April 2004 Archives
The Onion has an nice interview with the impressive David Carradine. Carradine explains Tarantino better than Tarantino.
A nice tutorial on how to unravel a sweater to reuse the yarn. Apparently, Gap sweaters are the easiest.
James Marsters ("Spike" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) getting his head shaved by the host of American Idol.... Yup.
Check it out, Nanette is doing cartwheels in the living room. She wanted me to tell you, the Folk Fest site is up and running, and I guarantee a few surprises:
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Finally, after hanging out with McKays so long, I have my own authentic Indian name, care of the folks at the Dead Dog Cafe . Please feel free to refer to me henceforth as "Eric Overripe Monkey"!
Brad Choate has put together a list of his favourite software for OS X. There is much good stuff in there.
what song was #1 on the UK charts? this is about more than just pop music, it's about the UK pop charts determining your life's path. now that i know what my song is, everything makes a lot more sense...
A nice little downloadable music quiz for Mac users, that plays short clips of songs from your iTunes library and asks you to guess the name of the song, artist, or album. It's not too hard 'cuz, you know, it your music. But if you had a lot of songs on your computer it could be a challenge.
Please pardon my shameless self-promotion, but hey, my book is out! Woo hoo.
Tired of listening to songs that only last a few minutes or two? Jem Finer (formerly of the Pogues) has created a piece of music that will last 1000 years . The project is call Longplayer, and it's been playing now since some time in 2000. It starts with an original 20 minutes of music (played on Tibetan bowl bells), and then creates various "loops" from that original that are repeated and combined at different speeds and pitches for the next thousand years, and then it will repeat itself. It's all very mathematical. But if you've got a millennium to kill and you're looking for a tune to listen to...
Amazon is now in the search engine business. The new a9 has some interesting features. The actual search capability seems pretty good, using the
Alexa Google engine. I'm willing to give this a chance. (So, am I supposed to use Google for email and Amazon for search? If Hotmail becomes a book store, I'll be completely lost.) Update: Just found out that generic.a9.com allows you to search without the saved search feature (and the cookie tracking that goes along with it).
So apparently the Mac has its first "virus-like thingy" since the advent of OS X, specifically a trojan horse that can live in an MP3 file. So far there has only been a proof-of-concept, and it hasn't been seen in the wild. Well, it turns out that this is not even a threat. You would have to download/share a binhex-encoded MP3 file, and nobody does that, so there'd be no way for this thing to spread. The anti-virus people must be banging their heads against the wall trying to think of a way to sell anti-virus software to Mac users.
QuirkyAlone "Romantics, idealists, eccentrics, we inhabit singledom as our natural resting state. In a world where proms and marriage define the social order, we are, by force of our personalities and inner strength, rebels." a whole community celebrating quirkyness and aloneness.
i think he might be. Recognize the Indigo Children are the ones who will help raise the vibration of our planet! These are the ones who will bring us the enlightenment to ascend. Realize that if you are the parent of one of these spirits, you have been given a wonderful, marvelous gift! Feel honored that they have chosen you and help them develop to their fullest Indigo potential.
I'm currently listening to some CBC-recorded (Real player streaming) concerts on justconcerts.com, which inludes Sarah Harmer, the Weakerthans, Badly Drawn Boy, and lots more. Found this thanks to Acts of volition. Also, I just learned of (but haven't yet listened to) the Live Music Archive (10,000+ downloadable fan-recordings) from waxy.org. That's a lot to listen to!