Saturday, June 30, 2007

Democratic All-American Presidential Forum

This is a democratic debate from last night on PBS. Check it out.

Another fantasy bicycle route

Canada is for suckers.

Check it out.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Youtube: Home of the Rock and Roll?

It seems the web's rotten candy also holds quite a bit of the Rock and Roll steak.

This is more of the 'Mats at the 7th Street Entry. Awesome.

More Westerberg: I'm feeling melancholy

But I'm been playing some neat guitar parts today. The first time(in like a year) I've just sat around playing all form is poor(because I've been concentrating on the piano), but I likes the notes I'm making.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I'm feeling all for the old-school songs.

One from an old friend of mine's old band:

So, Matt. Are you out there anymore? What's up?
Westerberg. A story in the Star Tribune says Paul has got 60 new songs in the can. So a new record soon?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Job...

So.....I just got a new job. Three weeks from this coming Monday I'll be doing what I do at the U of M clinical research department.

Call me if you need some ointment!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Here's a link to a review of the Smoosh show @ 7th Street Entry.

I wasn't savvy enough to be in attendance but I have heard their performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic and it was awesome.

I'd like to buy their record.

Monday, June 11, 2007

I Can't Sleep: The Minnnesota Twins, Minnesota Roads, and Minneapolis Libraries

Yesterday I went to a Minnesota Twins game; they won. But I couldn't stop feeling this sinking, losing feeling.

As most local Minnesota residents know, the Twins finally got their new tax-subsidized stadium. If I remember correctly, 75% of the projected costs( One Billion Dollars) will be paid for by a tiny, less than one tenth of one percent increase on the sales tax in Hennepin County. So whenever you go out to eat, CHA-CHING! The Twins thank you. One tenth of one percent at a time.

But this isn't really the problem. The problem is the opportunity cost of this choice and every other choice like it; because at the same time as ground is being broken on this One Billion Dollar testament of our fear of becoming a cold Des Moines, we're closing libraries and the roads are becoming mere potholes of their former selfs.

To me that seems so stupid....

But should I be surprised? No. It seems most Americans are in a pretty tight situation as far as their personal finances in part due to poor choices. Why should their decisions about their public finances be any different?

We are living in the new Rome: among other changes, no more is it "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!" it's now "Give me Entertainment and Give me Debt!"

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thanks I'll be here all week

Q: What is former Chief of Staff "Scooter" Libby's current position, now that he's in prison?

A: Chief of Bubba's staff.

Get to work, Scooter! Bubba don't like no lazy bitch!

Monday, June 04, 2007