Excellent listening for this cloudy, gray weather we’re enjoying: Morphine’s Cure For Pain.

Date posted: March 1, 2007 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Props to Morphine

DJ Shadow, You Made It. I first heard this two weeks ago, and I can’t get it out of my head.

Date posted: September 18, 2006 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Heavy Rotation

I’ve got Here’s What’s Left by RJD2 on repeat in my head(phones) all day, on the heels of Ring Finger. I love me some RJD2. Plus, I just wound up getting a hatchet job haircut not unlike his.

Date posted: August 16, 2006 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on RJD2, Here’s What’s Left.

I’ve been listening to John Mayer’s Heavier Things for the last couple of days, and liking it more and more. It’s good in a heartfelt acoustic pop sort of way, a lot like Pete Yorn.

Date posted: July 19, 2006 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on John Mayer, Heavier Things.

Cut Copy, Bright Like Neon Love.
I have “Saturdays” going through my head on infinite loop.

Date posted: April 21, 2006 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Cut Copy

Album Of The Week 1.22.06
Beck, Guero. An excellent follow-up to Sea Change. Varying syles, subtle use of sampling (dig the backbeat in E-Pro) and lots of lush texturing. I like it more each time I hear it. Bonus: Check out “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” from the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack.

Date posted: January 25, 2006 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Album Of The Week 1.22.06

ford v-8, frederick, 7.24.04

Album of the Day: Sparta, Porcelain. From the punk ashes of At The Drive-In, this band rises to rock you out. (The iTunes biography calls them emo, but I don’t know where the line between rock and emo is drawn these days.)

Thanks to everybody offering support to my lovely wife during the ’04 Lockard World Hospital Tour; between cards, calls, and online shout-outs, I think she must feel a lot less lonely.

Random Fun Links: Airport Express Tips. In case you have $129 laying around asking to be spent. | Tricks of the Trade from the man known as Defective Yeti. (The butcher tip is fascinating.) | Recycle your old computer. Office Depot and HP are running a free recycling program until early September. Save some environment.

Date posted: August 24, 2004 | Filed under album of the week, family, links, music | Leave a Comment »

I hafta admit, I wish I had installed the comments system here a year ago. It’s been really interesting to write about different subjects and see what you’ve responded to over the last month, so I’m doing a little unscientific list:

  • Online Personality Tests – 2 entries out of 3 got comments. (My Theory: everybody got tired of them, or you already got them in your inbox the previous morning)
  • Working on the house – 3/4 (You feel sorry for us, and are secretly happy your houses aren’t broke-down like this one is)
  • Wedding Information – 2/3 (You’re thinking, enough already…am I invited or not, you cheap prick?)
  • Weekend Updates – 2/3 (Because it’s just so much more interesting than the rest of this crap.)
  • Computers – 1/4 (This is you: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)
  • Trucks – 2/2 (Everybody loves trucks.)
  • Booze – 1/1 (Almost as much as they like booze.)
  • NASCAR – 0/1 (But nobody likes NASCAR.)
  • Democrats 2/2 (OK, damn, this got some feathers rustled. Good to see you’re still awake out there.)
  • Frigging AOL – 1/1 (And who doesn’t have a frigging AOL story?)
  • TPS Reports – 1/1 (Or forgotten to put a cover on theirs?)
  • Maryland Ham – 1/1 (Wow. I mean, this one got some people talking. Or maybe it was the beets.)
  • Work changes – 0/3 (You don’t care where we’re employed, as long as we pick up the next round of drinks. Ungrateful bastards.)

So there you have it; that’s what people are talking about.

Pictures. Here’s some shots of the office in progress.

Daily Boardscan. Jen and I have a blue paperweight sitting in the foyer of the house taking up space: a rev C (slot-loading) iMac I bought a few months back in working condition. During the install of OS 10.3, I accidentally kicked the power cord out of the wall and (predictably) it went dark. Upon reboot, the machine made the needed clicks, whirs, and beeps, and showed nothing on the screen. Apparently I had blown the video board in my clumsiness, rendering the machine useless (this unfortunately is not the DVD model with the VGA out port on the back) for anything but anchoring a boat. What I’d like to do is swap it for the rev B grape iMac server, as it’s faster and quieter, but money and time have put those plans on hold. Anyway, after searching in vain for information online about this malady, I found this page with other folks having the same problems.

Music for working by: Chemical Brothers, One Too Many Mornings. Beautiful, driving, relaxed beats.

Date posted: March 15, 2004 | Filed under album of the week, geek, house, list | Leave a Comment »