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  • Prince's Own Liner Notes On His Greatest Hits

    For some reason I didn't take a look at Anil Dash's post reproducing Prince's Own Liner Notes On His Greatest Hits when he posted them a while back. My mistake:

    "WHEN DOVES CRY" -

    originally recorded with bass, backing 2 sets of keys and guitar. Frustrated with the mix, PRN sat discouraged in the studio (Sunset Sound). Jill Jones came 2 visit, saw the long face and asked what was wrong. PRN was said to have said, "if I had my way the song would sound like this." He then shoved down the bulk of the instrument faders and left up only the drums and the xylophone, when the voices began to sing the chorus. Jill then asked PRN why he thought he couldn't have his way with the mix. There was no reply. Everyone who passed by the studio was enthralled by the strange sound coming out of Studio 3 that day. The next time Jill heard the song it was on the radio and it was bassless and stark. PRN had his way.

    "KISS" -

    PRN after recording this shelved it because he thought it 2 strange a production 4 human consumption. It was included in the Parade album was an afterthought. PRN thought it never quite worked on that album. Every time he plays it live he changes the arrangement. Probably still feels the same about the public’s acceptance of the sound. It concert it’s never sounded like the record.

  • A liberal teleworking policy

    How A Liberal Teleworking Policy Led to the Demise of the Jedi Council.

    The members of the Council really start to take advantage of the policy at the beginning of Episode III. Everyone has watched Obi-Wan hologram-in for months and decides to make up their own bullshit excuse to just hologram into the meeting.

    [Via Extenuating Circumstances]

  • Team GB didn't really think their bag choices through

    Team GB didn't really think their bag choices through:

    Flying brings with it all kinds of tribulations, but one of the most tedious has to be the wait for your luggage after hours in the sky.

    Those interminable moments feel even worse when you keep picking up someone else's bag thinking it's yours.

    So spare a thought for Team GB this week, who discovered a little late that carrying identical red luggage is a recipe for airport confusion. […]

  • Penguin meets Doctor Who

    Doctor Who reimagined as Penguin Books:

    Doctor Who and The Daleks book cover

    Lovely work.

    [Via Pop Loser No. 68]

  • When Life Is A Product Hunt

    Carl Steadman's When Life Is A Product Hunt:

    The technology enthusiast powers on his new piece of precision design and finest craftsmanship with giddy anticipation.

    […]

    He who knows the future is inevitable power-cycles the technology product one last time because why the hell not.

    Funny, and depressing.

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