Monthly Archives: October 2011


At ChicagoBoyz, they’ve theorized that — as their title suggests — “Blogging is for old people.” Their readership poll seems to confirm their suspicions, and I find that interesting. So I’ll put their questions to you guys as well: So, … Continue reading

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Here are a couple of versions of the same song, and since I like both of them, I thought I’d pass them along. The song is “The Smell of Incense”, and first up is the original version from 1967, by … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises…

The Major’s favorite columnist found the following in an ABC News report: At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of … Continue reading

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QotD: There’s a Shock Edition

You know, I started my my percussion career hobby addiction pathetic cry for help with hand drums — specifically, a cheap set of bongo drums that we would tune by heating with my dad’s cigarette lighter or a burner from … Continue reading

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In keeping with the previous post, I’d like to invite you to submit candidates for Best Fumigate Occupy Wall Street Pick-Up Lines. Here’s a starter: “Baby, you’re uplifting the 99%… in my pants!” “Your picnic table or… wait! They’re all … Continue reading

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Scaring the Horses…

Home today with what will be diagnosed as an ear infection in about three hours — at this moment, my left ear is serving an entirely decorative function. Just what I need two days before a gig, right? But on … Continue reading

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Poor Excuses

Over at Pajamas Media, the Bookworm examines what poverty is, and what it isn’t. I particularly liked this section: [The occupants] suffer from a vast intellectual and moral poverty. One of the things that shines through when we interview the … Continue reading

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