Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

Non-stop mellow – @GDRadio

The soundtrack for my current work and writing is the very wonderful Grateful Dead Radio (GDRadio.net).  Non-stop streaming of concerts by the Grateful Dead and off-shoots; what more do you need? On my first, and so far only, trip to … Continue reading

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Cornerstones, connections and musical memory

My music collection is built on the cornerstone of three albums that I bought during the last holiday I took with my parents.  They were on vinyl, of course; CDs were still a few years away.  I was at university … Continue reading

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Greatest live albums?

Kurt at Cultural Offering offers a list of the greatest ever live albums: 1.   Sinatra at the Sands, Frank Sinatra, 1966 2.   One for the Road, The Kinks, 1980 3.   Live at the Regal, B.B. King, 1967 4.   At Folsom … Continue reading

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Privacy vs. Transparency – dot.Maggie Blog

Here is an interesting interview with John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the BBC’s Maggie Shiels.  Perry Barlow draws a distinction between the need for privacy and that for transparency.  He also discusses how firms like … Continue reading

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The Best at What You Do?

I love the sentiment in Hugh MacLeod’s cartoon… … which gets to the heart of what everyone needs to address, not only those pursuing an independent path as a sovereign individual or in a portfolio career.  We all need to … Continue reading

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John Kao on Innovation

An illuminating take on innovation from John Kao, below. I am fascinated by those who have enjoyed (i.e. created) success in wildly different fields.  Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is a text-book example.  In the early seventies he played guitar on Steely … Continue reading

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Strange Confluences

I’m tempted to buy this but it feels wrong.  Despite all evidence to the contrary, in my mind heart, the cold, hard logic of business should be a separate world from the anarchic, creative passion which is rock and roll. … Continue reading

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