oppressive fork clarinet

Raymond’s eagerly awaited spam-graph post went live today.  Since he works downstairs I got a sneak peak at it earlier this week.  Since then I have been thinking about spam a bit.  Spam used to really annoy me.  I have an old university account that does nothing but accumulate spam now, but I login and…

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recently consumed culture

Wicked was a very clever take on The Wizard of Oz and a great vehicle for exploring the nature of evil.  The new McSweeney’s is something no comic lover should be without.  Wonderland seemed to me to be a sentimental waste of time, but some people go in for that sort of thing.  I prefer views…

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what have i been up to?

In May I was in STL, visiting my family and friends.  This past week in of June, I was in NYC visiting friends, visiting museums, eating good food, drinking lots of Hoegaarden and Guinness.Between STL and NYC I went to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.Yesterday I got my Kayak out into…

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windows media player 10 tech beta

I installed the WMP10 Tech Beta on my workstation here at work.  At first I was mildy annoyed by some UI bugs, but it is a beta and I have faith they will hammer those out.  What really made my day though was a new play list feature.  I had added a carefully chosen subset of my…

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new rock

I got the new Amadan CD in the mail on Monday.  Their first CD was about halfway between Grafton Street and Dropkick Murphys.  Their new CD definatly leans toward the Dropkick Murphys end of the spectrum, even with the singer from Grafton Street making an appearance.  Overall I would say it is a great CD…

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dear washington music purchaser

I got one piece of snail mail today.  It was a check for $13.86 from the “CD MAP Antitrust Litigation” entity.  I am shocked.  I was sure I would never get it.  I wonder how long I will have to wait for the Internet to grow enough and litigation in this country to occur frequently…

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tuesday update

Well, the Cracker/Camper show last night was really good.  I always find it interesting to see who else from works shows up at rock shows.  Interestingly enough, there was a large overlap in attendence between this show and G3.  Anyway, we staked out good spots near the stage.  This is important because I like to…

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