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I exploit Feedly to work my approach by way of every day’s stream of politics, tech and media tales. Today, I’m greeted with an image of one thing referred to as Feedly Cloud and the next message:

Scheduled Maintenance Feedly might be again in lower than half-hour.

Sixty minutes later, it nonetheless says that. Feedly is constructed on RSS aggregation of my favourite news sources, issues like The New York Times, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Protocol, Deadline and Techmeme, and writers like Om Malik and Benedict Evans. Notice that only a few e-newsletter authors make this checklist, principally as a result of they push through electronic mail. I ponder if that’s as a result of distributors like Substack and Revue need to promote their subscription mannequin, but when so that’s shortsighted. It’s not in regards to the subscription, it’s in regards to the relationship.

I pay a month-to-month payment to Feedly, and I get a bit of the Web I can name my very own. If I see one thing I need to discover later, I put it within the learn later “folder.” If I believe I’d need to confer with it within the e-newsletter, I push it to a Feedly board that I can import into Revue alongside the precise aspect of the display. If I need to push a narrative reside to the Telegram stream, I drop it on a board the place a sequence of bots posts it to a sequence of areas ending with the @gillmorgang Twitter identification. If I click on the Feedly icon, it’s now lower than 90 minutes ’til Feedly gained’t be again.

Luckily, Revue has a bit in the precise display checklist referred to as My Items, the place I’ve added a hyperlink to a Rolling Stone story with the next title:

Hear How Beck Turned Paul McCartney’s ‘Find My Way’ Into a Funky Dance Number

Rolling Stone has gone to a partial firewall mannequin with a subscribe button, however kindly leaves entry to the Vevo promo video embedded on the Gillmor Gang e-newsletter hyperlink under. Someone on the YouTube web page has posted a part of the Rolling Stonewalled textual content Wikipedia-style within the feedback part, copied under (Beck talking:)

I keep in mind hanging out with Paul and his spouse Nancy a number of years in the past and Nancy talked about that she wished to exit dancing earlier than calling it an evening. We ended up at some membership in West Hollywood and I keep in mind noticing that Paul and Nancy have been TEARING IT UP – actually having fun with themselves greater than anybody else on the dance flooring. Last 12 months when he requested me to remix this observe, I remembered that night time and wished to attempt to recapture that tremendous spirit I felt whereas watching him on the dance flooring…type of my little tribute to Paul “in his groove.” When I then heard the falsetto vocal in Paul’s unique observe I wished to lean additional into one thing actually free and funky – I pulled out my Hofner (due to course) and put down a number of bass traces…and every part got here to life from there. The finest a part of the whole expertise, although, got here every week after I’d turned within the remix, when Paul referred to as to inform me he’d been dancing in his kitchen to the observe all week.

The observe runs 4:56, so a number of clicks later I’m most likely all the way down to 80 minutes to go.

Maybe it is a extra major problem, I start to suspect. Is there a enterprise mannequin downside right here? McCartney is getting paid. Beck is getting paid. Steely Dan is just not getting paid for that great chord, the one the place the keyboard stretches out to the horizon and meets the rhythm observe. I’m getting paid, too. Click it once more, go forward.

I went again to the unique model of this tune, a report referred to as McCartney III which the artist has written, performed all of the devices and recorded observe by observe throughout the pandemic. It’s enjoyable, harking back to the unique McCartney I he launched to interrupt up the Beatles in 1970. But this reimagining with Beck I like a complete lot higher. Paul might have been the lovable one, however he all the time glowed in resonance with John Lennon. “It’s getting better all the time… Can’t get much worse.” Beck doesn’t have the Lennon mordant wit, however he brings a sardonic edge that works on this vaccinated time.

As Joe Biden joked in his press convention the opposite day about his predecessor, “Oh God, I miss him.” Not actually. We’re reimagining get again to work from in all places, and I wager the reply is much more like life + than hybrid. On this episode of the Gillmor Gang, Denis Pombriant makes use of Zoom’s Stop Video button to nice impact to decide out of extra Fungible discuss, non or in any other case. Now you see him, now you don’t. But he can hear you. It’s Zoom’s new Instant Clubhouse impact. Clap on, clap off. Somehow I doubt we’re keen to provide that up as a collaboration software going ahead. Clap again on.

Just then, Feedly got here again to life.

from the Gillmor Gang Newsletter


The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary and Steve Gillmor. Recorded reside Friday, March 26, 2021.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

@fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @brentleary, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang

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