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Friday, September 19, 2008

Hard at work


This is what I look like, every day, on the job, more or less. Sadly, this photo is more interesting than half of the music I listen to for my job.

Going camping on Saturday should be fun. I haven't slept out of doors in probably 3 years, I think.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hot Portland Podcast Action!


So, my friend Erik (Lavalier) agreed to let me sit in with him to start co-hosting his podcast, Lavalier. I think next time I may drink a latte instead of a beer and cocktail when we record, just to take it up a notch on the excitement meter.

I believe Erik put it best when he wrote:

We made it to the second episode! Now with 2x the hosting power... Peter Swenson pulls up a mic, and will be co-hosting from now on.

***EXPLICIT WARNING***

I forgot to bleep Peter's potty mouth so be forewarned about upcoming crassness. Put the kids to bed, folks! We are covering: stolen radio towers, movies from the 70s, serving coffee in bikinis, the best damn bridges in Portland, and all things non-sequitur.

The bumper music features these fine Portland artists...
The Morals, Dirty Mittens, Justin Bennett, Drats!!!, & Transient
Thanks for submitting! Clicky clicky to get all myspacey with them.

LISTEN IN ITUNES...

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If you have already subscribed, itunes should download 002 automatically the next time you start up

Send us feedback, legal mp3s, and anything from saint cupcake...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Weeping hippies are funny


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Your revolution is over. Condolences. The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thanks to Rick Emerson for reminding me of this.


I didn't write this, but wish I did.

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.

We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!

We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.

It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."

Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.

I want you to get mad!

I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.

All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.

You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"

So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,

"I'm as mad as hell,

and I'm not going to take this anymore!!"


Now go watch the movie Network, for a little context. Amazing how relevant it is today, 3 decades later.

Friday, September 05, 2008

A little help

I'm just looking for a particular Bible verse. I think they're teaching it in schools and/or churches around the country. It's the one where Jesus said, "Protect thine own wealth, detest the poor and suspect anyone different than thine own self. Also, monger ye some wars, lest there be too many people in heaven."