Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Testing Ecto

Testing this to see if it works. If it does, I may add writing to my daily chores.



Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Against Me! LP Details

If you've talked to me in the last day or two, I've probly tried to impress upon you how good the new Against Me! album is.

You should pre-order it. It comes out on the 10th of July.

I got my (reportedly yellow) Vinyl from No Idea Records
You sort of have to scroll a bit... it's not one of their releases, but they are selling the Vinyl, CD and CD/DVD versions.

I got my supa dupa CD/DVD version from Interpunk

Both come with a freebie... a 7" of Thrash Unreal, an awesome track from the album.

All versions are also available at Smartpunk.com.

Get yers now!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Best of 2007 - Early Summer Edition

In no particular order

David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band
Apostle of Hustle - The National Anthem of Nowhere
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell
Blonde Redhead - 23
The National - Boxer
Bishop Allen - The Broken String
Tegan and Sara - The Con
Lucky Soul - The Great Unwanted
Fake Problems - How Far Our Bodies go
Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is EP (I know this shouldn't count)
Moonbabies - Moonbabies at the Ballroom
Elk City - New Believers
Maia Hirawasa - Though I'm Just Me
Innocence Mission - We Walked In Song

And, of course when it comes out.... Against Me! - New Wave

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Route your ass to twitter

So, this long form blog thing bores me.

I twitter, so you should go there...

http://twitter.com/tigerstripe

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Best Albums of 2007 (February Edition)

In no particular order

1. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band
2. Apostle of Hustle - The National Anthem of Nowhere
3. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
4. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
5. Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara
6. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists - Living With the Living
7. Dungen - Tio Bitar
8.
9.
10.

7 on the list already is pretty good for February!

Check other good albums : http://www.revinity.com/2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

2 weeks of twitter

Wondering how people think they're making things easier by adding so much shit. Tunnel vision is not a pretty thing to watch in real time.

going Monk Style in my office

What it really boils down to, is that I'd rather get a handjob from a squid, than from a mouse...

You know you're gonna fuck it up

Dungen.

you are such a mouth hooker

Little fish in an ocean of cars

Sun is in the sky... I pity the office rats

Anyone going to go see The Reigning Sound in Chicago on the 4th of March?

SIMPLE MINDED FOOLS! i curse you. Also... happy valentine's day

fixing designs, fixing the world

There are about 10,000 reasons Illustrator is better than Photoshop

My morning involves a big glass of orange juice and a presspot of coffee

FYI... if the question is "Monkey or no monkey" the answer is ALWAYS Monkey

Persia got booted... thought she would do better

Motivation eludes me.

Kit Fisto in Lego form coming soon

Snow is falling at a slow and hypnotic pace

I really do need to train the dog to make coffee in the morning.. or at leasst a nice cup of tea

I hate the fucking eagles

oh man... fat asshole singer for some bad is playing some crap eagles song and playing air guitar and doing white guy face...fuckhead

Ok, Twitteriffic is pretty damn good

So many great records this year already kicking my ass : http://www.revinity.com/2007

Sometimes you just need some coney island fish and chips

Foster's home is seriously quality television

Twitterific is mostly iffy

Everyone wants to be a rock star

lazy design pisses me off

Bought 512 mb of RAM to get a gig in Macbook, opened memory area to see two 256 mb chips in the only 2 slots... fuckers.

quadrophenia...doesn't get much better

15 min into a half hour wait

using my Treo as a USB modem is far better than using it as a bluetooth modem

Scotch Egg.... T-Minus 8 hours

go buy the new Cloud Cult album

Clarkston to Dearborn : New record : 40 minutes

Roadrunner, roadrunner!

The world might be flat, but that doesn't always make it easier.

Talking crazy shit....changing the world.... putting old school to shame.

I have a big love thing going for Lucinda Williams

They never closed school because of cold when I was a kid

Funeral homes creep me out

Greg Keelor was the Lennon in Blue Rodeo

wearing a fedora inside the house

winter is a dick.

watching a bad movie and thinking zak braff is an idiot

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Flock

I didn't even know it was still around.  But it's kicking and got a lot of really interesting features.

Anyone a devoted user?

- A

Blogged with Flock

Friday, February 09, 2007

Adium

Poor Adium...
so many features
so much about it that I like
so many reasons to use it
so much better than iChat
such shitty support for locations.

I don't like the fact that different locations I'm at use proxy servers or different connection methods, but it's a fact of life.

If Adium simply looked to my Network prefs and followed suit, all would be happy.

Adium : 0
iChat : 1

Yahoo! Pipes

So, after my anti-Yahoo! post, they release this thing called Pipes.

Basically, it's Automator for the world.

It's pretty fucking awesome.

Yes, I know all that could be coded with some parsing of xml feeds, blah blah blah.... and that all Yahoo! did was put it in a GUI.

Yes, so did Apple in 1984. Pretty much 90% of every adopted innovation throughout history is removing complexity from an existing task.

Check it out, if nothing else, it's fun to play with.

pipes.yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Best Albums of 2007

In no particular order

1. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band
2. Apostle of Hustle - The National Anthem of Nowhere
3. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
4. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

4 on the list already is pretty good for January!

Check other good albums : http://www.revinity.com/2007

They might be the next Clash....

Or maybe just the next 7 Seconds.



Yeah Baby.... AGAINST ME!

I put them in the 10 best bands around. They have a new album coming out in the spring.

I've maintained Against Me! could be the next Clash... a band the defies expectations, and creates something amazing.

But maybe....

Anyone remember 1987? Anyone remember 7 Seconds?

7 Seconds had released what was a career-defining album Walk Together Rock Together, were on the verge of something grand, and then released a change of pace record called : New Wind.

The album was released in a hail of angry and narrow minded fans shouting "SELL OUT"

Against Me! recently released a career-defining album Searching for a Former Clarity (the best album of 2005) and are definately on the verge of something grand, and are about to release a new album called.... New Wave

No one has heard a note yet, and there's a hail of angry and narrow minded fans shouting "SELL OUT"

20 years later, perhaps there is some similarity.

Or not....

Perhaps they are the next U2.

Bear with me a second.

Back in 1985 U2 had released 3 albums, and had defined their sound to the point of near-perfection. This culminated with the War album (quite possibly the final, triumphant note of "The Big Sound" era).

With the release of The Unforgettable Fire, U2 started exploring their music a bit deeper.

Bizarre as it may sound, cries of "SELL OUT" rang loudly.

A rabid following put their fingers in ears, shouted "LA LA LA" and refused to accept that a band should grow beyond helicopter guitar riffs and videos of them marching around in the snow.

7 Seconds tried.... U2 succeeded.

I have high hopes for Against Me!

In March, I'm headed up to the wilds of Grand Rapids. Home of DeVos, Van Andel and a bunch of other creepy white christian dutchmen to see the band play.

Slightly less creeepy and quite a bit more fetching is Lil' Ms. Kristin, who is going with me to the show.

Anyone in GR... Go see this band. March 10th, Skelletones.

It may be like 1983, when U2 played Dooley's.

McFlickr

So I got an email that says I have to get a Yahoo! account to use Flickr now.

Yes, I know they bought them and are free to do what they feel they need to do. It shouldn't be so odd, I had to change to my Google login to resume using this blog.

But here's the deal....

I really don't like Yahoo!

I never have. I don't like their tools, I don't like their manner, I don't like the look of their face.

They are not my playground friend.

What about Google? What about Picassa?

Well, I like Google only a bit more than Yahoo!

They're like that guy that had a party at his house and had good beer, didn't play any Creed or Nickelback, but was still sort of an ass.

I have Gmail, but rarely use it. I use Blogger, but also have a Wordpress account. In other words, I'm not tied to it.

I'm sure in the next few weeks, scores of people who contribute more to the whole blog thing will be declaring their love for the new great startup photo sharing site.

I'll be checking them all out, too.

Pity tho, Flickr was pretty fucking cool.