Argue all you want about the internet being the greatest communicating achievment in the past 20 years and you will have the masses nod in agreement. For me it is the cell phone. It may not be a huge communuty where you can share info, knowledge, send messages, browse photos, shop, and more, but it does have access to the community. A cell phone today can make a call, send an email, or text, or video, or photo, can surf the internet, watch tv, listen to mp3's, or the radio, take a photo, pay for cigs, and even wake you up. the best thing for me about the cell is that it has changed our language on a day-to-day basis. I don't know when the last time I said,"Hello is 'Blank' There?" was. You call my number you get me everytime.
I am a tech nerd by every right. I have the Palm LifeDrive that i use all the time. Love the Nokia s60 phones (Symbian based smart phones). I just love geeky technology in general. Especially the OqO 01+ ultra portable computer. It is a fully functioning computer, and is all of 6inx4inx1in. I just read the review on gadgeteer.com and the guy said something funny. He said that if the screen were brighter you could use it as an e-book reader. Why on earth would anyone spend 2,100 dollars on something to read a book. A paperback is just as portable and about 2,092 dollars cheaper.
So I have decided that I am going to make this more of a personal website. I will still cover art,poetry, and above all music but it just won't be any old crap. Its going to be about what I like. Is my opinion really so much that you should care about what I say? I think so, and I'll be sharing anyway. So if you just listen you might learn something.
So I got of work today, and was bumming around killing time in downtown IF when I stumbled upon a very cool clothing store that looked like it should be in the mall. When I walked threw the doors it dawned on me how mistaken I was. Ziel Company is a hip clothing store, art, and music co-op. As far as there my space says they will give you shelf space for your t-shirts, hand bags, cd's, vinyl, zines art or any other indepentdent artistic indeavor. They also have local bands from the area 1-3 times a week.
8/5/2006 Acoustic show 8/11/2006 Leaving The Scene 8/12/2006 Evil Octopus 8/18/2006 Loiter Cognition 8/23/2006 The Shartupus, and more! @7am 8/27/2006 Spoken, Top 20 Tour @6am (all shows are @ 7pm unless otherwise listed)
These guys seem very cool and have a very good idea, and they even have free Wi-Fi for checking out this site. Keep up the good work.
So I was at my local Hastings last night and picked up a copy of Pop Culture Press because the cover story was on Built to Spill. One of the, if not the most influential Indie Rock bands of all time, and they're from Boise, Idaho. There was a part in the article where 'Dug' gives a list of songs that would be on his ultimate mix tape. The list was not suprising till the end, where it included.
Now I can't help but think that is a joke, or that the Indie Rock God himself likes some crappy songs like the rest of us. I know I have been ridiculed for having Daydream Believer by The Monkees as my favorite song....I also really, really love Saturday Night by The Bay City Rollers. Really though Nickelback?
On "Moulton Jess's" link less website that is what the are toting themselves as, "The Hottest New Country Band on Earth." Now my love for country music is mild. The only reason I say mild is because I have a great respect and love for the greats. Johnny, Waylon, Willie, Merle, and even more modern acts like Steve Earle, and the great alt-country band that started the whole craze Uncle Tupelo. So why am I even mentioning this band? Why you ask, Death Cab fans. Its because They're from Idaho Falls, Idaho, known to us the locals as I.F. Get it IF!!!Zine. The other reason why is beacause they are "The Hottest New Country Band on Earth. Sheer talent, pop song structure instead of the same old country song formula we all know and hate. Perfect to add dead dog and ex whole stole the pickup. Why do I keep bashing the the genre and the expect you to take my glowing recomindation with any weight. It because they have the same thing going for them that Aesop Rock has going for him with Indie kids. Its different and good. Not necessarily origainal, just different and good.