Ordinary Sunday Brunch

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Music Links

[Mu1] Sixty years ago, Berry Gordy set up the hit factory of Motown. Arwa Haider looks at how an independent record label created one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century.

[Mu2] Latest Nielsen Music Report Shows How Healthy The Music Industry Really Is.

[Mu3] The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters and Rock and Roll halls of fame; and a legendary figure in American music.

[Mu4] Is Liberty Media About to Become the Most Powerful Company in Music?: The media giant could end up owning a stake in no less than seven billion-dollar or multi-billion dollar music companies by the time 2019 is through.

[Mu5] “This is the story of how, against all odds, I learned to love Phil Collins, the Dad of Dad-Rock and the Norm of Normcore. Alternatively: how I found myself dancing like a loon to Su-Su-sudio, one of the most evil earworms of its benighted era – a song which I had valiantly tried to purge from my memory shortly after its release in 1985, now stuck in my head again, this time for all eternity. Oh no!”

Art Links

[Ar1] Saving history and beauty: How the ‘Monuments Men’ traced stolen art.

[Ar2] Beer with a Painter: Fred Tomaselli “There is an outer world of violent chaos, and an inside world that is the paradise of being an artist.”

[Ar3] A wrongfully convicted man spent 45 years painting in prison. Now free, he’s selling his art to get by.

[Ar4] Full Color Dot Matrix Is The Art We Need


History Links

[Hi1] Why the Great Molasses Flood Was So Deadly: When a steel tank full of molasses ruptured in 1919, physics and neglect contributed to make the accident so horrific, leading to 21 deaths.

[Hi2] Jessica Wilkerson tells the stories of the radical mountain women who fought against bosses and laid the groundwork for ensuing generations of Appalachian resistance.

[Hi3] Prague’s Window into History

[Hi4] Remembering Atlantic City’s Black History and Segregated Past.

Food Links

[Fo1] Can Americans learn to love ugly fruits and vegetables?

[Fo2] Some lawmakers in West Virginia want to end the state’s lifetime ban on food stamps for people convicted of drug-related felonies.

[Fo3] What Life Is Like When Corn Is off the Table: Corn lurks in so many surprising places, from table salt to apples to IV bags.

[Fo4] How Singapore’s World-Famous Street Food Could Disappear

[Fo5] What Is Italian-Australian Food? Two Interpretations, on Opposite Sides of the Street.


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Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Ar4: The other day when I was going through things in the storage section of the basement, I noticed that we have an old Epson dot-matrix printer and a box of fan-fold perforated paper tucked away. Checking this morning, I still have a USB-to-Centronics cable. Checking further, Epson still manufactures ribbons for this model. Ghostscript and CUPS include the necessary drivers. I suppose that sometime this week I’m going to waste a day putting together all the pieces and printing some PDF file on it. Just to show that I can. Crud.

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  2. [Fo3] Reminded me of how ubiquitous corn is (I grew up in a city with a corn products plant built over a hundred years ago), but I am surprised by how sensitive allergies might be to it. The amount of corn has to be microscopic. Morton salt has 40 milligrams dextrose per 100 grams of salt, which it says it started adding in 1924 when it first iodized salt to protect against goiter, and the dextrose stabilizes the iodide. (Checks the cabinet) Morton sea salt is not iodized and contains none. BTW/ only about 7.5 percent of American corn is consumed by Americans as part of their food.

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