Friday, March 27, 2009

Little Red... Remixed

SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

This is amazing.

I'd like to spend under $1000 and buy a new computer.

Here are some features I'm looking for.
-Covered in stickers telling me how great the internal parts and software are.
-No way to learn how to use the included software.
-I'd like to pretend to be an IT person and install tons of virus protection software.
-I'd like to see a few billion "helpful" pop-up windows.
-I might need conficker...
-Cheap plastic enclosure please.
-I'd like every piece of software to live in it's own little island of design, sharing no common interface ideas or sharing data.
-I don't want to be cool.
-I am not a member of the screen actors guild.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

I've got another puzzle for you...

Atlas Shrugged moment of the day: Associated Steel

Can we bail out of the bailouts?
What if we let companies that are 'too big to fail' do just that?

Someone is to fat and stupid to move themselves so we have to feed them...


As for the Banks in general:

I had an account with Barnett Bank in 1992.

They were bought by NationsBank in 1996.

They were bought by Bank of America in 1998.

Now they need a few billion in tax money...

Maybe we should let them fail and have 3 different banks again so when one of the three fails they won't be "too big to fail". Oh wait, then we'd have to let them fail first. Which is somehow a really bad idea?


One More Thing...

So here's the plan:
1-Pay Taxes for services the government provides you.
2-Government passes laws allowing and encouraging Banks to do shady shit.
3-Government overspends on poorly planned wars and other related items.
4-Banks lend money to people and institutions that they otherwise wouldn't do because they are risky.
5-Econmey slows down because people no longer have money to spend since they spent themselves into debt at the banks expense. Now they have to pay those bills.
6-Banks can't get people to spend money they don't have or pay them back.
7-Banks start to fail.
8-Government "helps" banks that can't manage themselves.
9-Banks give out bonuses instead of pink slips.
10-People are surprised, government is shocked!
11-Government wants to Tax bonuses 90% rather then let that money at least be in the economy somewhere.
12-10% of the money that made it out of the Government is back in the economy and the rest is fed to the government again. And the government will spend some of it to re-spend it.

Result=Less money in our economy.

You fed the dog steak so the dog will protect your house. He gave it to the robbers. You caught the robbers eating your steak. The dog is outraged and demands 90% of the steak back from the robbers. The result is you will still need to feed the dog another steak because he didn't get his full meal... And all that extra work sure made him hungry!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

A well written blog about the newspaper industry in the internet age.

I think it could also apply to the music industry in many ways. Click Here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Bad news and good news...

Bad news:
We didn't finish new recordings for the RPM Challenge. Maybe next year!

Good news:
We have some new songs that are real close to finished.

Gooder news:
We seem to have hit upon a method for working on new music even with our widely different schedules. So while we had planned on continuing our break for the next several months, we will more likely have some new recordings for your ears soon. In fact we recorded vocals for And it Begins today which means that song is a few steps from the finished pile. (Several others are almost to that point as well.) We plan on collecting a few of these into an album to be released in the next few months. After that we plan on keeping the momentum we've maintained for the last month and stretching it out further. Like anything else our plans are always subject to change...


15 albums

Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you that they changed your life. Then, when you finish, tag 15 others, including myself. Make sure you copy and paste this message so the people you tag will know the drill.

In no particular order:

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Janes Addiction - Nothings Shocking
Radiohead - OK Computer
Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album
Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Souls For Rock n Roll
Skinny Puppy - Last Rights
Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste
Garbage - Garbage
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
The Dead Kennedys - Give Me Connivence or Give me Death
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
Rush - Moving Pictures
Greensleeves Compilation - Ragga Jungle Anthems Vol 1

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Neat little trick for the iTunes Music Store

Type the url with a band name added to the end in your web browser to open the iTunes Store on the artists page:

A few helpful examples: