Sunday, April 29, 2007

If you're like me (and of course, you are) you grew up with radio. Before corporate radio I used to love listening to all of the different kinds of music I could find on the FM dial. With just a quarter turn of the dial you could go from listening to Asleep at the Wheel to Rachmaninoff.

Those days of course are gone.

But I still get the same experience from internet radio... at least for now.

To make the story short, internet radio's royalty costs have been raised between 300 to 1200%. These outrageous rates will kill internet radio.

But there is hope...

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on May 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help! H.R. 2060, The Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced by Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Donald Manzullo (R-IL ) to save the Internet radio industry. Please call your congressperson to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 2060

So please head over to and join the fight to keep internet radio alive.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

So, I searched for Jesus Christ...

And found that there are 6 adults with the name "Jesus Christ" living in the U.S.
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

What the fuck were their parents thinking?


I checked my name and found that they could only find 1 with my name. I wonder if it's me or one of the other 2 guys with my name?

BTW, I checked. There are currently no "Adolph Hitler"s living in the U.S.

Moleskine Hard Drive Geekery

After becoming infactuated with my Moleskine a couple of months back I've searched for others who share the same illness.

My latest find is an entry on the zonageek: blog.

Imagine my joy... no, my utter elation at finding instructions on how to build The Geekster Moleskine, a portable hard drive encased in a Moleskine! Oh my, this is the perfect marriage of tech and that big word I used a few posts back!

All I need is that Moleskine hard drive and a Steampunk Keyboard and I'll be set.

I swear.

Friday, April 20, 2007

If only there was some way to watch TV shows on the internet...

TV Links has a bunch, and I mean a bunch links to television shows for you to watch from the comfort of your internet browser.

Grey's Anatomy?


Battlestar Galactica?

Uh huh. The new one and the original, though thankfully not Galactica 1980.

In fact, with the eclectic collection of links there's gotta be something for almost any taste.

I can't imagine that it'll be around too much longer so click while you can.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

One day, when I'm creative...

Jim Woodring is a right bastard, he is. Trust me on this.

Fine! See for yourselves!

This jerk has combined my 2 fave things: pop-up books and moleskine notebooks into one great activity.

GRRR!!! Why is he doing this? Is he trying to make look and feel bad? ;-)

Anyway, stop by and look. It's cool.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hidden message

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To the woman I almost met with my car...

That thing you blew by on the access road as I was exiting the highway is called a Yield Sign.

It lets you know that you need to yield to traffic exiting the highway. If the powers that be had wanted you to merge at that point in the roads they would have placed a Merge Sign at that location instead of the aforementioned Yield Sign. Actually, a Merge Sign might have forced you to acknowledge the cars coming off the highway.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you have no idea how close that Yield Sign was the last thing you didn't see in your life.

Maybe though in the future you will.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Top 7 or so Austin Punk Videos I could find with very little work.

After finding the show flyer in my last post I went scrounging YouTube to see what I could find. There wasn't that much but I did manage to find some old stuff and some reunion stuff.

This is some of the music and people who bent me into what I am.

Big Boys - Live / Austin TX punk, 'Funk Off' / 'Baby, Let's Play God

Big Boys - Live / Perkins Palace, Pasadena CA

The Huns (live in Austin, TX 1979)

The Huns (live in Austin, TX 1979) Pt 2

POISON 13 at Emos, Austin, Texas, Feb. 24, 2006

The Delinquents - Do you have a Job for a Girl like me?

The Dicks @ 710 Club

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I wonder if this was written by a model or the gamesman?

Either way...