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The saddest song: setting the "Amazon Ambassador" borg-tweets to music

Jonathan Mann (previously) writes, "Like many people, I've been disturbed by the borg-like tweets coming out of the Amazon Ambassador program. I took a few of the bleakest ones and set them to music. It turned into an incredibly sad song." Read the rest

Celebrating a decade of writing a song every day with a best-of album

Jonathan "Song A Day" Mann (previously) writes, "On 1/1/19 I hit ten full years of writing a song a day. Part of the idea behind my Song A Day project has always been to find the 'good' songs in that pile (10 years = 3,652 songs) and come back to them to rework until they're great. With that as my aim, I spent the last two years working on a new album, I Used To Love My Body which I just released. It deals with themes of: Adulthood, forgiveness and what it feels like to live in this moment of imminent societal collapse." Read the rest

#ProtectMueller protests demand justice, “Trump is not above the law.” (Video, Photos)

Take it to the streets, America. The investigation into Trump's corruption and likely criminality must not be stopped. Read the rest

Jonathan Mann sings a song about the MacBooks' dodgy keyboards

The Outline's Casey Johnson rages at the design of Apple's recent laptop keyboards, where the pursuit of thinness has resulted in keyboards that fail at the sight of a speck of dust, and where the said speck demands complete replacement of the keyboard assembly. Jonathan Mann (previously) turned it into a song!

I’m pressing the space bar I’m pressing the space bar I’m pressing the space bar I’m pressing the space bar And nothing is happening

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"Fuck You, James Comey" a song by Jonathan Mann

Even though he was suffering from a head cold, Jonathan Mann powered through it to compose and perform his song, "Fuck You, James Comey." The song expresses his feelings for the director of an organization with a sordid history of corruption, paranoia, and racism. Read the rest

“Nasty Woman vs. Bad Hombre,” by Jonathan "Song a Day" Mann

“Nasty Woman vs. Bad Hombre”  is a nifty new number on the nutty 2016 presidential campaign by Jonathan Mann, who writes and publishes a new song every single day, as he's been doing for the last 7+ years. Read the rest

The Hillary Shimmy Song, by Jonathan "Song a Day Man" Mann

From our prolific internet songwriter friend Jonathan "Song a Day Man" Mann, a wonderfully catchy little ditty for this shitshow of an election season. The Hillary Shimmy Song.

This dude is coming at me I just smile and let him be The dude brought your own rope He put the bullet in the gun so I’m just gonna shimmy

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy HRC Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Hillary

He just keeps on shouting, “Wrong!” So I’ll get my Jim Halpert on He is a flightless bird I think I’ll never say another word I’ll just be singing this song

Jonathan Mann writes a song every single day, and he has been doing that for the last 7+ years.

Through sick days, tired days, days with no inspiration, the death of my grandma, the breakup of a 5 year long relationship, the marriage to my wife and the birth of our son - I've never missed a day. This is my life's work. You can see my most current song, as well as songs from year's past over at songaday.org. If you want to support me in my Song A Day quest, there are several ways!. I have many albums for sale on Bandcamp.

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Last chance to help fund series on history's most defiant women

With a couple of days left, Feminist Frequency is about to hit their funding goal for Ordinary Women, a lavishly animated series about women who dared defy their times--and who history hasn't given their dues. Below is the complete set of preview videos for Ida Wells, Ching Shih, Emma Goldman, Murasaki Shikibu and Ada Lovelace; go help push them over the line at Seed & Spark.

Ida B. Wells (by Sammus)

Ada Lovelace (by Teddy Dief)

Ching Shih (by Jonathan Mann)

Emma Goldman (by The Doubleclicks)

Murasaki Shikibu (by Clara Bizne$$)

The creators of the series are Anita Sarkeesian (of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games fame), Laura Hudson (recently of Boing Boing and Offworld) and Elizabeth Aultman (producer of Yosemite) Read the rest

Lock it Down: A song for Creative Commons, by Jonathan “Song a Day” Mann

From the world's most prolific internet songwriter.

The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update

The personal is public, and don't you know it.

The “There Their and They're” Song, by Jonathan Mann

Two years ago today, Jonathan “Song A Day” Mann published this song. It's as timely as ever.

Katy Perry's Shark: “After The Game,” An insta-song by Jonathan Mann

Song-a-Day Man Jonathan Mann whipped up a quickie about those Katy Perry Superbowl sharks. Read the rest

The narrative lottery at XOXO

Glenn Fleishman reports from Portland's beloved arts and technology festival, where a darker sense of mission and meaning took hold in the event's third year.

'Apple Watch, The Musical,' Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann

Musician Jonathan Mann sums up what happened at the big Apple iPhone 6/6+ and Apple Watch event as only Song A Day Man can: “Apple Watch: The Musical.” Read the rest

Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann. Read the rest

The Ferguson Army: A song by Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann

"Why’s a small town in Missouri / Need a great big fucking army?"

A Talk with Threes App Designer Greg Wohlwend (New Disruptors 74)

Greg Wohlwend co-created the popular game Threes. He talks with host Glenn Fleishman about the joy of success, the burden of being independent, and the problems with parasites.

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