Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

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Youtube just launched (which resolves to So in honour of this annoying announcement (here’s what I think of it), this week we present to you Chilliwack: My Girl I actually had no idea that this song was Chilliwack, and hence Canadian. Actually a snappy little number. That’s the nice thing about […]

what is it about seeing someone?

In the past couple of weeks, I went to see some public lectures at McGill and elsewhere: the first was Amy Goodman, of DemocracyNow, giving the keynote at the ReDefining Media conference. Then I went to see cognitive psychologist, Stephen Pinker talking about language and the human mind. Finally, I saw management guru David Maister […]

friday mixed tape: nautical disasters

Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage Try to listen to this without getting all teary-eyed. Sung not by Stan Rogers, of course, but the St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary Chamber Choir Men, in Vancouver. Gordon Lightfoot: Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald Tragically Hip: Nautical Disaster

on the radio

i participated a while ago on Michel Dumais’ Citoyen Numerique. you have to listen through the little player, it’s: 2007 10 11 01citoyennumnerique-ballado 2007 10 11 02citoyennumnerique-ballado 2007 10 11 03citoyennumnerique-ballado the main librivox part is 03, at minute: 15:15ish. the rest is about podcasting, podcasting in quebec, digital music downloads etc … i make […]

teen podcasting

I’m watching a session at Podcamp Boston on teen podcasting, by kabren levinson of (started when he was 15, 2 years ago)… the intro was pretty interesting, about Kabren’s experience of NOT getting his session accepted in the original schedule (read his blog post here and the follow-up here… Podcamp, being run by good […]

friday mixed tape: gimmicks

I loved these three tunes when I was a kid, in the early-to-mid-eighties. I remember them getting lots of play-time on the morning radio station my parents listened to (the stodgy talk radio station, CJAD). So, here were some of my top music choices from ages eight to ten: Joe Dolce: Shaddap You Face (1980, […]

friday mixed tape: ladies sing the blues

Bessie Smith: St. Louis Blues Queen of the 20s blues, in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues. Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow Along with sax great Lester Young, the band here features an all-star line-up of luminaries: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Mal Waldron. […]

friday mixed tape: big lungs

This week, some guys who look like they might burst a few blood vessels. Bruce Springsteen: Lost in the Flood This one is fantastic…what a build-up. Van Morrison & The Band: Caravan Check those moves!! Joe Cocker: With a Little Help from My Friends

friday mixed tape: 88-90 dance tracks

After all the rock n roll lately, i thought i should, well try to get some booty on the floor. So this week, three of the big dance anthems from the late 80s/early 90s, when my own distinctive dance style was just coming into its own. These tracks all share an added characteristic: the egregious […]

recent librivox treats

First: you can get updated about new releases via twitter, by following (seems not to have updated today?) Next: The last few LibriVox releases are all pretty cool. South! The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton Shackleton’s most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the […]