Monday, September 22, 2003

I Want Your Soul

An intersting meme...

Your soul is worth £59539. For your peace of mind, 10% of people have a purer soul than you.

That's nice. :P

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Friday, September 19, 2003

Yepper, here it is once again...

the friday five:

1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?
If made to choose one favorite, I'd have to say it's Eddie Vedder. If I could choose two, I'd add Ani DiFranco. They both write lyrics from the heart, and they have a power to move me that is simply amazing.

2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?
Enya! The syrupy voice; the NyQuil-like backing music; the monolithic sameness of her recordings. That, plus the fact that I had to listen to her every frickin' day for six frickin' months kinda soured me on her. Not even having one of her songs in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring could redeem her of that.

3. If your favorite singer wasn't in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?
I think I would. I cold see him as someone I could hang out with at the bar after work and bitch about current events.

4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?
I've been to many, many concerts (although I haven't been to one in over three years now). The best show would have to go to the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Lollapalooza '92. They truly blew the roof off the place. Oh wait, it was outside in an amphitheatre. Never mind. :P

5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?
a) I've done it, I've purchased some albums because of it, but I'm of two minds on it. I don't like the way the record companies have basically rooked consumers over the coals with CD prices over the past decade-and-a-half. However, I think that artists have a right to be paid for their work.
b) I don't know. As a past downloader, I have to say that I found some obscure oldies that I might never have found otherwise. On the other hand, I think the RIAA is being a little heavy-handed in their prosecution of some of the "worst offenders".

Another day, another meme...

[i'm dean thomas]

...and which lesser Harry Potter character are you?

Friday, September 12, 2003

Damn. Just "Damn."

Kathy and I gave up cable a few months ago, so we could pay for the wedding. The TV reception here is horrible unless you live on top of a hill (which we don't), so our TV options the past few months have been limited to videos and DVDs. As you can imagine, we (or I) have felt pretty isolated on occasion when something newsworthy happens. Like I've felt this morning.

When I got to work this morning, I opened up my e-mail and the first thing I saw was that Johnny Cash had died last night. This wasn't entirely unexpected, but it was still a downer. I can remember growing up listening to Johnny Cash constantly on my parents' stereo. There was one Cash record they had which I wore the grooves off of. I eventually learned all the lyrics of every song on that record. He was a man of many dichotomies, and was one of the people I wish I could have met while he was alive.

A couple of minutes later, as I was talking to someone at work about this, someone else came in and said that John Ritter had passed away. He was working on the set of his new series and collapsed of a burst aorta. Unexpected and pretty sad.

Then as I was talking to my assistant editor about all this, she informs me that US troops accidently opened fire on a group of Iraqi policemen chasing some bandits and killed 8 of the officers. I'm just wondering how soon the bar on the corner opens up. Anyone want to do some vodka shots with me? :(

God, I need cheering up.

Tuesday, September 9, 2003