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The writings at this site are from late 2005 to late 2007.

Whatever new blogging there is from here on will reside here.

wtf, lol: THE END

Well there you go. The blogging experiment has ended, it seems: No posts in almost 3 months, after a pretty consistent coupla years. Fun writing practice. Did my first piece of journalism for hire recently, so there ya go.

PS: I’ve chosen which script I’m gonna shoot, finally… Maybe I’ll do a blog on the making of. Hm.

killing in the name of

GoatContinuing in the “faith = WTF??” thread, lookee here! Animal sarifice as jet maintenance/safety procedure. Gives a whole new meaning to “on a wing and a prayer.”

faith

knifeAnd speaking of “faith,” why is this guy considered nuts, while this guy’s identical declarations are respected? Augh.

darwin created hitler

AnnJust when I thought it couldn’t make itself any more ridiculous, it goes and says this. I suppose this means it now considers itself among the “faithful.” Very nice.

das book

Ist published.

“art”

Rothko$73 Million. A record, apparently. For this ?

Don’t get me started. All I can say is, I hope the lady truck driver who bought the Pollock for five bucks gets the last laugh. Even tho the dumb broad turned down nine mil (yes, an offer of $9 Million) for the thing, holding out for what she believes her splattery objet to truly be worth.

Because truck drivers know about these things. Greedy b*tch.

kismet

SpeakerI spent the day with an old friend last week. We first met in the late 80’s, when I sold some speakers to him (both he and I are guitarists). He was a gentle soul, polite and funny, the deal went smoothly, and was soon forgotten. A year or three passed, and everything changed: My marriage asploded, as did the band I was playing with. I moved, embarked on a Tragic Love Affair, and looked for a new band.
I met the drummer of a band seeking a lead guitarist, a nice guy who dropped off a cassette (yes, pre-home-CD). The songs was amazing, and I was VERY impressed. I went down for a jam/audition, and the first thing I noticed, as I loaded in, was my old speakers. I looked up, and there was the singer/songwriter of the band: The same guy I’d met years before, who’d purchased them.

It was Meant To Be. I joined, and we played, and he consoled me through the end of my Tragic Love Affair. We’ve remained close ever since, despite his move out of state and long stretches of not being able to see each other. His was the last “real” band I played in… I subsequently moved on from music as a career altogether. Everything changed.

PCHOne of the upsides of the time compression that comes with age is that the spaces between seeing loved ones mean less and less… Hanging out that day last week, my friend and I picked right up as if no time had passed, caught up on the details and laughed a lot. It was great. To top it off, he gave me a CD with some of the old tunes on it. I listened to them all the way home.

schadenfreude

ImusIt’s easy to be a trash-talking asshole when you’re hiding. Just check out the comments section of any provocative news site or blog with a sizable audience. And tho jocks don’t have the anonymity of the web, they do have the bubble of in-studio cohorts egging them on, plus a (real or imagined) sycophantic fan base hanging on every word… “Out there.”

Death ProofPersonally, I like seeing this kind of pop-stupidity getting the smackdown it deserves. It’s like when the schoolyard bully runs into the dweeb’s big brother and wets his pants. Or when Stuntman Mike gets his comeuppance in Death Proof.

And n*gga please, don’t be tellin’ me that just ’cause black people (rappers, etc.) use “the N word” it’s okay for white people to use it… It’s not, and everyone knows it. That’s just stupid.

cost

AbuThe abu ghraib debacle seemed to mostly be one of those “cost of war” things… Dehumanized people doing inhuman things to other dehumanized people, and so on.

But there was a hidden bonus to this example of the current administration’s (self) touted managerial expertise. When Iran (arguably one of the biggest winners so far in the Iraq “war”) decided to toy with some Brit soldiers, the world was shockingly silent. Why? Liberal bias?

SailorsMy theory is that once the world leader in human rights (that’s right, us) was busted letting torture basically get a free pass (no management heads rolled), and then argued for it, it was pretty tough to work up any real head of steam over what seemed like a forced vacation by comparison.