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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.

National Poetry Month

It’s the U.S. National Poetry Month (I think the U.K. has it in October?). I always have great intentions, and I always end up writing a post in late April that begins “I always have great intentions….” I haven’t come … Continue reading

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Checklist

You’d think that importing the entries to WordPress was enough, but there’s still more to be done: 1. Most of my images that appeared in LJ posts were linked from my Flickr account. But a few weren’t, and were hosted … Continue reading

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There’s music, and then there’s music

A week ago, I played a show at my regular coffeehouse with a friend, a couple of singer/songwriters with guitars and caffeine. Tonight, I’m going with another friend to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 10th symphony and a … Continue reading

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Probably the next-to-last LJ post to be here in WP

Users are fleeing LiveJournal over Russian owners’ possible anti-LGBTQ terms (Daily Dot, 6 Apr 2017) After Moving Servers to Russia, LiveJournal Bans ‘Political Solicitation’ (Global Voices, 4 Apr 2017) Also worth noting: The English-language version of the new Terms of … Continue reading

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Beginning of the end, or a new era, one of the two

I just discovered that LiveJournal has updated its terms of service. It’s a little confusing, since there is still an American operation that handles something (I couldn’t quite grasp what), but the new TOS specifically states that it aligns with … Continue reading

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Unsolicited promotional for Bandcamp.com

Last Friday (Feb. 3), the music site Bandcamp.com (where my CDs live digitally) had a special event. For any purchase made, Bandcamp would donate their proceeds of the sale to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). During the event, they … Continue reading

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Genealogical Breakthrough

You may remember back in November I wrote about my great-grandfather Winslow, with two possible stories of how, where, and when he died (with slight additional variations) and my ever-thwarted attempts to find out what the real story was. In … Continue reading

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