Reconcilable Differences

John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by Merlin Mann and John Siracusa.

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episode 159: The Narrow Priesthood


Cameras! Just so much about cameras.

But, also: amusing primates, Taylor Swift, ““content creation,”” crummy band managers, widespread misunderstanding of Lucille Bluth, the genius and tragedy of Howard Ashman, RFC1178, plus John shares his nostalgia for one indefatigable computer naming scheme.

This episode of Reconcilable Differences is sponsored by:

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Links and Show Notes: Credits
  • Audio Editor: Jim Metzendorf
  • Admin Assistance: Kerry Provenzano
  • Music: Merlin Mann
  • The Suits: Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley
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"Whenever I talk to a band who are about to sign with a major label, I always end up thinking of them in a particular context. I imagine a trench, about four feet wide and five feet deep, maybe sixty yards long, filled with runny, decaying sh*t."

Taylor Swift masters controversy - Wikipedia

She condemned Braun's purchase; although she attempted to make peace, she denounced him as an "incessant, manipulative bully".

Taylor Swift - "Change" (2008) The Battle Between the Rolling Stones & Allen Klein

'After countless lawsuits, verdicts and settlements (26 in all counting the Beatles), as each party licked its wounds and counted casualties in terms of lost property, wasted time and treasure, perhaps it was the Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards who summed up the battle best: it was “the price of an education.”'

Howard Ashman Howard | Disney+ Originals

'[…]“Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.”'

Sony A6600 Camera Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E APS-C (AFB070S700) Sigma 56mm for E-Mount (351965) Sony 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS APS-C Lens (SEL70350G) SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card Best Memory Cards for Sony A6600 Think Tank Digital Holster 10 V2.0 Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

(Merlin's fancy video camera)

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens RFC1178 - Choosing a Name for Your Computer Cattle, Not Pets [green beans monkey] [banana strings monkey]


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