Tuesday Tunes‬ #225 – RATM

ratm Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine (also known as RATM or just Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of rapper and vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. They draw inspiration from early heavy metal instrumentation, as well as hip hop acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, and Dutch crossover band Urban Dance Squad. Rage Against the Machine is well known for the members’ leftist and revolutionary political views, which are expressed in many of the band’s songs. As of 2010, they had sold over 16 million records worldwide.wikipedia

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Running/Riding – what’s next?

Behind any total cluster f##k there is always a plan, a plan that seemed really good when written down and viewed from afar; this may just be that sort of plan! Where did I leave that monkey wrench? This plan is bridging me from the 2016 year of half marathons (21for21) up to what may be the UTA50 and beyond for 2017. Don’t hold your breath, but maybe invest in sneaker factories and blister treatments as the madness commences from signup time in September!

Wonderland 2016
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This weeks links (2016-09-19)

In brief:

* BARCOM 2016 – Yellow raft launching


* The story behind the cheeseburger-eating ultramarathoner who ran the Appalachian Trail in record time (2016-Sep-21) [For The Win!]
For close to 46 days in a row, champion ultramarathoner Karl Meltzer ran an average of 47 miles. He ran over 6,000-foot mountains, across rivers, through thick underbrush, and over bridges. He ran in the dark, in the rain, in the heat. He climbed more than 500,000 feet — approximately 100 miles straight up into the sky — while traversing 2,190 miles. When he finally stopped running this past Sunday morning at 3:38 a.m. on Springer Mountain in Georgia, he had completed the Appalachian Trail faster than anyone before him. …

* Running the Iconic Leadville 100 Ultra Marathon



Some reading/listening:


Something from Bandcamp:
America's National Parks by Wadada Leo Smith

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Wednesday WIN (2016-Sep-14)

Acquisitions Incorporated – PAX West 2016 D&D Game
Picking up where ‘Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series‘ left off, our heroes are recovering from a disastrous encounter with a dragon and their segment of the Rod of Seven Parts has been taken. They must board their airship, ascend into the stratosphere, and fight to recover the Rod before it can be used to summon a terrible demon lord. Join us as Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik from Penny Arcade, Scott Kurtz from PvP, and renowned author Patrick Rothfuss team up with Dungeon Master Chris Perkins to once again battle in the skies over Faerûn.

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #224 – New releases from Amanda Palmer

jib New releases from Amanda Palmer
JIB is a new rock musical and “live film” made by our friend michael mcquilken. michael’s been a longtime collaborator of mine and jason webley’s – and for those of you who are unfamiliar with jason, he’s one of my very best friends. back in 2009 we created a bizarre conceptual musical/album called “Evelyn Evelyn” (in which we play conjoined twins….it’s still one of my favorite records, you can listen to it on bandcamp HERE.) we’ve also toured together a lot, and we love writing songs as a team, it’s one of our ways to bond as friends. he’s also – more recently – ash’s godfather.
the threads go way back…jason and i originally met while street performing in australia in 2001, and we bonded over our love of weird theater. jason tipped me off to michael’s work (they knew each other from the seattle scene, where michael was also a touring drummer in jason’s band) in around 2006, when I was performing at the Edinburgh fringe festival. in a tiny blackbox theater, i witnessed michael’s one-man production called “A Day In Dig Nation”. he’d written it, directed it, scored it, and was basically a one-man box of insane theater tricks. I felt a massive resonance with his work – it was dark and funny, a scathing commentary about social isolation and the synchronicities of life, and love and time. … contd.
we are the media.

And now for some music …

♫ Sketches For the Musical JIB by Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley

♫ On the Door by Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean

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This weeks links (2016-09-12)

In brief:



* #UTA22 or #UTA50 for 2017? Now that really is a good question
( Ultra-Trail Australia : May 18 – May 21, 2017 – Katoomba, NSW )

* When Races go to Sh*t (2016-Sep-12) [Ultra186]
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. Trained our nuts off, feeling quietly confident at the start line; you set off and even the first few kilometers just feel an absolute struggle. Have I overtrained? Have I undertrained? Did I get my taper right? Is it all in my head? Am I looking for any excuse in the book? Who’s knows… for some reason, our races can just go to shit without any explanation.

* Trail Run Mag goes to print quarterly (2016-Sep-11) [Trail Run Mag]
So here’s the plan. We’ll launch in coming weeks (late September 2016), a Pozible campaign to rouse enough interest via your subscriptions to push the print button. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for one or two years, with a whole bunch of added extras to choose from, not the least one of our awesome One Life. Many Trails. t-shirts (new design!) or take up one of our Smartwool trail running sock and
subscription offers!


* Giro di Lombardia is coming to SBS (2016-Sep-13) [SBS | Cycling Central]
Giro di Lombardia LIVE: Saturday 1 October from 2340 – 0200 AEDT, SBS TV and streaming online

Some reading/listening:

* Ray Bradbury – All Summer in a Day
A short story originally published in the March 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
❝ It had been raining for seven years; thousand upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been crushed under the rain and grown up a thousand times to be crushed again. And this was the way life was forever on the planet Venus, and this was the schoolroom of the children of the rocket men and women who had come to a raining world to set up civilization and live out their lives. ❞

Something from Bandcamp:
Sélébéyone by Sélébéyone

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मुदिता – Muditā

मुदिता – Muditā – joy; especially sympathetic or vicarious joy, a pure joy unadulterated by self-interest


Time to settle back with a good coffee and check the weekend’s Strava logs …

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