Liked 5 years later by Manton ReeceManton Reece

This week 5 years ago, I was winding down the last few days at my regular job. It was a great job working with great people, but I knew I had to move on to be able to create Micro.blog. In a blog post on my last day at the job, I wrote about starting over and the hope for what would come next.
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Toshiro Mifune
  • Mifune-The Last Samurai – Short but informative documentary on the life and work of Toshiro Mifune.
  • Stray Dog – Early noirish Kurosawa thriller about a rookie cop who loses his gun. More Mifune.
  • Silicon Valley – Very late to this but I just watched all of season one and loved it. Looking forward to the rest.
  • Muggington Lane End – The excellent new album by Lavinia Blackwall. I’m sure this is going to be in my end of year top ten.
Read Anti-Algorithmic Music: How Bandcamp Is Helping Artists Beat The Odds by Matt McDermott

It feels endless and anarchic, a riposte to the algorithmically determined monoculture behind everything from the Spotify Recommended section to ghost kitchen-reheated delivery food. Bandcamp, and the half-billion dollars it has paid to artists since its inception in 2008, is real.

Bandcamp is great. It’s refreshing to find a company like this that really does care about artists and music. I’ve built up quite a collection of Bandcamp purchases now.

Who are the “sheep”? People that wear face-coverings to protect their family and friends? Or those that want to get on their knees and defend an economy that doesn’t give one single hoot about them?