I Want a CSA for music.

I was just listening to the Eavesdrop Radio podcast from two of my favorite djs, Junior and Lil Dave and it occurred to me that for as long as I’ve loved and respected their work, I have yet to actually pay money for a release on Junior’s label Recordbreakin.  That’s horrifying…great friend I am!

But then it occurred to me that it would actually be easier for me to just pay Junior a chunk of money every year or month and have him send me download codes for whatever they’ve released in some time interval.  Think of it like a CSA for music.

In a CSA, or community supported agriculture, you “subscribe” to a farm.  You sign up and pay a lump sum to a farm in the winter which entitles you to a share of veggies every week through the growing season.  It ensures that the farmer … Read the rest

A Senator A Week Keeps the Outlook Less Bleak

Hoo boy, we live in “interesting” times.  In thinking about what direction to point the laser beam of my shiny new education, I’ve started to compile mental lists of all the things that are totally, embarrassingly, inexcusably wrong with the city/state/nation/world we live in.  I’ve avoided committing it to paper partly because I don’t want to get overwhelmed.

But I have an idea.  What about building into one’s weekly routine contacting a legislator?  Every week.  There are plenty of issues to be passionate and active about, and this type of exercise could only help one become more literate about the political system.

Has anyone tried something like this?  Do you think being a frequent caller would dilute the efficacy of your message, like when your state senator gets another email from you they’d just put it in the spambucket with a sigh about that one person who writes in every … Read the rest