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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Ahhh...Christmas...and ordering online.
Be careful if you use a site like Amazon.com to order from resellers. I've bought from Ebay, I've bought from half.com and others, and I've never had a problem like I did on Amazon. The seller goes by Melissawyers@hotmail.com.

I bought a book advertised as "new" and received something with almost no packing and a nice dent on the top of the spine. PLUS she shipped 10+ days after she was supposed to!

Okay...enough venting... just watch out... some of these resellers take NO responsibility for their shipping practices.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Hmm... Where shall I begin?
I think I'll start this short post with a note about the poor state of education in general in this country. Have you seen what has happened to spelling? I don't know what is worse, seeing "ostrage" for ostrich or the following ...and I quote...

"Minor nusances"..... ARGH.. spelling used to be just a pet peeve. It's soon to grow into a full fledged obsession. ARGH!

AND.... I thought I would put up a brief 2 sentence or so review of a recent release. I have just begun to review CD's for the station and thought it wouldn't hurt to put some of the info on here. Maybe I can turn someone on to something they haven't heard before!

Today's selection is Dufus. The album is Ball of Design. Overall it's a pretty good little disc. It doesn't live up to the hype included in the literature, but it is pretty solid nonetheless. Think "The Barenaked Ladies meet Frank Zappa and then go out and get drunk with Captain Beefheart". That is the best comparison I can think of at the moment. None of the tracks keep the same tempo throughout wihich can be good or bad. It's mostly good, though. It tends to work more often than not.

I'll be reviewing more in the future. I currently have new releases by The Presidents of the United States of America and Circus Mind awaiting review. After a brief preview, Circus Mind may be a fairly forgettable album. We'll see.


Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Wow. America. If at first you don't succeed, eliminate the competition.

This is pretty nutty. In the world of videogames there are a couple of big names. EA with Madden Football and Sega/ESPN. This past year found the ESPN games hitting the shelves at 20 bucks a pop while EA has been around 50. What is the end result? Does ESPN consider raising their prices? Does EA consider lowering theirs? Nope. EA buys exclusive rights to the NFL names for 5 years. Thanks guys. Time to boycott EA, kids!