Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I am truly sorry that Dubya is giving the world the impression that everybody in Texas is a moron. They have them in every state. Really. It's the truth.
We might collectively have the blues, but blue just might be the cure for this big ol' red map.
Is it 2008 yet?
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Monday, January 30, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Mike and Chris are definitely in the same league as musicians, you can't really say one is better than the other, it all comes down to preference for style. They are both amazing players, and "Amazing" was the most commonly used word I heard used to describe the shows afterward (there were 2 shows). Music styles were all over the map: choro, Bulgarian-flavor, Celtic, and hard-to-categorize. Just beautiful music.
During the encores, they brought young Sarah Jarosz up on stage. I think she is 14, she's a great talent - mandolin player and what a voice! She knows these guys from attending Symposiums with them. With her, everyone played Bluegrass. It was extremely cool. The whole house was singing along. I won't be surprised if we see her onstage next week at the David Grisman/Greencards show at the Paramount. More on that one later! If you get a chance to see Chris Thile and/or Mike Marshall, DO it, especially if you love great playing and acoustic music.
EDIT: At the end of the show, they did an unplugged, unmiked version of the Strokes "JuiceBox" on two mandolins. Yes, that's right! It was funny and very well-done! I loved it! That's such a Chris-thing. Hard to explain.
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Maybe they're hornets, or even bees, I don't know my entomology but I know what a lot of my phobias are called, and spheksophobia and apiphobia (aka melissaphobia) are among them. There were unfortunately some wasps harmed during the process, and the rest were pretty danged mad, but they will be back, nonetheless.
It was about 80 degrees here today, sunny, and perfect. I got to get my sun vitamins while I watched my husband dig a new hole for moving the birdhouse. Fun was had by all. I love this place!
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Friday, January 27, 2006
Now, is it really that important to change the color of the food? So what if you think it looks better? It's got damned bugs in it! Not appealing! And you're adding them on purpose!
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Study shows that women feel more rushed than men. Well, this comes as no surprise. Seems like all I do is work work work work, intending to get caught up, and no sooner does that happen than more work piles on. Even if it doesn’t, I have forgotten how to relax and “do nothing”, I have no concept of that anymore. The only time I “do nothing” is when I’m sick or sedated, and relaxing is non-existent without drugs. (EDIT: I'm talking prescription drugs or booze. I quit the fun recreational stuff many, many years ago) Don’t suggest massage, it ain’t happenin’. It costs a fortune and they can’t seem to avoid my trigger points for pain [grrrr. I paid good money for THIS?]. I should probably really give yoga a shot, but who has time (or funds) for that? Basically, I'm in the wrong frame of mind to fix this problem. Too many other problems to fix. Too much to do.
That’s my whine for the day. I’m sure your stress and anxiety is worse than mine, but that’s why it’s called whining.
I think winning the lottery is the only solution to this. Stress toy from the Eyeball Shop .
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Thursday, January 26, 2006
President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit the Methodist church outside Washington, D.C. Bush's chief of staff made a visit to the Bishop, and said to him, "We've been getting a lot of bad publicity among Methodists because of Bush's position on stem cell research and the like. We'd gladly make a contribution to the church of $100,000 if during your sermon you'd say the President is a saint."
The Bishop thinks it over for a few moments and finally says, "The Church is in desperate need of funds and I will agree to do it."
Bush pompously shows up, looking especially smug, and as the sermon progresses the Bishop begins his homily: "George Bush is petty, a self-absorbed hypocrite and a nitwit. He is a liar, a cheat and a low-intelligence weasel. He has lied about his military record and had the gall to put himself in a jet plane landing on a carrier posing before a banner stating 'Mission Accomplished.' He invaded a country for oil and money, and is using it to lie to the American people. He is the worst example of a Methodist I've ever personally known. But compared to Dick Cheney and the rest of his cabinet, George Bush is a saint."
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The State of the Union speech is coming up. We will be skipping listening to that one, as we do for all Bushtalks, we can’t stand to listen to him. It’s painful enough to read the transcripts. A radio DJ referred to this song as James McMurtry’s version of the State of the Union. Good description, I think. This is one damn powerful song, McMurtry is an amazing songwriter. His dad is Larry McMurtry, best known for Lonesome Dove and more recently for the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain, so apparently James inherited a way with words.
"We Can't Make it Here"
Vietnam Vet with a cardboard sign
Sitting there by the left turn line
Flag on the wheelchair flapping in the breeze
One leg missing, both hands free
No one's paying much mind to him
The V.A. budget's stretched so thin
And there's more comin' home from the Mideast war
We can't make it here anymore
That big ol' building was the textile mill
It fed our kids and it paid our bills
But they turned us out and they closed the doors
We can't make it here anymore
See all those pallets piled up on the loading dock
They're just gonna set there till they rot
'Cause there's nothing to ship, nothing to pack
Just busted concrete and rusted tracks
Empty storefronts around the square
There's a needle in the gutter and glass everywhere
You don't come down here 'less you're looking to score
We can't make it here anymore
The bar's still open but man it's slow
The tip jar's light and the register's low
The bartender don't have much to say
The regular crowd gets thinner each day
Some have maxed out all their credit cards
Some are working two jobs and living in cars
Minimum wage won't pay for a roof, won't pay for a drink
If you gotta have proof just try it yourself Mr. CEO
See how far 5.15 an hour will go
Take a part time job at one of your stores
Bet you can't make it here anymore
High school girl with a bourgeois dream
Just like the pictures in the magazine
She found on the floor of the laundromat
A woman with kids can forget all that
If she comes up pregnant what'll she do
Forget the career, forget about school
Can she live on faith? live on hope?
High on Jesus or hooked on dope
When it's way too late to just say no
You can't make it here anymore
Now I'm stocking shirts in the Wal-Mart store
Just like the ones we made before
'Cept this one came from Singapore
I guess we can't make it here anymore
Should I hate a people for the shade of their skin
Or the shape of their eyes or the shape I'm in
Should I hate 'em for having our jobs today
No I hate the men sent the jobs away
I can see them all now, they haunt my dreams
All lily white and squeaky clean
They've never known want, they'll never know need
Their shit don't stink and their kids won't bleed
Their kids won't bleed in the damn little war
And we can't make it here anymore
Will work for food
Will die for oil
Will kill for power and to us the spoils
The billionaires get to pay less tax
The working poor get to fall through the cracks
Let 'em eat jellybeans let 'em eat cake
Let 'em eat shit, whatever it takes
They can join the Air Force, or join the Corps
If they can't make it here anymore
And that's how it is
That's what we got
If the president wants to admit it or not
You can read it in the paper
Read it on the wall
Hear it on the wind
If you're listening at all
Get out of that limo
Look us in the eye
Call us on the cell phone
Tell us all why
In Dayton, Ohio
Or Portland, Maine
Or a cotton gin out on the great high plains
That's done closed down along with the school
And the hospital and the swimming pool
Dust devils dance in the noonday heat
There's rats in the alley
And trash in the street
Gang graffiti on a boxcar door
We can't make it here anymore
James McMurtry's website where you can download the song.
James McMurtry on MySpace where you can hear the song on the player, and he's got a kick-ass blog there. It's just got a few posts, but like I said, the guy's got a way with words.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
"A trillion bio-molecular devices could fit into a single drop of water."
"Think of DNA as software, and enzymes as hardware."
"Once the input, software, and hardware molecules are mixed in a solution it operates to completion without intervention"
Red flag!! Big time!! I know that there will be lots of benefits and helpful uses for this technology, but it's the yet non-existent monsters that will be created by this that scare me. Maybe I'm just paranoid and phobic. I thought so.
Sculpture from the "Bungled Jungle" collection.
From his website:
Honesty is very seldom heard nowadays, especially from a politician. So, I am going to break from political tradition. My name is Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey, Ph.D., L.D.D.D. I am a Satanic Dark Priest, Sanguinarian Vampyre and a Hecate Witch. My Magikal Path name is: Lord Ares.
I despise and hate the Christian God the Father. He is my enemy.
However, it doesn't mean that I hate all his followers. This Country was founded on religious rights and freedoms. This is guaranteed under the 1st Amendment of our great constitution. This right allows me to worship Lucifer and the Goddess Hecate, just as it allows you to worship the Goddess/God of your choice.
He goes into a deeper explanation of Satanism and discusses his other qualifications such as his wrestling career (he is running in Minnesota) and boxing career.
hmmmm. Well, isn't that special? At least he's not an atheist. A religious guy like this has a shot at getting elected. I'm not even sure an atheist would be allowed to run.
Here's more on The Impaler. Satanism seems as fine to me as any other religion. The Sanguinarian Vampyre part is quite mysterious and frankly sounds uninviting. L.D.D.D. has to be some kind of priestly designation. Either that or there's a dental degree I don't know about. Note the spelling of "vampyre". I think that means something.
His devotion to Lucifer doesn't really bug me, but this statement about Jeb Bush does (he worked to support Jeb's campaign): "Though Jeb did not win, he showed me the true meaning of a man of character."
Urggh! Also on his website, he trashes his exes pretty bad, and makes a case for using impaling as a punishment.
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Monday, January 23, 2006
In this particular case, the client, who had AIDS, ended up not only not dying but these days she feels pretty good. Life Partners is now balking at the whole deal since they are losing money insuring the person. They expected to make $60,000 at her death, but since she didn't die not only are they trying to weasel out (gawd, I hate to use that word! It's unfair to weasels, who are cute and furry), but the woman has received harassing phone calls.
It's an ugly business. No doubt about that.
Found via Fark.
Basically I want Rick Perry out of there and a Democrat in his place. I want it to be someone who is charismatic and ethical and outspoken and caring. I have no idea who this person is or if they exist and if so, are they electable? If that person does not exist, I will likely vote for the yellow dog on the Democratic ticket because right now we’ve got Perry. I am voting for not-Perry (and not-Strayhorn either), but unlike some people I do believe that you can waste your vote. Dividing up the not-Perry votes into lots of little pieces is not going to change anything, and I think that the purpose of an election is to either retain the incumbent or get someone else in there. It's not to show your funny side by voting for Mickey Mouse.
I am hoping that a Democrat will emerge soon and grow some legs (Gams will do. grin). If the strongest not-Perry candidate turns out to be Kinky… so be it.
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Sunday, January 22, 2006
Oh well... goodbye West Wing. You can now join MST3K, The X-Files, Firefly, classic Trek and my other favorite cancelled shows. [sigh]. Although, I have to say that X-Files and MST3K were not cancelled prematurely. They suffered from castmember loss that was non-recoverable. EDIT: I know that the West Wing has lost a castmember, but didn't get a chance to "suffer" from it. The article I read said that they had made the decision before that happened anyway.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
I have to think that waiting for the DVD release was worth it, because there's a whole extra featurette on creating the music for the film, with the primary musician being Richard Thompson. He is a very impressive guitarist and musician, and the whole process of making the film music with very exact needs with timing precision demands down to the second. There are also cellists, another guitarist and percussionists. Mr. Herzog was quite involved in the whole music process.
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Friday, January 20, 2006
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Found via Sanity Island.
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Henry knows a perfect spot for a cat! It's toasty warm, there's a fleece throw (now, how did that get there?), and it makes a nice purry vibration when somebody pushes the button for another cycle.
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Thursday, January 19, 2006
The Roman Catholic Church has restated its support for evolution with an article praising a U.S. court decision that rejects the "intelligent design" theory as non-scientific.
The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that teaching intelligent design -- which argues that life is so complex that it needed a supernatural creator -- alongside Darwin's theory of evolution would only cause confusion.
and from late last year, Link:
The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.
Seems like most of the fundie insanity is coming from the United States (and the Middle East), but there's still hope as long as there's a shred of reason left somewhere in the world. The pendulum can still swing.
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- Mohammed is now one of the 20 most popular names for boys born in England and Wales.
- WD-40 dissolves cocaine - it has been used by a pub landlord to prevent drug-taking in his pub's toilets.
- Baboons can tell the difference between English and French. Zoo keepers at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent are having to learn French to communicate with the baboons which had been transferred from Paris zoo.
- Humans can be born suffering from a rare condition known as "sirenomelia" or "mermaid syndrome", in which the legs are fused together to resemble the tail of a fish.
- It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear. A 55-year-old factory worker from China reportedly discovered 20 years ago that air leaked from his ears, and he can now inflate balloons and blow out candles.
- Lionesses like their males to be deep brunettes.
- Bosses at Madame Tussauds spent £10,000 separating the models of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston when they separated. It was the first time the museum had two people's waxworks joined together. [that should teach them to join a Hollywood couple together in wax]
- In America it's possible to subpoena a dog.
- When faced with danger, the octopus can wrap six of its legs around its head to disguise itself as a fallen coconut shell and escape by walking backwards on the other two legs, scientists discovered.
- "Restaurant" is the most misspelled word in search engines.
- The name Lego came from two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". It also means "I put together" in Latin.
- Cyclist Lance Armstrong's heart is almost a third larger than the average man's.
- You're 10 times more likely to be bitten by a human than a rat.
- Giant squid eat each other - especially during sex.
- One in 18 people has a third nipple.
Personal impressions of Wedding receptions:
Protestant (esp. fundamentalist) = polite family gathering in the church basement with soft drinks.
Catholic or Episcopal = all-nighter with open bar and eventually table dancing with lingering embarrassing photography.
In fact, the Catholic Church and beer are associated through history, with the blessing of beer, Trappist Monk breweries, and there are apparently three Saint Arnolds associated with beer, one of them being the Patron Saint of Brewers, whose "Miracle" apparently was creating a bottomless mug of beer. Of course, this happened in the days before there was snopes.com and other urban legend debunkers. Texas has a microbrewery named after him... er... one of them anyway. I guess history gets cloudy when beer is heavily involved.
Now, Christianity and wine... that's an even longer topic.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006
That's when all this sticky stuff oozed out! Pictured is another banana from the same bunch, and the oozy goo that came out when I sliced it. It still looked perfectly good inside so I tried tasting it, that's when I got this awful tree-sap type stuff all over my hands and face! It was hard-core sticky. There was nothing banana-like about this thing except for the appearance.
The thing that made it personal is that some of the goo dripped on my favorite off-white Liz Claiborne jeans... and look at the stains!! The darned things are ruined! I will be pounding the pavement at the Thrifts trying to find another pair that I like as well. What is up with a bunch of evil, insidious banana imposters like that? I think the Rapture Index just went up.
I only wish these cats got along that well.
Monday, January 16, 2006
Then as soon as I get home from the doctor today, I have to turn around and go to the printer to look at a proof. Oh well, timing can always get worse.
I haven't even mentioned Martin Luther King Day, but I have thought about it a lot, and the radio (KUT, public radio) has played a lot of things related to Dr. King directly or indirectly, or the causes of civil rights and human rights. Listening to Bobby Kennedy tell the crowd that Martin Luther King has been killed is one of the most moving things I've heard. The holiday, amazingly, is still meeting resistance to being fully accepted, even though it means a day off. My husband, who works in cube world and gets normal holidays is working today, but gets President's Day off. Huh?
Well, I have work to do, and it's time for a nice coughing spell.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
He's lost a lot of steam and certainly credibility with this last bit of finger-pointing.
*[Ezekiel 25:17 among others]
Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
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Friday, January 13, 2006
No... I don't need to be reminded that I could be his mother. (aware of it...yessss)
I like the facial hair gone, prefer the elf look but the dark hair is nice too, and the chocolate-colored eyes. He's a great action actor, oh what magnificence on a battlefield!
Now that I have that out of my system, shutting up about Orlando Bloom for a good long while. At least until this summer's piratey pairing goodness with Johnny Depp.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006
Happy birthday today to Beatle Bob! If you see Beatle Bob at a show, it's automatically deemed "the place to be". Bob is always "where it's at", if you will pardon my 60s slang (which I deserve the right to use by means of being there). He was even present at the infamous Ozomatli Austin conga line bust (he has a sampled cameo on their latest CD)
We used to see Bob all over the place back in St. Louis where he still lives, but didn't meet him until moving to Austin, as he is a VIP fixture at SXSW and now the ACL Festival, dancing space guaranteed no matter what!
Matt Dentler (SXSW producer)
Your score is 60%. Your knowledge is slightly above average. As George W. Bush might have said, they misunderestimated you.
So if my percent correct = my Bushspeak IQ then I may be approaching Bush's actual IQ... give or take a couple of points.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Almost as soon as I walk in the door, Duncan, our freaky black cat, does a mad butt scoot all the way through the house...tile, carpet, rugs.... Man, I hate it when hairballs come out the wrong end, and stinky to high heaven. WHEW!!! After that welcome home cleanup task and a quick dinner, the new washer shows up.
The appliance gods are still angry! The 12 year old washer broke this week, and the new one was delivered this evening... unworking. My husband thinks the delivery/install guys didn't do the job right, and the new washer broke during testing. grrrrrr. Who knows when the appliance curse will be lifted? We still have a working dryer and dishwasher. Most everything else was replaced in the last year.
EDIT: The hopefully working washer will be delivered Friday... and not a moment too soon. We have some dirty rugs, thank you Duncan.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
In a recent post, I linked to a cute Flash movie on Becoming Republican, and on this screen they've got 8 types:
Funny. Well, maybe not so funny, but over on Public Eye there's a more serious breakdown with major types: Secular Right, Religious Right, and Xenophobic Right. In turn, those are broken down into 12 different types of right-wingers. Like lots of people, I tend to think of them as a big lockstepping lump, but that's not really true. It's interesting anyway, and now I'm wondering if there's a similar listing for lefties... something serious I mean. I don't really need a definition for "moonbat".
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Sunday, January 08, 2006
EDIT Jan. 11: Heath Ledger responds with “Personally, I don’t think the movie is [controversial] but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it’s hilarious and very immature of a society...” It was also mentioned in another article that the same cinema apparently had no moral problems with showing Hostel.
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Saturday, January 07, 2006
I just read over on the Austinist (who quoted The Statesman) that the Austin Hard Rock Cafe closed this week. It was open only for four years.
I can see why it didn't carry the cred here in this town that it does in most. Corporate chains, even though they make money and have clientele, are unpopular here. We love to hate them because they are competing with places that have "real" Austin music history and don't have to ship in the memorabilia. Also, it was an awful music venue, really awful. I was glad to see that they made an effort to put up some stuff related to local artists on the wall, especially Eric Johnson, but you know... he never played there when it while it was the HRC, not to my knowledge, and I sure don't know everything. Most of the places he has played don't seem to have his picture up though. Go figure. I can't.
And commenting on the Austinist blog post: I hope to hell we don't get a Planet Hollywood there, and we get enough Hollywood glitterati here on a regular basis not to get the quivers over a visit from the Governator.
I really do like that mural though. Here's hoping they put in a home-grown club, even another restaurant.
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They even have a photo gallery of possible candidates for the AntiChrist! Bill Gates is first on the list (note, a quote from the page: "Please note I do not put any stock in these men being the Beast."). I don't know... I don't think Bill Gates is so bad anymore. He's just an ultra-successful businessman who is now giving tons of money to charity. I hate Windows and love my Mac but I'm resigned to be part of that little minority of Mac-heads, and besides, it's just an operating system and GUI. It's not the end of the world.
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Friday, January 06, 2006
[edited] Happy Statehood Day to New Mexico, which became a state on this day in 1912. It's the Land of Enchantment, the land of unfortunate aliens. I mean, if you were to crash ANYWHERE in the galaxy, would you pick someplace exactly halfway between El Paso and Lubbock? There are some people who don't seem to realize that New Mexico is part of the United States. Oh well, Americans don't generally excel in geography.
I've lived there a couple of times. My dad was transferred there, and a whole bunch of relatives followed us there from the midwest and never left! They love that place! It's a fine place and pretty enough but they can keep it, I never cared for it. Sprol featured the Albuquerque nukes recently on their "Worst Places in the World": Kirkland Underground Munitions Storage Complex (KUMSC) feature.
If Albuquerque were to secede from the union, it would immediately become our planet's third largest nuclear power. Certainly this, paired with the location of Sandia National Laboratories in close proximity to the world's largest nuclear weapons depot near the runways of the Sunport, paints a huge bull's eye over Albuquerque for anyone who is angry with our country.
Google sightseeing! Gotta love it! The title of this post is a quote from Montgomery Burns of the Simpsons.
Not much going on in the world of Duncan and Henry this week, as you can see! So much time, so little to do!
I found a really fun flickr slideshow via Me and the Cat called Airborne Cats, and these are some wild and crazy cats! A lot more energetic than our two who have only managed enough energy to cram into the same bed.
And in a heroic cat story this week, a cat dials 911 and saves his human.
Love those small motor skills!
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Thursday, January 05, 2006
Now it can! My husband sent me a link to what I think is a pretty weird product. It's called "Park(ing)", a temporary urban park. You roll out the sod, bring in the tree(s) and bench, then feed the meter. Instant greenspace! Well... close to instant. I've thrown sod before (and never will again).
Not sure why someone would want this. Maybe just "because".
Finally catching a breather here, off the wheel, and planning on taking the whole evening off!! Going to veg, watch TV and be generally worthless and non-productive. I will pay for this offence later, I'm sure. The guilt is already setting in. The wheel starts turning agin at 5:00 AM and, by gawd I'd better be walkin' on it! I think I might be overworked.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Hopefully there will be something to show for it someday, something positive.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
How in the hell did this happen?
Intelligence indications and warnings abound as Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran 2006-01-03
Intelligence and military sources in the United States and abroad are reporting on various factors that indicate a U.S. military hit on Iranian nuclear and military installations, that may involve tactical nuclear weapons, is in the final stages of preparation. -- Plausible Futures
This one could very well give us an up-close and and personal look at some real WMDs if this happens, and maybe not just over there. Does anyone doubt the real likelihood of the US going after Iran? Is fake intelligence already prepared? With BushCo dropping in the ratings, I wonder if they think a fresh enemy would help their cause... not that Iran is all that *fresh*.
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Monday, January 02, 2006
Michael McDonald followed by Joss Stone, Elvis Costello, Coldplay, Blues Traveler followed by Café Tacuba, Ryan Adams followed by Tift Merritt, Widespread Panic, Gretchen Wilson followed by Miranda Lambert, Death Cab for Cutie followed by My Morning Jacket, John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow, Wilco followed by Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse followed by Guided By Voices, The Flaming Lips followed by The Shins, Trey Anastasio, Jack Johnson followed by Rilo Kiley, Alison Krauss and Union Station followed by Kathleen Edwards, Etta James, Ben Folds followed by Ray LaMontagne, The Killers followed by Spoon, John Prine followed by Amos Lee, Franz Ferdinand followed by What Made Milwaukee Famous
I think it's a little sad.
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Sunday, January 01, 2006
It was a sad goodbye, but a musician's life is not all that family-friendly. The compromises that need to be made are hard on the career and it's tough to find a balance that works out for everybody.
Dale and his devils are the subject of an upcoming documentary called "Crazy Again" and later a full-length feature called "Austin Angel", both from Zalman King (9-1/2 Weeks, Red Shoe Diaries).
Dale plays real country music, and not that plastic cardboard-cutout cowboy crap that Nashville churns out to make the awards shows look pretty. Music without integrity ain't worth listening to.
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