I don't know why...
this song is on my mind.
Warren's going down in style
What would you do if you were told you had three months to live? Diagnosed
with inoperable lung cancer, and given three months to live (a figure he's
exceeded by nearly 9 months already), Warren set about writing and
recording a new album called "The Wind." He let VH1 cameras follow him around
an "intimate diary," and document the making of his album.
On a track called "Disorder in the House," Zevon sings "It's
the home of the brave and the land of the free, where
the less you know the better off you'll be." The personnel on the album
While I've liked his quirky music from afar (especially the seminal
"Werewolves of London") I've never collected his music. The new album comes
out Tuesday, and I'll make it a point to check it out. There's also a VH1 special
on Sunday night.
[story | warrenzevon.com]
Too Funny, Tech-Style
Well-meaning(?) virus creators unleashed the "Nachi" or "Welchia" virus
to combat the "Blaster" virus that was circulating last week. The new virus is
supposed to automatically download and install a patch, fixing a weakness that
"Blaster" exploits. But, oops – "Nachi" managed to bring down Air Canada's ticketing
systems on Tuesday, and it may have something to do with performance problems
in parts of the Internet backbone. I
I always say!
Because of heightened security concerns, mail which is sent from South Dakota
to my office in Washington may take two or three or even four weeks to arrive.
The mail is initially rerouted to a facility in New Jersey, where it might
be x-rayed, irradiated, fumigated, and sniffed by dogs. After running the gamut
of these and other security precautions, the mail is finally sent on to Washington.
Frequently, the mail processed through that system has pages that are sealed
together, making them only partially readable. The best way to contact me is
to use e-mail through my website.
I read this
article about Congressman Janklow, who was involved in a crash
with a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was killed, and now it appears that Janklow
was doing 75 MPH when he blew through a stop sign. The article describes the
accident, how Janklow claims he swerved to avoid another car, blah, blah,
When I finished the article, I noticed that they hadn't mentioned Janklow's
party. I Googled his
site, and he's Republican. It used to be a matter of form that political
figures' parties were always cited the first time their name appears in
I went for a job interview yesterday. Not only did I get a response this time,
it was FAST. 24 hours after I sent in my resume and cover letter,
I was sitting for the interview. I was prepared. It looks like a good place
to work. I think the interview went well. I'll really know how well it went
by the end of the month.
"The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for
the desire of the man"
"In the end, we love our desire and not what it is that we desire."
About a week ago, my landlord went to the trouble to put down new redwood mulch
and plant two fancy hibiscus trees in front of our apartment. This morning, we woke to find that some
asshole had stolen the one closest to the gate. I suspect they'll come
back some other night for the other one. Now I know how folks feel when people
steal their evergreens.
Mars over the next few days. Essentially, look South, use binoculars or a
Brooklynite does refrigeration the old-fashioned way 16+ hours into the blackout.
I had to laugh yesterday, when I saw a pic of folks buying the "Blackout 2003"
t-shirts. "I survived 24 hours of hell," the shirts say. Funny thing is, they
show a skyline in silhouette, but the windows are lit!
I haven't heard so many
horror stories as I expected. Denise heard from one person who was stuck in
a subway car for an hour. When they finally came to get the folks out of
the train, they couldn't decide whether to take them off the front of the train
or the back, so they herded everyone forward, then sent them all to the back.
If you've ever been on a subway train where the AC went out for just 5 minutes,
you know it was really uncomfortable by the time they got off the train.
If this is the alternative to mainstream music television, I think maybe we
need an alternative to the alternative. The other posters in this series are
equally bizarre. Not sure who they're attempting to reach, but I know I'm not
the target audience.
Took a stroll downtown yesterday, starting at Canal, and working my way up
to Houston. Rain was threatening, making the light very interesting.
One possible answer to the rhetorical question above: the God of War.