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Bad ideas passionately expressed are still bad ideas.

August 22nd, 2014 · Uncategorized


  • Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework - theatlantic
  • HST: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in ‘72 - rollingstone
  • HST: Nixon RIP – He Was A Crook - theatlantic
  • Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With Fiber—But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused - vice
  • A Short History of Game Panics - boingboing
  • Livermore is a very special, and quirky, place - sfgate
  • Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker? - nytimes
  • Wonkblog: Graphs 2013 - washingtonpost
  • The Console Living Room - archive.org
  • Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram - nature
  • A Hundred Bucks Says You Won’t Read This Story - esquire
    How The Sun Sees You
    Sleepwalking Austin
      Drone Austin
      Violet King


    2011 : Grilled Cheese Martini
    2006 : Judge Halts NSA Snooping


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    like having a shot of ether between glasses of wine at a tasting.

    July 2nd, 2014 · Uncategorized


      An off-the-beaten-path Spoon mix, and a handfull of 2013 leftover samplers:

        Spoon: A heartbeat on the danger side   [download]


        Lambda22 : Flattery everywhere   [download]

        Lambda23 : Monkey see, monkey do   [download]

        Lambda24 : Live and alive   [download]

        Lambda25 : Live and raw   [download]






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    You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

    May 7th, 2014 · Uncategorized

    Tom Waits – A Day in Vienna [documentary]
    Guadalupe Plata – Deep Blues festival 2013 [full show]
    Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
    FIDLAR – Gimme Something
    Kris Kristofferson ~ Sunday Morning Coming Down
    Nobunny – Little Bo Bitch
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Head On/Pill
    The Sadies & Neko Case – Jason Fleming
    The Mooney Suzuki – Half Of My Heart
    Hotel Lights – A.M. Slow Golden Hit
    Tanya Donelly – Mary Magdalene In The Great Sky
    Bosq of Whiskey Barons – Keep Movin’
    Shannon and the Clams – Toxic Revenge
    Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
    R.L. Burnside – Snake Drive
    Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Takes One To Know Me
    Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Spectral Split
    Mark Lanegan – I’m Not the Loving Kind
    David Byrne & St. Vincent – Road to Nowhere
    Ween – What Deaner Was Talkin’ About
    Matthew Sweet & John Hiatt – Cry Love
    Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – If I Were A Carpenter
    Mark Lanegan – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    Biting Elbows – Bad Motherfucker
    Black Market Karma – Skullgroover
    Fatboy Slim – Praise You
    Deerhunter – Sleepwalking / Back to the Middle
    Primitive Hearts – Falling Apart
    The Mighty Hannibal – We’re Gonna Make It
    Fidlar – Gimme Something
    Kawehi – Heart-Shaped Box
    Parquet Courts – Stoned And Starving
    Human Eye – Into Unknown
    Hindu Pirates – Indecision
    Creative Adult – Deep End
    The Afghan Whigs – Algiers
    Temples – Keep In The Dark
    Temples – Sun Structures
    Tame Impala – Half Full Glass Of Wine
    Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Orange Juice
    David Bromberg – Sharon
    Usher and The Afghan Whigs – Somethin’ Hot
    Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves
    Nirvana with J Mascis – School
    The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone
    Hot Nut Riveters – I Don’t Like Work
    M185 – Soon
    The Loved Ones – Better Do Right
    Thee Oh Sees – Ghost In The Trees


    2013 : Maintaining a Credible Threat
    2009 : The Tarantino Mixtape
    2004 : The day the Voices died

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    I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I’m good at everything.

    January 6th, 2014 · Uncategorized


      Continuing the 2013 wrap-up with three more DrBeeper samplers:

        Lambda19 : EPs & singles   [download]



        Lambda20   [download]



        Lambda21 : comps, reissues & mixes   [download]



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    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

    January 4th, 2014 · Uncategorized



      DrBeeper Faves of 2013
    The DrB brain dump is complete –
    all that great music from 2013 has been collated and sorted.


        From the Top 2013 (aka ‘19′)   [download]
    One track each from DrBeeper’s top 20(-ish) albums of 2013



    Prev ‘19′ samplers:
    2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
    2006   2005   2004   2003   2002  


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    I recognize that the water I am drawing is the same water that every other well around me is drawing.

    December 27th, 2013 · Uncategorized


      Three home-stretch DrBeeper samplers for 2013:

        Lambda16   [download]



        Lambda17   [download]



        Lambda18   [download]




        DrB 2006 sampler flashback:
       Delta Tria   [download]



    2012 : A Brief History of Money
    2007 : David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
    2006 : The 7′-Tall Pitcher: When Whatever Makes You Stronger Kills You

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    Like all of my friends, she was a poor judge of character.

    December 20th, 2013 · Uncategorized

    11 years of #1’s
    2002  Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    2003  Shins, the – Chutes Too Narrow
    2004  Green Day – American Idiot
    2005  Spoon – Gimme Fiction
    2006  Twilight Singers – Powder Burns
    2007  Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    2008  Jim White – Transnormal Skiperoo
    2009  Andrew Bird – Noble Beast
    2010  Beach House – Teen Dream
    2011  Black Keys – El Camino
    2012  Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself

    DrBeeper Top 10’s, 2003-2012

      Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - thrashermagazine
    DJ Earworm Mashup 2013
    David Thibault – Blue Christmas
    King Khan & BBQ Show – Plump Righteous
    50 Foot Wave – Power+Light
    Quilt – Arctic Shark
    White Denim – Pretty Green
    Pond – Midnight Mass (At The Market Street Payphone)
    D-PAN ASL Music Video “We’re Going To Be Friends”
    Damo Suzuki & Pond – Live at The Bakery [full concert]
    Black Market Karma – Live at Radar, Aarhus, Denmark [full concert]


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    he may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but I assure you, he’s an idiot

    December 19th, 2013 · Uncategorized


  • The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted? - jrakoff   nybooks
  • Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics to shreds in new policy statement - rawstory
  • Snowden: NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’ - washingtonpost
  • Glenn Greenwald: What I’ve Learned - esquire
  • Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality - mtaibbi   rollingstone
  • PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves - bloomberg
  • The Taper Is On – 8 Ways That This Is Going To Affect You And Your Family - msnyder
  • Timeline of Snowden revelations - aljazeera
  • Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste - reuters
  • 11.04.13: Fair and Balanced - dbyrne
  • JP Morgan Accused Of Manipulating US Energy Markets Using 8 Different Trading Strategies - businessinsider
    Oligarchy will never cancel the debt we owe


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    “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

    December 6th, 2013 · Uncategorized


  • What is BitCoin? - businessinsider
  • Is The Cult Of Central Bankers Unraveling? - forbes
  • Alan Greenspan Played Daily Show’s Jon Stewart - tavakolistructuredfinancetavakolistructuredfinance
  • 46 per cent global wealth owned by richest 1 per cent - ndtv
  • Looting the Pension Funds - mtaibbi   rollingstone
  • The Plot Against Pensions [pdf]
  • Fed: Hedge Funds, Banks Sell Crappiest Debt To Small Investors (Before Credit Bubble Blows Up) - testosteronepit
  • InflationData.com
  • Price Manipulation Includes Silver and Gold (Part One)
  • Who Says Gold Is Money? (Part Two)
  • Sovereign Debt, Banks, and Gold (Part Three) - tavakolistructuredfinance
  • Forbes Calls Goldman CEO Holier Than Mother Teresa - mtaibbi   rollingstone
  • Don’t be fooled by the false economic recovery - theguardian
  • The Fed’s Flawed Model - caseyresearch
  • How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you… - freep
  • 16 Major Firms May Have Received Early Data From Thomson Reuters - mtaibbi   rollingstone
  • Currency Manipulation and Derivatives - tavakolistructuredfinance
  • 08.18.13: Iceland, part 4 - davidbyrne
  • TotalView and the Facebook IPO - nanex


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    Just because you make something illegal, doesn’t mean it’s going away, it just means it’ll now be run by criminals.

    November 21st, 2013 · Uncategorized


  • Dudeism: Your Answer for Everything
  • Dance Your Ph.D. Finalists - sciencemag
  • Orbital Speed - xkcd
  • 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - readit
  • Frank Sinatra has a cold - esquire 1966
  • How Google Tracks Traffic - theconnectivist
  • The Season When Shows Peaked - businessinsider
  • New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis - scientificamerican
    Bohemian Gravity!


    2011 : PeelPlayer
    2002 : huh?

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