Archive for September, 2010

Damage Control!!!!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

      On the opening day of film “The Social Network”, Mark Zuckerberg makes an appearance on Oprah, featuring his donation of $100,000,000 to the New Jersey public school system.   But what is his real motive?   Makes me ask “So is that what is costs to clear your conscience?”  It’s odd though.   At first I was giving him the benefit of the doubt, because the film was based on actual events but that Hollywood took (as Hollywood always does) creative liberties when telling the Zuckerberg story.   And you can’t believe anything coming out of Hollywood.   But this “sudden jump to philanthropy” makes me think that the film is a little more accurate than we know.   I’m not calling him out.   I’ve not seen the film yet and I wasn’t there when this stuff went down.    Only he knows…  But I think his current actions tell a story unto themselves.   Guilty much?

Just a thought

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Totally off my usual topics, I think Pink Floyd doesn’t get enough credit for their roll in modern Industrial music.   Take a listen to the full 7 minute “Welcome to the Machine”.  Now arrange it a little differently (not much), throw a vox box or modulate the voice a tad, and BAM!, Industrial or slightly Trance.   They were way ahead of their time.   More so than early bands like Chrome or Hawkwind, which I’m not really going to count in the same category.   Sure Kraftwerk, and Throbbing Gristle take all the credit for our current evolution in modern industrial, but I really think Floyd needs some consideration here.    I mean, look at the looping, the bites, the oddly used synth work…  I’m gonna have to give them props, they were doing it right when others were just toying with it.

Don’t Ask… for anything to get done!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Once again I sit in amazement as the GOP blocks the debate over the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ban lift.  GOP’s top grumpy old guy, Sen. John McCain, heads up the this last Republican task force, to stall the bill that would finally end the DADT policy.   His main reason was that the military wasn’t done with their study of how that would affect the troops.   They’ve only been doing the study for what… 12 years now?   Clearly not enough time.   Get a clue you good’ol boy homophobes, the majority of America wants to see the end of discrimination in our military and in the courts.    Be the voice of the people, and do the right thing.   Oh, and a big “WTF!?” to the two Dem. Senators from Arkansas, who sided with the Republicans on this one.   Nice job, idiots.    Look, if you want your shiny new $485 million jet engine to become a (huge waste of money) reality, you’re going to have to pass this bill.   Ahhhhhhh    Bite Me!    Friggin’ losers can’t get anything done!   And that goes for both sides!    I swear, I need to run for office.   Problem is, I don’t make enough money.