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About Kevin

Kevin Jarnot is a technologist who lives just South of Boston, MA. He is currently employed as Chief Technology Officer at DebtX, a financial services technology company based in Boston.

RIP Keith Emerson

First Chris Squire from Yes, then David Bowie, Piotr Grudziński from Riverside, and now, my keyboard hero, Keith Emerson. It was Emerson that inspired my as a kid to learn the fine art of rock keyboards, as well as honky tonk piano. He was arguably the greatest rock keyboardist of all time.

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King Crimson, “Starless” – UK Live in Tokyo, 2012 

I saw them in Arlington, MA earlier in 2011, where they kicked off the reunion tour. The best concert I’ve ever experienced.

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RIP David Bowie

Look up here, I’m in Heaven!
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen,
Everybody knows me now
Look up here, man, I’m in danger!
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high, it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cellphone down below
Ain’t that just like me?!
By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
Then I used up all my money
I was looking for your ass
This way or no way
You know I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now, ain’t that just like me?
Oh, I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh, I’ll be free
Ain’t that just like me?

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It’s A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown 

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Why Do Some People Find Deepak Chopra Quotes Deep And Not Dung? 

Greatest name for a research paper ever? “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit” (direct link to PDF)

To determine factors that might make someone susceptible to reading that Chopra tweet and finding meaning in it, Pennycook and co-authors evaluated participants’ analytical thinking, tendency to confuse one knowledge category with another, such as viewing the material as spiritual, and tendency to hold implausible beliefs. In a series of studies, the authors presented participants with randomly assembled pseudo-profound statements, Deepak Chopra tweets, and tests of cognitive and reasoning ability along with several scales to evaluate factors such as personal beliefs and a tendency to conspiracy ideation.

In general, the profoundness ratings that participants gave the BS statements were very similar to those they gave to Chopra’s tweets.

Source: Why Do Some People Find Deepak Chopra Quotes Deep And Not Dung? – Forbes

Related – random fictional Chopra quotes via www.wisdomofchopra.com

My favorite so far – “The future embraces a jumble of silence”

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Neil Young and Devo – “Hey Hey, My My”

I’m so glad this moment happened back in 1982.

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Big Big Train – “Victorian Brickwork” live

Simply a stunning performance. I hope they decide to tour the states!

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Empire of Dreams – The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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Berkeley Breathed Returning to “Bloom County” for First Time in 25 Years – Comic Book Resources

I’m cautiously optimistic.

“…with the 2016 presidential campaign season heating up, it seems that Breathed has found something funny to talk about again”

Source: Berkeley Breathed Returning to “Bloom County” for First Time in 25 Years – Comic Book Resources

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RIP Chris Squire

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