Sunday, August 22, 2004

The Conet Project

The Shortwave And The Calling from the Washington Post
Actually, this article turned up (under the title "Shortwave Shocker") in this morning's Fresno Bee. So, I thought I'd go to their website and send the article to Vance, but I couldn't find it on their website. Grabbed the paper and saw that it was from the Washington Post, so I browsed yonder to their site and found that it was an article from Tuesday the 3rd. I guess the Bee considers it news as long as the story came out with the last month?
Anyway, The Conet Project has apparently been re-released. And this is nice little article on Akin Fernandez, the guy what released it.
Bless him.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Spooky Olympics

Watching the Olympic gymnastics with the wife (it IS her TV after all).
After a balance beam act, NBC's intrepid camera followed the intricate act of the Team USA group hug and high five. During a lull in the incessant commentating, Elli and I noticed the music playing in the background, presumably for a Romanian - or maybe Ukrainian or perhaps even Russian, Elli's not really sure who the Hell's on board right now, what with all the "Earlier Today's" they're doing - floor act. They were using Goblin's Profundo Rosso/Deep Red theme. I've always wondered if there'd ever be decent music played for this kind of stuff.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Stuff I Dig

Current Readings:

Catcher In The Rye - JD Salinger
I've read this goddamn book 4 or 5 times now. I really have.

The Yakuza Movie Book: A Guide To Japanese Gangster Films - Mark Schilling
Great interviews and reviews. Now, if only more of the flicks were available...

Current Watchings:

Napoleon Dynamite
"I caught you a delicious bass."

The 7 Grandmasters
Old school Taiwanese Kung Fu classic.

Freaks And Geeks
Why did this not last? And why didn't I watch it then?

Dead Like Me
Best damn thing on TV.

Future Boy Conan
Early Miyazaki

Midori No Hibi
Sweet natured Etchi about a guy who wakes up to find his right hand has become a cute girl who has a crush on him.

Current Listenings:

Nick Drake: Made To Love Magic
Flaming Lips: Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid 1983-1988
Flaming Lips: The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg 1989-1991
Robyn Hitchcock: Jewels For Sophia
Spiritualized: The Complete Works Volume One

Thursday, August 12, 2004