Thursday, March 30, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
2. I paid for my own 4 year college education, BFA from SUNY Purchase (every red cent).
3. I've lived on my own, paid my own rent since I was 24.
4. I served as a UN peacekeeper in Bosnia for the US Army, completed 3 years of active duty and was given a Honorable Discharge. (I even got medals).
5. Turned down an answer key to the final written test at the New York City Fire Academy. Despite being a minority, I was never given or taken any favors in the entrance written exam, physical testing, and various testing. As a matter of fact, I had a harder time because entrenched groups felt neccessary to harass me, which continues to this very day.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
I watched a show at the Tonic. My socks were blown off by Jerseyband. Put yourself on their mailing list. I was thinking about Zappa's big band era (Wacka Jawaka), was reminded of seeing Fishbone in 1990 at the NY Palladium (which is now a hi rise NYU Dorm), and a bit of ska and reggae. I really loved the interplay between these guys- they are such nice friends on the stage. I hope they play again soon. The horns are just so powerful and tight- I'm no musician but i really believe these guys rock and swing. They call themselves Lungcore. I intend to post more of their internet available music under the CC Non Commercial No Derivatives copyright. They really are entertaining, from the drummer to the kind horn passages, etc. Just keep posted and take them in.
NC-17 Career Gripe
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
From my little experience of fighting any war- I understand you have to regroup and access. Reading down the list of casualties from improvised explosive devices, I am so outraged at our governments handling of the situation. OK, maybe it will taper off after 6 months. But to see ambush after ambush, it is obvious there are not enough forces to protect cleared roadways, find, capture, and destroy enemy munitions.
The invasion of Iraq was achieved using Rumsfeld's linked technology tactic swarm, letting soldiers know where enemy using hi technology. I have met soldiers, not even out of their growth spurt- with prosthetic devices. I don't want this, "Well you signed the contract with the military and that's what you get." No, you are not an automaton. The government is sprinkling the battlefield with forces here and there with our military and telling them here- work with what little you have, tough luck, we support you. They are not speaking for people at home who don't want them to get stuck somehere with the only thing between them and a tank mine is a dog tag. An outrage. One side says yes we'll do this and on the other no we can't offer anymore help.
This is a constant battle, you have to maintain what you need to do the job and reality. It is not good at all when what comes out between the struggle is your buddy's life.
Next time you meet a veteran, give him a pound on the back, a hello, a handshake.
They made a decision to be part of this here United States, not to kill their own sons and daughters.
For the most part I pay attention to my subscriptions put out. Channels like Media Matters- I hardly read their deconstructions. I'd much rather read the New Yorker or listen to NPR and BBC radio.
Geek Entertainment TV
Echo Chamber Project
We Are the Media
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