October 13th, 2004


Bugger, it's cold today!

And Yahoo says we're heading for the coldest winter in a while.

The stuff I couldn't talk about? Pipemedia, where Jus works, got bought out by Business Serve on Monday. Seems like BS is going to do a gut-and-dismember job on them, so things are pretty uncertain. *worry*

A big spiffy happy birthday shoutout to zapruder, too!

Now back to doing some research for Columbia University Music Lab rating oodles of (mostly dull, but a few gems) indieish tracks. Join up at the link if you like - they let you download any tracks that you rate for them.
  • Current Music
    read the post :D

The survey tracks that I liked enough to download...

stunt monkey - inside out
ryan essmaker - detour_(be still)
selsius - stars of the city
fading through - wish me luck
forthfading - fear
benefit of a doubt - run away
unknown citizens - falling over
star climber - tell me
miss october - pink agression
beerbong - father to son
silverfox - gnaw
simply waiting - went with the count
shipwreck union - out of the woods
  • Current Music
    QCD: [1 1:48] Ryan Essmaker / Detour (Be Still)

That quiz everyone's doing...

This is going to be tough, because there are so many of you and your interests are so varied. I'll give it a shot, though - if it turns out that I'm in error, please correct me and I'll try a different choice.

Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does
Given how relatively few of you are in NZ, I'm going to guess at XPRESSWAY PILE=UP A Compilation of NZ Music. It's pretty good, especially the Plagal Grind and the Shayne Carter.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does
John Oxenford's translation of Eckermann's Conversations of Goethe.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does
Not possible, since I don't own any.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has
I'd be very surprised if anyone else has walked up the underground tunnel from St Helen's church, York, which runs parallel to Stonegate. There's no chance of anyone doing so now, alas, since it was blocked up many years ago.
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    calm calm

Why we all need beta readers.

In Edward Marston's The King's Evil, p18, we find the following passage on the Great Fire of London in 1666:
'And how long did it rage?'
'Four days.' Jacob sucked in air through his few remaining teeth. 'Four long, terrible days. It would still be burning if the wind had not dropped on Wednesday. Rain fell and slowed the blaze down. They were able to fight it properly for the first time. Rows of houses were blown up with dynamite to make fire breaks.[...]'

Well done the time-travelling Alfred Nobel, eh? And no, this isn't supposed to be AU. Poor show, Mr Marston.
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    disappointed disappointed

Stolen from leathermgoddess

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Go on. I dare you. And double dare you. Catharsis is good. I promise not to laugh. You can reply anonymously if you want to.

ETA: If it isn't screamingly obvious, I'd best say that this is really, really NOT worksafe.
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    amused amused