Category Archives: Published

Tuesday Ephemera: Chipmunk Revolution

Tonight’s music video is “Rescue, Mister” by TR/ST. This video was selected by Ósk Bät as part of Ósk’s “Daily Earworms” on the social network ello. I’m on ello too, as @kitoconnell (just like on Twitter and Instagram). I’m finding the new social network a pleasant place to share photos and text without the issues of Facebook’s […]

Thursday Ephemera: Oregon Trail LARP

In tonight’s video, Cilantro Boombox perform “Fears Away” in the woods at Utopiafest 2014. Cilantro Boombox’s rock and Afro-Latin based sound organically integrates elements of hip-hop, funk, electronica and traditional Venezuelan music. Danceable percussive beats, infectious bass lines and vibrant horns and synths are some of the hallmarks of Cilantro Boombox’s distinctive fusion of styles. Live […]

Monday Ephemera: The Verse

Welcome to the first of my “bits and pieces” posts on Approximately 8,000 Words. It’s modeled after the Watercooler posts I made on Firedoglake from 2012 until my departure last week. For now, I’m calling them my Daily Ephemera. I’ll try to share a video, a link or two, and something from Twitter. Tonight’s video is […]

Cartoon Friday: Count Duckula

I may not be working for Firedoglake anymore but … It’s STILL Cartoon Friday! During my two years at Firedoglake I turned the Watercooler — MyFDL’s end of the night wrap up post — into something I looked forward to assembling every night. Partway through that process, I realized I could do almost anything I wanted […]