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If you are reading this, I expect one or more of the following things:

a) You’ve heard the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs

b) You’ve heard about the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, but Radiohead is either not your kind of music or you haven’t gotten around to it yet

c) You’re thinking, “Isn’t this a philosophy blog? Why don’t they talk about philosophy?”

d) You’re my parents

Regardless of what category you fall into, last week’s release of Radiohead’s eighth album, again titled The King of Limbs, is an event, worth reflection and comments.

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About a year ago I threw side-a of a winter mixtape I’d been working on, but I never got around to posting the b-side I promised. After a year-plus of rumination, I’m pretty satisfied with the list.  It may be Valentine’s Day already, but Maine is cold, and dark, and sparse folk music is always appropriate while lawns are white. Dig in after the jump.

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Hey Playtonics,

Sorry for my absence the past couple of weeks. Rest assured, I’m still listening to and thinking about music and philosophy, I just haven’t had the proper inspiration to write in a while. But, today while working through my Google Reader, I saw that the much talked about London-based musician James Blake appeared in session on BBC 1 host Zane Lowe’s radio show (listen here), most probably due to his debut album James Blake being released in the UK today. I have a lot thoughts and opinions about Blake’s debut as well as the coverage it’s receiving and his radio show appearance, so if you’ll indulge me, below is some editorializing: (more…)

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