See I am not insane because I doodle…
Saturday, 28 March 2009
In response to this article by Wil Wheaton I wrote this
This sounds fantastic I always dreamed of a world where you could make mix CD's in the store - now with aps like iTunes and eMusic you don't need to burn a CD you can download the music you want. Books are the same - why search every 2nd hand book store for that last book in that obscure series (or the US only new release of your favourtie author - Aussie here) when you could get a copy via POD. And I love the fact that movies are coming to the fun park.
My only gripe - both Music and Movies are restricted to zones for example I can't buy anything from Warner's site because I live in Australia. I can't watch movies on demand because I live in Australia. When will these big corps realise that the world in connected - remove these stupid zones and let the market place be THE WORLD...
And I stand by it. With the internet and the breakdown of distance barriers big business should not be looking at small geographic markets but they should be thinking of the world as one giant market with different segments (and smaller ones in those). One system, one world, one fucking huge income stream…
Friday, 27 March 2009
Straight from an unused X-Files episode -
The Egyptian Government has sought to dispel rumours that a mobile phone text message "from unknown foreign quarters" is spreading around the country and killing those who receive it.
Find the full story here – I could think of a few people to send this SMS to if only it were true!
Speaking of SMS I have a new Phone the Sony Ericsson W980 a Walkman style phone (for the music minded person in me). Here is a page from Sony Ericsson all about the phone and it’s features… For me thought it has great sized buttons, you can take OK pictures and hear and talk to people and SMS with ease. Flip style is something I really like as it protects both the phone and any random calls.
The sound quality on music is great through the headphones and not at all bad through the external speakers. And you can use any MP3 for ringtones without having to pay extra… I hate phones that only use ringtones from the companies…
All in all I am very happy with this phone! Having been using it for the last 3 weeks, it has taken me sometime to change my SMS technique (the space button is the # not the 0 as in my other phones). And I am still getting used to some of the functions but I can see this becoming my new best friend – as most of my phones do – and I enjoy using it. Which is something that I cannot say about my last phone an LG… craptasic!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
My good blog-friend Jeff has a post on his new Chinese Grocer - which got me thinking about our Chinese Grocer (Yes even Nowra has a Chinese Grocer) and all the wonderful food stuffs it provides.
Anjel and I often head out for a Saturday morning walk down to the Grocer to see what wonder food stuffs he has on offer... Just checked the cupboard and we seemed to have eaten all the goodies this week bar this...
Not what I would call all that exotic... yum but not something I couldn't have bought in the 'normal' supermarket... well that fucked up this post then...
I will have to post again on this topic if only to prove to you that I do and have bought something more then noodles...
Saturday, 21 March 2009
OK enough with the Tom Jones rip offs...
Via Danny Choo here is the weirdest masturbation add I have ever seen... and might I ask what the hell is wrong with a hand and some lube???
No don't answer that!
The site that sells these has a very good description although for $36USD they would have to really blow your mind.
Monday, 16 March 2009
"the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute."
This is in the US and it seems the threat of potential Lead based products being used in Children's book has caused the Government over there to choose to destroy pre 1985 books - it is also good to note that there is no EVIDENCE that this potential lead has or ever will poison children... Read the full article here.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
My guess is there is no fear that anyone will find out that I used click track through this. Not to say we didn't use click tracks while we recorded... I just tend to ignore them!!! Once we are playing the song it is all about the 'feel' and the mood of the song.
Hell I would love to record a live session in a large studio then over dub the vocals and fancy guitar stuff... that way we could have the raw feel of our music - which we do a great job of (yes big head time - mind you with the amount of time we have had to perfect our original song we should be good at them) - I this this way we can have all the extra stuff you can get from recording on top of that great solid base we have when we play live...
Hmmm I wonder when we are all recording again... so many new songs that NEED to get on to CD... Record deal please?
If you are interested you can buy our CD or listen to the EP here or through iTunes... Cheers
Monday, 2 March 2009
A start or a scene from a larger story I may never tell... enjoy
‘What do you want with me?’ Julie looked my right in the eyes.
‘Want? Why does it have to be a ‘want’? Like, I have to get something from this. Can’t we just be nice and have a conversation?’
‘Sure all you want is conversation’
‘Typical! In your head all men want is sex sex sex! Well not everyone thinks like that you know’ I turned to walk away from her.
‘No wait!’ She said ‘I’m sorry; it’s just… well… Jerry came over last night’
‘(sigh) Not the fuckwit Jerry?’
Julie sat down on the lounge near the potted plants. ‘Is that really what you call him?’
‘Well yeah… isn’t that what he is?’ I went to sit down opposite, not wanting to get in Julie’s personal space. I knew she needed a zone around her especially after a visit from Jerry. ‘Why haven’t you done something about him?’
I could see the tears in her eyes. ‘Get me a coffee, no cream!’ she said fumbling in her handbag for a tissue. I paused in the half sitting position for a second, then giving a grunt of assent I went to the counter and ordered two coffee’s, one no cream the other with caramel flavour.
Being friends with Julie was a constant battle, between love; I adored her beauty, grace and inspiring ways; and loathing; her constant pushing away and her string of bad relationships. Yet I always knew when she needed someone to talk to. I don’t know if was empathy or just that I have known her for such a long time and I pick up on the visual clues, either way I knew she needed to get something off her chest.
By the time I returned with the coffee’s she had found a tissue, wiped her eyes clear and was lighting up a cigarette. ‘You know we have to move outside to smoke that’ I said.
A glare from Julie reminded me that she was quitting, again, grabbing her bag Julie got up and walked through the door to a vacant two seater table. Throwing herself down into an aluminium chair she looked at me. ‘Better?’
‘Much!’ I grinned back at her.
A poked out tongue was all I got as I handed over her coffee. We sat in silence for a few minutes; Julie smoked her cigarette sitting in the chair one leg folded over the other starring out at the street as the world passed us by. She looked like a movie star or a super model - graceful and confident. I do not know if it the cigarette or the image media has always portrayed smoking women as, but Julie had The Look. I feel in love with her again that day. I wanted to be the cigarette as it moved in her fingers, as it slipped in-between her red lips.
Her changes always got me, from a school girl tease, to a helpless lost girl, to this woman of beauty and grace I saw before me. Smiling to myself I lent back in my chair and enjoyed just watching her.
‘You’re a perve’ Julie said.
‘And what are you going to do about it then?’ I smiled back
‘Nothing… Jerry’s an arse!’ Julie stamped out her cigarette ‘Why did I ever take him back? Fuck! You know I should just get you to choose my men for me’
‘Really? You like my men do you? Somehow I can’t see Luke with you… the whole breast thing’ I waved my hand over my chest.
‘I don’t mean your boyfriends, I mean you should screen my boyfriends… hey why don’t we double date with my next man?’
‘Wait a min, what the hell happened with Jerry?’ Where the hell was this going? I thought.
‘Jerry? I’m over him, I kicked him out last night’ she paused ‘I thought he was going to hit me last night…’
‘Oh fuck!’ I leaned forward towards Julie ‘Are you ok hon’?’
‘Yeah… I’m fine, I don’t want to talk about it… you know me, move on!’
‘This is not a “move on” kinda thing. Did he hurt you?’
‘No. I just thought he was going to. Look it is over, I got my keys back and he left. Ok?’
I looked her in the eyes for a second before replying. ‘You ever, and I mean ever, need to talk about this you call me ok?’
‘You know I wouldn’t’
‘Look this is serious…’
I sighed and sat back watching her as she lit another cigarette and stared out at the traffic again. Julie could be such a bitch; I knew she felt vulnerable talking about things to me as if me knowing bad things about her would make me love her any less. Women were such a mystery to me. I have had several relationships with women, some lasting just one or two nights of lust, but still when they were over I seemed to have learnt less and less each time.
Whereas with my boyfriends I always felt that we understood each other, it was almost an empathic knowledge that we either knew it was for a night, or we wanted a relationship. Like with Luke, we met at a bar, exchange numbers and planned a date for the following week. We knew that we wanted our first night together to be special and not just another one nighter, and now we are in our fourth month and loving it.
I let the moment pass and reached for my lukewarm coffee and waited until she came out of herself again. I let my mind drift back to the first time I met Julie, it seemed sometimes that I had known her for ever. I had to remind myself that it had been only a few years since she came into my life.
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