Archive for the ‘Worthwhile Waste of Time’ Category

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uninnocent fall into an unmagnificent life

June 17, 2011

Ten Songs (nine are great, one is mine) 32 minutes, enjoy!

Click image to download via mediafire

Click image to download via mediafire

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The Delay Perspective (part two)

June 3, 2011

Satirist, Louis CK did a bit on the Conan O’Brien show a few years ago called “Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy” that has become a viral YouTube clip.  I find myself silently quoting him to myself when faced with air travel delays.

This is a portion of the transcript:

People come back from flights and they tell you their story, like a horror story. They act like their flight was like a cattle car in the 40′s in Germany.  “It was the worst day of my life. First of all we didn’t board for 20 minutes and then we get on the plane and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes. We had to sit there”  -

Oh really, what happened next? Did you fly through the air incredibly like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, you non-contributing zero? Wow, you’re flying! It’s amazing! Everybody on every plane should just constantly be going, oh my God, wow  you’re flying, you’re sitting in a chair in the sky but it doesn’t go back a lot.  New York to California in 5 hours. That used to take 30 years to do that and a bunch of you would die on the way there and have a baby. You’d be with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. -Louis CK

Click to watch 4 minute clip on Youtube

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Paul Simon delivers pure joy

May 15, 2011

Paul Simon has provided the soundtrack for many of our lives.  Recently he released a new album, which has gotten great reviews and is currently embarked on a brief tour playing in intimate nightclubs.

Last week in in Toronto, Rayna Ford, a fan from Newfoundland, called out for Simon to play “Duncan,” and said something to the effect that she learned to play guitar on the song. In a moment of astonishment and disbelief, Paul Simon invited her on stage, handed her a guitar and asked her to play it for the crowd. When she strapped on the guitar, the audience went crazy.

In a few strums, the band played along, tears ran down Rayna Ford’s cheeks and Simon stood by her side in smiles.  It was an absolute moment of sobbing joy for Ford, a moment so beautiful, so human – void of scripts, management or commercialism.

Click photo to watch

Click photo to watch

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Take a Chance (may’s maimone mixtake)

May 3, 2011

Sunny little seven song mixtake

Click to download (via mediafire)

Download the 7 song, 23 minute, 42MB mixtake

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tUnE-YaRdS

April 29, 2011

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by beauty/mastery that you actually contemplate ending your life?

Bay Area artist (via New England) Merrill Garbus’s (one woman band, tUnE-YaRdS) is so intimidatingly smart I feel guilty listening or at least unworthy – this is not music intended for us (human beings) – it’s simply too lateral thinking too concept-dense, full-up of mashed up binary details that I know I could never fully appreciate.  Most good artists “think outside the box” or “color outside the lines” but tUnE-YaRdS redraws the lines, I’m pretty sure she’s an alien.

I listen to her disc and I feel darkly confident akin to carrying a sign that read ‘I know I’m fucking up – leave me alone.’”

Make sense?  Give it a listen, you’ll know what I mean

No freebees this time, support our extra terrestrial artists

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I’m gonna f*@k your mom, a comedic revenge

April 11, 2011

This is an older clip that I never tire of.  It’s as smart(dark) as it is funny (twisted).   Absolutely worth eight minutes of your time.  Note to my more conservative readers, this video is not as lewd as the title suggests, you’ll enjoy!

Click to watch

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honor amongst thieves

April 5, 2011

Bank cards get violated, it happens – This is a story of honor amongst thieves, a story with a silver lining that had me laughing all morning.

Click on the image below to see a short CNN news clip on how this “thief” used the “victim’s” bank card to send an FTD flower arrangement, complete with a thank you card.

click to watch