August 15, 2012

Medium Scores Low

What I wouldn’t give to strap Biz and Evan into some chairs and make them listen to this in JAWs or VoiceOver today. Seriously guys? You’re supposed to exemplify the brightest and best of what Silicon Valley has to offer, and this is the excrement you deliver? They seemingly didn’t spend 10 minutes even thinking about accessibility.

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July 4, 2012

Doctor Sausage and His Five Pork Chops

Yes friends, there really was a musical group known as Doctor Sausage and His Five Pork Chops. Mind you, this was a fringe act, and today very little is known about them. They recorded 2 singles for Decca Records in 1940, four more in 1950 for Regal (including a Top 10 R&B single with Rag Mop) and then were never heard from again. Considered a Novelty Act throughout their career, they provide an interesting if brief peek into the late 30′s and 40′s East Coast “hep culture” and “Race Records” – an era of music I find both fascinating and one that directly laid the foundation for contemporary Rock music today.

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May 20, 2012

A Rolling Stones Story

Last night’s awesome performance by Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck instantly had me remembering my friend Dave MacMillan. David has been a friend for roughly 28 years, and even though we don’t see each other as often anymore (he lives in Toronto, and I’m in California) he’s the type of friend that no matter how much time goes between seeing each other, we just pick up where we left off. Long-time camping buddy & canoe partner we’ve weathered family events and marriage breakups, and I always know that if I needed David, he’d be there.

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March 12, 2012

Adding a New Category – Archive

I have added a new category to the ‘ol blog: Archive. You may find some of this interesting, or useless – no matter. None of it is new, and most of it will be archived material that was either previously posted at WATS.ca or has been kicking around my Hard Drive for a number of years.

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March 3, 2012

CSUN 2012 Recap

It is Saturday morning (afternoon by the time I finish), and I am sitting here thinking about the past 4 days: CSUN 2012. A significant part of me is still simply processing all of the energy and love that CSUN 2012 delivered to my mental In Box, and this blog post is an attempt to capture some of that, get it written down, and share it back.

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