January 29, 2016

The weekend starts with…

Cracker – Big Dipper

Album Cover: The Golden Age I’m a huge Cracker fan. From their eponymous debut in 1992, through to their departure from Virgin Records in 2003 (complete with their farewell track to Virgin, “Ain’t Gonna Suck Itself”), and beyond (they last released a record in 2014), David Lowrey, Johnny Hickman and friends have been turning out alt-rock with a twist. Best known for their hits “Euro-trash Girl” and “Low”, Cracker has always been a personal favorite, thanks to Lowrey’s quirky, often dark lyrics and Johnny Hickman’s tasty, country-influenced guitar-work.

I love this track for it’s wistful, melancholy feel, and for the lyric “Hey Jim Kerouac, Brother of the famous Jack, Or so he likes to say, lucky bastard” (I don’t really know why, but listen to the tune and see for yourself…), and it’s cinematic theme and finish.

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I am a 16 year veteran of Web Accessibility, living and working in Austin, Texas. Currently Principal Accessibility Strategist at Deque Systems Inc., I have previously held accessibility related positions at JPMorgan Chase and Stanford University. I am also actively involved with the W3C - the international internet standards body - where I attempt to stir the pot, fight hard for accessibility on the web, and am currently co-chairing a subcommittee on the accessibility of media elements in HTML5.

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