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Stop Writing Songs

When Bob Dylan met John Lennon he gave him this advice, "Stop Writing Songs"
Chris Castig
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The Problem with the Catcalling Video: I’m Not A…

You’ve probably seen the video of over 100 men catcalling one woman as she walked around NYC for ten hours? This video does a...
Chris Castig
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Information is everywhere, but knowledge moves one person at…

A few weeks ago 400,000 people marched the street’s of New York City at the People’s Climate March. That morning it was hard for...
Chris Castig
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What Camera Do We Use for Hacker News Nation?

Quite often we get asked “What camera do you use?” Here’s a rundown of our equipment. This is the basic setup that we use...
Chris Castig
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An Interview with Paul Graham: Hackers & Painters 10…

When Hackers & Painters came out in 2003…  hacking was not cool.  Computer science was not cool. Having a startup was not cool. That...
Chris Castig
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The 51% Rule

I have a friend who is a professional gambler. Horse racing. Yes, you read that correctly, he makes his living… betting on horses. So,...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: with Travis Morrison of The…

“There’s this great quote by Stravinsky: If you can copy, you can do,” Travis Morrison tells me. He’s full of poignant quotes like this...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift

Caroline Polachek imagines each of her songs as if it was an excerpt from a film. Behind the music there is a fictional world...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: With Sam Beam of the…

We tend to speak of our lives in generalities, while in our mind, when we sit alone and reflect on the past, we tend...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: With Tim Kasher of Cursive…

Much like a lyrical Woody Allen, Tim Kasher doesn’t hide behind his neurosis, he celebrates it. Mature enough to recognize his own self-limitations as...
Chris Castig
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