To test your knowledge of Apple, here's a quiz courtesy of the BBC. Leave a comment with your score. I got 8/10 right.
Written while groovin' to Your House from the album “Smash Hits” by Steel Pulse
“To show how the iTunes store works, Mr. Vos [lawyer for the Beatle's company] downloaded a track during yesterday's hearing. He played part of the song ”Le Freak,“ by '70s band Chic.”
“Politicians and Diapers need to be changed, often for the same reason”
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Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind) wrote BusinessWeek's IdeasOutsideShot article in last week's issue on the topic of George Bush and his recent comment that “America is addicted to oil.” In it he describes the necessity for the next few Presidents to be committed to the cause of reducing America's dependance on oil because “most of the world's oil is concentrated in places either hostile to U.S. interests or vulnerable to political upheaval or terrorism.” There's no mention in the article resembling anything even slightly environmental...I know, the global warming thing has yet to be proven...same with the smoking/cancer connection). The article isn't [all] bad but the part that confused me came at the very end when Senator Lugar writes:
“That's why I hope we will look back on President Bush's declaration about oil addiction as a seminal moment in U.S. history. Like President Richard M. Nixon using his anticommunist credentials to open up China, President Bush could use his standing as an oilman to lend special power to his advocacy of renewable energy.”
Written while groovin' to Everything Is Everything from the album “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill
[...] Kurt Cobain admitted that when he wrote “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, he was “trying to write the ultimate pop song” by “basically trying to rip off the Pixies.” Well, you can own a Kurt Cobain look alike in the form of the doll shown above. His likeness is taken from the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the gymnasium floor (black) is even mimicked. Who's gonna buy this for me eh?
Written while groovin' to Imagine from the album “Blend Crafters” by DJ Nu-Mark & Pomo
“I will bet you the best dinner in the gaslight district of San Diego that military action will not last more than a week. Are you willing to take that wager?”
(Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, 1/29/03)
Written while groovin' to Where Are You Now Ft Starr from the album “Fire in the Hole” by Brand Nubian
Race unity remains America's greatest challenge...like it or not. Oh, I'm back from SXSW now. It was terrific. I'm totally pooped but really glad I went. Americanese is a great film. So is loudQUIETloud. So is Before the Music Dies.
Written while groovin' to Joy Ryder from the album “Beyond the Sound Barrier” by Wayne Shorter
Went to see This Film is Not Yet Rated last night at the Drafthouse Theatre in Downtown Austin last night as part of the SXSW Film Festival. The film was awesome but the theatre was as awesome. It was just named best theatre in the US by Entertainment Weekly and I see why. You sit down in comfy seats and there's a long table running in front of each row with menus, strips of paper, and pencils. Use the pencil to write down your order, place paper in metal holders, enjoy food/drink/dessert when it arrives minutes later. Pay your bill by the time credits roll and treat your host[ess] nicely. Get out at 2a.m. and feel like a lightweight because it appears everyone else is just getting started when you're ready for sleep. Also saw F*CK yesterday and way to much live music to recount. Word.
I'll be [even] a little [more] out of touch this week as I'm in Austin at the SXSW Interactive and Film Festival in Austin, Texas. I got in to town last night and the first thing Paul and I noticed when we got out of the car in downtown Austin was BBQ. Oh it's on. It's so very, very on. BTW, if you get a chance to look at the film schedule and you see something you think I must see then why not leave a comment eh? Help a brother out.
Written while listening to the Buddha Bar I (Side2) CD in my AmeriSuites hotel room (behind Applebee's and next to Antonio's on Route 35) on my Altec Lansing InMotion speakers.
31% of American teens believe they'll become famous one day. - PSYCHOLOGY TODAY 1/2.06
Written while groovin' to Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect from the album “Castaways and Cutouts” by The Decemberists
The Replacements caught on video early on, horribly out of tune guitars and all. Amazing.
“He is only 12, and I don't think he understood the ramifications of what he did before it happened, but he certainly understands the severity of it now.”