Archive for March, 2007

Finnish Progressive Rock

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

My Finnish friend, Kimmo, posted this link in the Record Collectors Guild forum. For those of you who are into progressive rock, here is an opportunity to discover some bands from the early-mid ’70’s that you may never have heard. There is something mystical about listening to music in a language you don’t understand.

I encourage you to explore the site. Even though you may not understand what you are reading, I’m sure you will grasp the concept of clicking on a video to get it to play.

Elävä arkisto (The Living Archive)

Check out groups such as Wigwam, Tabula Rasa, Tasavallan Presidentti, and Haikara. If you like what you hear, post a comment and let me know.

About the site: The archives of YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, have been opened to the public. Elävä arkisto (The Living Archive) is a free internet service through which you can listen to voices from the past and watch the progress of history on the small screen. The website presents the visitor with a library containing hundreds of television programmes and thousands of radio programmes in both Finnish and Swedish.

Shrunken Heads in San Juan Capistrano

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Lightning strikes twice in Southern California!

Here we are, not even a week after Ian Hunter played The Grove of Anaheim, and I find out he has penciled in yet ANOTHER visit to Southern California on June 16 to promote the release of his new CD “Shrunken Heads”. Even more bitchen, he will be playing The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano – 10 minutes down the freeway.

Check out the first single to be released, “Words (Big Mouth)” by clicking the picture. Then, go buy the album!

Too freakin’ cool!

Shrunken Heads in San Juan Capistrano

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Lightning strikes twice in Southern California!

Here we are, not even a week after Ian Hunter played The Grove of Anaheim, and I find out he has penciled in yet ANOTHER visit to Southern California on June 16 to promote the release of his new CD “Shrunken Heads”. Even more bitchen, he will be playing The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano – 10 minutes down the freeway.

Check out the first single to be released, “Words (Big Mouth)” by clicking the picture. Then, go buy the album!

Too freakin’ cool!

My Cup Runneth Over

Monday, March 19th, 2007

My Cup Runneth Over
Originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

Cool is forever!

Ian Hunter Rocks Anaheim

Monday, March 19th, 2007

This is NOT a shot of his performance at The Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, March 17, but it demostrates the energy the man brings to his craft. ROCK ON!

The Wildhearts – Promo

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

If you never heard of the Wildhearts, I suggest you check out the collection of videos posted on youtube. I love their harmonies and sound; a throwback to some of my favorite rock bands from the 70’s.

SilverGinger 5 – Sonic Shake

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

jerkshit

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

n. an individual unable to display any meaningful thought-processes or intentional control of demonstrated actions resulting in the creation of turmoil and havoc in the lives of others.

HOLD ON – ITS ARMAGEDDON!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Asia dives on US subprime woe
Losses on Wall Street sets sell dominos falling in Japan and other Far East markets.
March 13 2007: 10:20 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Asian share markets on Wednesday tracked heavy losses on Wall Street on fears about an intensifying crisis in U.S. mortgage lending, spooking investors nursing losses from a sharp sell-off two weeks ago.

Japanese stocks fell more than 2 percent, mirroring falls on Wall Street that were triggered by growing losses at subprime lending firms — those operating at the riskier end of the mortgage market — and weak U.S. retail sales.

Get ready to head to the bomb shelters, ’cause its the END OF THE WORLD!

New Carnage for New Century

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

“As of March 9, 2007, all of the Company’s lenders under its short-term repurchase agreements and aggregation credit facilities had discontinued their financing with the Company or had notified the Company of their intent to do so.”

Just desserts.

Knock. Knock.

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Knocking on previously-closed doors appears to have resulted in someone approaching and turning the handle. Now, waiting to see what’s inside and what opportunities might be offered.

Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

“Tracking the housing finance breakdown: a saga of corruption, stupidity, and government complicity.”

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.

Just because you’ve heard of the big names in the mortgage business, doesn’t necessarily imply integrity and ethics. Here’s one guy that is helping put together a list of “who’s who in the zoo”.

Funny or Not Funny?

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

This morning, I came across this youtube video of a crank-calling comedian named Tom Mabe, who is jerking the chain of some satellite dish salesman on the phone. Based on the comments posted, apparently everyone finds this hilarious and sides with Tom as he rants while the poor guy on the phone is trying to make sense out of it…

As you may know, I’m working with a mortgage brokerage, and we purchase our leads from what are purported to be reputable lead companies, with the names and phone numbers of people who have requested refinancing information. And depending on the lead source, we might pay $20-$40 for that name and phone number. So, when we call someone, it is in response to their serious request. We are not telemarketers and these are not cold calls.

Anyway, as I began listening to the recording, it sounded strangely familiar. 4 or 5 months ago, I had received a lead for a “Tom Mabe”, and was told I had called the scene of a homicide investigation. The dialog went pretty much as you hear on the recording. However, if you pay attention, 99 percent of the dialog is all coming from Tom’s babbling. A prank-call comedy bit with an unsuspecting audience member. Funny? I don’t think so; but I don’t see the humor in Crank Yankers either. I recall thinking it was probably the weirdest conversation I had, however.

Anyway, give it a listen…

So, it is my suspicion that Tom is not pranking telemarketers. He is filling in forms on the internet ASKING for people to call him. We get screwed out of $30 bucks so this guy can perform his little comedy act? I wouldn’t pay that to see ANY comedian at a comedy club. What gives him the right?

My opinion: “Tom Mabe is a Dick”.

By the way, I still have his phone number so if you are interested in calling his home phone in the middle of the night to see how he is doing, drop me a line. :)

The Tielman Brothers – 1960

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Them Dutch boys can kick some rock’n’roll butt.