Thursday, November 24, 2005

Death of an Inspiration

Although, unfortunaletly, I was never enlightened until his death, Link Wray was an innovative inspiration to guitar players since the 50's. He has been listed as an influence on modern punk and rock artists. Well, he died Saturday the 5th of November 2005 reportedly at the age of 76. You'll recognize his song 'Rumble' from the movie Pulp Fiction. Like me, you'll say, "So that's the dude that did that."

Sorry Link, I never knew about you until you died. :(

Why So Sensitive?

Download this song and tell me if it offends you. It is the song that was removed from a school play because the father of one of the grade school actors was offended. The lyrics talk about picking cotton yes, but never does it once mention that they were slaves, maybe they were share-croppers, but who every wrote this lively tune did so to overcome the adversity of a hard labor job. That's why we should cherish songs like this and not ban them. I swear some people are just too sensitive. story

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Edge

Well fella's I'm here to tell ya, the Edge isn't so sharp any more. We need some new rock in Tulsa.

Yeah, I said I was pissed earlier. I've just been getting into old music. There's some great old rock that can be revisited. This link is for D.

Sad Day for Freedom and Rock and Roll

Today my favorite radio station changed to a 'christian' format - this pisses me off!

Tulsa's Real Rock 102.3FM was the best station for new and classic hard rock. It was one of the Lex and Terry affiliates and they took them off the air about two months ago. My feeling is that some zealot heard the Lex and Terry 'Drunk Bitch Friday' show and decided to get his morality all over my liberty! (shamless plug for Animosity Merchandise see her blog at right)

Man that pisses me off.

We can with ICANN

Many of the world's nations are upset that the US has control of the world wide web. The California non profit company Internet Corporation of Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) has control of it all. When you type a website name in your address bar, your computer checks a database (DNS Service) to match the name to the number (IP address) of the site. Therefore if the US wanted to, at any point in the future, it could blackout entire portions of the web, say Zimbabwe, or better yet, Venezuela. read more and more

My view on this matter is that the US developed the internet and gave it to the world for free. If a country abuses this gift, or uses it to construct strategies against the US, they should be subject to being 'turned off'. If they want to invent a better network, they are welcome to try.

They could even use the same TCP/IP technology in a closed system, to avoid being controlled by the US. This would prevent what President Mugabe of Zimbabwe calls the undermining of a country's values with porn and crime.

I vote that the US maintain control, not the inept UN or any other consortium of world leaders.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Good Advice

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.

It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

Sex is like air -- it's not important unless you aren't getting any.

No one is listening until you fart.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away, and you have their shoes.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was worth it.

Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.