Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Touch Me in the Morning Edition

Once in a while you get what you want (and if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need) – almost. The tiny gap between there and nearly-there is a tricky one. It’s a trompe l’oeil chasm. … Continue reading

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Macro vs. Mike Rowe

I don’t need new reasons to roll my eyes about Microsoft – I’m a thinking kind of guy, so the regular Microsoft reasons are reasons enough. (And if you think they’re bad now, just wait until they start buying into … Continue reading

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Hey Bulldog

Over at Dawn Patrol, the talk lately has been about Scripture, Rapture, and Enlightenment, so Monday it was a welcome respite (for us Peppery heathens) to find Ms. Dawn describing the nuts and bolts of her job as a copy … Continue reading

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Return of the King

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., murdered Apr 4 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee Today is the observed holiday commemoration of the birth of … Continue reading

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Pitchin’ Some “Woooo”

Dear Rock Music Person: I like your music. I do. That is why I am at your show. Even if I came to see the band playing before you/ after you/ yesterday (oops), I am here for your set as … Continue reading

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Just Walk Away, L.A.

While we sit here gnashing in the cold, and Nancy from Leaving Los Angeles posts commiserating comments about how those 70-degree days in California get boring after a while (sigh), and as our Ethan Lipton business spins up to a … Continue reading

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Ice Ice Baby

Today, as New York creaks under a spell of record cold temperatures, our man in Los Angeles sends a spontaneous e-hail under the subject line “I’m Sorry…” which reads, in its entirety: I was sitting on my balcony in short … Continue reading

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Like a Record, Baby

We’re at the soft world-is-our-oyster all-the-possibilities stage of our next Home Office Records release, a heaping helping of a live EP by Ethan Lipton. I haven’t talked much about Ethan here, since Pepper of the Earth is about blogging, not … Continue reading

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The Other Chicken Soup

My mind is still soap from my throat being sawdust (oh, the joys of illin’). The curative powers of chicken soup should never be underestimated, especially when there are Jews about. I had some this afternoon, and now I’m wanting … Continue reading

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It’s a Man’s Word

Jess is suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous breaking-up on her public gibbet at Blind Cavefish, where her Blogger configurations don’t allow links to individual entries. She’s been working her way attentively through the six seven stages of breaking … Continue reading

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