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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Wintergatan Soundtrack

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:42:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Two lovely new tracks from Wintergatan!

MUSIC BOX, HARP & HACKBRETT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThYMEYtYC8o

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Amazon Is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayer Dollars

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:39:47 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://newrepublic.com/article/146540/amazon-thriving-thanks-taxpayer-dollars>

"The tech giant has received more than $1 billion in tax breaks. The
government is also funding food stamps for many of its workers."

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‘A tale of decay’: the Houses of Parliament are falling down

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:38:30 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/01/a-tale-of-decay-the-houses-of-parliament-are-falling-down>

"As politicians dither over repairs, the risk of fire, flood or a deluge
of sewage only increases. But fixing the Palace of Westminster might
change British politics for good – which is the last thing many of its

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The afterlife of broken art

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:32:15 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/the-daily/the-afterlife-of-broken-art>

"A wayward child, a mistimed elbow, or an unnoticed water leak: there
are many ways that a piece of art can be ruined. It’s a thought that
strikes morbid fear into art collectors, a priceless painting being

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Mid-'80s Synth Pop / Italo Disco with DrumTraks & DW-8000

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:31:18 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVsJpKu4-bw

"[The full music mix starts at 2:40] Sooo many people ask me to do '80s
Synth Pop / Italo Disco, so here's a little ditty in that vein. I used
only one Sequential Circuits DrumTraks drum machine (1983), and one Korg

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Why dolphins are deep thinkers

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:30:14 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2003/jul/03/research.science

"The more we study dolphins, the brighter they turn out to be, writes
Anuschka de Rohan"

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A Supercut of Buster Keaton’s Most Amazing Stunts–and Keaton’s 5 Rules of Comic Storytelling

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:57:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.openculture.com/2018/01/a-supercut-of-buster-keatons-most-amazing-stunts.html>

"Joseph Frank Keaton was born into showbiz. His father was a comedian.
His mother, a soubrette. He emerged into the world during a one night
engagement in Kansas City. His father’s business partner, escape artist

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What the President Doesn’t Get About Dogs

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:54:29 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/opinion/trump-dogs-wolff-book.html

"He might be the president, with Air Force One and a model wife and, if
you believe him, a desk equipped with a nuclear button that is bigger
than anyone else’s button. But if you’ve got a dog, you are rich in a

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The feared other: Peter Dutton's and Australia's pathology around race

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:31:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/07/the-feared-other-peter-duttons-and-australias-pathology-around-race>

"Dutton wants to persuade us that those who are most disempowered in our
society are our greatest threat. It widens the divide between us and them"

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Doughnut economics: an economic model for the future

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:30:37 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/doughnut-economics-an-economic-model-for-the-future/2018/01/08>

"The distributive concept of the 21st century is not about
redistribution, but about sharing the sources of wealth from the start.
An interview with Kate Raworth, by Triodos bank."

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