When The Winds Blow

We’ve finally started recording Windhaven’s first album, which we’re tentatively calling “When The Winds Blow”. This has been a long time  coming. After our percussionist left the band we were sort of left floundering. Or I was, anyway. I tinkered on the songs and figured we would get around to recording, but nothing quite felt… Continue reading When The Winds Blow

Senators Introduce Law to Ban 'Crush' Videos of Animal Cruelty

I’m always amazed by the basic depravity of the human mind. Until this morning, I had never heard of “crush videos”. If you don’t know what they are either, suffice it to say that they’re exactly what they sound like – depictions of small animals being tortured to death by humans. The videos mostly depict… Continue reading Senators Introduce Law to Ban 'Crush' Videos of Animal Cruelty

Win A Trip To Super Bowl XLV

Want to go to Super Bowl XVI? Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free trip to Super Bowl XLV and help fight breast cancer. The Indian Rocks Rotary Foundation and Viva Las Chicas, both out of Tampa Bay, Florida, have partnered to raffle tickets for a free trip to Super Bowl… Continue reading Win A Trip To Super Bowl XLV

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Win A Fender Stratocaster Signed By Blues Greats

There are quite a few fund-raising events going on lately to help support ailing Blues musician, Robin Rogers, who was diagnosed with liver cancer and is not expected to recover. One event that’s likely to get a lot of attention is the raffling of a Fender Stratocaster guitar. The promotion is being offered by Robin… Continue reading Win A Fender Stratocaster Signed By Blues Greats

Pentagon Bought and Destroyed 9,500 Copies of Army Reservist’s Memoir

Well, it’s not censorship in it’s strictest terms (meaning the guy wasn’t denied the right to publish). But when a government purchases 9,500 copes of a book just so it can be destroyed, it’s a bit worrisome, to say the least. That doesn’t sound like something that happens in the United States. Pentagon officials bought… Continue reading Pentagon Bought and Destroyed 9,500 Copies of Army Reservist’s Memoir

The GOP’s Latest ‘Pledge to America’: A New Piece of Grand Political Theater?

Being simply the “party of no” against President Barack Obama has worked pretty well for Republicans all year. You would think they might prefer to quietly ride that wave of obstructionism to the much projected gains that pundits expect them to achieve in the next election. But the Republicans have never been fans of Reality.… Continue reading The GOP’s Latest ‘Pledge to America’: A New Piece of Grand Political Theater?

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Avast, Ye Scum! It's National Talk Like A Pirate Day!

I’ve activated the diabolical and rarely used “Talk Like A Pirate” plug-in on this web site. For the 24 hours of September 19th, you’ll discover that all of my posts here on the Wic’s Blogs have been converted to parlance that any scurvy dog would recognize. Don’t be confused or bewildered by the conversion of all the… Continue reading Avast, Ye Scum! It's National Talk Like A Pirate Day!

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Better Energy In The Studio

It’s amazing how a good cleaning can improve your general outlook, not to mention your flow of energy. In recent weeks I’ve let my bad habits pile up in the studio, like the detritus of some half-crazed hoarder. It’s no wonder there’s been no progress on Windhaven’s album. The studio had become so cluttered that I didn’t… Continue reading Better Energy In The Studio