The following is taken from notes of a “transhumanist” in Second Life, March 2008. “What about happiness - which I’m here going to use as a lame piece of shorthand for emotional well-being in the very richest sense. Is happiness best regarded as an absolute good, or as a positional good, like height? Is there an optimal range of hedonic tone that we should all aspire to -...
Bluesy as helllll.
One of my favorite singer/songwriter/arranger/pianist/frontmen Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan) explains in this video how the verse for his 1976 hit “Peg” is his own finely crafted 12-bar blues. His harmonic ideas of “stacks of fourths” and add2 chords give this song such a distinct tone and character. Gooood stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP_2r9zbaIY
The GOP does it again.
Continuing their relentless attack on progressive social healthcare, conservative editorial Investor’s Business Daily submitted that if brilliant theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking were alive in his home country of England, he would be dead by now from the lack of specialist care. “People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the...