Saturday, February 26, 2005
And......A true believe it or don't. Coming out of a Malaysian restaurant in Boston one night we were approached by two gentlemen who turned out to be bodyguards for the Prime Minister. Or so they said a few minutes later. We had no reason to doubt, particularly as they had been having dinner inside with a guy who was obviously a Boston cop. One of them wanted to cuff a smoke and practice his English a little bit. Nice guys, very friendly. We ended up talking for ten minutes.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The link goes to waveflux.net which has a longer story and a link to local TV report on the case.
Monday, February 21, 2005
The Word Unheard: Blogger's Review: Connected Coast to Coast Embraces 'The Law of the Flow'
Malcolm X Inspiration
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Bill Ives, Betsy Devine,
Ted Gilchrist, Jessica Baumgart
Originally uploaded by Shimon Rura.
*Strictly speaking there don't appear to be any wine glasses on the table.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Sakir ECZACIBASI: Radical Departures - Photography Exhibition in New York
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
From The Register: "There can be a financial benefit to the subscription services, if you download enough content, but the fundamental barrier appears the rental element - users don't own the music they download*. Stop paying Napster, Virgin or whoever, and your downloads immediately become unplayable."
*My emphasis. I mentioned this the other day. If you're paying $15.00 a month/$180.00 a year, just what are you getting? This seems like an awful lot to pay for a rental. Note: while looking for information on Napster** I saw that the Register also had a story called Why Napster Will Be A Fully-Integrated Flop. I believe!
**I tried to check their rates but the page was down when I went to it.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Sunday, February 13, 2005
>>Rock and Reggae, combo jazz, potato lifting, wood chopping were all part of the day's activities.>>
Much smarter it is to pay a monthly fee over and over and over and then lose all the music if you quit the club. Oh yeah.
Forbes.com: Napster To Go campaign will challenge Apple iTunes' lead
Friday, February 11, 2005
This site is large and well organized and it's the third one I've seen tonight that advertises to an American market through Google. Nice looking stuff too. Also, unless I see something really great this will be the last carpet post.
Chinese carpet companies are an odd thing to blog about you say. I'm looking for candidates to filter out of a Google Ad Sense project, the subject is flooring and carpets and these companies are among the advertisers I've seen. They're not the competition though so they won't be filtered.
Pave on the ground ；
Whose dreamland it is ；
Simple and elegant ；
comfortable Bright and magnificent ；
The world is beautiful because of dreaming ；
It is warm to dream because of having you。
GUANG HUI CARPETS
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in
another time. - Hebrew Proverb
Note: I got this from A Word A Day and they identify it as a Hebrew proverb but a Google brought up Proverbs from Around the World and they list it as a Chinese proverb. Not that the two are mutually exclusive, I'm sure there's any number of Hebrews in China. Due to the low level of religious tolerance by the Chinese government they may be keeping their heads low, but they're there.
Well.....I just found a site that used this as their QOTM last November so here's the link, Rexanne's Web Review.
The universe evolved from the Big Bang to systems of galaxies, stars, and planets; these, including Earth, continue to evolve. Astronomers are teasing out the role of dark matter and dark energy. Life on Earth goes back at least 3.5 billion years as evidenced by fossilized stromatolites from Australia. Over that vast span of time, there's evidence that life evolved from small single celled-organisms to the incredible diversity we see today. Scientific research continues to discover additional evidence that supports evolution as the fundamental description for how the physical universe and life developed in the past and will continue to change in the future.
Yet, teaching evolution remains controversial in America.
Yahoo! News - Teach Evolution: Leave No Child Behind
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Gertrude Walton was recently targeted by the recording industry in a lawsuit that accused her of illegally trading music over the Internet. But Walton died in December after a long illness, and according to her daughter, the 83-year-old hated computers.
-- But not as much as the RIAA hates file swappers. Oops wait, seems it was all just a mistake.
Yahoo! News - Music Industry Sues 83-Year-Old Dead Woman
Friday, February 04, 2005
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Wow :-)! According to Bob Neumeier on WEEI AM in Boston: A hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, (site of The Event Which Must Not Be Referred To By Name XXIX), is host this weekend to a convention of swingers. You know, bring your wife and your girlfriend, meet and greet, press the flesh, etc. etc. That's been talked about for a couple of days on the radio. But Neumeier has just reported that the same hotel has also been booked by a gospel choir which is in town to appear as part of the game day ceremonies.
Out of respect for the choir I'm not going to make any kind of snide comment or whatever but the opportunity does seem to be there.
In a semi related note: Eagles Wide Receiver Terrell Owens will play on Sunday even though he is still recuperating from an injury. Owens says God has given him the go ahead.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
And I just heard I Can't Stand The Rain. Two largely forgotten classics from the 1970's originally released on Hi Records. They put out a Best Of collection at one point. I wouldn't be surprised if it's still available in one form or another. Other Hi artists include Al Green, Bill Black and Willie Mitchell.
*This is great. There's an Ann Peebles web page with bio info (promised) and discography. Cool!
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
5th Circuit Rules in Rappers' Battle Over Phrase 'Back That Ass Up'