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    Tuesday, February 02, 2010

    Numbering the Days

    Looks like some changes at Blogger are going to mean I have to chose between an overhaul of this site or to just stop updating it. Seems I have already chosen the latter option by default, a long time ago.

    I may migrate this to another format, but that's not on my short list of things to do. So this is likely going to be the last post.

    Monday, August 06, 2007

    2.0 (?)

    Recently, on various occassions, I have had the idea of re-booting this blog into a different format.

    Oh, I'd keep the blog part, for general blogging, but mainly change the format of the Carbon Harbor specific stuff. It's been percolating in my head again, along with many changes. So, I'm thinking of ripping out all the posts I have on Carbon Harbor and the music, using that as my backstory reference, and then re-introducing the story as something of an episodic novel.

    Something like that.

    Thursday, July 05, 2007

    This is Encouraging

    I found this post on a movie blog site. It's about how a cadre of regular folks in the Dallas area responded to Michael Moore's new movie, Sicko. It woke them up.
    Sicko started; the stereotypical Texas guy sat down behind me and never stopped talking. He talked through the entire movie… and I listened. The first ten to twenty minutes of the film he spent badmouthing Moore to his wife and snorting in disgust whenever MM went into one of his trademark monologues. But as the movie wore on his protestations became quieter, less enthusiastic. Somewhere along the way, maybe at the half way point, right before my ears, Sicko changed this man’s mind. By the forty-five minute mark, he, along with the rest of the audience were breaking into spontaneous applause. He stopped pooh-poohing the movie and started shouting out “hell yeah!” at the screen. It was as if the whole world had been flipped upside down. This is Texas, where people support the president and voting democratic is something only done by the terrorists. Michael Moore should be public enemy number one.
    I also found a pretty good review on the site.

    Monday, July 02, 2007


    Just posted a desktop image of Blue on my Buddha Fish blog.

    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Cartoon Music (Liszt)

    Not movie music, maybe, but definitely cartoon music.

    Tonight I was driving down a dark country road when Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2 came on the radio. That's a classic that—I have no doubt whatsoever— I was introduced to by way of cartoons. It starts off so somber in tone, but by the end you feel like running around like a nut—like a kid. Every phrase of that piece has appeared in a cartoon in contexts ranging from funeral marches to bullfights to French Can-Can girls raising their skirts.

    The particular recording I heard was conducted by Kurt Masur, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on Phillips. The bass strings were killer!

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    My Thoughts on Paris Hilton

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    I'm Back, Sorta

    Didn't really mean to completely abandon this blog, but last year things got really busy for a while and I got out of the habit of posting. When I did feel like posting it was about stuff that didn't really seem to fit here.

    So recently I created a new blog called Buddha Fish. That one is sort of around more "real" stuff, at least more so than this one.

    I also moved my old Oblique Strategies page to a blog format on Blogger. That thing has had a lot of traffic for 11 years now, and I think I should have moved it a lot sooner. It's not really a blog, since the point is to be able to reach the virtual "deck" of oblique aphorisms, but the format allows for comments and having traffic checked by all these blog directories and stuff.

    Anyhow, this leaves me with two blogs to keep up. Or not.

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    Wednesday, June 20, 2007


    Hey, whatever happened to this blog?

    Hmm. Not sure, really.