My #introduction on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.
Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.
Trivia: Nintendo bona fide got its start making these cards. Gambling dens, many run by gangsters, needed a constant stream of sealed decks, so it was good money for Nintendo.
The common hanafuda games are about making high-scoring sets. In Japanese the singular for one of these winning combinations is "yaku", plural "yakuza."
Just obsessing over https://pagat.com , a labor of love cataloging the uncountable number of games you can play with a standard deck of cards. [I told you all about https://carbondale.network , yeah?]
Just incredible how 4 suits, ace, 2-10, JQK, is exactly the right level of complexity to spark so much imagination.
∙ The Dominican llorona's father https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOeDmbEzeQ
∙ Finnish concerto for birds & orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO3YRZWLvQo
∙ From a Pulitzer-prize winning piece on US slavery https://youtu.be/YlWwUqH8UOk?t=40
∙ Speculative fiction by Miguel https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKKPjG_C64
∙ Quarantine song https://lizlandau.bandcamp.com/track/queen-of-the-quarantine
∙ Collected songs where every verse is filled with grief, performed by a string quartet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMutgHPc4x8
∙ Vespers for violin, by my fave NY hipster composer
∙ An Armenian Violinist; Google will veto your efforts to search for her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J926pOm0gdc
∙ Requiem by an Armenian composer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUoINWiTqZA
∙ For solo violin, string ensemble, and electronics https://nonclassical.bandcamp.com/album/cortical-songs
∙ 3 pieces by Caroline Shaw https://xoxo.zone/@b/102996525329313992
∙ A song from 2011 that is now a protest song https://youtu.be/iAgiK07Py9M
∙ A Dominican llorona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUytGoNHMY
I'm putting all the music recommendations I've posted in the last few years in one place, for those of you who like them.
There's so much good music in the world.
There's some pop and not-pop. If not-pop intimidates you, I wrote an essay for you here:
Core point is circa the middle of the page, in the largest font Medium would let me use.
Using emojis as a way to communicate your political standing on the fedi reminds me of Indian political party symbols
uspol, but musical
I've had in my head all morning: https://youtu.be/wmbLB4OIuao?t=31
Image from page 90 of "Discovery reports" (1953)
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