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- What would your musical password be?
A conversation today led me to the following thought: If you were to have one song, and one song only, be your only barometer on whether someone should be in your life, what song would it be?
- NBC Interviews NAACP President.
Disclosure: I am “white”, a non-minority, am not a member of the NAACP, and the only discrimination I face on a daily basis is by those who hate people who are too awesome. I am not a huge fan of the NAACP. I understand why it was created, I understand all the good it has [...]
- A Question Of Racism?
I’m generally pretty quiet on the topic of racism, but fairly noisy on the topic of race v. ethnicity v. nationality, and this is kind of a weird mix of the both, so I found it interesting. I got linked to this article about this Korean kid in Canada who was kicked out of school [...]
- What’s So Great About Bob Dylan?
I honestly don’t get Dylan. He’s supposedly the most heralded songwriter alive, he’s supposedly this iconic standard that has experienced and found success through the entirety of the music industries existence. I have very good friends of mine who think this man is the most amazing singer/songwriter ever. People believe in this guy on an [...]
- Isn’t It Funny How Artists Ignore Artistic Progress.
So today I was reading a few weeks old blog by a band I very much respect and am a huge fan of. I won’t name them, because it has nothing to do with the band, maybe a little to do with what they were saying (also I’ve heard a ton of bands saying lately), [...]
So I posted some hate on Lefsetz, and really I’m not a fan of the guy. However, in fairness let me tell you guys why I do read what he says every now and then; He gets passion, he gets what music should be about. He doesn’t really get the realities of the industry (i.e. [...]
- Gene Simmons Pwns Lefsetz.
Gene Simmons, you know of Kiss, was up in Canada talking about his record label. Call me crazy but I have always liked Gene. He is insane, and egotistical, but he believes in himself, and whatever he does and he realises failure will only be at his blame. It’s maybe not the way to go [...]
- An Open Letter To Sigur Ros.
I wrote you once a few months back about this, and my email went un-replied. This is my second attempt. I ordered the Deluxe Edition of “Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust”, I got my download, I even got my physical, and then months went by. You sent me emails to let me know [...]
- AP Versus Shepard Fairey.
Let me preface this by saying I used to love Shepard Fairey, and then I got to the point where I couldn’t stand him (because he started opening his mouth, as opposed to communicating through the medium that made him noteworthy). So at this stage in life, I can’t stand Shep, but I respect the [...]
- Dear Nameless Medical Company.
Today I was looking through the design posts on Craig’s List, like I do, to see what freelance design listings are out there, and shoot off a quick email to any that sound interesting. It’s a quick little thing I do bi-weekly that could bring me my next client, and at the least gets the [...]
- Detroit Bailouts.
So the auto bailout was postponed yet again today, which goes along with my life being postponed lately. I have been sick, barely able to do anything but watch Gossip Girl at 4pm. My apologies to all who it has affected. The person really affected is me, which is a lot NOT like the auto [...]
- Warren G. Harding Sucked.
In High School I had to do some sort of project with Becky Gibson (whom I owe immensely for making me finally realise how amazing Gavin Rossdale is) on Warren G. Harding. It had all the hits about corruption and the Teapot Dome Scandal involved, had his “Return to Normalcy” all covered. Most people have [...]
- McCain Says Workers Are Strong; Sky Is Blue.
I am never gonna try to claim (for better or worse) that one man is behind a political movement, campaign, or leadership, it is always a team of people. However John McCain needs to find some better people to bring aboard his team. The facts that he doesn’t use computers (and therefore is oblivious to [...]
- An Open Letter To Dawson Leery.
Dear Dawson, It always pissed me off how you screwed things up with Joey. Sincerely, Randall P.S. Go to hell Pacey.
- Protesting, And Holding Signs On Street Corners.
Joel posted on his blog the following video. It stirred me up all kinds of crazy, so be forewarned. Just head over to Joel’s blog to see the video. I have a newsflash “peaceful protestors” of Denver, the moment you left the park (where coincidentally the law enforcement had no issue with you) and started [...]
- Catching Up.
No this isn’t about you and I catching up, this is a rant, be warned. Do you ever get those messages out of the blue on MySpace or Facebook from an old HS (or earlier, or later) friend, whom you truly have some good memories of, and have once over the past 10 years wondered [...]
- Hands Free.
As I hope all of you living in California know, July 1 is the beginning of the hands free cell phone law. You cannot talk on a cell phone with it pressed against your ear, you can however take your eyes off the road to text, email, blog, check traffic, etc. Yes, I actually do [...]
- Do They Sell Mens Clothes Where You Shop?
… or, You Are Wearing A Girls Shirt. Now that we have all the title possibilities out of the way. Just the other night Kyle and I were discussing the ridiculousness of the V-neck. It’s pretty much a plague the likes of Von Dutch hats. Sure the V is comfortable, and shows off all that [...]
- Firefox 3.
Does anyone understand why the version of Firefox 3 is “184.108.40.206″? Mozilla, if you are calling it Firefox 3, make the version 3.X.X., thank you. EDIT: Answer, because Mozilla decided to direct me to the Firefox 2 download. Because their servers were probably on fire or something? That was awesome. Step your game up! So [...]
- Try Giving Them Some Credit.
Our country is so incredibly lost in how it treats young people. It’s no wonder young people in America feel lost or the need to act out. No one possibly thinks these people are capable of greatness. What happened to all the faith being in young people? What happened to giving everything to the future [...]
- Those Liberal Californians.
Today the State of California Supreme Court overturned a ban on same sex marriage. While I personally have had a rather vague opinion on homosexuality and even same sex parenting (I simply have beliefs on all sides of this debate), one thing no one can argue these days is that if we offer benefits to [...]
- All Of Politics Are A Fad.
Joel posted an interesting take on the shape of Politics in his life, I was going to reply, and I thought I would do so here. You should probably read his post if you want this to make the most sense. I support Obama, I hope every day for him to be our next President, [...]
- Twitter Wars.
So I was thinking about my recent adoption of twitter, along with Chad Pearson’s recent adoption of putting peoples names in his iChat status message, and I realised we could create some sort of uniquely annoying war. We could just randomly post untrue silly things about people (as @ them) and just create an amazingly [...]
- My (Soon To Be Un-popular) Opinion On The War.
So I was doing some perusing of the internets the other day, reading this article. It’s not really necessary to click the link, the article doesn’t actually say anything interesting, it just rambles endlessly like our government representation (and this sentence), however it did get me thinking about the war and solutions. You should all [...]
Over the weekend I added some various, random, writings that span all the way back to 2002. For those of you not in the know, 2002 was when blogging was invented*, and I was right there changing the world. If you peruse these archives, you will find; early morning drives, Cheetah conservation, vague reminiscing, 11 [...]
- Certain Things.
There are certain things for me that will always; render a photographic image in my mind, create a yearning for particular things, begin a private screening of out takes of life events in moving picture form, trigger an onslaught of emotions past. For me these things are typical; for me these things are atypical. Songs, [...]
- Freedoms In Education.
I was always one of those people that went through our public eduction system “spitting and cursing”, so to speak. Granted I had my troubles behaving, and I was a class clown of sorts, but more than either of these I was a rabble-rouser. I very early on found myself wanting to challenge the system [...]
- Things You Can Learn From The Music Business.
Seth Godin (who never worked in the music industry, until he started a label to prove a point), has decided to share with everyone the few things you can take away from the sinking ship, before it sinks. I wish more people in the music industry realised these things instead of denying the truth. His [...]
- David Lynch Believes He Can Make Rational Points.
Everyone in the iPhone blogosphere is all a buzz about David Lynch hating on the device and the the idea that you might watch a movie on your phone. I will merely add a few points to the pile of information before I show the absolutely hilarious video of Lynch; in which he does say [...]
- Revisionist Theories.
So as some of you noticed a few weeks back, I had some issues with comments after I updated WordPress to version 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 due to my horribly coded blog. This led me to the dark moment of using random templates, which I tried to at least keep fresh by rotating through the templates every few [...]
- This Was Supposed To Be My Political Platform.
I have often been told in my life that I would make a good lawyer (because I argue), and so at some point I decided this meant I would make a good politician. I thought about running for the water board, mainly because I thought it would be the easiest route. When you are running [...]
- So Desparately Obvious, So Obviously Desperate.
The music industry is full of people who are not innovative, not in touch with their target demographic, and don’t understand marketing basics, it’s true, I had a nice little stint in this dying industry. Wired Magazine, recently interviewed one of the Major Label CEO’s, Doug Morris of Universal, and the results are pretty startling, [...]
- Random Recommendations 11.22.07
So it has been a while since I have spewed out a list of what I am currently loving. Maritime – The new album “Heresy and the Hotel Choir” is fabulous in a way that I really needed lately. Got me back into “We The Vehicles” as well, which is such an under-appreciated album. Roomba [...]
- There Are So Many Things Named Paris That I Dislike.
Quote of her life: Paris Hilton “The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them.” Next up for Miss Hilton is the terrible plight we have allowed to terrorize the Lemmings.
- The New Rules
I just got my copy of One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box from McSweeney’s today, which is the first of my year long subscription in their book club, a gift from my lovely Mother (thank you Mom). On the sheet of paper that is shrink wrapped to the back of the [...]
- Tips for Lip Biters.
So you might all remember a few posts back I tipped my hand about one of my (read: every male on this planet) weaknesses, the lip bite. Well tonight as I was looking at the random and strange ways people get to this little piece of the internets I call my own, I stumbled across [...]
- Michael Bay Is The Working Man’s Director.
Some people out there think Michael Bay makes bad movies, those same people also support the work of some of the most self-righteous egotistical persons I’ve ever met. I think my point has been made. Michael Bay isn’t about the whole “Hollywood” mentality, or the “I’m an artist” attitudes. Michael Bay is real, makes movies [...]
- The next time the NCAA does the right thing will be the second.
We all know a lot about this country is wrong, I haven’t shifted my stance on a lot about this country being right, just letting you know I think a lot of things are wrong as well. I focus more on systems, rather than people, and a lot of the systems we have in place [...]
- JT/JFK Day (AKA Memorial Day).
As we have another 3 day weekend full of sunshine and barbecues to celebrate the persons who have died fighting for the country we call home, some people want to talk about politics and what is wrong with this country. I simply present the stories of 2 men whose lives have had an impact on [...]
- Drunk Drivers don’t want to be drunk.
It’s true, they just want to have one beer and be on their way. That damn peer pressure and all that cool ambiance in the bar though, it’s like they want you to stay and keep drinking. These kind of lawsuits must come from that group of archaic minded individuals that still think; it’s a [...]
- Not My Governor?
This weekend when I was over at Hollywood Park my Father made a comment about our Governor. I believe his words did not include “terrible” or “worthless”, and I don’t have the exact quote but I believe he said “terrific” at some point. My Grandmother and I just looked at each other in disbelief. My [...]
- Automobile Invasion.
Last night at what I will presume was 3:27AM (because that’s when the alarm on somebody else’s car was going off out on the street, which both woke me up and annoyed me when it wouldn’t stop) my vehicle was broken into. When I walked up to the car and saw all kinds of things [...]
- The Evolution Of The Internets.
So many of my friends and enemies who follow my weblog may, like me, appreciate good design. I like the world well designed, I like architecture, I like form and function, I like thought before action. It is with that in mind that I’m giving you a little taste of why I have that link [...]
- I’m Voting For AC.
Albert Clifford Slater was simply legendary; from his star rise on “The Bell,” to his showing up at my HS’s prom, and don’t you dare say “SBTB, The College Years” or “Dancing With The Stars” can tarnish his status. If anything, it makes this all the more fabulous. SBTB was an absolute crutch to my [...]
- Duke Lacrosse charges dropped.
The ridiculous accusations of rape by 3-4 rich, white, Duke University Lacrosse players made by a poor, black, non Duke University student who survives by dancing exotically (You notice how ridiculous it was that I noted who was rich/poor and white/black? Yeah, I think so too) were finally put to rest with all the charges [...]
- Film At Eleven.
Tonight I decided I would watch the news, on most nights I miss it due to my extreme tendencies to block out the real world. I was hoping for some controversial testimony on whether or not “two” committed suicide. I was wondering what the news would say about our President wearing stripes at dinner. I [...]
- Return To Normalcy.
A word is not a word until it is first used by someone. That is how it has been in history, that is how it should be today. However instead we say that a word is only these things of old, that we cannot create new, that we must hinder the natural progression of our [...]
- I Could Have Sworn These Were My Words… My Thoughts…
David Eggers, Author/Designer taken from an interview conducted for “YSKOV(Sacrament)” release. “You actually asked me the question: “Are you taking any steps to keep shit real?” I want you always to look back on this time as being a time when those words came out of your mouth. Now, there was a time when such [...]