...I'm going on it.
I need to recharge my mind and decide whether or not this blog is something I want to continue doing. My motivation is down, my readership is down (or nonexistent).
Maybe it is because my creativity is down. I don't want to regurgitate other blogs' postings, and I find that is all I have been doing.
September 1, 2006...
See you then!
Overheard in New York - It's a Better Idea Than Current Policy
Overheard in New York
is the first of three 'Overheard' sites, which take something simple, like eavesdropping, and turn it into an even more voyeuristic pastime.
That's right, if you eavesdrop something really good, the site encourages you to send it in and share it with the internet. Currently, there is an Overheard at the Beach
and Overheard at the Office
; it is apparent which site features conversations from which local.
I haven't sent anything in to the site yet, despite the fact that some of the people I work with say the most ridiculous things on a relatively regular basis.
Anyway, I really like this posting, and the implications that are inherent within it. Some people can't tell the difference between fiction and reality, and in times like these (the brink of World War III, just to start things off), maybe we do need a Jack Bauer or Superman or Chef Gordon Ramsey or Supernanny to save the day...
It's a Better Idea Than Current Policy
Long Island mother: It's so sad about the kidnapped Israeli soldier.
8-year-old son: Yeah, when are they going to send Jack Bauer into Gaza to save him?
--40th & 8th
(VIDEO!!) the President and U2
I'm sure that everyone and their mother has already had a chance to see this brilliant little movie.
But if you have not yet done so, watch it. The video editing is extremely good, and I haven't laughed as hard as when the Bush-y is batting his eyes lashes in a looooong time.
I wonder what Bono and the rest of U2 have to say about this...
Win A Camp Bisco VIP Package From Glide! Giveaway
Win A Camp Bisco VIP Package From Glide! GiveawayGlide Magazine
is giving away a VIP prize package for Camp Bisco V
, to be held the last weekend in August at Hunter Mountain in New York. The line up is excellent, the venue is supposed to be pretty good, and I've got high hopes for the weekend.
I probably shouldn't let anyone know about this contest, as it lessens my chances. But hell, if I win, great. If one of y'all win, then just hook up the person who you found out from.
Secret(s) of the Week
I had a pretty rough week last week,and that's why I haven't really been posting all that much. Plus, to be honest, I don't think that anyone reads this site, anyway. (If you do, PLEASE leave a comment or two. I'd love to hear what my unknown readers have to say.)
But I like doing it, and it is definitely therapeutic in a lot fo ways, so I'm gonna keep on keeping on. Less on a defined schedule though; I'm gonna blog when I have something to write about, or if something interesting on the 'net jumps up and bites me on the nose.)
Until then, more secrets.
(VIDEO!!) Warren Haynes and Trey Anastasio shootin' the sh*t with a Funky B*tch
Here is a sweet little video (source unknown, but it is definitely proshot) of Trey Anastasio
(formerly of Phish
, currently playing in a four-piece with former Phish bassist Mike Gordon
and Marco and Joe from the Benevento/Russo Duo
) and Warren Haynes
, also known as the hardest working guitarist in the jamband scene) sitting around a (clean) glass table, talking about playing the guitar and then wailing out to Funky B*tch.
I've never seen this before; long live YouTube
Secret(s) of the Week
As always, courtesy of the fine folks at PostSecret
My lady picked up the PostSecret book from my bookshelf this weekend, and her reaction was very interesting to watch. Sometimes she would laugh, sometimes she would show me the postcard or describe it, her words accompanied by a tone of approval or disgust.
I have a hard time passing judgment on the people who bare their souls to send in a submission to PostSecret. I can't even imagine having a secret so poisonous within my self that I would feel the need to send it in. I guess the act of sending in a secret is therapeutic, a step towards becoming well or accepting your condition.
So I want to thank all of the people brave enough to bare all for this project. May you find whatever you are looking for.
R.I.P. Syd Barrett (1956-2006)
Well, it took something like this to break me out of my blogging funk. Syd Barrett
, one of the original psychedelic cowboys (especially on the European side of the pond) and the lyrical force behind early Pink Floyd
's madness, died over the weekend as a result of diabetes.
Barrett, as it is mentioned in the obit, is considered by many to be one of the first casualties of the psychedelic movement, evoking, at least in my mind, the Grateful Dead lyric from "Shakedown Street":
Maybe he had too much, too fast...
Syd never had the fame of the rest of the band; in fact it wasn't until he left and David Gilmour joined up that their international appeal (in the form of selling a gizillion copies of their albums, especially Dark Side of the Moon) was cemented. Rumor has it that Syd was immortalized by his old band in the album Wish You Were Here, and I have read that the rest of the band took care of his financial needs since they could afford to do so. Syd actually shied away from the spotlight; his seclusion in his mother's basement was part of his madness.
Maybe, just maybe, Roger and David can see Syd's passing as a momentous occasion and turn their hatred into something productive, like maybe a tour?
Also, the long-awaited DVD edition of Pink Floyd's Pulse is being released today. It has been ten years in the waiting and should be pretty sweet.
And after work I'll upload some old school Floyd for your eardrums.
MiamiHerald.com 07/06/2006 Armed man draws police
I just love this headline. Of course the man has to have arms to be able to draw the police! Have you ever seen an unarmed man draw the police?
Secret(s) of the Week
I take back the last post. I had to share some secrets with y'all today, because PostSecret
sure has some good ones this week.
ISP problems cause my vacation...
So have you been missing me as much as I've been missing you?
I have had some service outages courtesy of Comcast this past weekend, so I couldn't post. Now, it is pretty much time for a holiday bender, so I'm not going to post.
See you later this week.