Tag: Funk

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Here’s an escape-from-politics-post for the weekend: Kick back with a Blue Hawaii and this mix of some of my favorite smooth Hawaiian rock, funk, and soul from the ’70’s and ’80’s (and one from the ’90’s). If you’re interesting in learning more, read on past the track list for artist and song descriptions and many […]

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How to Automate a Job Out of Existence

 

This is an elaboration of a comment I made in @indymb ‘s post “Is there any point in writing to a Congressperson?” and I’m indebted to him and @Misthiocracy (who has experience working for a Canadian Member of Parliament, I understand) for the details on how all this works. Briefly, we’ll look at a simple task done every day in the houses of government and at how we’d train a computer to do it better.

Briefly, as you may have expected, the letter to your Senator isn’t so much read as processed for the minimum amount of information and interaction required. I’ll quote the meat of his description of the process and then describe how I’d go about automating it. You’re encouraged to go back and read his post (and it should go without saying on Ricochet but the comments too).

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Beginning in the early Sixties, and probably in response to the release of two Barış Manço singles in 1962, western popular music began to exert a significant influence on Turkish young people and their musical tastes. By 1965, the Altın Mikrofon imprint was hosting yearly battle of the bands contests, with other labels releasing 7″ […]

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My unlimited love to all the Ricochetti on this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a mix I originally compiled and performed for an event I produced at a local Fayetteville, Arkansas (it’s not the City of Love like Milwaukee (cf. Futurama) but it’ll do) bar on February 13th a few years ago called “DJ EJ’s Wheels of […]

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I was originally going to post this yesterday, as a means to temporarily escape the immanent approach of a new Clinton administration. That didn’t happen, so here’s the mix as a general escape, and as an opportunity to hear songs that you’ll recognize in terms of musical styles, but (unless you’re acquainted with Japanese popular […]

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Merry Christmas from sans snow Milwaukee, Wisconsin! In the spirit of giving and in the interest of living up to my Ricochet nom de plume, here’s a mix I just released on Tuesday, a nostalgic collection of funky children’s television music mostly from the 1970’s. If your house is filled with stir-crazy kids on Christmas […]

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