Category: Etc

LCD vs Phish

Getting the Band Back Together

Today James Murphy published a lengthy blog article giving background to the recent announcement that he and the rest of LCD Soundsystem would be headlining Coachella this year. Fan responses have been mixed which is frequently the case once a band says “Goodbye”—especially one that did it so dramatically with a series of New York concerts in 2010 ending with a nearly 4 hour long show at MSG featuring every song they’d ever released.

So why am I so excited about referring to them in the present tense again after 5 years when I’ve been so reluctant to return to

Top Lists of 2015

The 2015 Top List of Top Lists

As we wind down the last week of 2015 and writers across the globe struggle to tie it all together, readers have two choices: look back and rank order the things that happened last year or look forward and make some guesses on what’s going to happen in 2016. This is the first of those… a look back—perhaps with a sprinkling of the latter.

As I’ve indicated a few times here, I have a lot of disparate interests. This is one of the few posts that attempts to tie them all together. We’ll see how it goes. And now, without

Welcome to Kerning Pairs

I’ll be your host, Rob Fredley. For the last 20 years of my life I’ve been a designer, developer, and all around web guy.  For the last 11 of those years, my focus has been refined to ecommerce, branding, and developing sites and systems that marry customer needs with retailer desires. In that time, I’ve amassed quite a bit of knowledge, learned and developed best practices, and have the perspective of being one of those people that’s been doing this since the very beginning.

The realization that I should be writing this stuff down came to me about 4 years

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