Vinyl Records for Fun and Profit

Music that inspired these works

Nicholas Teague
Feb 27 · 6 min read

The essays of this collection certainly weren’t created in a vacuum. A significant source of the inspiration has been the music that has served as a soundtrack. Just as I have done previously with the books that have been sources for this material, I will collect here a selection of those albums which have been a significant source of inspirations (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases). Presented here in chronological order of appearance. If one were so inclined you could perhaps use this list as an index to browse the linked essays based on musical mood. Again this will only be a selection, for a more comprehensive source you can also checkout the Spotify playlist which last I checked is free of charge pretty cool (note that vinyl is Lindy though). Cheers.


Abbey Road — The Beatles

essays: Would you rather drive? / Love / On Poetry / A Sight for Obscured Eyes / Automunge / Postscript / An Open Source Platform for Feature Engineering / Automunge Complete / An intro to Automunge

Abbey Road

The Animal Years — Josh Ritter

essays: Life as the Medium / Information Theory

The Animal Years

Moondance — Van Morrison

essays: Triumph and the Chorus / An Imperfect Christian / An Optimal Trade / A Toddler Learns to Speak / Differential Privacy / Machine Learning and Miscellanea / No Silver Bullet

Moondance

Give Up — The Postal Service

essays: Fools Rush In

Give Up

Everybody’s Talkin’ — Tedeshi Trucks Band

essays: A Foolish Start / The Privatization of Space / Aphorisms / Faster Data Pre-Processing for Machine Learning / Machine Learning and Miscellanea / Munging in the Real World

Everybody’s Talkin

Glassworks — Phillip Glass

essays: On Fasting / From the Diaries of John Henry / Making the Complex Coherent / Munging Supremacy

Glassworks

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music — Ray Charles

essays: On Unrequited Love / Open Source Automated Data-Wrangling

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

Preservation — Preservation Hall Jazz Band

essays: A Musical Interlude / Immersive Writing / The Choices of a New Generation / Automated Data Wrangling

Preservation

Ella and Louis — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

essays: A Musical Interlude / An Imperfect Christian / A Toddler Learns to Speak / King Arthur’s Quest / The Choices of a New Generation / An intro to Automunge

Ella and Louis

The Essentials — Postmodern Jukebox

essays: On Sleep / Automunge Inc

The Essentials

Buckwheat’s Zydeco Party (CD) — Buckwheat Zydeco

essays: A Letter to the Editor / Long Distance Runner / Government Reform / A Family for Data

Buckwheat’s Zydeco Party

Bolero — Ravel

essays: Idea Makers / On Lemons and Their Progeny / On Mornings

Bolero

Kind of Blue — Miles Davis

essays: It’s Actually Pretty Simple / On Sleep

Kind of Blue

Otis Blue — Otis Redding

essays: Otis Redding and the Crescendo / Open Source Automated Data Wrangling

Otis Blue

Aquemini — Outkast

essays: A Betting Man’s Game / A Game of Convexity / An Open Source Platform for Feature Engineering

Aquemini

40 Oz. To Freedom — Sublime

essays: Mallrats

40 Oz. To Freedom

Every Open Eye — Chvrches

essays: How to Twitter

Every Open Eye

Jar of Flies — Alice in Chains

essays: A Theory of Everything

Jar of Flies

Graceland — Paul Simon

essays: A Theory of Everything / Information Theory / Machine Learning and Miscellanea

Graceland

Waiting For Columbus — Little Feat

essays: Long Distance Runner / My First Kaggle

Waiting For Columbus

License to Chill — Jimmy Buffett

essays: Wind Power in America / Parenting Through the Looking Glass / A Tool for Data

License to Chill

Highway 61 Revisited — Bob Dylan

essays: An Optimal Trade / Differential Privacy / Information Theory

Highway 61 Revisited

Jagged Little Pill — Alanis Morissette

essays: A Toddler Learns to Speak

Jagged Little Pill

The Concert for Bangledesh (CD) — George Harrison and friends

essays: A Sight for Obscured Eyes

The Concert for Bangledesh

The Last Waltz — The Band and friends (or Blue-ray)

essays: Differential Privacy

The Last Waltz

Pet Sounds — The Beach Boys

essays: Subtractive Adversarial Networks

Pet Sounds

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots — The Flaming Lips

essays: On On The Shortness of Life

The Pink Robots

Woodstock (Blue-ray) — The 60's

essays: On On The Shortness of Life

Woodstock

Volume 1 — The Traveling Wilburies

essays: Out of the Box Feature Engineering

Volume 1

Stop Making Sense (Blue-ray) — The Talking Heads

essays: Long Distance Runner / On Outsiders / Dropping Out for Fun and Profit

Stop Making Sense

Green Balloon — Tank and the Bangas

essays: Diverse Feature Engineering with Automunge / Composing Features with Automunge

Green Balloon

Exile on Main Street — The Rolling Stones

essays: #SPIconvention 2016 / Learning to Learn with Automunge

Exile on Main Street

That’s It — Preservation Hall Jazz Band

essays: isFraud?

That’s It

Harvest — Neil Young

essays: Quantum Supremacy

Harvest

The Joshua Tree — U2

essays: On On The Shortness of Life / A Disclosure of Sorts

The Joshua Tree

Cornell 5/8/77 — Grateful Dead

essays: Invest With Your Gut / Long Distance Runner / On Writing / A Theory of Everything / Quantum Machine Learning / An Optimal Trade / It’s Only a Munger of Time / Weather Report / A Table of Contents

Cornell 5/8/77

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For further readings please check out my Table of Contents and Book Recommendations.

From the Diaries of John Henry

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Writing for fun and because who knows someone out there may find of value or at least amusing. I also write software to automate data wrangling at automunge.com

From the Diaries of John Henry

Essays and Explorations

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