6 episodes

Just a dirty man talkin' dirty

The Slobcast B. Westbrook

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Just a dirty man talkin' dirty

    06 - Quantum Computing Explained by a Dingus

    06 - Quantum Computing Explained by a Dingus

    I'm back from my unintentional hiatus. This week I discuss how Quantum Computing differs from Classical Computing, as well as what kind of change these machines will bring about.

    Links:

    What is Quantum Computing? [IBM]
    https://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/learn/what-is-quantum-computing/

    "Serious quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them?"
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610250/hello-quantum-world/

    IBM's 5 in 5
    https://research.ibm.com/5-in-5/

    Simulating Physics With Computers - Richard P. Feynman [PDF]
    https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~christos/classics/Feynman.pdf

    Can we Make Quantum Technology Work? [TedxAmsterdam]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUuaWVHhx-U&t=302s

    • 15 min
    05 - African American Music & its Influence on Western Culture

    05 - African American Music & its Influence on Western Culture

    This week I have one of my good friends, David Forsyth on the show to talk about various instances where African American musicians have changed music as we know it.
    NOTE: I state in this that the phonograph was invented in 1917, which is wrong because I'm an ignorant bitch, it was invented in 1877 (only off by 50 years nbd).

    David's Twatter:
    https://twitter.com/di_forsyth?lang=en

    David's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/di.forsyth

    I don't have much for show notes this week but I do have a few links that may be interesting if you feel like exploring this topic a bit more.

    Timeline of African American Music History:
    https://originalpeople.org/african-american-music-history-timeline/

    Jimi Hendrix Allegedly Kidnapped by the Mob:
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/jimi-hendrix-allegedly-saved-from-kidnapping-by-infamous-cocaine-trafficker/

    How Banning the African Drum Gave Birth to American Music [TedxHudson]:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLG871tKZUM

    Kind of Blue Documentary [The story behind the most popular jazz album in history]:
    Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RqrBKfg1sE
    Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbs7-6Frnc4
    Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj59kLpalo8

    The song used in the outro is "The Whistling Coon" by George Johnson (1891)

    • 38 min
    04 - Hog Legs & Gun Control

    04 - Hog Legs & Gun Control

    This week I briefly discuss the shooting in Florida, my views on gun control and Fergie's god awful national anthem. Apologies for sounding like a decrepit neanderthal on this one.

    Mass Shootings in the US [Oct. 2017]:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/oct/02/america-mass-shootings-gun-violence

    The NRA is buying politicians:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/nra-donations/?utm_term=.d29e09bdd0f2

    Gun Laws in Texas:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Texas

    • 14 min
    03 - Danielle Grubb

    03 - Danielle Grubb

    This week I got a chance to talk to Danielle Grubb, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Dallas. We discuss her upcoming EP, Venus, as well as her influences and creative process. You can hear or purchase her music on any of the following platforms, as well as find her on social media:

    Danielle Grubb on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1aBlMg5xdRA0DvgOJveqof

    Danielle Grubb on Bandcamp:
    https://daniellegrubb.bandcamp.com/

    Danielle Grubb on iTunes/Apple Music:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/danielle-grubb/428540911

    Danielle Grubb on Social Media:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleGrubbMusic/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrubbMusic

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellegrubbmusic/

    • 20 min
    02 - The Grammys & The Slobbys

    02 - The Grammys & The Slobbys

    Back this week to discuss the Grammys and the controversy surrounding it. Also held the first ever Slobby Awards and named my top 10 albums from 2017.

    Special thanks to my sponsor, grilled cheese.

    Links:

    Female Songwriters Outnumbered by Men:
    https://news.usc.edu/135288/in-music-industry-female-songwriters-and-producesr-are-outnumbered-by-men/

    [PDF] Inclusion in the Recording Studio Report by USC Annenberg:
    http://assets.uscannenberg.org/docs/inclusion-in-the-recording-studio.pdf

    USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Website:
    https://annenberg.usc.edu/research/aii

    Frank Ocean Not Submitting Albums for Grammys:
    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7542122/frank-ocean-disqualified-grammy-awards-2017

    Justin Vernon on Grammys:
    https://pitchfork.com/news/bon-iver-is-pissed-about-bruno-mars-grammy-wins/

    • 13 min
    01 - Outrage Culture & Social Media

    01 - Outrage Culture & Social Media

    It's a short podcast because I have a shit ton of homework and didn't do much planning on this one, but figured I would keep it short since listening to one guy talk can get boring after a while. Here's to more effort in the next episode!

    Links:
    Mouth of York Podcast:
    https://www.themouthofyork.com/

    Erykah Badu responds to criticism:
    https://www.bet.com/music/2018/01/25/erykah-badu-hitler-controversy-response.html

    Elon Musk is selling flamethrowers:
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/29/16944432/elon-musk-flamethrower-the-boring-company

    • 16 min

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