Watch this and see if you don’t find yourself holding your breath during the performance.
It pleases me to see such beauty in the world.
We know what you people are. We know what you really want. You are not going to get it. Not without a fight.
Come and take them, motherfuckers.
The masthead of the site proclaims: “Harshing your mellow since 9/01.”
That makes it a perfect complement to our collection of misfits and social outcasts. Check them out.
You may have checked out Bob Owens’ blog, which is listed on our blogroll. It’s a smart, gun-friendly site with some great discussions.
Bob has announced he is taking a significant hiatus from blogging to attend to life issues; mainly, looking for work in the ObamaEconomy™ and dealing with some medical issues.
If y’all appreciate what the many selfless, unpaid bloggers do providing an antidote to the static of the MSM, consider helping this one out in a time of need by dropping something in his tip jar. He’s not asking for help from his readers; I’m just suggesting that we in the ‘Verse consider it.
We all need to stick together.
I stumbled upon this on the InterWebTubez:
Trickgnosis. Odd. Commodities.
Any site selling stuff that calls itself “unabashedly free-market,” claims that “pork is never bad, my friend,” and has collections of Philip K. Dick novels is my kind of place.
Check it out, buy some weird shit, and send them a money. In the ObamaEconomy™, we have to keep places like this alive.
I stumbled on this today: a completely acoustic version of The Who’s epic Baba O’Riley on piano. This kid plays all the parts, including the computer-sequenced arpeggiated opening riff (?!), the chords, the guitar licks, and the closing viola solo. Oh, and he sings it too. Then he just gets up and motherfuckin’ walks off camera. Too cool.
To thank everyone for sticking around to see if we still existed, I promised some actual, mmm, CONTENT. This one sorta blew my mind:
Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish virtuosa percussionist. Royal Academy of Music grad? Check. Grammy Award winner? Check. Regular extensive world tours with orchestras and collaborations with musicians ranging from Bjork to Bobby McFerrin? Check. Performed on Sesame Street and at the Olympic Games? Check. Deaf as a post? Check. Wait, what?
Hearing? I don’t need no stinkin’ hearing to be a professional musician.
Glennie began to lose her hearing at age 8, and by age 12, was profoundly deaf. You’d think that hearing would be the one thing necessary for a professional musician. Nah, not so much. She often performs barefoot, and feels the music through her whole body.
Here is an interesting TED talk where she plays and talks about how to really listen to music:
Moral of the story? Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you want to do. Deaf? Be a musician. Worked for Beethoven.
It’s been encouraging to see that despite being down for nearly a month, our little site is still attracting visitors, many of whom were regularly checking in to see what happened to us.
Thanks for being here! Now I’m going to have to provide some actual content. I’ll have some new posts up over the next few days.