Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week

Within hours of my having published my last Five for Friday McDonalds published an unfinished Thanksgiving tweet. The marketing world went wild.

McDonald's Twitter faux pas

Amerigo Gazaway usually pops up in my shuffle play when working. He has dropped a Thanksgiving track that features Rick James, The Roots and Jay Z

Google did a great talk with him. Listening to him the time stretch features in Ableton Live are very similar to the functions in the Akai samplers from the early 1990s onward. However I would have more time for the Akai A/D and D/A conversion silicon than the crap on a PC motherboard doing the job.

New Zealand Police Service have put this really high quality production together for recruitment purposes. It won’t have done any harm to their wider reputation within the community either.


Chemistry is hard. I started working in running pilot plants for plastics including bulletproof glass laminate and materials for Bentley headlight surrounds. The margin between success and failure was very slight indeed. You get a sense of that in this video.

Mixes – Buzzin’ Fly – what I’ve been listening to this week