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The Leopard

April 17th, 2013 | by msalt

Mysterious. Witty. Catchy. Intuitive. Irreducible and unanalyzable. Compelling. Robyn Hitchcock, from the uneven but often brilliant “Element of Light.” Email [&hellip


Elliot Smith on how to write songs

April 13th, 2013 | by msalt

Elliot Smith was an amazing singer/songwriter for about 9 years, from his solo debut in 1994 until he killed himself [&hellip


Philosophy with heart

March 13th, 2013 | by msalt

There’s a stereotype of philosophical people in general, and Daoists in particular, as cold, cerebral, aloof, heartless. It’s easy to [&hellip


The SymmyS Awards

March 10th, 2013 | by msalt

I’ve written before about how a “little dao,” some tangible skill you master, can lead to the Big Dao. It [&hellip


no words

March 2nd, 2013 | by msalt

“I’m haunted a little this evening by feelings that have no vocabulary and events that should be explained in dimensions [&hellip


Feed Your Inner Duck

December 31st, 2012 | by msalt

Michael Leunig is a “philosopher cartoonist” and biting social satirist from Melbourne, prone to ducks and penguins. He is huge [&hellip


John Fahey, guitar mystic

December 10th, 2012 | by msalt

People call guitarist John Fahey the founder of “American Primitive Guitar“, which is kind of funny since he had a [&hellip



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