The Year Music dies

January 22, 2003 at 10:54 pm | blabbing.

[Link]
Great article in Wired about what could be the demise of the major record
labels. I for one think they have it coming.
Long live rock n roll, long live the artist and the small label.

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at 10:54 pm | blabbing.

Rain, rain. rain…. I’m just a little sick of all the rain. Nothing left to
do but sit around and play music or watch movies.
Still waiting for my POD to arrive from the ebay auction that I bought it.
Stuff is taking forever to get shipped these days.

The web is mixture of good news and bad news.
Good or funny News:
Robbie Williams says piracy is “Great”
Bad News:
RIAA bloodsuckers could get the right to get users names from their ISP

Blah Blah Blah Fish Cakes

Sunday

January 19, 2003 at 9:20 pm | blabbing.

Great weekend around the house and around the bay. Alanna and I went ot malibu grand prix for fun on saturday. Then on sunday we hung around the house and I worked on this song with some help from Alanna. Now it’s time to hang out and watch “Army of Darkness”.

New Guitar

January 15, 2003 at 12:38 am | blabbing.

I cannot even begin to describe how great my new acoustic guitar is. I got a Taylor 414ce over the weekend as I have been coveting it for about a year and I have no words for what a difference it makes.

Odd Todd is still the king

January 13, 2003 at 7:11 pm | blabbing.

Upon hearing of the http://www.savekaryn.com website I wanted to retch. Here is a woman under 30 making 100k a year who suddenly finds that she is out of work after having spent most of what she had on an expensive apartment and $500 purses. So what does she do begs for money the internet way. Surprise surprise people actually gave her money…. For what? She has done nothing to deserve anything. Oh the sheer humanity of seeing a rich young white girl faced with having to declare bankruptcy has turned people away from the needy, the Homeless, the deformed, the sightless into giving money to a twentysomething New Yorker who cannot pay her credit card bill.


Contrast this with http://www.oddtodd.com/ . Here is a laid off person who is being creative while at the same time asking for money. He is not conditioning whether you get to see his creativity on whether you give him money he is distilling the spirit of being laid off after the boom into biting cartoon snippets about money, love, boredom and the magic of doing nothing. He didn’t make alot of money before he was laid off, he will probable not make alot of money after he is working again.


Apparently someone thinks karyn is retarded too. [Link]

Yoga

January 8, 2003 at 11:40 pm | blabbing.

Cool yoga place around the corner from us, that Alanna and I tried out tonight. 105 degree room. My body was like a faucet tap…. I was soaked. Now we’ll just see if I can walk tomorrow…

Portland

January 6, 2003 at 11:10 pm | blabbing.

It seems all the weird little stories that I have been reading have something to do with Portland. Just got back from
a nice trip to see my friend Jon this weekend for his birthday and everytime I turn around now there is something to do
with Portland. The Philips Screwdriver was invented in Portland, Ray Dolby of Dolby labs is from Portland.

Just as I’m about to get on my plane to come back to SF I walk into the Portland airport and some lady almost grabs
me and asks if I live in Portland and then points to Mt Hood which is outside the city and ask what the hell it is. She said
it looked like a travel poster or a mirage from further away. In some ways she is right it looks strangely out of place around that city and I wonder what it would have looked like years back when, it’s twin, Mt. St. Helens still had it’s top half.