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Buried Alive! Buried Alive!

May 20, 2012
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Well, I neglected this blog for a year.  Yes I’ve been busy writing a new novel, but that wasn’t the main reason behind my online absence: I mostly blame the spam.  I never knew there’d be so much.  I think I’ve solved the problem by removing the old comment plugin and adding one for facebook ones instead.

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Also, I couldn’t commit to blogging due to not being home as much and using that time at home for writing fiction or for leisure.  Blogging on the go was impossible because my netbook was one of the early Asus ones with Linux and consequently, was perfect for writing prose in short stories and novels or poetry because it was so limited, but good for little else.  In addition, my old Nokia N84 was barely a smart phone: now I have a Samsung Galaxy Note; I’m using it to write this very blog outdoors, and it’s a pretty good experience.


The Abraham Lincoln Beard

June 27, 2011

This beard is most famously found in every image of President of the United States Abraham Lincoln.  Here’s my review:

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

June 22, 2011

If there were two movies that to my young mind shaped my view of the world, right now I’d say they were Planet of the Nerds and Revenge of the Apes.  You all remember these movies right?  Who couldn’t?detective chimp revenge of the nerds rise of the planet of the apes voxnewman

In the first movie you have intrepid Nietzschean astronauts flung far into the future who discover to their dread that nerds have taken over the planet (sort of the opposite of this movie).  It’s full of dramatic performances and great lines like ‘You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!’ and ‘Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty nerd!’

The other movie, of course, was your typical pubescent sex-romp-coming-of-age-tale.  Apes get their own fraternity and steal a bunch of sorority girls’ panties and put on some new-age laser-light show.  And of course there’s Ogre yelling ‘Apes!’ from the balcony.


No.  Wait.


The Harry Potter Beard

June 20, 2011

This beard might just be some Harry Potter fan’s fantasyshopping.  Here’s my review:

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The Sloan Period

June 19, 2011
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Prior to the Sloan period humans had discovered and rediscovered the art of creating artificial sounds that they then refined into music.  Leading into the period new forms of instruments had also been invented.  The ingenuity of humankind had also bounded forward technologically and this resulted in mixing the now widespread use of electricity with the instrumentation that was ingrained within the culture.  The most popular form of music was soon heralded by the electric guitar, which helped to market a new style of music called Rock and Roll.eras and periods of time sloan scale voxnewman

With this new popular form of music the economy saw an explosion of industries that branched off from powerful record labels.  For decades these cabals would control how music was created and presented to the masses.

Eventually this system broke down as more and more bands became ‘indie’ and eschewed the idea of working for the conglomerates.  The most common terminology for the decade that saw a rise and fall of independent artists and labels is the 90’s.

The ‘indie sound’ was imagined early in this period and sometimes overlapped with ‘grunge’, ‘brit pop’ and other sub-genres of ‘rock’.  Soon, though, many of the artists who were independently produced and shared the indie sound chose to give up their independence for cash while keeping the sound that had allowed them to do so.

Every major label desperately grabbed for any band they could.


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