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Category: music

09/27/09 09:22 - 63ºF - ID#49872

Too Drunk To . . .

Once upon there was a band called the Dead Kennedys. The first single I bought of theirs was "Too Drunk to Fuck." This is an acapella cover of the song by Camille who at one point in her life was in the bossa nova punk cover band Nouvelle Vague. Technically, I think this is an acapella cover of the Nouvelle Vague cover of the Dead Kennedys original.


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Category: music

07/21/09 10:41 - 63ºF - ID#49348

GHP Goes Bananas

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I've been a big fan of Mark Vidler and
Go Home Productions for years. I think I think he is my favie mash-up artist. Here is one of his latest efforts. Enjoy it before it's gone



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Category: neighbors

07/02/09 10:11 - 65ºF - ID#49177

A Pleasant Surprise

Recently the Lovely Lettuce posted about our neighbors. and not seeing the nicer side of them. Well today, I did.

The previous administrations of our house left us with evergreen shrubs and landscape timber in our front yard. I got rid of the shrubs a couple of weeks ago. And today's project was getting the landscape timber into the backyard so I could decide what to do with them.

The previous admin's used round telephone pole like timbers. As I was struggling with a timber pretty much as tall as me, our neighbor (the male part of the couple Lettuce wrote about) came out and asked me if I needed help. This was a very pleasant surprise.

By that time, I was covered in dirt so I asked him "Are you sure you want to? You'll get dirty" He said that he didn't mind if he did.

So he helped me carry one from the front to the back. And in the middle of carrying the second large timber, my bad shoulder popped. We got it to the backyard. And I told him I would deal with it some other day. I didn't want him to do all my heavy lifting.

I thanked him for helping. He said it was just a small thing. I said to me it was more than just a small thing and that I really appreciated it.

Given everything that has happened, it was a very pleasant surprise that he would take the time and effort to help me.
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Category: music

05/28/09 09:38 - 65ºF - ID#48779

No Pocky For Kitty

That's what I'm listening to right now. Years and years ago, someone I knew was a big Superchuck (WIKIPEDIA - Superchunk)fan and he recommended that I get this cd. This is the second time I listened to it this year. and I still like it.

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Category: human rights

04/16/09 07:28 - 56ºF - ID#48408

Almost 40 years after Stonewall . . .

Today, I heard on the news that Gov. Paterson wants to legalize gay marriage

Almost 40 years after Stonewall, I still amazed that New York State hasn't legalized gay marriage.

Hopefully, Paterson will make it happen.
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Category: music

04/13/09 09:45 - 45ºF - ID#48381

Industry Giants


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The ironically titled "Industry Giants" by Superdrag (WIKIPEDIA - Superdrag ) came in the mail today. I recently posted a video from the cd (e:uncutsaniflush,48266)

It just might be the best Superdrag ever. This is the first cd by the original line-up in this century. It is confirmation of how important Brandon Fisher's guitar playing was to the Superdrag Sound.

I was already a fan of this band when I realized that Superdrag was more or less a friend of mine's old band without him in it.
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Category: javascript

04/03/09 09:50 - 36ºF - ID#48275

Browser Ball

Google has been encouraging people (yes, software developers are people too) do useful and useless stuff with JS in Google's Chrome browser. This one is called Browser ball

My guess is that the uber-geeks will be underwhelmed. But as a punter, I think this is neat.

This one is from the developer:



This one is a bit more complicated.



Browser Ball works well in Firefox 3.0.7 in Linux. It's reported that it works with Firefox 3.0.7 on all platforms.
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Category: music

04/02/09 10:26 - 55ºF - ID#48266

Aspartame

Superdrag
is a band that (e:leetee) and I know personally from our time in Knoxville. We are both big fans. They are a great live band that doesn't always make good videos.



some of the clouds are not clouds. some of those jets pose death threats. it's coming around. coming around. some of your rights stolen outright. sometimes lights are not lights. the consuming fires of hell burn this place to the ground. burn it right to the ground. i just write songs. i don't carry a gun. i want peace and safety for my innocent sons and wife. i just love God i don't trust in man. armed with the truth against the wickedness at hand. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i'll be ready in a half an hour. i'll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i'm still not certain of that. sometimes brains are mundane. entertained and restrained and sealed up tight. all the aspartame and the video games and the drugs in the food keeping you subdued so you'll never recognize who put out the lights. put out the lights. i just play guitar. i can't stop the war. i want peace and safety for the kids in kandahar. if you love peace and you love mercy you're bound to cause a little controversy. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i'll be ready in a half an hour. i'll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i'm still not certain of that. we've gotta usurp the power. the devil seeks who he may devour. keep your life intact. the liars in his service conspire to make me nervous. i am certain of that.
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Category: richard hell

01/05/06 10:26 - 32ºF - ID#36922

Happy Birthday Marilyn Manson

Convert this!

Our Toyota Prius [search]Prius[/search](WIKIPEDIA - Prius) has been at Fuccillo Toyota (GOOGLE - Fuccillo Toyota) since Tuesday. It needs almost 2000 dollars worth of work - the catalytic converter (WIKIPEDIA - catalytic converter) is failing and that is why it failed the NYS inspection and why the check engine mysteriously came on and off in a seemingly random way.

Vector this!

I tried the second release candidate of vlsoho-5.1 (GOOGLE - Vector Linux). A big thumbs down. I couldn't get my wireless card to work. Vector Linux is Slackware-based (GOOGLE - Slackware) so I thought that if I could get it to work in Slackware I could get it to work in Vector. Wrong!!!

The Blank Generation

Richard Hell (WIKIPEDIA - Richard Hell) and the Voidiods's "Blank Generation" was and is one of my favie albums of all time. Robert Quine (WIKIPEDIA - Robert Quine) is one of my all-time guitar heroes.

There were times when I thought that this song was the story of my life:

I was sayin let me out of here before I was
even born--it's such a gamble when you get a face
It's fascinatin to observe what the mirror does
but when I dine it's for the wall that I set a place

I belong to the blank generation and
I can take it or leave it each time
I belong to the ______ generation but
I can take it or leave it each time

Triangles were fallin at the window as the doctor cursed
He was a cartoon long forsaken by the public eye
The nurse adjusted her garters as I breathed my first
The doctor grabbed my throat and yelled, "God's consolation prize!"



Happy Birthday

Oh, yeah. Today (Jan 5) is Marilyn Manson's (WIKIPEDIA - Marilyn Manson) birthday. Happy Birthday you beautiful person you, you beautiful person you!
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