24. Judy Garland: Live at Carnegie Hall

24. Judy Garland: Live at Carnegie Hall

Judymania envelopes the audience at least the men there. It gets exciting Unlike screams for Beatles doesn’t must the tunes. There’s great city songs, “San…

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23. Otis Redding: Otis Blue

23. Otis Redding: Otis Blue

First half is pure joy Rest felt like karaoke, Great karaoke. He’d like Pokemon. “Gotta, Gotta” catch them all! I’m proud of that joke. New…

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22. Radiohead: Moon Shaped Pool

22. Radiohead: Moon Shaped Pool

Once my favorite band, The Bends, OK Computer, were my obsession. It’s like King of Limbs, great and unmemorable, pretty and morose. They have found…

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21. Sunday in the Park with George (London Cast Recording)

21. Sunday in the Park with George (London Cast Recording)

Often beautiful. Unlike any musical I have ever heard. But music can’t show the order, design, and light, Nor the “blue, blue, blue…” Love “Color…

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20. The Ramones: The Ramones

20. The Ramones: The Ramones

Easily dismissed, If not for such catchy songs, and punk attitude. Track by track: Great, shit, great, great, shit shit shit, shit, great, good, shit,…

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19. George Michael: Faith

19. George Michael: Faith

Five songs in I thought Am I gonna know all these? Damn me, he was good. Beautiful voice, sure. But could craft a great song…

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18. The Andrew Sisters: Best of...

18. The Andrew Sisters: Best of…

Nothing ruins flow, like track four: Jingle Bells. Skip it ’till I don’t. Romantic rust belt plays Pennsylvania Polka, silly like Scranton. Nothing did outshine…

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17. Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

17. Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

Shampoo ads made me hate “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” I hate it no more. it’s wonderful, beautiful, undeniable.

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16. Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

16. Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

Song inferred Beatles weren’t ’round in the beginning #notmycreation I liked “David Danced Before the Lord with All His Might” and you should too. Unseen…

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15. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

15. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Listened to this blind. Thought, wow, this white guy can sing, Soul and falsetto. My apologies, this lady kicks so much ass, I am now…

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14. The Hamilton Mixtape

14. The Hamilton Mixtape

Nothing bad to say, Well not true. There’s “You’ll Be Back.” Lost its sassy-ness. Most of the covers Don’t beat the originals Although “Burn” gets…

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13. twenty one pilots: Blurryface

13. twenty one pilots: Blurryface

Good and terrible. Alternative/popular. So honest, so fake. Fun and melodic, Genre bending and stealing What’s with the accents? Jamaican accents, your “wanted and on…

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12. Paganini: Violin Concerto 1 and 4

12. Paganini: Violin Concerto 1 and 4

24 caprices Is my classical fav’rite Hard act to follow This didn’t grab me Although very impressive Will listen again.

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11. Wicked (Original Cast Recording)

11. Wicked (Original Cast Recording)

It did not start well I was not optimistic but it found its feet As for the best song it’s “Defying Gravity” Idina: let’s go!…

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10. Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July

10. Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July

High Fidelity Taught me 80s Stevie sucked. Barry taught me wrong. It makes me happy “All I do” is dance to this, Again and again.

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9. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James

9. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James

To enjoy sweet James Gotta get on his wavelength Quiet quality. “Country Road” takes me but really “Fire and Rain” But really, not bad!

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8. Frank Ocean: Blonde

8. Frank Ocean: Blonde

His beautiful voice, His lyrics, his melodies Dancin’, relaxin’ And like Queen Adele, Ocean mines a broken heart That long since healed That’s okay with…

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7. A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement

7. A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement

Love their other stuff But sadly after a week This didn’t move me.

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6. Dusty Springfield: A Brand New Me

6. Dusty Springfield: A Brand New Me

“Dusty in Philly” Should have been the album name Awful cover too But the songs are great Gamble and Huff and Dusty Are a perfect…

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5. Bruce Springstein: Born in the USA

5. Bruce Springstein: Born in the USA

Seven songs I knew The others are pretty good Can’t stand title track Lots of organ here Sounds like baseball. On purpose? Check out “Downbound…

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4. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way

4. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way

It’s good. It’s solid. But unlike his “Kind of Blue” Hasn’t grabbed me, yet. Each song takes a side, So if I have to choose…

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3. Beyonce: Beyonce

3. Beyonce: Beyonce

Production values! Anthemic! Inspiring! Now to the bad stuff: Challenger sample, Jay-Z brags he’s Ike Turner, What a warning sign. “Pretty Hurts” is fab But…

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2. The Monkees: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

2. The Monkees: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

I am nostalgic I am defensive as well Primed to enjoy this And it’s, well, it’s fine Contains a few good rockers, The rest is…

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1. Beck: Morning Phase

1. Beck: Morning Phase

One Foot in the Grave Is now the only Beck joint I have yet to hear Best album? What hype! Began as Sea Change mimic…

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Fix the Primaries: Bellweather Sort Order

Fix the Primaries: Bellweather Sort Order

What if the order of primaries and caucuses were be based on which state’s vote percentage for the winner of the previous election was the closest…

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Upstate

Upstate

Currently working at SUNY Upstate on their site. Examples: Memory Tree Bioethics in Brief Accelerator Sleep Center

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Your Historical Figure...

Your Historical Figure…

Hitler. You were Hitler.

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I Spy

I Spy

In the vein of 20 questions. Player 1 picks an object that is visible to all players, and says “I spy [with my little eye]…

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What's a What What?

What’s a What What?

This is a game where you take turns creating definitions, creating clever similarities and working cooperatively. Player 1 says a statement, like “I pet a…

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I'm thinking of something

I’m thinking of something

This is a pretty simple game in the vein of 20 Questions, first person who guesses a secret word correctly wins. For two players: Player…

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Fun with fabric markers

Fun with fabric markers

The holidays are for fun… with fabric markers. One on the left was designed by me, but obviously not completely. The other is an original…

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National Author Promotion

National Author Promotion

The local coffeehouse I work for was happy to host a booksigning for acclaimed author Lee Child. There was a ton of information I had…

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Library website search function

Library website search function

Our library site needs to work many patrons, searching for many things, many who may have limited knowledge of the web.  The library site features…

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November Library Promotions

November Library Promotions

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W is for woeful

W is for woeful

It’s time we get rid of “W”. No not the president, it’s 2013, he’s gone. Not the letter, which (unlike “K” or “X”) produces a…

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Another Library Website

Another Library Website

I was happy to assist the Skaneateles Library in switching over to their new website. I assisted in moving their code successfully from wordpress.com to…

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Design website producing

Design website producing

Complicated here. I helped curate the website of a national design company. They already had a great design, and used Squarespace to set it up….

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July Library Promotions

July Library Promotions

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Coffeehouse Menu

Coffeehouse Menu

In November of 2012 I used my Photoshop and photography skills to create a Menu for a local coffeehouse I work at. Some of the…

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June 2013 Library Promotions

June 2013 Library Promotions

 

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New Coffeehouse posters

New Coffeehouse posters

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Library website

Library website

I’ve worked at the local library for a year now. Here’s what’s been done on the website so far. Some changes since May 2012 include:…

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Presidents Podcast

Presidents Podcast

I have currently produced and edited four podcasts on the American Presidents, a gossipy audio chat between a few non-historians with little accuracy (and sometimes a bit of willful…

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May 2013 Library promotions

May 2013 Library promotions

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April 2013 Library promotions

April 2013 Library promotions

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Film Club Logo

Film Club Logo

Here’s a logo I created for the $5 Film Club, a film screening and discussion moderated by film critic Matt Singer at the Nighthawk Cinema in…

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March 2013 Library image promotions

March 2013 Library image promotions

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February 2013 Library Promotions

February 2013 Library Promotions

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Coffehouse music month

Coffehouse music month

Each month since December I’ve been creating a music calendar for the local coffeehouse. Here’s the one for February:

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The laugh experiment

The laugh experiment

 A two-camera operation. 

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