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Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream.

Today's free and legal mp3 downloads:

5253: Goners EP [mp3]

Catch the Bear: Down to the Sea in Ships album [mp3]

Emily Hackett: "Bad Weather" [mp3]

Lauryn Peacock: "All My Mind" [mp3] from Euphonia

Maude Gun: Leaves: Volume 1 EP [mp3]
Maude Gun: Leaves: Volume 2 EP [mp3]

Minden: "Saint" [mp3]

Stolen Jars: "Bright Red" [mp3]

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Zachary Cale: 2015-07-16, Brooklyn [mp3]

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Jul. 29th, 2015 09:15 am
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if this space goes silent for a time and i seem to be ignoring your comments, it's not because i gafiaed or am otherwise gone. my left arm is borked, and i'm trying to type as little as possible.


Jul. 29th, 2015 03:09 pm
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The month of July is soon coming to an end and I want to celebrate! My schedule has been a bit insane the past month and even though it was always for something fun and lovely, I'm tired and I need a break! Said break is coming soon since as of tonight I'm off work for three whole glorious weeks! I have two more busy days coming up but on Saturday morning, I'm leaving for Normandie and it's going to be splendid!

To be fair, though, I just came back (ie Sunday) from a three-day weekend in Amsterdam with my sister, which was (as per usual) wonderful! Also a bit eventful since we actually found ourselves strolling around the city on Saturday right in the middle of the "most violent July storm in the Netherlands since records began in 1901". As you do? :p If you think it stopped us from doing everything we'd planned on that specific day, though, you would be wrong; we faced the rain and the wind and strolled and visited the city just as planned... we just made two strategic stops, once at La Place, a huge self-service restaurant in Kavelstraat that seemed to have ALL THE FOOD and then later on in a coffee-shop at Waterlooplein to get warm and have a much deserved break because, yes, it was rainy and windy and sometimes you just need to suggest something along the line of "OMG LET'S SIT DOWN AND REST FOR A BIT SOMEWHERE WARM AND NOT WET AND WARM, OK?" We both agreed it was a most excellent idea so we had ourselves some quiet time in a cozy place where we sipped a hot drink and savoured a lemon cake. There! ;)

We walked a lot, enjoyed the peace and quiet of many canals, went to the Van Gogh museum on Friday night and admired his paintings while listening to music as they have a DJ performing at the museum every Friday (such an original and fun way to visit a museum), tried on three different days at three different times to go visit Anne Frank House but failed each time as the queue was endless and you know how it is when you're in a city for just a couple of days (next time, though!!!), we went to the Amsterdam museum, had an hour-long boat trip on the canals, went to Begijnhof and admired the oldest house in the city (1485), were highly amused to see sex shops right in front of (as in only a couple of meters away from) Oude Kerke (the oldest church in the city), managed not to get killed by the bikers (they basically are the overlords of the city, you'd better bow down to them or they will run over you!), enjoyed the sun and a free concert at Vondelpark and did and see many other things. We had a blast ♥

To make a long story short, I fell in love with the city and I'm already planning on going back in the next couple of years with Cookie for a bit longer than three days this time, hopefully #FingersCrossed If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend the city - in case it wasn't clear :)


Jul. 29th, 2015 01:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

If you're not one of the people complaining about the heat right now, then you're one of the people complaining about the people complaining about the heat.

Either way, we all have the same problem:

Bad bikini cakes.


Yep, this heat wave has clearly addled bakers' brains, my friends, and the results simply aren't pretty.

Unless maybe you're looking for two trees in a Seuss-ian landscape.


[head tilt]



Whoah. It's like I can't even see the tomato soup skin!


[singing] The hills are ALIIIIVE...

With butterfly CENsor dots!


No, wait. I have a better song.

(Ahem hem hem.)

From the MOUNT-ains,

To the VAL-leys,

To the OH-shoot!

Is that a THOOOOONG?

GOOOOOD bless America!


Oooohhh soooo wroooong!


Thanks to Heather R., Melissa D., Heather H., Ellen G., & Ginny, who will never look at a heart cookie the same way again.


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Kaskade: Global Mormon Superstar

Jul. 29th, 2015 12:36 pm
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Posted by Nathaniel

851 - Kaskade

Brandon Flowers, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Lindsey Stirling, and now another Mormon superstar: Kaskade. Or, as the Daily Beat puts it, The Straight Edge Mormon DJ Taking Over the World. As the article’s lede puts it:

Kaskade has been DJing dance parties for 20 years, and last year was the No. 8 highest-paid DJ in the world, raking in $17 million. But he isn’t like other DJs.

Why is he not like other DJs? Well, because he doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, and is married with three kids. I’m not one of those who cares overly much about Mormon celebrities perfectly representing our faith (who can do that?), but I’m always happy to see someone willing to go public about their commitment to our basic ideals.

“I don’t party at all!” he says. “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke. I’m a bit of a freak that way because I’m completely different from what you would think. Look, you can’t put all electronic musicians or DJs or whatever you want to call us in one pot. A lot of these guys live in the night and party, but with me, I’m married and have three children. I have a life outside of this.”

Not that that’s all there is to him; the article goes into his years of struggle and honing his craft to build the career he has today:

I mention the booming business of EDM and what exactly the word “DJ” encompasses these days, since many of the so-called “world class DJs” of today are programmers who don’t actually know how to spin records.

“It’s a little insulting,” he says. “Right now, the landscape of what encompasses the word ‘DJ’ is so broad and vast now. You have guys like me who learned on vinyl, know the technique, and know what this really is. I witnessed the whole rise of it. I was friends with Frankie [Knuckles], and I was going to his weekly parties at Medusa’s when I was in high school in the mid-’80s.”

“It’s changed the landscape of what this is. The entry point used to be so much higher, and there was so much more respect for the art of DJing and what it was. We’ve lost some of that now.”

So, if you’re curious to check out some of his music, here’s the track that Buzzfeed featured in their article, “Let Me Disarm You.”

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Jul. 29th, 2015 09:05 am
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The kids made brownies yesterday. Even with the air conditioner running, it was pretty warm in here. I was sweating enough that I itched all over. This isn't usual, even for summer.

Of course, I think a big part of the problem is that our dehumidifier died back in May. Scott keeps saying he's going to fix it, but I don't actually expect he'll ever get to it. I think he's completely forgotten that it isn't operating. By the time he gets home from work, 82F+ feels cool to him because he's spent his day in 100F+ with much higher humidity than what we have in here.

I'm of the opinion that, as the dehumidifier is twenty years old, we might want to look at getting something newer. I would be surprised if the state of the art for such things hasn't changed in two decades, and it's not as if we haven't gotten our money's worth out of the old one.

Cutting those two blogs from the Metanews Feedly list actually did help. There's one other site that I chose to skip this week and that I may end up cutting because it's a PITA. I don't know, though. I do still have some links I could add to this week's post. The other mod is due to post this week and has said that she won't do it until tomorrow due to family obligations. That means there's still time to put stuff in. I've got about twenty LJ links that could go in this week but don't have to.

I woke this morning with a headache. So far, nothing has helped. I haven't tried Amerge yet, though, so maybe that will work. I tend to leave that to try last since it's so expensive.

Scott had to give our guests a ride home last night as their mother has a learner's permit and couldn't pick them up because she didn't have a licensed driver to ride with her. Today, because we're expecting thunderstorms, the kids' father dropped them off and will pick them up after work. They only have one car, so he's been leaving it with his wife and taking the bus to work. (My impression is that both parents prefer taking the bus to work when it's an option.)

I wish I knew something I could do to help Scott get better sleep. He only has time each night for about six hours of sleep, but he keeps waking up an hour to an hour and a half early and finding himself completely unable to go back to sleep. He's exhausted pretty much all of the time.

The kids walked to the book store yesterday afternoon, and Cordelia bought books 2 and 3 of The Hunger Games series. She's read them already, but she wanted to own them. The kids bickered about whether or not to go for about an hour with both girls pressuring the boy to go and him adamantly stating that he would not. When I asked them to give it a rest, Cordelia got snippy, telling me that, if I didn't like it, I should just go away. I'm not sure why Cordelia and her friend thought it so important that all three of them go.

Another quick hit on emotional labour

Jul. 29th, 2015 01:57 pm
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These are ones I'd already internalised as true so didn't excerpt last time around, but probably bear repeating anyway.

From the author of the sparking article:
The switch from men's default "I will if you ask me" to "I will if you don't ask me not to" is simple but really powerful in terms of where it sites the responsibility.

This is already someting I do in set-ups where I'm in a caring role (because I know that accepting help can be very difficult, whereas not refusing it is easier -- setting up a default course of action is to some extent a way of handling people, but what that also means is facilitation, so). It has always been a genuine surprise and delight when people have spotted that me doing this works for them and have reciprocated it.

And, as linked to [personal profile] sebastienne, the idea that keeping track of what needs doing is significant emotional labour in itself:
Another puzzle piece: was thinking about religious life. Convents, monasteries. We think of these things as big sacrifices, but in fact, they are places designed to dial the emotional labor burden way, way down. You are removed from regular family and social life. You don't have to stress about the cleanliness and conditon and chores around the places, because all of these things are taken care of in a fair and equitable rotation of tasks - when it's your turn to do the dishes, you do the dishes, but on the other days, you blissfully ignore the dishes. Life is so regulated and organized that you really can be mentally and emotionally free to concentrate on the tasks you are there to do - whether it's contemplation, human services, or whatever. This wasn't a stupid organization of life. Religious orders recognized that emotional labor had to be wrestled to the ground before anyone stood 5 minutes' chance of being able to devote attention to anything else.

I also think this is what drew me to life in summer camps and residential education settings for many years: a similar level of organization of chores, and an equitable sharing. Men and women alike did their duties when it was their turn, and were penalized for shirking. Both the emotional and the menial labor were sorted - labor was never a negotiation; you never had a long-running standoff as to who was going to take out trash or scrub the pots: it was all written there right on a rotation chart. This did more to create gender equality than any number of manifestos or heartfelt discussions. A basic rota. A recognition that everyone needed to contribute equally to the boring work of daily life. The beauty of it: when you're on, you're on: you do the work outlined in the rota. When you're off, you devote not a second's thought to the condition of the kitchen or the bathrooms or the trash. It's a big old SEP until it's your turn in the rota again.

This gets discussed elsethread in terms of being The Knower Of The Things, and division between Knowing and Doing; the idea of the Deal Token comes up too, of "I am responsible for making sure this thing Gets Done; I can delegate every single task comprising the Thing but I am responsible for tracking that everything that needs to happen for the Thing to get done happens", which is pretty much how I run committees when I'm on them. (There's something related, about how similar skills in men and women get designated "leadership" and "teamwork" respectively - women doing emotional labour is consistently devalued, because the hard work of knowing how your team's doing in detail and who might need a break and so on is fundamentally exactly the same thing as keeping track of which of the kids have activities this afternoon and when their homework's due, and that shit isn't important. I have a lot of bitter feelings about parenting related to all of this, okay, because - yeah - so much of it is about who, and what, matters.)

And finally, over on AskMe people are work out an emotional labour checklist for self-assessment.

sad again

Jul. 29th, 2015 08:57 am
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Feeling super sad about Bat again now that I'm going home and he won't be there. And then I hit how he was in pain and didn't understand what was wrong, and I didn't know to fix it soon enough.

I will have fun with [personal profile] rushthatspeaks today and I'll be glad to be home, but right now I'm glad check-out time isn't for another hour so I can cry in my room.
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July 29th, 2015: Sorry for calling your body "noticeably nonrobotic"; I know it's probably a sore point. :(

– Ryan

[meds log] yes good.

Jul. 29th, 2015 12:41 pm
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Counsellor yesterday asked if next week's session could be a little later than usual, at 2 instead of noon, and I said sure and then belatedly realised that I was due to see my GP at 2.20, and then at 1am I was very good and logged into the online system and discovered that his only other appointment between now and when he goes on holiday was 11.20 today, so I booked that. (A moment of amusement: I went to see David at the local IAPT place yesterday, rather than at my GP surgery where he works one day a week. When he's there he's in rather more of a managerial role, and, well, that is the first time I've ever seen him wearing a three-piece suit, let us put it that way. The instant we got into the room for therapy he took off the jacket and rolled his shirtsleeves up...)

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FANDOM: Sense8
FIC LINK: A Kick in the Teeth is Good for Some
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] shadowkeeper
RATING/WARNING(S): G | choose not to warn | spoilers, canon-typical violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1234
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sun Bak, Wolfgang Bogdanow, Nomi Marks

FIC SUMMARY: Solitary confinement makes Sun twitchy.


Another fantastic example of how the cluster works. I love the comparison between Sun's sense of violence and Wolfgang's, and the little moments shared between them, as well as the reminder that so long as she has the cluster, prison for Sun can't be the same punishment it is for everyone else.

Reading Wednesday

Jul. 29th, 2015 12:41 pm
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  • The girl with all the gifts by MR Carey. read more )

Recursive romantics

Jul. 29th, 2015 10:25 am
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Posted by Mark Liberman

Today's xkcd:

Mouseover title: "And on the pedestal these words appear: "And on the pedestal these words appear: "And on the pedestal these words appear: "And …"

This doesn't work very well with simple quotative tags:

"""There was a ship," quoth he," quoth he," quoth he.

I don't think that this is just because right-branching structures are more natural in English — it wouldn't work any better if the quotative were first:

He said "he said "he said "there was a ship""".

It's the (familiar?) repeated openings that make it comprehensible.



Ho hum

Jul. 29th, 2015 06:43 am
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The newspaper of record bungles a Clinton story. As usual.


Jul. 29th, 2015 06:22 am
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Academia, drug gangs, and other dualized fields

Thanx to Slate Star Codex
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The French court in 1778 was so decadent that they regularly indulged not only in watching interpretative dance but also wore interpretative hairstyles. Marie Antoinette once (but only once obviously darlings!) sported a hairdo commemorating a naval battle between French and British ships, which the British won but the French celebrated as a victory anyway... or maybe she hated the French and was mocking them... or had so little sense of propriety that she was subsequently notorious for suggesting poor people with no bread should eat brioche instead. Whatevz, SHIP HATS.

She is a frigate tight and brave
As ever stemmed the dashing wave;
Her men are staunch to their fav'rite launch,
And when the foe shall meet our fire,
Sooner than strike we'll all expire,
On board of the Arethusa!

[/suggestive lyrics]

Four more images of coiffures à la Belle Poule )

5 Coiffure à la Belle Poule, illustration inspired by Marie Antoinette, after 1778

::watches flist click over to etsy to look for ship hats::


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