I’m back at Blogger

April 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

At least for now. I’m parked here.

Question re Michael Jackson

June 28, 2009 at 1:18 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Did this guy ever have any close friends who WEREN’T fellow celebrities?

Old ’70s rock stars don’t die. They just continue grinding the ol’ ax.

June 26, 2009 at 2:32 am | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

I guess you can call this When Disgruntled Ex-Rock Stars Attack. Or maybe John Waite just pissed off a lot of people.

Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

June 26, 2009 at 2:28 am | Posted in Music | Leave a comment
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Andrew Sullivan says what needs to be said.

Jackson’s stuff after “Off the Wall” was paranoid, edgy, and no fun. But “Off the Wall” is a great record, miles above “Thriller,” mainly because Jackson sounds relaxed and seems to be having fun. Of course, offstage he was anything but relaxed and fun.

To quote Sully:

I loved his music. His young voice was almost a miracle, his poise in retrospect eery, his joy, tempered by pain, often unbearably uplifting. He made the greatest music video of all time; and he made some of the greatest records of all time. He was everything our culture worships; and yet he was obviously desperately unhappy, tortured, afraid and alone.

Star Wars crimes

June 25, 2009 at 3:55 am | Posted in Random strangeness | Leave a comment

For those who think SW fans are just mild-mannered, socially awkward, pimple-popping geeks.

I’m so full of questions

June 25, 2009 at 3:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

With all the talk about Twitter and Facebook, I have to ask:

What ever happened to Second Life? Is anyone actually on Second Life?

Speaking of weird bands…

June 25, 2009 at 3:41 am | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

I saw Van der Graaf Generator on Sunday night. ‘Twas their first US show in 30 years. Of course I had to be there, as I’ve been a fan for years. My only regret is that they didn’t play anything from H to He Who Am the Only One or The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other. But here’s the next best thing: a 1970 clip of the band. They’re older, grayer, and, in the drummer’s case, balder now, but can still, well, kick ass.

Music blog time!

June 25, 2009 at 3:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One of those weird European bands that nobody in America knows about except me. I really need to check out one of their albums. The singer, Inga Rumpf, formed a new band after this one, Atlantis, and is now a solo performer.

And another question…

June 25, 2009 at 3:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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…Where do wingnuts get the impression that liberals support Islamic terrorism? If that were true, wouldn’t there be a lot of liberals in Gitmo?

Really, they’re just making things up. Again.

Question

June 25, 2009 at 3:22 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Why don’t horny politicians save themselves a lot of humiliation by reading Playboy? They can always say that they read it for the articles.

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