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"And when parents focus on their digital world first — ahead of their children — there can be deep emotional consequences for the child, Steiner-Adair says. “We are behaving in ways that certainly tell children they don’t matter, they’re not interesting to us, they’re not as compelling as anybody, anything, any ping that may interrupt our time with them,” she says."

From Morning Edition today.

But I don’t think this is limited to children. That’s the message we send our friends, romantic partners, parents, and anyone else we’re spending time with in person. Obviously what these researchers are pointing out with this study are the long-term affects on a kid’s psyche but I posit that we’re equal-opportunity rudists.

(via txmere)

This! I heard this story on the way to work this morning and thought the exact same thing.

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doomoversqueedom:

Damien Rice - The Greatest Bastard (Live at Kaffibarinn during Airwaves)

That time Damien Rice showed up at a bar in Iceland.

And speaking of Big Ears! Here are the things I saw so I don’t forget:

The weekend ended up being way busier than I planned, but only because I kept stuffing more music into all the holes in my schedule because it was all so good. So I don’t forget, here’s a rundown of everything I saw:

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"A passion project of Bonnaroo founder Ashley Capps, Big Ears 2014 is the most ambitious avant-garde festival to emerge in America in more than a decade, catering directly to a crowd as passionate about Steve Reich’s 1976 masterstroke Music for 18 Musicians as Bonnaroo-ers are about Phish."

Rolling Stone: Big Ears 2014 Celebrates Steve Reich via Punk, Drone, Jazz, Radiohead

I spent the weekend in Knoxville at this thing and it was so neat.

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Close Your Eyes and Listen — Medium

jehawbaker:

A new essay I wrote on music and memory.

Beautiful piece.

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Well, this is nice.

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The day spent hunting down this particular hotpot was one of my favorite days of that trip. It’s also the day I saw this beautiful thing being painted, only about 1/3rd of the way complete. Like I said before, some days I don’t think of it at all. Other days I can’t stop.

The day spent hunting down this particular hotpot was one of my favorite days of that trip. It’s also the day I saw this beautiful thing being painted, only about 1/3rd of the way complete. Like I said before, some days I don’t think of it at all. Other days I can’t stop.

(Source: icelandictramp)

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Ben Frost is back!

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"I’m totally standing behind the idea that we should all do a little less, sit more and do nothing but enjoy the music."

Nils Frahm, The 405