What are you listening to?

I highly recommend Reply All (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all). Although more in the general internet side than tech / dev side.

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/off-topic - awesome beard Jaska :see_no_evil: I wish I could grow one but I can’t stand the itchiness :man_facepalming: :laughing:

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/beard-topic :bear: - To be honest, it’s never itched. At least that I can remember. I’ve had full beard for… gosh, for almost 20 years? Although have shaved it off on few occasions.

Funny story. When I started dating my wife, I once shaved the whole thing off “to clean up a bit”. She did not recognize me and made me swear that I’d keep it. Now I think it would shock the kids if I shaved.

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thanks @mantyjaska - just listened to episode 171 - Account Suspended, will be listening to more episodes.
Have you listened to the short podcast series Rabbit Hole from The New York Times?

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No, but I need to take a listen. Looks interesting!

I can’t recommend this Reply All episode enough; https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/6nh3wk/102-long-distance
They actually track down a scam call centre :smiley:

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OMG !!! It’s brilliant !!! I’m hooked. Just starting Part II now

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Haha I’ve seen videos on YouTube where the dad shaves his beard and the kid doesn’t recognise him :rofl:

Lol just checked and there’s loads like it:

Aww the girl in the second one bless her…

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Aww this is sad:

The sample is from Inception (film)

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@mantyjaska - have you been to reply-all recently ? Something big happened, an apology has been issued and co-host PJ Vogt has left.

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@finner Yeah. Shit hit the fan big time, I looked it up on Twitter after the apology. Interesting to see where they go from here.

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The Big Push. Love their music.

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Mostly I tune into DEF CON / The Trip on SomaFM if I’m coding, it does a good job of raising the background ‘noise’ to a point where I can really focus.

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New song from Helloween, I really like :smiley:

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Mike Masse and Jeff Hall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLrC7e3vSv8

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anybody listening to Chick Corea? man i missed him :frowning:

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Add some YouTube links to some of his stuff @jaeyson :+1:

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i’ve been listening to Elektric Band II last week. Here’s link to Spain, with Vinnie Colaiuta & John Patitucci

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If you guys are open to songs in spanish, here are some of my favorites:
En La Ciudad De La Furia (MTV Unplugged) - Soda Stereo

Afuera - Caifanes

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The Kiffness - Alugalug Cat (International Symphonic Mashup)

I like many of The Kiffness tracks, but I have a special relationship with this one. The author has created a wonderful virtual orchestra. The musicians have never played together with each other, but the author helped the musical creativity of each of them to unite.

The story of the appearance of a flute player from Russia here is amazing. Aksinia Khomenko. She is the daughter of my good friends. My colleague and I, after having listened to this track, recommended that Aksinya make her own version, and she did it. She composed music and performed her part. We placed her recording on our channel(we assembled this video). After a while, The Kiffness contacted us to send him the original video of Aksinia playing. What he did was a pleasant surprise for everyone - he combined into one video many compositions that the participants made on their own initiative, each individually.

YouTube itself posted this song on its Instagram, as a video worthy of inspiration.


Aksinia Khomenko is a very talented young musician. She only twice participated in international competitions for flutists. And all two times took the first places.

  1. BFS Competitions 2021 - February 21 (1st place)
  2. The Koechlin International Flutist Competition in April 2021 (1st place)

She has already been invited by two British music schools (the Chetham’s music school, Purcell School for Young Musicians) for gifted children to study. But education is very expensive and Aksinia, unfortunately, is still studying at home and dreams of UK.

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