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Town Hall #20: Pinball

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I’ll be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area next week, from Tuesday (Feb 20) to Friday (Feb 23)! Email me at [email protected] if you’d like to grab coffee, resist authority, or play some pinball.

Meanwhile, I’ve fallen into a research rabbit-hole surrounding Samuel Colt and the birth of the revolver. I know nothing about guns, so feel free to email me with insights and reading recommendations.

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You can also scour my entire history of book reviews, album ratings, and active podcasts. You may also want to read about my rating system.

Books

★★★★ review Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! :: Richard Feynman
★★★★ review Hunt, Gather, Parent :: Michaeleen Doucleff
★★★★ review The Hour of the Star :: Clarice Lispector
★★★★ review Chronicle of a Death Foretold :: Gabriel García Márquez
★★★★ review Cradle to Cradle :: William McDonough and Michael Braungart
★★★ review The Information :: James Gleick
★★★ review Salvation :: Peter F. Hamilton
★★★ review One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich :: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
★★★ review Faster :: James Gleick
★★★ review Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself :: David Lipsky
★★★ review How to be Alone :: Jonathen Franzen
★★ review Rainbow’s End :: Vernor Vinge
★★ review Bringing Nature Home :: Douglas W. Tallamy
★★ review The Joy of X :: Steven Strogatz
★★ review No Such Thing as Bad Weather :: Linda Åkeson McGurk
review So Long, See You Tomorrow :: William Maxwell

Music

★★★★★ Comus :: First Utterance
★★★★★ Akademiska Damkören Lyran :: Låt mig vara den jag är
★★★★ black midi :: Hellfire
★★★★ Unleash the Archers :: Abyss
★★★★ The Mountain Goats :: Beat the Champ
★★★★ The Bothy Band :: Old Hag You Have Killed Me
★★★★ Terry Riley :: Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air, Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band
★★★★ Shohei Amimori :: PataMusic
★★★★ Scale The Summit :: The Migration
★★★★ Right Away, Great Captain! :: The Eventually Home
★★★★ Phronesis :: Life to Everything
★★★★ Oneohtrix Point Never :: Garden Of Delete
★★★★ Lxmp :: Trois Suites + Une Miniature - EP
★★★★ Friendly Fires :: Friendly Fires
★★★★ Floral :: Floral EP
★★★★ Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger :: Force Majeure
★★★ The Beach Boys :: The Beach Boys Today!
★★★ TEMPLIME & Hoshimiya Toto :: HYOJYO Remixes - EP
★★★ Snarky Puppy :: the only constant
★★★ Mount Kimbie :: Crooks & Lovers
★★★ Moe Shop :: Pure Pure - EP
★★★ Meg Hutchinson :: The Crossing
★★★ Maxo :: Dawn//Noon//Dusk//Mdnt
★★★ Genesis Owusu :: Smiling with No Teeth
★★★ Fearofdark :: Dr Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory (Original Soundtrack)
★★★ FLOOR BABA :: My World Is For Everyone
★★★ Extra Life :: Dream Seeds
★★★ Ensemble InterContemporain, New York Philharmonic & Pierre Boulez :: Carter: A Symphony of Three Orchestras
★★★ Burden of a Day :: Oneonethousand
★★★ Blonde Redhead :: Fake Can Be Just as Good
★★★ Animal Collective :: Feels
★★ Street Sects :: End Position
★★ Sia :: Some People Have REAL Problems
★★ Rooftops :: A Forest of Polarity
★★ Portico Quartet :: Monument
★★ Phoenix :: United
★★ Perfume :: JPN
★★ Oso Oso :: sore thumb
★★ Melt-Banana :: Fetch
★★ Kinoko Teikoku :: Aino Yukue
★★ I See Stars :: The End Of The World Party
★★ He Is Legend :: I Am Hollywood
★★ Govlink :: Kaleidoscope
★★ Govlink :: 10 Chambers
★★ Giraffage :: Too Real
★★ Frank Zappa :: Hot Rats
★★ Followed By Ghosts :: The Entire City Was Silent
★★ Evil Needle :: Qualia
★★ Edaline :: I Wrote the Last Chapter for You
★★ Desired :: Lovestory
★★ Beach Fossils :: Bunny
★★ ABBA :: Arrival
박혜진 Park Hye Jin :: Before I Die
Third Eye Blind :: Out Of The Vein
The Strokes :: Is This It
Rihanna :: Music of the Sun
Matana Roberts :: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis