her.

Read about Lance Armstrong sitting down with “journalist” Oprah Winfrey to discuss the doping allegations still swirling around his legend.

Check out this video of Sigur Ros “popping in to a parisian cafe to play Við Spilum Endalaust acoustically.”

Read this piece arguing: “No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish.”

Read as Relevant wonders: “Why Aren’t Christians Funny?

Read as Relevant considers “Where Christians Get Environmentalism Wrong.”

Read about the LED ice cubes that tell you when you’ve had too much to drink.

Browse this list of the 20 most influential beers ever. What do you think of their choices?

Enjoy the “Beard and Moustache coloring Book.”

Read as Out Of Ur considers the status of those claiming absolutely no religious affiliation in the U.S.

Read as Leadership Journal considers why every job matters.

Preview a new track from Youth Lagoon.

Read as Jared Wilson urges us to leave behind “utilitarian” arguments against abortion.

Read as Wendell Berry expounds on “gay marriage.”

Read about “The Man Who Killed Spiderman.”

Read or Listen to NPR’s piece on: “More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?”

Read The Guardian‘s 5-star review of my favorite album of 2012, Matthew E. White’s Big Inner.

Browse as the Phoenix New Times makes their pics for the 10 best TV theme songs ever. What do you think?

Read as NPR asks: “Who Needs Drugs When You’ve Got Music?”

Read about Steve Chalke (yes, the same guy who was at the center of the “penal substitutionary atonement = divine child abuse” comments a few years back) “coming out” in support of “gay marriage.”

Read about H.P. Lovecraft’s advice to aspiring writers: “Study the King James Bible.”

Interested in learning to live “everyday life with gospel intentionality?” Apply to be an intern with the Crowded House.

Browse this list of the 50 best Sundance films ever.

Read about Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel fame extending his solo tour (to include Phoenix!).

Read as NPR profiles “5 Pioneers of Jazz Guitar.”

Download a new compilation featuring tracks from Josh Garrels, Josh White and others.

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