Be My Wife - David Bowie
From 1977's Low album
Various bits of flotsam that washed up on our computers, before we moved to a better blog system in November 2004. Now a repository for YouTube videos and testing new tools. Go to http://www.b12partners.net/wp/ for more recent content.
Leo Kottke performing Jack Fig - 1988
The Clash - White Man In Hammersmith Palais
Doomed Palais dances into rock history | News | Guardian Unlimited Music
Hammersmith, a bustling metropolis of roundabouts, coffee shops and Primark, has for several decades been able to boast not one but two major music venues. But after nearly 100 years at the forefront of entertainment history, the "world famous" Hammersmith Palais will soon be no more.
Often described as iconic, mainly due to The Clash song (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais - not to mention School Disco every Friday night - the Palais will be torn down to make way for office blocks and restaurant facilities (read characterless high rises and "authentic" Italian coffee chains).
Boondocks - Martin Luther King Jr Speech
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. I was only in there for about 5 minutes, when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
I went up to him and said, “Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.
I called him a turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket on having worn tires. So I called him a Republican shithead. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.
Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown by bus. I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important at my age.
More tests of my new camera and Photoshop CS3.
Sculpture of Light and Shadow
I'm sure the piece has a better name, but I don't know what it is. The owner (of a photography studio on W. Randolph whose name I've forgotten) told me the sculptor's name, but my iPod headphones blocked it out.
I'd like to see what happens on a sunny day - does light become refracted through these lenses?
a quickr pickr post
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