Wes Phillips  |  Jan 20, 2006  |  3 comments
Bagheera; "Who dares to steal my perch of power upon the CD player?"
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 20, 2006  |  1 comments
Joey deVilla, aka Accordion Guy in the 21st Century, is disgruntled (trust me, Accordion Guy is at his best when he's not gruntled). His beef? The fundraising dinner held last night for Canadian MP Sam Bulte, aka Hollywood's MP, because of the perhaps coincidental linkage between her advocacy of extremely restrictive copyright legislation and her acceptance of financial support (57% of her campaign war chest) from institutions such as the Canadian Motion Pictures Distributors Association, Canadian Publishers Council, and the Entertainment Software Alliance.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 20, 2006  |  1 comments
I love Twain and view UC/Berkeley's Mark Twain Project to print everything. ever written by Sam Clemens (even down to the individual drafts) as God's own work. Yet, like many readers (including Ernest Hemingway), I've always had a problem with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn's final chapters—say, around the time Tom Sawyer highjacks the novel.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 20, 2006  |  0 comments
Does HT surround-sound only need to be "good enough?" According to a new NIH-sponsored study, "the circuits in the brain that process auditory information are influenced powerfully by the circuits that control where the animal is looking—the animal's direction of gaze." Umm, the animal being, for the purposes of this study, a barn owl.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 20, 2006  |  0 comments
I love Cantaloupe Records. David Lang's The Passing Measures is one of the most beautiful compositions I've heard this millennium and Phil Kline's Zippo Songs was my hit of CES2006. While supplies last, you can order a free Bang On A Can/Cantaloupe Records sampler and find out for yourself how good their recordings are. Adventurous and different—and did I mention free?
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 19, 2006  |  5 comments
I accomplished a ton today, but not nearly all that I wanted. That's alright, though; I'll get more done tomorrow.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 19, 2006  |  17 comments
Elizabeth and I went out to Quiznos for lunch today. They make those toasted sandwiches, you know.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 19, 2006  |  2 comments
Is there anything better than having written? Well, perhaps not having to write at all, but do people who have never itched know how exquisite a good scratch can be?
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 19, 2006  |  1 comments
Boy Scout constructs his own nuclear reactor. Surprisingly, when the adults figured out that it was almost workable, they got all prissy.