Archive for October, 2011

cutout xx: the enduring power of punk and quirk

19 Oct

For this, the twentieth(!) edition of this little series of mine, I take on a couple of punk-inspired records and the entire bill of the last concert I attended. Enjoy, or not. Doesn’t bother me any. ♦The Ramones – Halfway to Sanity: I remember the Ramones always being there in the deep background growing up […]

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out on the land

17 Oct

I just thought I’d share a snapshot of my weekend: Just out of frame: Lots of good friends, stories, food, relaxation, and occasional bursts of ukulele music.

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friday random ten – “finally found my ‘one hit wonder’ folder” edition

14 Oct

Couple of odd 80s novelties you don’t hear too often in this week’s batch. Kind of a pleasant surprise, all told. Really, though, I’m just glad to be done for the week, and hope that the weather holds out for this weekend’s camping trip. “Not The Doctor” – Alanis Morissette “King of Hearts” – Robert […]

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wisdom of Steve

13 Oct

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

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my lawn. get off it.

12 Oct
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I was going to the wrong concerts that summer

12 Oct

Susanna Hoffs. Live. 1991. Wow. I’ll be in my bunk.

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at least give me the chance to get the shot

11 Oct

‘Twas a long weekend for me thanks to the Columbus day holiday and my usual Fridays off. Didn’t accomplish much, unfortunately, as I got sidetracked about halfway through last week with something strongly resembling the flu or thereabouts, which I still haven’t totally shaken. That said, I spent quite a lot of the last four […]

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cut out xix: shepherding black sheep through texas

11 Oct

A couple of visits to the Lone Star State this time around, representing my slightly less-awkward alt-country phase, a latter day disc from a new favorite, and an underappreciated aberration from a vast, critically praised catalog that I still quite like a lot. Enough explanation? ♦- Dixie Chicks – Taking The Long Way: This record […]

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sad mac

06 Oct

Woke up this morning to the news that Steve Jobs had passed. Wherever you stood on the Mac vs. PC spectrum, the fact that you’re standing on that spectrum at all is largely due to the work of a couple of Steves (this one and Woz) in a garage in Cupertino. I haven’t used Apple […]

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those two “f” words

05 Oct

Lately, it seems there’s been an incursion into my life of two lesser-considered “f” words: “Forgive” and “Forget.” Not a huge incursion, but just enough of one to set a few of my subconscious brain processes working on a problem it didn’t really have a definition for, but was nonetheless obvious. Three and a half […]

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