rinse spin

a place for me to throw up ideas, tidbits, inspirational clips, ect... which i want to keep track or be reminded of in the future. Not intended for general consumption, something i do with selfish intentions.


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Albums of the Year - 2012

Top Overall - Santigold - Master Of My Make Believe

Totally different than ‘Santogold’ it originally put me off. I forced myself to listen to it one more time and I’ve really fallen in love with it. Probably among my top 10 for the last 5 or 10 years. All 4 and 5 star songs. Best Track - “God from the Machine”

Surprisingly Good - Metric - Synthetica

'Fantasies' was not great and I wasn't looking forward to checking this out. But this is more like the old stuff, a little tame but solid. Best Track - “Lost Kitten”

Disappointing - Grizzly Bear - Shields

Just hasn’t clicked. I’ve only got a few listens to it but no 5 star songs and overall not very memorable.

Albums of the Year - 2011

Top Overall - Metronomy - English Riviera

Great continuation to Metronomy. Most definitely different from the past, less loopy beats, but it’s still really great. Best Track - “The Look”

Surprisingly Good - PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Totally off my radar, almost Top Overall, wonderfully meaningful and haunting. Best Track - “In The Dark Places”

Disappointing - Radiohead - King of Limbs

I can’t even.

from LAST SURVIVOR! (11/23/12)- (11/25/12)

from LAST SURVIVOR! (11/23/12)- (11/25/12

blog.izs.me: Beliefs »


Don’t believe everything you hear. You will by default. It takes a lot of effort to un-believe it once you hear it.

Don’t believe everything you think. You already do. That’s why you think it. It takes a lot of effort to un-believe it once you think it. Many thoughts are demonstrably false, yet…

“If someone doesn’t value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument are you going to provide to show the importance of logic?”

– Sam Harris (via soxiam)

“The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus.”

Why I left Google by James Whittaker

Exactly why I use DuckDuckGo as my search engine, use OSM for mapping, pay for NewsBlur, removed all my google history, and signed out of all Google properties. I only use Gmail and Youtube, and reluctantly at that.

“It’s amazing how creative the cuts and sharp the sacrifices become when you’re backed into a corner. It’s when you have to choose that you make the best choices.”

You can always do less - (37signals)

Reminds me of a quote from Woz I heard a while ago about how he was so lucky to grow up with so little and with so many limitations, mostly in terms of money. It made him make do with what he had.