It’s the link blog, what we used to do before Twitter. In this case an irregular feature of this blog in the format of three links (which may or may not be related) to items on the web, and one link to some music (usually indie pop.)
- Along with the the rest of awful grind of the pandemic, we lost two amazing songwriters last week: Bill Withers and Adam Schlesinger. When I found out Schlesinger (from Fountains of Wayne) had died from the pandemic virus, I was sad and frustrated. He was younger than me and was still creating amazing music in collaboration with a bunch of people.
- Tatiana Mac started a series of posts on working with Static Site Generators. She’s writing for a broad audience here, and points out the limits and hidden costs of a SSG that web developers take for granted.
- An essay on the mid-1980’s Infocom text adventure, A Mind Forever Voyaging, which anticipates the neo-liberal hellscape we live in now.
Kay Hanley, Pretend to be Nice (YouTube) - Adam Schlesinger collaborated on a lot of music for movies, including songs for fictional bands. You’ve probably heard his song for That Thing You Do, but what about the song he wrote for the Josie and the Pussycats movie?