Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Stephen Colbert Talks to Eleanor H. Norton


Is she playing along with him? I don't know, but I sure laughed my ass off.
Aired July 27, 2006, on The Colbert Report.

Badvertising

The first online banner ads I saw were on Prodigy, and I'd like to think those ads were lousy because online advertising was so new, and technology was limited. Prodigy looks pretty raw after 15+ years, but how I wish someone had warned us of the horrors of Macromedia Flash! Manipulating graphics is child's play. Photoshop has gone the way of the Thermos and other genericized brand names. Do they still use airbrushing anymore?
I recently came across an ad, probably on Myspace.com, that buries those sexed-up boob-fest ads. You can view it here. Just don't say I didn't warn you.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I got sucked in.

Currently infatuated with Twin Peaks.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Drummer Motian Still in Motion at 75

Paul Motian, on the Electric Bebop Band:

I wanted to play bebop-- only bebop-- with electric instruments. I sort of was looking for young musicians that really didn't know the music, and I wanted to see what would come out.
Tom Vitale's segment also includes some words from Steve Cárdenas, a personal favorite of mine.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Today is my Grandma's birthday. Happy birthday, Grandma!

Fresh Sound New Talent on eMusic!

I suspended my eMusic subscription last month, and suddenly my favorite record label shows up in their catalogue. I'm not going to get myself too worked up about it because, after all, I plan on reinstating my subscription when I can afford it again. Also, they've only got two records available right now, and I already have one of them.