Classmates.com & Reunion.com Scams

Like everyone else, I imagine, I’ve been bombarded for years from e-mail spam from Classmates.com and Reunion.com. I’ve dutifully ignored this crap. My general logic has always been that the companies who offer genuine products and services might send out advertisements, but they don’t have to spam the hell out of everybody. It’s a simple… Continue reading Classmates.com & Reunion.com Scams

Barack The Magic Negro

The Republicans are so screwed. You would think that after their stunning losses in the last election some soul-searching might have been in order for the Republican party. But since the election, Sarah Palin has become the de facto face of the party. To my mind, that was the first sign that introspection is not… Continue reading Barack The Magic Negro

A Critter Christmas

It’s the day before Christmas, and all through the house we critters are rampaging as we wail on the mouse, or the straw or the catnip or the laser with glee, which most of us play with, while Fiona does flee. There’s Baggins and Booger And Boo and old Dali, Sabella and Princess, and humans… Continue reading A Critter Christmas

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The Fall of Anduan

(instrumental) (1989) Music: Wicasta Lovelace This song began, I believe, with me tinkering around with a timpani sound on my Korg M1 keyboard. As with a lot of great ideas, it just sort of happened on its own. The “Anduan” in the title comes from the capital city of a fictional country called Borrelli, which… Continue reading The Fall of Anduan

Eleanor Rigby

Ah, look at all the lonely people Ah, look at all the lonely people Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been Lives in a dream Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door Who is it for? All the lonely… Continue reading Eleanor Rigby

Lesser Degrees of Misery

Yet another day of battling this cold. I actually feel a little better today, though I’m still far from 100%. I rarely get a cold, but when I do it’s usually a doozy. Been thinking about the band today. I did horribly yesterday, and I’ll be surprised if I ever hear from them again. For… Continue reading Lesser Degrees of Misery

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Powering Up

I’m about to eat something and go do one more run-through with the songs I’ll be playing with the band today. Everyone seems to think that I should be nervous, but I guess I’m arrogant enough to believe that it’ll go well. The truth of it is, I learned pretty early in my life as… Continue reading Powering Up

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Paul Weyrich, Founder of the Heritage Foundation, Is Dead

An article on UPI today caught my eye. Apparently one of the architects of the mobilization of the Religious Right has died. I can only assume that this came as a surprise to Paul Weyrich, and he’s made clear through the years that he and others like him were somehow better human beings than those… Continue reading Paul Weyrich, Founder of the Heritage Foundation, Is Dead