“There is a heavenly account with your name on it…Every seed of faith you have ever planted has been deposited in a heavenly account with your name on it…As you would receive a corresponding ‘receipt’ from a bank here on earth when you make a deposit, you are the holder of [...]
2011 was kind of a banner year of awfulness – everyone has one of those sooner or later – so I’m kind of looking forward to 2012 myself. It’s easy to complain and drone on when you have one of those years (believe me, I have) but then you run into something that puts things into [...]
Wow, so first REM breaks up and now this news item, “Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore Announce Split.”
Now, obviously the reasons for their split-up is their business and their business alone. To the rest of us, it’s about them as an abstraction – what they represent to us through [...]
The Houston Press Music Awards are happening again this year. Unfortunately, I stopped caring once the free food and drinks ended at the Rice Hotel. Still, I vote every year and here is who I nominated this year.
4. Best LP/CD/EP – Rusted Shut
5. Best Mixtape – Rusted Shut
6. Best Song [...]
Who am I rooting for on Sunday? No, not a football team, but Fauja Singh, a 100 old dude who is running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday. Here is the story on the CBC (link).
Cool Olds of the week – Fauja Singh (image from the CBC)
I mention him becasue his [...]
Curious that today, as Houston joins in with its own Occupy Wall Street protest, one of the big captains of industry, Steve Jobs typed “/sbin/shutdown” yesterday.
I think we all have a relationship with Apple products. I personally remember my old Apple IIc. That was the first computer I [...]
Well, it seems the Wall Street Protests are finally getting some traction and there is going to be a march and “occupation” here in Houston (http://occupyhouston.org/). It’s an interesting amorphous grass roots movement that’s inspired by the Arab Spring demonstrations with a worthwhile target.
For some reason the movement does get portrayed as [...]
Satan clearly has been working overtime at Gibson. If you need further proof, look at this abomination – The Gibson Firebird X. Patches, third party apps, robo tuners, on-board effects, a fucking battery pack???!!!! What the fuck!!!! What assbag at Gibson greenlighted the development on this piece of shit?!!!!
I mean, it takes nearly [...]
…I got done with my work here at Black Hole early (I come in on Wednesdays to do my weekend preview for the Free Press) and I still have half a beer so I’m gonna ramble on REM…
First off let me say that, for me, REM really ended when Bill Berry left the [...]
Let’s get a few things out of the way. First, I am for legalization of drugs: regulate it, tax the shit out of it, and impose stiff penalties for dangerous use. I also have a message for pot heads – think local, buy quality USA grown pot! As for the [...]