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Archive for December, 2006

Our Long National Nightmare Was Over…

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

…not because Ford wanted us to move on, but because the rat who caused it was Ford’s buddy.

Aside From That, Mrs. Hussein, How Did You Enjoy The Trial?

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Happy Ghoul Year.

Anniversary Journalism

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Well, anniversary blogging, anyway. A year ago I was going into my second week of housesitting in Kilauea, Kauai. The island was packed with holiday tourists so I was staying off the roads and away from the beaches and trails, agreeably hunkered down, caretaking four cats on a five-acre landscape farm. It was definitely one [...]

A Very Utopian Holiday

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Utopia, live on German television, 1977, performing “Singring And The Glass Guitar.” I guess they couldn’t fit the pyramid, fountains, wind machine, fire jets and sphinx– and tiny Stonehenge model– into the studio. Remember, after drums stop…then comes bass solo. And keyboard solo. And the best is always last.

Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Todd Rundgren with Ethyl. Live in Liverpool 2005.

Harry Shearer: “Judith Regan And Me”

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Just because you have a persecution complex doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Actually, in this case, though…

Citizens Of A Weakened Superpower: We Salute YOU For Your User-Generated Content

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Yes, YOU.

I Am Mark’s Thesaurus

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I keep telling Mark that I’m tired. Dogeared. Exhausted. Used up. He leans on me and I get nothing back. Nothing. I know, I know; it’s always about my needs. But god. Something has to change. I keep telling him that I can’t figure out if his writing is the product of too many creative [...]

Microsoft: “Buy An Artist Out For Life” As An Alternative to DRM…or “Just Buy A CD and Rip It”

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Ever a patron of the arts, Bill Gates muses on how to support artists with lifelong grants (or something) instead of trying to protect their work with digital rights management. Is this a veiled reference to Microsoft “donating” a dollar from the sale of each Zune player to Universal? Does Gates really believe that a [...]

Kaua’i Mayor’s War On Mega-retail Continues

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Garden Island article