Electric shades of blue

OReilly, 2006/08/31 

If any of you like blues, you might want to check out this band electric shades of blue.  They are from the pacific northwest and I think that they are starting to play out of state.  They are very young and full of energy.  "“Blues and Rock had a baby and that’s what we play” says the band’s frontman Kurtis D.".  I think they do a great job with my favorite little black man's "crawling king snake" and howlin' 's sugar mama.

btw – I think Jazz (good jazz) is for grown ups or   very precocious teens.  I think jazz like blues has too much emotion in it for young kids. I always wanted to keep my kids (step kids) away from that – course I am a control freak as they tell me.  The closest I came to jazz and blues when my kids were young was the old motown songs and artists like aretha. 

Old Shit/New Shit. Byronius Track of the Year.


This was the first song they played at the Eels concert I went to at Harlowe's in Sacramento.  I started jumping up and down like a Japanese Schoolgirl at the Spinal Tap Reunion;  I consider the Eels and E in particular to be the All-Time Kings of Pop Music.  This song means the world to me — how I feel about these days on Earth.  I'm tired of the Old Shit.  Let the New Shit begin.

E (Mark Chad Everett) is a loner, and an unpleasant man at times, I suspect.  I think he's The Songwriter.  Him.  Fall down.  I am not worthy. 


Now THATS Culture…

Senrab, 2006/08/30 

Now for something completely different…

Here is a rich non-western cultural tradition rooted in deep spiritual beliefs that deserves consideration:

BEIJING (AFP) – China may be giving striptease funerals the last rites after officials arrested five people and ordered an end to the practise, state media said. Strip shows have been commonly used to attract more mourners to funerals, as villagers believe a crowded send-off brings more honor to the deceased, Xinhua news agency said. But police took action after state television exposed the "obscene performances" at a funeral in Donghai county, Jiangsu province, with 200 people including children in attendance, it said. "When the performance reached a climax, two performers started stripping and to show their charm. They even dragged audiences onto the stage to join them," Beijing News said, citing the television report. Wealthier families in villages often employ two troupes of performers to try to draw a crowd at the funerals of their loved ones. After the television report, the local government quickly issued an order to stop the practice and demanded that village committees have to report details of each funeral plan within 12 hours after a villager dies. A hotline was also set up for residents to report on "funeral misdeeds," it said. The funeral striptease is also a popular custom in parts of Taiwan. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060824/wl_asia_afp/afplifestylechina

Hope that lightens the mood a bit (can't imagine what possible reaming might be coming my way for this piece of exceedingly non-serious trash)

Blogstorm. Stardate 20:53:02. Spock’s Gone Crazy.


 This is what happened:  I found out I could edit someone else's post.  I messed around with 'Zoso.  He fought back.  We were having such GREAT FUN that I decided to post a FAKE BLOGSTORM in which Senrab was editing my posts, and I was becoming enraged — it was FAKE!  All of it was FAKE.  Zoso got it, I thought, but read comment #9. which says:

"You know I’m making all this up. That’s really not Senrab. And sorry for editing your post. It was just — so — deliciously POWERFUL! HAHAHAHAHAHA! POWERFUL!! HAHAHHAHAHAHA!  Thorazine to the byronius room, please."

So. Gosh, I'm sorry.  I didn't really mean any harm, I was just being funny.  I thought it was funny.  It's been a blast the last few days, tussling with Senrab.  I'm almost sure he doesn't mind.  It's fascinating.  Anybody else troubled by any of this?  C'mon!!  Let's just spew!!

One quick note


The awesome power to edit one another's posts has been removed from the colonists' repertoir (that's you folks). It was just an experiment with rather interesting results I must say. Maybe I should rename this blog Lord of the Flies or something. Feedback is welcome of course.

PS: Anybody here who decides to quit posting because of a silly little blogstorm is a big ninny. So there! Laughing

One more thing: you'll still have the Edit This link for other's posts and comments but it won't really work. It will still be there to remind you all of your fall from grace- like Adam's ah… apple or something like that. I'll remove the hack that allowed the link to appear when I get a chance to get into the code later. 

Everybody just GROW UP.


The recent spate of cross-identity editing has gotten out of hand.  I insist we all act like adults. 

I am a stupid liberal. 


I'm full of piss today, lemme tell ya!  2 Liters of Mountain Dew, and I'M COMING FOR YA, BYRONIUS!

Max, this is getting totally out of control.


Max, 2006/08/29 

Tom Toles nails it

“Run Lola Run”

OReilly, 2006/08/28 

"Man …

probably the most mysterious species on our planet.

A mystery of unanswered questions.

Who are we?  Where do we come from?  Where are we going?  How do we know what we think we know?

Why do we believe anything at all? 

Countless questions in search of an answer….

An answer that will give rise to a new question….

and the next answer will give rise to the next question and so on.

But in the end, isn't it always the same question?

And always the same answer?

The ball is round.

The game last 90 minutes.  That is a fact.

Everything else is pure theory." (from the movie, RUN LOLA RUN)

Destination: Moon.


I bought a copy of 'Destination: Moon', Heinlein's book made into a movie, with Bob Himself writing the script.  I found it to be a thrill, very edge-of-the-seat drama, and my favorite scene, which relates to Zoso's Cali-Weird post, is this:

Industry leaders have been brought together by the government to stage a flight to the moon.  At the meeting, the industry leaders all express skepticism and doubt — 'Why should we bear the cost?  Why doesn't the government do this?'   Then the main guy, an aircraft manufacturer, introduces a retired general to explain things.  He warns them, with a stern face, that if they don't make it to the moon first, then another world power will — and then will proceed to rain atomic bombs down on all the free nations of the earth, for as everyone knows, the general says, 'he who controls space controls the earth'.  'There is no defense against an attack from space!'

read more…

Admin stole my post.


I don't know this 'admin' fella, but everybody watch out for him.  He's a no-goodnick, thievin' scoundrel of a poster.  I'm callin' the cops.  Bright-side:  Senrab thinks Max is all over him for pickin' on the Byronious.  In a confused, sort of multiple-personalities-and-one-of-them-is-byronious way.  My favorite.  Especially coming from the Max.  Everybody suspects him from the beginning anyway, though he's completely innocent.

Next Page »

Powered by WordPress