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Danica Patrick is some kinda awesome

Duan!: Shocking Development In The SI/Danica Tattoo Controversy. She has a ‘tramp stamp’ tatoo that is a flag that is half American Flag, Half Checkered Flag, with angel wings and stars. And she can talk on a cell phone and drive 225MPH at the same time.

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I got the scoop

My post about them doing away with free parking at the hospital scooped the local media. Only by 20 minutes, but I’ll take it.

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Silly thought of the day…

One of my friends was talking about having to have fillings done in the Czech Republic removed and replaced, and said something about “Ghetto Czech Dentistry.” I immediately thought of GhettoTech music, as championed by DJ Assault and DJ Godfather. What would ‘GhettoCzech’ be? Polkas with pornographic lyrics? Come to think of it, polka music […]

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Things to read in the Sunday Times

The New York Times has become an almost universal media punching bag for both the right and the left. But it doesn’t mean they don’t publish some of the best stories in any newspaper anywhere. I have my qualms about the paper — I think that they have never properly covered what I call vernacular […]

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Oh gratification, why are you not instant?

I decided, after getting some money on EBay, to buy Pluggo from Cycling74. Looking around I had two choices — $159 from AudioMidi or direct (and downloadable) from Cycling 74 for $199. Since this was an impulse buy, I went with Cycling74. I paid a bit more, but I know people who work there, and […]

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Best E-Mail I’ve received all week.

From a co-worker. English is not his first language, but I think he’s captured a feeling I frequently share.

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Testing 4 5 6 …

Testing the Livejournal cross-post plugin. If it works, you won’t have to friend the scarycrusher feed on Livejournal if you want to see my blog posts… And if that makes no sense at all to you, as you were!

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The Joy Formidable’s Entire New Album For Free

The Joy Formidable’s Entire New Album For Free on NME.COM I’ve been reading about these guys on Idolator, and I reallly think they’re a wonderful band.  They have that neo-Shoegazer thing going on, but they also write interesting songs and perform them with great verve and charm.  I’d say right up the alley of anyone […]

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The Danse Society? Who knew?

I was browsing through some John Peel ‘Festive 50’ shows that I randomly downloaded and was captivated by a track he played in 1983 by the Danse Society.  I’d never heard of them,  but they are contemporaries of and fellow travelers with New Order, the Cure, etc But they seem to be a missing link […]

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El Bosque Roto – by Lucy Kent Blake-Williams

a broken forest here’s the rain going back to the sky it’s spring there are blossoms on the trees and milk

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Hewlett Packard Software Is Horrible

Tonight I wanted to print a mailing label for something I sold on Ebay. I didn’t have the printer driver installed for our HP6980, so I went looking for it. I found it and installed it. It made me reboot and then did some more stuff after rebooting. But what it didn’t do, apparently, is […]

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I know what ye are agin, what’re ye fir?

It is apparently sufficient to market yourself as NOT being something.

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JJ Fad Reunion

Reunions: JJ Fad Set To Get Supersonic All Over Again. Maybe I’m old and crotchety but what really grabbed my ear back when hip hop was a new thing was that it was fun.  And few tracks were as fun as “Supersonic.”  In my circle of friends, “The S is for Super, The U is […]

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Mexican VELVET PAINTING of Original Mormon JOSEPH SMITH – eBay

The perfect gift for Dooce: Mexican VELVET PAINTING of Original Mormon JOSEPH SMITH – eBay (item 350102923856 end time Feb-24-09 22:13:51 PST).

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Tres bizarre…

Livejournal user rape_blossom sure does know how to find them. Warning, a couple of candidates for rotten.com.

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computer insanity

It’s no mystery that since I’ve had a computer at home for 25 years, and have been pursing music with the computer for at least 15 years, that I will have built up quite a collection of files. And finally I’ve instituted a backup strategy beyond unjustified optimism — I’m using SyncToy to copy files […]

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Music I’m liking

Anything byMartyn. Like 2562, someone who isn’t interested in just cranking out cracks in a particular style because it’s an easy way to sell tracks. All of Martyn’s stuff so far is really thoughtful, deep, and funky.

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SO FAR SO SO: Retrospective 1995-2005

I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, so here goes. This is a collection of unreleased songs from my back catalog. There’s all sorts of genres represented, but in choosing the tracks, I tried to pick songs that were the best example of I was doing at any given time. I haven’t dated […]