Archive for March, 2004

Dodging Bullets

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

HARD ROCK’S BIG 50 – The Top 50 Classic Hard Rock LPs

The readers of this magazine are very lucky. For our own Andrew Kereakos is the world’s most renown expert in all matters of hard rock. His own band, The Blood Shot, carry the torch of the golden era more so than any other rock band going today. We are fortunate that he took the time to compile this list for you. Below are his personal choices for the 50 most crackin’ hard rock classics of all time. We won’t argue with the dude. He has spent far too much time researching the 50 cent record wall at Treehouse to be wrong about these things. Enjoy. (forward by Sir Issac Newbile)

DPRP – Dutch Progressive Rock Page

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

DPRP – Dutch Progressive Rock Page

Monday, March 29th, 2004

UncommonGoods: Creatively Designed Gifts and Home Accessories

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

What is your Glam Rock Name?

Freak Emporium – Music mail order

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

Freak Emporium – Music mail order

Amateur Garage Bands From The 60’s

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

Amateur Garage Bands From The 60’s

Uncut: Homepage::

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

Uncut: Homepage:: If you are tired of the same old crap music rags, check out Uncut from the UK. After 20+ years of watching Rolling Stone go to hell, its nice to have a new outlook on life. Highly recommended.

Sound and Vision Playground

Friday, March 19th, 2004

SURFACE.YUGOP.COM – Check this out when you want to NOT read anything, and explore.

SONG LYRICS

Friday, March 19th, 2004

SONG LYRICS Search Engine + A-Z Archive )

Translucent Concrete

Friday, March 19th, 2004

LiTraCon homepage – Light transmitting concrete block. You heard it here first, right? Pretty cool stuff.

Blame India Watch

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Blame India Watch

Lost your IT job? Blame HR and your management.

“Blame India Watch is concerned with the increasing anti-Indian/anti-India sentiment among tech workers, as well as media coverage that focuses disproportionately on Indian workers or propagates anti-India(n) sentiment. What began a few years ago as IT grumbling about Indian-specific H-1B ‘Temporary Guest worker’ and L-1 ‘Intracompany Transfer’ workers and immigrants has now morphed into the outsourcing issue, and is now gaining international attention. We aim to highlight this scapegoating, encourage IT workers to put a stop it, and redirect the anger to where it belongs. FAQ is being updated.”

The Strangest Secret

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Quote Unquote

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Rewards and Recognition in Knowledge Management – BetterManagement.com – Because its important to be quoted!

Lemon Preparedness

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Sometimes when life gives you lemons, unforseen situations arise that turn your lemons into lemonade. One must always be ready for the unexpected lemonade machine. Fill your glasses with ice and have them ready the next time the machine kicks into gear.

Stay of Execution

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

Notified that execution has been stayed, and obligation has been met. A new chapter begins. Lets see how this one ends. Fingers are crossed.

Sooth

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

A wise and famous soothsayer once counseled, “You can’t let the bad guys get you to do something you don’t really and truly want to do just to show them what’s up. There are other ways.” Good advice.

Your Choice?

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

Suppose you are sitting in a crowded theater waiting for the movie to start. Tonight, you’ve selected a brainless comedy for your entertainment.

Suddenly, from out of nowhere, a disheveled guy in camo jumps onstage brandishing an AK-47, and yelling for everyone to shut up. Instead of panicing, the shocked audience stops their conversations in mid sentence and stares at this lunatic awaiting his next action. He then makes a simple, sincere request of the terrified audience, “If you think I am out of my freaking mind for bringing a loaded weapon into the theater, and on the verge of losing control and randomly killing people with no justification, PLEASE STAND UP.”

My question to you.

Is it morally acceptable behavior for you to remain seated and avoid responding to his request? If you don’t stand, aren’t you then really showing your true colors and selling out your personal commitment to always be honest and tell the truth?

Perhaps its OK to keep the truth to oneself when your life is being threatened.

Questions

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

– If you are not in a court of law, are you considered guilty until proven innocent?

– When is the precise moment that you unbecome what you believe you are?

– To what extent should you make an effort to investigate allegations that appear to be biased and unfounded.

– Should it matter from whom the allegations come if they are untrue?

– Should it matter from whom the allegations come if they are true?

– Does the act of investigating allegations send a message to others that they are true?

– How does one return a bullet to the chamber once the trigger has been pulled?

I’m afraid I’m going to have to think about this one for a bit…

weidemannia emporium is now open

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

weidemannia design | CafePress – Browse all the crap in the emporium!

culturural shock

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

the sense of disorientation caused by one of a certain cultural level unexpectedly encountering a society of a level markedly higher; the state achieved when one chooses balance in life after years of being embedded into an “its all about the job” work ethic.

The Great Hollywood Hangover

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Hollywood Sixties – The Great Hollywood Hangover. From someone who was there.

Ponder this…

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Sherman, Set The Wayback Machine

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine – Where all things go to die and be reborn again. Check out your faves!

Changing Channels

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

Remember when LA’s KMET 94.7 changed from adult rock to “the wave” in early 1988? Quite disconcerting, seeing how much I identified with the air personalities, music and attitude.

Perhaps this process by which radio stations change their format overnight has nothing to do with the strength or popularity of the current station’s disk jockey, shock jock, or listener base. Rather, the station’s owners have some mission to change things around “for the better”. But since “better” is subjective, there are no arguments that can be used to stop what is destined to happen anyway.

Well, at a local restaurant I frequent, it appears that suddently there are many new “cooks” that have become quite interested in barging their way into the kitchen in an attempt to make sure that the food is being properly prepared. While the current chef and staff seemed to have everything under control, and the restaurant’s customers are quite pleased with the meals, these chosen few seem to be following special instructions from high places with secret agendas. Might be foreshadowing the apperance of an “Under New Management” sign in the near future.

It will be unfortunate if the restaurant changes hands.

What is it that I used to hear Joni Mitchell sing those many years ago on KMET – “You don’t know what you’ve got til its gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

Barking

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Did you ever go to the mall and walk by one of those pet stores with a pen full of playful puppy dogs rolling around in the shredded newspaper? Remember how you smiled when you saw them rolling around and mauling each other in the spirit of play? What a great feeling! It takes you back to those times when you were a kid, and rolled around in the grass with your buddies.

Now, on some occasions, there would be one puppy over in the corner- all by himself – barking incessantly at some small kid with his nose pressed against the glass. For some reason, this freaks the dog, and he gets fixated on demonstrating his “I’m the big dog” take-charge spirit. Eventually, the bystanders think there may be something that the kid is doing to aggravate the dog. The crowd takes a step back and begins to examine the little boy watching the excitement unfold. There is no apparent reason that they can see that would command so much attention from the little barker. So they go back to watching the other puppies in the free-for-all and ignore the noisemaker.

If you wanted to go into the store and purchase a dog to take home to your kids, you would probably pick up one of the playful bunch. But on the way home, it will cross your mind how sad it is that no one will ever end up choosing “the big dog”.

The irony is that all he wants is attention, but gets none.

That’s really sad.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Friday, March 5th, 2004

REVIEW – Visionbox Pictures: Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Well, not every cake made with all of the world’s best ingredients comes out tasting right. Sometimes its the amount of each component added to the mix; in other instances, its the amount of time you spend stirring and mixing before you bake; othertimes, its getting some funky flavor that is “off putting”.

Unfortunately, while I had all the best hopes for Harry Shearer’s new DVD, it is one that I have now watched once, and will probably not pop in the player until a few years go by, and my failing memory seems to recall this really funny movie from the past. Sorry, Harry.

Remember that outrageous classic comedy “TunnelVision”?

Big E

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

A critical deadline was missed and the bottom line has been drawn. Foundations are shaking and depending on successful completion of the contract, the world – as we know it – may cease to exist.

Its big E time! From hero to zero.

Cognitive Autostimulation

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Cognitive Autostimulation: A Blog by Brian M. Weidemann (The World Bri’ed Web)

Revelation!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

I was informed today that men are incapable of multi-tasking.

It is the woman that is naturally destined to a life of successful multi-tasking, and that is why they are commonly relegated tasks that help them demonstrate this valued skill whenever possible. For example, when a man is moderating a meeting, he is incapable of capturing meaningful action items during the session. On the other hand, should a woman be moderator, while she is keeping the dialog on track, she can also generate a detailed and meaningful record of agreements.

This was news to me.

I’m sure there are many women out there who are pleasantly surprised that their true talents are being recognized by men – after all this time.

Ladies! Pick up thy pen and steno pad and record away!

Morphases

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Morphases – Morphases is an online next generation software in face manipulation. It allows user to modify and create human faces from different elements in real time with almost an unlimited power. All elements are divided individually and stored into genebank.