Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ghosts In A Burning City

Everybody I’ve asked likes this title better than Architectures + Empires. Including me. So the album will be called Ghosts In A Burning City. If I ever have time to finish it. Sigh. (I don’t mean that. It’s still getting … Continue reading

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This Is How I Feel *All The Time*

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Sad Discovery

I was rather sad to read, in an interview with Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, that Paul Simon didn’t actually write most of the songs on Graceland, took credit for writing them, and then told Los Lobos to sue him and … Continue reading

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links for 2008-04-18

Edward Lorenz, father of chaos theory, dead at 90 | U.S. | Reuters Well, one of the fathers, and certainly the creator of the “butterfly effect” theory. (tags: math obituary chaos-theory) Milliways: Infocom’s Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the … Continue reading

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Nice Name, Jerkoffs

Am I the only one that thinks it might be a bad thing that a company called Cyberdyne is making robotic human exoskeletons? I mean, for God’s sake. What’s next? A potted meat company called Soylent Green? Listen

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In Which I Turn Once More To Sunday's Clown

I got a call from Las Vegas CityLife editor Steve Sebelius today. “I’ve got some not-so-great news,” he said. I started writing a column for the CityLife back in, oh, late 2000 or early 2001. Originally called “Cyber Spyder”, it … Continue reading

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links for 2008-04-16

Litany for Dictatorships, a poem by Stephen Vincent Benet – zig053 via Coilhouse.net; absolutely amazing (tags: poetry politics raging-against-the-dying-of-the-light) Listen

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Yay!

I just got a cool new blogging gig. I’ll tell you about it once I get all the paperwork signed, but I’m really excited about this. Listen

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Another Alternative Album Title

From a poem by Stephen Vincent Benet: Ghosts In A Burning City. I really like that. I think it captures the sound and mood of the album perfectly. Whaddya think? Listen

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Reasons Why The Violent Femmes Are Not As Revered As The Pixies, And Some Reasons Why They Ought To Be; A Life Memoir

Part The First The Femmes were not a coastal band. I’ve always thought of the Violent Femmes as being a Midwestern band, and all of the evidence I’ve seen over the past twenty years suggests this is true. People out … Continue reading

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