Duncan is back. Interesting things about the new MS-IIS. He also tells that Wilfredo's ".Mac job" was really working on the Apple Music store. Cool.

Berry Diller is opposing FCC deregulating the media industry. Very cool. I know people who (know people who) talk to him. Am I cool too? No? Rats.

[Amused to Death]Chromatic had a journal entry quoting a news producer: "For people who grew up watching war, it's time to live out the fantasy." It's such a cool album. That reminds me of the intro to a song (the second) on Roger Water's Amused to Death album. An innocent childs voice says "I don't mind about the war. That's one of the things I like to watch, if it's a war going on. 'cause then I know if -- when our side's winning, if our side's losing." They have the album in the Apple Music store too, but I don't think I can link to that.

Alternet has a story about an INS raid on an asian restaurant. "You have no right to hold us," Asher insisted. "Yes, we have every right," responded one of the agents. "You are being held under the Patriot Act following suspicion under an internal Homeland Security investigation." . I want to believe the story isn't true.

They also have a story Life on Ashcroft's Enemies List: No wonder the staid New York Times likened these imprisonments to the "disappearances" of government critics in Peron's Argentina [....] a man from Thailand was presented on charges of violating his status. The judge asked how he'd been picked up. His answer: "I work with a guy named Muhammad."

[Smoke Poster]We watched Smoke earlier tonight. I saw it twice when it came out in '95. It was brilliant to see it again. It's such a nice honest character based movie about a summer in the lives of five pleasant people. Great dialog, good acting, interesting stories. As James Berardinelli ends his review: Its warm, pleasant glow may remind you of just how relaxing some summer experiences can be.


This link should be to the Roger Waters album: itms://

It looks like you'll have to copy and paste as the comments aren't allowing HTML (at least in preview mode). Either enter it into the URL field of your browser or do an `open URL` on the command line. If you want to look at the raw XML that flys about, do a http request instead of itms.

Amused to Death is such an amazing album. If you've ever listened to it on a seriously mega hi-fi system you'll just be blown away by the depth, both of the work artistically and by the incredibly high level of production. You can "see" everything that you're listening, exactly pinpoint it.

He's so bitter about losing his dad in WWII, it's amazing how much it's affecting him even after like 50 years.

I like the old Pink Floyd albums very much, but I never heard a solo album (or a song) of Roger Waters. :(
Is his solo music as good as this from Pink Floyd?


Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Ask Bjørn Hansen published on May 3, 2003 2:46 AM.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


OpenID accepted here Learn more about OpenID
Powered by Movable Type 4.33-en
/* bf */