Archive for November, 2004
Every Thanksgiving people ask me what I ate and how it was and so on. I get tired of talking about it. (Uh….turkey?) Tonight we went to Stonehenge Inn in Ridgefield, Conn. for an early dinner, and it was excellent. But rather than describe the food ad naseum on Monday morning, I figured I’d save myself the trouble, and follow the old “picture is worth a thousand words” rule. I used my phone to snap a few images of the food as it arrived. (Shrimp, Turkey and Chocolate Mousse). I’ll no doubt have many better things to do come Monday than relive repeatedly what I had to eat four days previously. There’s a few thousands words worth of breath saved.
“The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.”
It’s really amazing what you can find on the Internet when you least expect it. This morning I was just glancing over my collection of Cowboy Junkies that I’ve poured into my iTunes library. And I remembered an old bootleg tape I have probably stashed in storage somewhere that was called “Stolen Flowers.” I Googled something or other and scored a hit at The Internet Archive. I hadn’t heard of this before, but it includes a Live Music Archive and included among the detrius is a huge collection of bootlegged Cowboy Junkies performances. Among them, oddly enough, was “Stolen Flowers.” Here’s a cut from the session — it’s a live performance in Boston from 1989 that was broadcast by a local radio station — from which it gets its name:
‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
Here’s a second cut from the same session: Sweet Jane
One other cool thing about this is that the group has given their permission for the non-commercial trading of tapes of their live performances. That means that it’s not only okay to download them, but to share them.
If it weren’t already bad enough that I waste what time that I do on the Homestarrunner Web site, apparently there is also a Homestar Wiki which contains more information about the Homestarverse and Strongbadia than most mortal minds can comfortably comprehend. This however is to me, the best Homestar page ever.