About the future

This is the 22nd consecutive daily post to this blog. The longest such stretch in its history. That string of posts will eventually break, and likely soon. This blog, like so much of my life, is without much meaning or purpose. As it stands, I cannot afford to continue the hosting plan I am on. While I won’t shut the blog down, the blog will change. Posts will be less frequent and ads will appear. Such is life. If I fall into some money, I might improve the hosting. If I get some inspiration for a specific direction to take this blog… well, we’ll see what happens. Come September things here will change unless my circumstances change. Just so you know. In the rather unlikely event that anyone actually reads this.

Support your favorite artists again!

Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.

A message from Bandcamp:

On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these 13 days, fans paid artists and labels $56 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.

If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $190 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO

You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.

Fabulous physics video

Do your eyes roll up into your skull when you hear the word “physics?” Does the Theory of Relativity make your brain frizz up more than Einstein’s hair? Then it’s time to watch this video:

Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames – 2017