Link-o-Rama: Google testing new targeted ads, FreeBSD’s big oops, Henry Rollins’ record habits & Robyn Hitchcock’s essential records

Some interesting bits this time around. If you're a Chrome user you need to read up on Google's plans for replacing third-party cookies. FreeBSD users, check out what almost made it into 13.0. Music nerds, read on for some gems from Henry Rollins and Robyn Hitchcock. From the EFF Deeplinks blog: "A switch has silently … Continue reading Link-o-Rama: Google testing new targeted ads, FreeBSD’s big oops, Henry Rollins’ record habits & Robyn Hitchcock’s essential records

“Element of Light” by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (No. 7)

If Robyn Hitchcock hadn't gone into music, perhaps he'd have become a novelist like his father. His penchant for storytelling shows through heavily in Element of Light. Hitchcock has a pretty solid catalog of music as a solo artist, with his backing bands The Egyptians and The Venus 3, and (of course) with The Soft … Continue reading “Element of Light” by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (No. 7)

“Queen Elvis” by Robyn Hitchcock ‘n’ The Egyptians (No. 21)

Watching "alternative" bands like The Cure, R.E.M., and U2 punch through to mainstream success, I had high hopes that Robyn Hitchcock would break through with Queen Elvis. Released in March 1989, Hitchcock was opening for R.E.M. on the Green tour. Queen Elvis, by Robyn Hitchcock 'n the Egyptians, was on a major label and they … Continue reading “Queen Elvis” by Robyn Hitchcock ‘n’ The Egyptians (No. 21)