funky crib notes podcast 2: water plus bacteria plus fat grooves

Philly does stormwater management the right way. Bacteria go batshat crazy in solitary confinement. Featuring the tracks "Big Bronzy Shooter" by Zero1, "DeepInHouse1" by c-sar, and "Let's Go Outside" by St. Adam.

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funky crib notes podcast 1: free association, free tunes, free learning

Some introductory notes and housekeeping. Thoughts on the very impressive and generous Salman Khan. A tip of the hat to deep space and all the cool stuff we're finding of late. Featured tracks: "Vectra" by jpfm band, "One Night in BCN" by Mr. K, and "White Gummie Bear" by DJ Lucian, all courtesy of

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Penny Experiment, 78 of 100

Seriously. I’m just delighted and impressed with Jeffrey Strain’s Penny Experiment, and I am proud as hell that I’m able to participate in it.

His concept is to leverage a single found penny into something bigger. Among the conceptual tricks up his sleeve to transform one cent into real change is his call out for artists to create original, postcard-sized art to donate for sale to raise funds (got yer crayons handy? there may be a few numbers left! run don’t walk!). Jeff’s goal for the project is to generate food bank donations and purchases.

Clever, creative, heartfelt, and other-oriented. Really great stuff.

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the penny experiment — TERRIBLY excited about this

now THIS is cool:

I’m looking for artists that would be willing to donate a bit of their time and talent for the penny experiment project. What I’m hoping to find is 100 different artists who will each create one postcard size piece of art that incorporates a number of their choosing (between 1 and 100) and a penny. In return, the artist will get (if desired) a bio on this website under the image of their artwork, a link to their own website and the knowledge that they helped out a lot of people in need during these difficult economic times.

The size of the art should be somewhere between 3 inches x 5 inches and 5 inches x 8 inches (a small to large postcard) on postcard type material incorporating both a real penny and the number that you choose. The style, color scheme, etc is completely up to you.

The art will be sold with 100% of the money going to purchase food for food banks. If this sounds like something in which you would like to participate, please contact me with five (5) numbers in order of preference that you would like to use for your art (you will only use one of these numbers, but this will allow me to assign one if some have already been taken). Please also feel free to contact me or leave a comment with any questions that you may have.

I will be submitting a piece. I asked for any ol' number, and have been assigned "78,." which is a totally kickass number. I'm excited about the possibilities for it. Many thanks to Julienne, who put this on my radar screen. Terribly cool concept. Delighted to be participating.

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now, i can simply laugh

am being revisited by the ghost of christmas past. delighted that i can look at this image and chuckle in amusement without any of the twinges of agony and dread that characterized my day to day back when i made this one a couple years back.

i cannot adequately express my ongoing relief and gratitude at how this december does not find me up to my man-teats in purchase orders, following a list of 30 trucks in transit, and chasing down pennies on a bottomless stack of invoices.

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