Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What happened on November 27th?


Heroes update, Episode: Six Months Ago. Arrgh! .. Love it, hate it, you can't leave it alone. Back to the basement last night for me, wife didn't want to watch the show. It was a okay episode, it gave a lot better back history on the characters, how Sylar was created, how the Petrelli family started crumbling, and how the Bennets handled the introduction of powers, but it still left a lot of unanswered questions.

A) Hiro had six extra months to work on his powers (he went back in time to save Charlie) why hasn't his control of the powers improved? When he stopped time on the subway to pass the warning onto Peter, he seemed to have control of his powers, why could he not control his time/location destination after six months, I presume he had a lot of practice. I understand that you can not change the past, what has happened needs to happen or otherwise you change yourself. Its that old sci-fi theory of a person becoming their own parent. (sideline .. this reminds me of a story where a woman who grew up in an orphange becomes pregnant by a casual encounter, has the baby puts it in an orphanage, gets a sex change, the "new" man is recruited by a time traveling organization, has a casual encounter with a woman in the past, making her pregnant, there by becoming his own mother and father. I can't remember who wrote the short story, but it was pretty good.) Anyway back to Hiro, lets just say I was disappointed.

B) Sylar, why did they have to make him such a wimp, that really disappointed me. I had thought he would be a more powerful character, a redneck, someone who looked like a hero or a criminal. He just came across as a weak pathetic person. His power is really cool, the ability to see how something (a clock/human) was damaged and to fix it. I was right that he steals others power, he looked into the the sub character with Telekinesis, killed him with the quartz and then I presume by looking at the dead guys brain Sylar then can alter his own brain to incorporate that flaw/mutation/power into his own brain .. there by gaining the power to move things...very kewl. I understand the he needed to be a flawed character, with visions of grandeur, wanting to be superior to everyone else, I just wish they hadn't taken the easy path of creating his past history.

C) Eden, the Haitian and Mr. Bennet. Very cool power for Eden, that is going to be a really good story line in the future. Why does the Haitian seem to have multiple powers, he can dampen the power of the Hero he is close to (i.e., Eden trying to use her power on Bennet) but he is also able to erase the memory/personality of people (i.e. Matt and the football player that tried to rape Claire.) I need a better past history on him. No more information on Mr. Bennet's organization, though not smart on Chandra Sureshs part to give him and Sylar access to the map of Heroes. Can't wait for more info on Mr. Bennets secret organization, he seems to have a lot of power and money behind him. What's up? We will just have to watch more shows to find out. It looks like next weeks episode is the last one before the Christmas break, you'll have to let me know what happened as I am off to the Who that night.

Louie Louie the Kingsmen recorded in 1963, written by Richard Berry in 1955.

Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.
Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.

A fine girl, who waited for me.
I catch a ship across the sea.
I sailed the ship all alone.
I wondered when Im gonna make it home.

Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.
Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.

Three nights and days I sailed the sea.
I think of the girl constantly.
On the ship, I dream she there.
I smell the rose thats in her hair.

Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.
Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.

I see jamaican moon above.
See the girl Im thinking of.
I take her in my arms and then
Say Ill never leave again.

Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.
Louie louie, oh baby, I gotta go.

Oh, I gotta go now.
Uh-huh I gotta go.

Friday, November 24, 2006

What happened on November 24th?

Wild Rose Crop
wild rose crop

Meme day, I haven't done one in a long time .. enjoy.

I haven't done this one yet, but Joe and Kimberly at Word @ Large Blog created probably the first CBC meme on "My Top Ten Most Influential People Who Never Lived". I will probably try it at some point in time, but right now I'm trying to whittle the list down to ten.

I came across this one completly by accident liked it so I grabbed from The Internet is Garbage

Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following.
Go to your library. Answer the followling questions:

How many songs: 2179

Sort by song title:
First song:: #1 Zero - AudioSlave - Out of Exile
Last song:: Zombie - The Cranberries - Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 [Bonus Disc] Disc 1

Sort by time:
Shortest: Closing: I Can't Turn You Loose - The Blues Brothers - The Definitive Collection - (0:45)
Longest:Somthing in the Way - Nirvana - Nevermind (20:35) (has a 10 min bed of silence)

Sort by album:
First song: Beach Baby - Tony Burrows - 20 Best of 70s Rock 'N' Roll
Last Song: Vagabond - Wolfmother - Wolfmother

Five most played songs:
So Much Trouble in the World - Bob Marley; The Wailers - Gold Disc 2 - 10 plays
I Can't Stand It - Velvet Underground - Gold Disc 2 - 8 plays
Going Down Slow- Howling Wolf - The Hits - 8 plays
Blues On My Mind - Dinah Washington - Shouting the Blues - 7 plays
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz - Big Shiny Tunes 6 - 7 plays

First song that comes up on "shuffle" play:
Spoonman - Soundgarden - Superunknown

Number of items that come up when searching for:
"sex": 5
"death": 3
"love": 88
"you": 245
"me": 2110
"cry": 5

Borrowed from Paul:
You paid attention during 74% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind!

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The sad part is that I could have done a lot better if I had paid attention in school!

Lyrics for "Spill The Wine" by War

I was once out strolling one very hot summer's day
When I thought I'd lay myself down to rest
In a big field of tall grass
I laid there in the sun and felt it carressing my face
As I fell asleep and dreamed
I dreamed I was in a hollywood movie
And that I was the star of the movie
This really blew my mind
The fact that me an overfed long haired leaping gnome
Should be the star of a hollywood movie, hmmm
But there I was
I was taken to a place
The hall of the mountain kings
I stood high by the mountain tops
Naked to the world
In front of
Every kind of girl
There was long one's, tall ones, short ones, brown ones,
Black ones, round ones, big ones, crazy ones
Out of the middle, came a lady
She whispered in my ear
Something crazy
She said,

Chorus x4
Spill the wine dig that girl

I thought to myself, what could that mean
Am I going crazy, or is this just a dream
Now wait a minute
I know I'm lying in a field of grass somewhere
So it's all in my head
And then I heard her say one more time

Chorus x4
Spill the wine dig that girl

I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back
As she disappeared, but soon she returned
In her hand was a bottle of wine
In the other a glass
She poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass
And raised it to her lips
And just before she drank it, she said

take the wine dig that girl
spill the wine, dig that girl
spill the wine, dig that girl
spill the wine, dig that girl
take that girl, yeah!
It's on girl, all you gotta do is spill that wine
spill that wine, let me feel, let me feel hot, yeah! yeah!
spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine,
spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine,
dig that girl!

Cashbox # 1 song for the week ending November 22 1979 "Babe" - Styx

Thursday, November 23, 2006

What happened on November 23rd?

Needles/Droplets macro crop
( origional )

Hey you guys in the UK, thanks hitting my page, wish you would stick around and read a bit but I know you looking for information on Bedouin SoundClash. In the last two weeks I have been hit by numerous UK searches for "When The Night Feels My Song" by Bedouin SoundClash. Now none of you seem to know the name of the song but you're searching for a portion of the lyrics. Well I've posted the lyrics again for you. I've also grabbed copies of a youtube videos for you to take a look at.

Bedouin SoundClash is a great band based out of Kingston Ontario Canada. The first time I heard/saw the video was on Bravo (a cable channel here in Canada), then over the next few months it was in constant rotation on CFNY, and I bought the CD. If you really like their music take a listen to "Murder on the Midnight Wire" off the same CD. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I do.

Artist: Bedouin Soundclash
Album: Sounding A Mosaic
Year: 2004
Title: When The Night Feels My Song

I'm on the rocky road
Heading down off the mountain slope
And as my steps echo echo,
louder than before
Another day is done,
say goodbye to the setting sun
See what i found,
Turn back to the ground
Just like before

And Hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey beautiful day, hey beautiful day
Hey hey hey hey
Hey beautiful day, hey beautiful day
When the night feels my song
I'll be home, I'll be home

Into the undergrowth,
Twist and turn on a lonely road
In the twighlight
the day turns to night
And i'm alone

And when the light has let
I'm not sure of my every step
Follow the wind that pushes me west
Back to my bed

And Hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey beautiful day, hey beautiful day
Hey hey hey hey
Hey beautiful day, hey beautiful day

When the night feels my song
I'll be home, I'll be home
When the night feels my song
I'll be home, I'll be home
When the night feels my song
I'll be home, I'll be home

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What happened on November 21st?

Cropped Hens & Chicks (original found here)
Hens & Chicks Crop

Heroes update: "Homecoming", "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World, Save the Cheerleader, Save the World." Damn I was getting sick of the commercials. Did you find out Why? No!, But was it worth watching, YES! Take a read of the the Wiki Episode review, or read discussions on the show at 9th Wonders, they can write better than I can.

We get to see how Sylar harvests the skull/brain, though he can make mistakes- he killed the other Cheerleader thinking its Claire, so his only power seems to be telekinesis with nothing else. I had thought that he was harvesting the powers of the "heroes" that he killed. Just to let you know Peter and Claire live, how can Peter die when he can access Claires power of regeneration. The last word between them is
Peter - "Did I save the world", Claire - "No I'm just a Cheerleader",
Damn with the all the lead up to they leave us with that! We will have to see in the future what the importance of Peter saving Claire was?
Hiro is still lost in time - Next week we will find out what's happening? Oh shit I forgot we get to go back in time six months. Arg!! What a great show.

I was listening to CIUT last Friday night, they were interviewing a ex US solider who has come to Canada to avoid being sent to Iraq. He had already done two tours of duty in Afghanistan, he was a army ranger, had already been discharged from the army, but was being forced back in because of a clause that the US Army has about recent discharges. It all seemed just wrong. Okay when I was a kid the US media called them deserters, Canadian media back in the 70's called them conscientious objectors. They came to Canada so that they could avoid the draft and being sent to Vietnam. Once again they are coming here to avoid being sent, but this time these are solders who volunteered to serve their country who are coming here, not college students who are trying to avoid the draft. These are men and maybe women who are objecting to being sent to a war that they don't agree with. Is this wrong, I don't have a answer but I don't think they should have to fight for somthing you don't believe in. Should we as Canadians harbour them, yes. But, where are Canadian conscientious objectors running to? I hope some country out there is helping them out.

Dead Kennedys lyrics for "Holiday in Cambodia"
So you been to school for a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car thinkin' you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl
Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz
On your five grand stereo
Braggin that you know how the niggers feel cold
And the slums got so much soul

It's time to taste what you most fear
Right Guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

Your a star-belly sneech you suck like a leech
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you b*tch so you can get rich
But your boss gets richer on you
Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers til you starve
Then your head skewered on a stake
Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need my son:

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot [etc.]

And it's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
A holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul

I Fought the Law (and I Won)
Drinkin' beer in the hot sun
I fought the law and I won

I needed sex and I got mine
I fought the law and I won

The law don't mean sh*t if you've got the right friends
That's how the country's run
Twinkies are the best friend I've ever had
I fought the law
And I won

I blew George & Harvey's brains out with my six-gun
I fought the law and I won

Gonna write my book and make a million
I fought the law and I won

I'm the new folk hero of the Ku Klux Klan
My cop friends think that's fine
You can get away with murder if you've got a badge
I fought the law
And I won
I am the law
So I won

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What happened on November 14th?

Small Flower Bed
Small flower bed

Heroes update: Seven Minutes to Midnight. Wow! What a show. As usually I'm in the basement to watch, Wife can't handle the jumping around between characters.
So anyway, Issac has been kidnapped/fooled/emprisioned/helped by Mr Bennet in a hosptial like setting, all of Issac's paintings have also been brought to the paper plant that Bennet uses as a cover. Even though Bennet has helped him get clean (off smack, which Issac uses to enable his powers to see/paint the future) and has someone (another possible "hero" with a power to coerce people?) trying to teach him to use the power without the aid of herion, Bennet now wants to get him high again so that he can paint the future of Claire, becuase of painting of her being attacked. Bennet gives a insight into the organization that he belongs to, and how he and his wife came into custody of Claire. Bennet seems to have good intentions, or at least that is what it seems like

Another story line was Matt Parkman .. he has been suspended for hitting the cop that has been sleeping with is wife, The FBI uses him to interogate The Radiation Man - Theodore Sprague, Sprague and Matt compare notes on how they came into their powers until Homeland Security comes to take Sprague away. Matt is left desperate to find out what is going on .. oh by the way they both remember "The Haitian" being in the bar when they passed out.

And finally our Hero "Hiro" and his side kick are in a cafe in Texas, they meet a pretty waitress who seems to have gained the power of complete recall. The camera keeps on sweeping on a character in the shadows .. you know is Sylar .. the girl is killed, head cut open and brain scooped out .. police investigate .. we see a photo of her celebrating her birthday .. Hiro decides to go back in time to prevent her being killed .. finally shot of the night, her birthday photo agian, this time Hiro is in it!

So once again we are left with a cliff hanger, and have to wait till next monday. I'm going nuts, get your Heroes kick here at 9th Wonders board.

CFNY plays the best of the "On Going History of New Music" on Sunday mornings, this weekend the did two hours on Alan Cross's presentation of "30 years of Punk". Now I didn't get to listen to all the show because we had Middles hockey practice, and it's kind of hard to bring the Van's radio into the rink. So I spent most of the day today listening (while working) to the six part series that they have posted online. Now I not good enough of a hack to give you direct links to ths shows, only the pages that they are posted to. So if you want to hear the show yourself, follow the links below and click on "30 years of Punk Shows 1-6". If your interested in the history of puck music for 1974 on, it is a show well worth listening to. He has clips from old school punk bands like the Diodes, Sex Pistols, Television, and newwer bands like Bad Religion, Pennywise and Bad Brians. The show grows into a discussion on what punk is and was. Take a couple of hours out of your life.

30 years of Puck #1 Original Broadcast Date: 23.04.06
30 years of Puck #2 Original Broadcast Date: 30.04.06
30 years of Puck #3 Original Broadcast Date: 07.05.06
30 years of Puck #4 Original Broadcast Date: 14.05.06
30 years of Puck #5 Original Broadcast Date: 21.05.06
30 years of Puck #6 Original Broadcast Date: 28.05.06

Presently listening to Holiday in Cambodia by the Dead Kennedy's

Lyrics for: Red Rubber Ball, the Diodes (origionally by The Cyrkle 1966, co-written by Paul Simon)

I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now, I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

You never cared for secrets I'd confide
For you, I'm just an ornament, somethin' for your pride
Always runnin', never carin', that's the life you live
Stolen minutes of your time were all ya had to give


The story's in the past with nothin' to recall
I've got my life to live and I don't need you at all
The roller-coaster ride we took is nearly at an end
I bought my ticket with my tears, that's all I'm gonna spend


Oh, I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

dj_technique left a comment on Nov. 8, he said...
yo i know this isnt what the topic is about but do u do taekwondo? Well yes I do, I now have my green belt .. want to get my Blue, but I have to learn Sifa(sp?) first (this is a pattern if you need to know) but at the present time "the master" is making us drill on kicks. Why do you ask? ( I went to his site and he mentions a TaiKwonDo game to be released in the new year)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What happened on November 9th?

Red Lillies in a Bunch
Red Lillies in a bunch

Wife and I had a discussion last night about Science and Creation vs.. Chaos and Creation (not in the Adam and Eve sense of creation but more in the sense of creating art, thought or developing things).
Now as I understand her statements, everything is based on science and can be explained by the rules of science. Whether it is art, math, or even procreation. Everything follows rules and cannot exist outside of those rules. Now me , I believe in pure Chaos, everything comes from Chaos and with a explosion, roll of a dice, whatever you want to call it creation is formed from that Chaos. Take art, music or even babies, Wife says they follow mathematical rules... Yellow with Blue makes green, this note combined with this not makes this tone, a single sperm with singular DNA impregnating a egg. For me each of these events represents Chaos being brought together by chance to create a singular thing. Colours splashing on a canvas, single notes being brought together by chance, millions of sperm being shot into a dark cannel and by a roll of the dice a single (in most cases) sperm breaking through a wall to impregnate a egg. This is cool stuff, Chaos is the base of everything with science attempting to set rules so that everything in existence could be explained so that we as little humans won't be overwhelmed by Chaos itself. Hey I agree with her when it comes to math .. I just can't understand math, I just don't get it. Now math I can't explain with Chaos and that is where my argument falls apart. Any help here?
Heady stuff for the ride home from parent teacher interviews eh? For a strong Catholic she has very strong views on the rules of science.

As to the Toronto Mayor race, nothing to say, everyone who is running is not worth my vote. The only thing it looks like I can do is vote against the front runner (Miller) in hopes that not enough people do this so that Pittfield doesn't get elected. As to the councillor in my riding, she has to go, but once again there is no one to vote for. The next four years for this city is going to suck.

By the way I started to see a psychologist a few weeks ago. Wife says I forget things moment after I say something (kids agree with her), I'm having problems with my temper (the smallest thing sets me off), I'm having problems with personal contact with people (I hate being touched) and I'm just wound up tight as a top. Our family doctor says its stress and that I need to talk. So we will see how talking to him goes. The first night was so bad, I was half an hour late because of traffic, and just tense as anything. If someone had said the wrong thing to me I would have hoped out of the car and just lit into them. He got to see me at my best/worst.

Lyrics for Helpless from CSNY from the album Deju Vu

There is a town in north ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked and tied across the door,
Baby, sing with me somehow.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What happened on November 8th?

I don't know about you, but when I first started listening to music back in the 1970's I fell in love with the sound that The Doors created, ten years after it was originally released. It was a combination of blues, rock jazz improve and the circus. Jim Morrison's poetry and vocals made you want to listen - you became captured in his use of words, the lilting hypnotic keyboard of Ray Manzarek, the thrumming guitar of Robby Kreiger and the pounding of John Densmore's drums all went together to make music that crossed all areas of modern music.

Do you realize that the song "Light My Fire" (written by Robby Kreiger) was edited for AM radio. This was a seven minute song that got really strong air play on the new FM Album Oriented rock format that was developing in North America at this time. "Light My Fire" crossed over to AM Top 40 format with the help of climbing to #1 on the Billboard and Cashbox music charts in the summer of 1967. This brought the Doors to a whole new audience that weren't listening to big city FM radio. This was one of the first times that late sixties rock reached past the big city and reached out to America and Canada. I know, "Light My Fire" pales in comparison to "The End" or "When the Music's Over", but this put the band in front of the buying audience. Kids bought the 45, then teenagers and adults bought the album, and then everyone got to hear the music.

Well what this post is about is the surviving Doors are having a party tonight to celebrate the 40th year of the Doors. They are releasing a CD/DVD package and a what looks to be a good book, they will also be introducing "Break On Through - The Lasting Legacy Of The Doors" an exhibit set to open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in May of '07. All this is taking place in a number of locations in West LA, like the Whisky a Go Go. If you going have fun.

Lyrics for: Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) The Doors

Well, show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
Show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find
The next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you
I tell you we must die
Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you know why
Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you know why
Well, show me the way
To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
Show me the way
To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find
The next little girl
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you
I tell you we must die
Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you know why

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What happened on November 7th?

Red Dahlia on Green
Red Dahlia

Heroes update: The kid has powers, he can effect electronic's? (ala Forge)
What's with the Tatoo on Matt's back, it's the same one that radioactive man has on his back.
Issac has disappeard, he is nolonger in his loft, the only problem is that in the first episodes Hiro (in the future) visits him, where he is dead on the floor. Has Issac tried to change the future?
The Petrelli story line bugs me, I just can't bring myself to like the either of the two characters, ones a slime ball and the other is a whinner.

Pretty cool blog by Greg Beeman producer of Heroes, also I've have found 9th Wonders the official/unofficial website of the show. Also if you have the time, NBC is doing a Online Graphic Novel of the show, give it a read.
We will see what happens over the next few weeks, hopefully the writers can keep up the quality.

Kids are doing well, Eldest got his mid term marks, almost all A's and B's, but a D in French and a C in Science ... not studing for tests is the problem, hopefully he has learned his lesson.
Middle is okay .. Has become very complacent about homework and hockey, not trying as hard as she can and just geting by. After a talk on the weekend with Mom and Dad (me) she won a very important game and has tried a bit harder with the homework.
Youngest is just a ball of energy and I can't keep up. I have never seen her tired.

Wife is great, she hasn't had to travel to much lately.
Nothing else really to say, I'm just boring.

Lyrics for "Here Comes Your Man", 1989 The Pixies

Outside theres a box car waiting
Outside the family stew
Out by the fire breathing
Outside we wait til face turns blue
I know the nervous walking
I know the dirty beard hangs
Out by the box car waiting
Take me away to nowhere plains
There is a wait so long
Here comes your man

Big shake on the box car moving
Big shake to the land thats falling down
Is a wind makes a palm stop blowing
A big, big stone fall and break my crown
There is a wait so long
Youll never wait so long
Here comes your man
There is a wait so long
Youll never wait so long
Here comes your man

Cashbox # 1 song for the week ending Nov 11/90 "Listen To Your Heart" - Roxette