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Eddie Van Halen Talks About 'Brown Sound,' Synesthesia Rumors | Billboard

billboard.com — For years, it's been rumored that Eddie Van Halen has synesthesia, a neurological condition in which senses are entwined. In the guitarist's case, his description years ago of his guitar's "brown sound" led to the idea that he was able visualize colors when he heard certain tones of music.
Jun 19, 2015

Van Halen completists might actually be more interested in this sidebar ... m.billboard.com/entry/view/id/…

Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, Making New Music and David Lee Roth | Billboard

billboard.com — This is not a fake-out or a misdirection, nor is it a seemingly straightforward statement that actually means its opposite. Eddie Van Halen does not listen to music. "I don't listen to anything," he tells me from a greenish couch inside 5150, the expansive home recording studio built on his seven-acre residence in Studio City, Calif.
Jun 19, 2015

@chuckklosterman wrote a fantastic story on Eddie Van Halen for @Billboard. And we're really psyched about it. billboard.com/articles/colum…

Jun 19, 2015

Always good to have @CKlosterman on the music beat, here w/his profile of Eddie Van Halen for @billboard: billboard.com/articles/colum…

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Human Resources: Work Friendship and the Hidden Legacy of ‘Mad Men’

grantland.com — AMC The last episode of Mad Men is over a day old, which means - in Internet time - it aired during the Korean War. All of the recaps have been filed and all the "Shakermaker" jokes have been logged, and the predictable question of "What did it all mean?"
May 19, 2015

I'm not saying @CKlosterman is wrong about work relationships, but maybe his observations don't apply to academia. grantland.com/hollywood-pros…

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

powells.com — The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan: In 2012, Marina Keegan wrote a commencement essay for her college newspaper called "The Opposite of Loneliness." A few days after graduating magna cum laude from Yale, she died in a car accident. This deeply moving posthumous collection contains that hopeful essay along with...

The Hazards of Other Planets

nytimes.com — The company Mars One is trying to establish colonies on Mars by offering one-way trips there within the next 10 years. I've gotten into heated debates about the ethical implications of sending people on these trips.
Feb 06, 2015

RT @nytimes: Is it ethical to let explorers travel to Mars without any possibility of returning to Earth? nyti.ms/1C1yUby

Feb 06, 2015

RT @nytimes: Is it ethical to let explorers travel to Mars without any possibility of returning to Earth? nyti.ms/1C1yUby

Feb 07, 2015

RT @theethicist: This week: Is it unethical to send a (potentially) ill-informed person to Mars? nyti.ms/1DHa9nk

Feb 07, 2015

RT @theethicist: This week: Is it unethical to send a (potentially) ill-informed person to Mars? nyti.ms/1DHa9nk

Feb 07, 2015

We asked them. youtu.be/Okv5flLuPUc?a MT @nytimes Ethical to let explorers travel to Mars without returning? nyti.ms/1C1yUby

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His Qualifications - and Mine

nytimes.com — While volunteering at a local charity, I became friends with a fellow worker. I considered recommending him for membership to a local service club. The club requires vetting, so I checked him out and discovered that he had been convicted of tax fraud, disbarred from practicing law and sentenced to three years in prison.
Jan 31, 2015

NPR listeners who don't pledge: "You can call them cheapskates, but you can’t question their morals." @cklosterman nytimes.com/2015/02/01/mag…

Feb 05, 2015

Interesting #publicradio question, though I don’t agree with @CKlosterman’s answer. Reference to my @wbez colleague? nyti.ms/1wJhWvy

Two Cents, Too Late

nytimes.com — On public transportation, a young man entered my train car and made an announcement requesting money to pay for medication he needed. Three college-age men teamed up to contribute around $20. After the man left the car, a person sitting next to the trio told them that the man was actually a scammer who had used that pitch on a regular basis for a long time.

The Case for Throwback Baseball Uniforms

nytimes.com — Some Major League Baseball teams wear retro uniforms as alternates, allowing for increased opportunities to market jerseys to fans. I've seen some teams wearing Negro league jerseys as retro alternates. Ostensibly, they're celebrating the tradition of Negro league baseball - but it's an odd premise, given that Major League Baseball is the same organization that didn't allow black players until after World War II.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

powells.com — Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick: From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past...
Jan 08, 2015

On his 80th birthday, may I recommend Peter Guralnick's astonishing two-vol bio of the King? Here's Vol. 1 shar.es/1HUUdr

Jan 08, 2015

RT @petersagal: On his 80th birthday, may I recommend Peter Guralnick's astonishing two-vol bio of the King? Here's Vol. 1 shar.es/1HUUdr

D-List Doppelgänger

nytimes.com — I share a highly uncommon name with a very minor celebrity who hasn't worked much in decades. A fan, mistaking me for the celebrity, sent me a note offering praise for his fine work several decades ago and asked for an autograph on an enclosed publicity photo.
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Jul 22, 2015

@abeaujon I tried to resign from Grit, but then Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Jul 21, 2015

@KimBrownTalks That's extremely situational. There is no inflexible answer.

Jul 17, 2015

@ajndsu I gotta ask: what book is that? That even looks a little like my wife.

Jul 09, 2015

Goofball throws shovel onto ice, inadvertently replicates intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit": bit.ly/1IHCAXT

Jul 08, 2015

@davidcho Mr. Wonderful would try to convince DJ to license his skills to the Knicks. "There's nothing proprietary about your rebounding."

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