Well hi there. How are you? How’s your week been? was it a good week or a bad week? Was it a busy week or a slow week. Did your week leave you feeling weak?
Well have no fear, the Weekly Town Crier is here to inform you on all of the things about which you are ill informed. Or maybe he just collects links of interest and passes them along to you for your interest.
Browse Large Hearted Boy‘s list of “100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads.”
Listen to a mix of some of my favorite songs released in 2015.
Browse my 42 favorite albums of 2015.
Download a three-volume mix of Jesusy songs I collected.
R.I.P. Louis Meyers, co-founder of SXSW.
R.I.P. Marco Rubio’s presidential bid.
Read Christianity Today‘s piece: “Israeli Christians Think and Do Almost the Opposite of American Evangelicals”.
Read about the Florida Sheriff who has pledged “to arrest CEO Tim Cook if Apple resists crypto cooperation”.
Read as Consequence of Sound considers the legacy of MTV’s 120 Minutes. Remember when the Music Television Network actually thought music mattered?
Read as Paste magazine talks with a proponent of the flat earth theory.
Read as Flavorwire profiles Obama’s SXSW role this year.
Read as Salon reports that the estate of Harper Lee has begun actions to cease the publication of the (rightly) ubiquitous mass market paperback edition of To Kill A Mocking bird.
- Read as The Guardian considers “Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: maybe a film adaptation just isn’t meant to be”.
Read as The Atlantic considers: “The Trader Joe‘s Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail”.
Read as The Daily Beast profiles “The Stupidly Simple Spy Messages No Computer Could Decode”.
Read as Ars Technica reports: “Google AI goes 3-0, wins Go match against Lee Se-dol”.
Read as On The Media argues: “Why The Publishing Industry Isn’t In Peril”.
Browse “The Scariest Urban Legend From Every State” at Thought Catalog.
Read Techly‘s report that “In Switzerland, It’s Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig Because They’re Prone To Loneliness”.
Browse Fast Company‘s list of “7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence”.
Read Damn Interesting‘s profile of Colonel Sanders.
Read Brooklyn Vegan‘s piece about an increasing problem: homeowners move into areas with (already) existing music venues and then make noise complaints, and win.
Read reports that Christian celebrity speaker Mark Driscoll will launch his new speaking platform here in AZ on Easter Sunday.
Read The Observer‘s profile of Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band on the release of their magnificent double album The Rarity of Experience. Forsyth discusses the influence of R.E.M, Television, the Dead and wonders on his Facebook page of the interview: “I talked a lot about why the Solar Motel Band is actually jazz band in flannel or something.”
- Read Pitchfork‘s review of the album: “Solar Motel Band leader Chris Forsyth strikes a near-perfect balance between ’70s rock tradition and present-day experimentation with his signature guitar tone.”