Good morning!

The neighbor is playing Tom Waits really loud. Normally, I like Tom Waits, but this started at 8am AND she’s screaming along like a banshee in an attempt to sing. If and when she switches to Bob Dylan, I’m going to spring out the industrial music or maybe a bit of drum & base. -Brian … Continue reading Good morning!

New Stuff

The new iPhone just cannot get here fast enough. My current phone, a Treo 650, is three years old and it is really starting to show. The shift and alt buttons only work about half the time. There is no paint/coloration/coating left on the bezels. The SD card slot is a bit worn and sometimes … Continue reading New Stuff

Convergence 13

Three years ago… One year ago… Last night (and, technically, this whole weekend)… The goths of the world have descended upon Portland this weekend, and all is good. Well, more-or-less, all is good, but more on that later. It’s great to wander around downtown and see folks on every street corner in things like leather, … Continue reading Convergence 13

HAPPY LOYALTY DAY!

Happy Loyalty Day, everybody! http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/04/20070430-3.html (via Phaedra, via Cortana) In related grim-meathook-future news, the following has been the soundtrack of my life for the past couple of weeks: Year Zero, Nine Inch Nails, with the following songs on repeat a lot more frequently than others: Survivalism Another Version of the Truth In This Twilight War … Continue reading HAPPY LOYALTY DAY!

“If a great musician plays great music but no one hears… was he really any good?”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html One of the world’s best violinists playing some beautiful and technically challenging pieces on a violin made in 1713, worth about $3.5M, playing… …in a Washing DC metro station. This man has played in front of royalty. He makes $1000 a minute during performances. One person recognized him, another recognized his talents, but overall … Continue reading “If a great musician plays great music but no one hears… was he really any good?”

Year Zero

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/03/People on my friend-list who are following the Year Zero thing know this already, but Trent has released four songs (one … Continue reading Year Zero

NIN and NIN

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/03/First: I retired an old NIN shirt yesterday. It was a black military-style shirt I got at an old concert (maybe … Continue reading NIN and NIN

Seattle Hotel

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/01/The hotel we are staying at in Seattle has techno playing in the lobby and They Might Be Giants in the … Continue reading Seattle Hotel

Ding! Fries are done!

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/12/An oldie but goodie… (Edit: switched to the original version, which coffeejedi was able to find. Previously, I linked this version) … Continue reading Ding! Fries are done!