September 2012


Working in Public

I’m really into this idea of “working in public” lately. Just the general idea of sharing exactly what it’s like to do the job that you do, whatever it is. Sharing insights and the even the mundane-ities of the task at hand. I’ve been recording screencasts on CSS-Tricks for a number of years now, which […]

Bill Martin’s Definition of Old Time

Steve Cheseborough, taking over for Bill Martin’s Portland, Oregon based Old Time Music Newsletter after his death, quotes Bill’s modern definition of Old Time music: Today old-time refers to the rural traditional music and song from the South and Midwest. It’s played primarily on acoustic instruments, such as the fiddle, the banjo, guitar. A modern […]

The Quiet American Vol III: Wild Bill Jones

My friend Aaron Keim is creating an album all about Wild Bill Jones. The simple story: First recorded in 1924, the song Wild Bill Jones is about a young woman who goes out walking with a “bad man” Wild Bill Jones. Her lover confronts them and kills Wild Bill Jones in a violent rage. Aaron […]

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