Ok so we almost have the companion podcast scheduled. That's like almost done. So we've got that going for us, which is nice. In the meantime buckle down because we've got the goods packed into this issue so tight you should honestly just clear your day and tuck right in.
What if several composers conducted an opinion poll based on what people like about music then incorporated all the things at the bottom of the list into one song? I'll just say this... it has a rap by an opera singer in it. -Brian
I remember in college when the Concorde crashed. It was the first time as an "adult" I was riveted to the 24 hour news channels to the detriment of my other responsibilities. Like the Soviet space shuttle (I've seen one at a museum near Heidelberg and it was incredible) the Soviets also built a Concorde equivalent. It just wasn't very good. 'Murica? Err ‘Gland?-Brian
If you think the new price tags for the latest iPhone models are insane, remember that Apple has tried this before. And it really, really worked out for them. I enjoy reading M.G. Siegler's hot takes on tech, and I think he's onto something re: Apple's plan to have you pay them for a phone in perpetuity. -Calvin
I disagree pretty substantially with the take (it is very r/latestagecapitalism) but the history is fascinating. We have a lot of goals here but at least one of them is to put things in front of you that you don't agree with, and wouldn't otherwise make it inside whatever sort of bubble you've created for yourself. -Brian