Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Four Sheets to the Wind in ...Jacksonville?

YES!!! Finally, procrastinating pays off...well, not really, but things did work out in the end. I'm heading out of town in a couple hours, with a few V-89 DJs, to see Tom Waits in Jacksonville. Though i've known about the tour and the Jax date for a while, the plans didn't really start happening, or even come together, till yesterday, right after I got off work...when I finally found someone leaving later than noon (I had to work today). Of course once i got home the damn ticketbastard site had shut down sales. The operator said it did not necessarily mean they were sold out. So, when the venues offices opened I called to see if they still had some, and they did. So I called TM back and well...they said the promoter had pulled the remaining tickets. Well...this sucked and I was ready to throw-up...my hands in frustration, when I decided to try the site one last time. Not only were they now selling tickets but i'm in a very, very good seat near the front. Rawk! Tom Waits, i'm on my way man! See ya soon. (I added a photo I took with my phone...pretty close eh?)

Not a huge fan of Jax, but I'm ready for a little escape, and I (knock on wood) will finally get to see Tom Waits. Over the past ten or twelve years, every time he's toured anywhere near Floriduh, i've missed out for one reason or another. Now, I have my "virtual ticket" (this is a "paperless ticket show") in my "virtual wallet," i've got a backpack ready to go and just grabbed a shirt from home. I'm ready to head out. AND, since i'm not driving I brought a book and my cd player (yeah, my 6 year old MP3 player died) and some good tunes, in case the DJs have ideas of playing stuff I don't like. ANyway, wish me luck, there's still chances something could happen that would keep me from seeing the show...for instance, I think the djs are looking to leave after 5 (they said 4 originally) and the show starts at 8...so yeah, it'll be close.

Complete review probably this weekend...after I have recovered. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DJs and Dancers, beware...

Dancing is, evidently, illegal.

Just gotta love, D.C. It seems everyday something new comes up that makes me love it more and more. , < /sarcasm >

Here's the lastest from another blogger.

"The background: twenty people were at the Jefferson Memorial, dancing to the private groove of their own iPods so as not to disturb anyone. Apparently cops showed up and ordered them to disperse anyway, despite the fact that they were not doing anything obviously illegal. One of the libertarians joyfully (yet tastefully and quietly) celebrating the birthday of a favorite founding father questioned why they should have to move along--at which point one of DC's finest shoved them up against a pillar, cuffed their hands behind their back, and hauled them away." Read on...

Just love that it all happened on Jefferson's Birthday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

For all Electronic Music Fans...

I'll be hosting the Artists Feature this week on WVFS, Tallahassee.

In celebration of 20 years of 808 State there will be produced, recorded and remixed music spanning the full 20 years by the 808 crew. Released and unreleased material will be heard (including a song or two from their new album, "Quadrastate") and some interview bits will be aired as well. Please tune in and if you have any ideas for requests please get them in early (reply here or email me), I like to try and have as much as possible pre-planned for this type of show.

Click for a larger version if you care to print one out or share on other sites...

By all means, please spread the word about this.

Thanks for tuning in.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Exactly what I expected...

This was to be expected... In the states (or primaries) that allow this "cross voting" I knew that the Republicans would be out voting for Hillary. This is not because they like her, just the opposite. This is because they hate her so much they know it will bring out the "republican hate vote" in November, thus giving a boost to whoever gets the nomination for the republicans (McCain). They know Obama is probably the tougher candidate for them to battle, so they are helping their cause by any means necessary, even voting for someone they hate.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Something to think about...

For many it's too late to worry about this kinda thing, but my cousin just sent me a very interesting article from Salon. It's all about candidate branding and the world view of the U.S. With Rush saying he's voting for Clinton (truly can't trust him) along with a few other neo-cons, I can't help but think they believe she is there best chance at keeping a republican in the White House. By this I mean they know they can rally there core AGAINST her as most republicans seem to actually "HATE" her. While my personal "core" choice has been out of it for a while, i'm still thinking about Obama for this very reason.
But, as my cousin said, it's nice to think of the possibilities.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Time for some tunes...

Finishing up two different written pieces on Killing Joke and the latest Tonikom album out on Hymen (I think, I always mix-up Hymen and Ant Zen for some reason). Anyway, those will be posted soon with a few other short reviews of things like the new Boole release, DEATHKEY (as if there isn't enough out there about the DEATHKEY album) and maybe even the new Bauhaus.

But today I bring you new...FREE...music. Trent Reznor has ventured out on his own since leaving finishing his previous label contract. And Nine Inch Nails releases something "completely different." Titled Ghosts I-IV go to the nin.com site and you can download the first 9 tracks of the 36 track recording for free. OR you can pay $5 for the full 36 tracks download and a 40 page PDF about the recording. OR you can pay $10 and get the downloads and a 2CD recording send to your home with a 16-page booklet. OR you can go for the $75 version in a hardcover fabric slipcase which contains "2 audio CDs, 1 data DVD with all 36 tracks in multi-track format, and a Blu-ray disc with Ghosts I-IV in high-definition 96/24 stereo and accompanying slideshow." OR, get this, you can order the $300 version which includes everything in the $75 version plus "an exclusive four-LP 180 gram vinyl set in a fabric slipcase, and two exclusive limited edition Giclee prints in a luxurious package. Limited to 2500 pieces, numbered and signed by Trent Reznor." I kid you not.

I'll be downloading a copy momentarily, of course.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

10 Years in the Future

Amsterdam is waiting.If we should all make it past 2012 AND survive the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, today the politicing passed a mile mark with the first country, actually a tag team of countries, petitioning to host the 2018 World Cup. Who!? you ask... well, Belgium & the Netherlands are the first bid to be accepted by FIFA. Of course others are interested, including the US, Mexico, Japan, China, Russia, Spain-Portugal, England and Australia (personally, I've always wanted to go to Australia), so this is only the beginning of the process. We shall see how this pans out.
Still haven't figured out why to stopped the "rotation system." It seemed like a fair way to make sure the World Cup didn't end up stuck in Europe or North America every other year. Evidently the new system is only the previous two hosts are ineligible. So for 2018 only S. Africa and S. America will be unable to put in a bid. Interesting.