Monday, June 26, 2017

Remembering the Crippler

They are going to make a movie about Chris Benoit, the WWE superstar that murdered his wife & son in 2007. It is going to be called "Crossface" and be directed by Lexi Alexander. I'm 100% unfamiliar with her work - I haven't seen her films Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, and I've never watched a single episode of the many TV series she has been involved in, which are Arrow, Supergirl, and Limitless. I have absolutely ZERO authority to say whether Alexander is a good choice or not for this film.

I do have the authority to say I remembered watching Monday Night Raw after this news came out, though I didn't remember the precise date, which was June 26, 2007 - a decade back from today. This article about his career is a fascinating glimpse into the backstory of what it means to be a WWE superstar. Specifically, this is the paragraph that made me pause and think:

During his 22-year career, Chris Benoit took many “bumps,” as they’re known in the wrestling industry. The innocuous term belies – probably intentionally – just how serious the injuries can be. From chair shots in TLC matches, to lead pipes, stop signs, and God knows what else in Hardcore contests, to botched German suplexes, there are a plethora of ways to sustain head trauma in this business. And they all happened to him. Repeatedly. Many more times, I think, than anyone really knew while he was still alive.

If that passage intrigues you, read the article.

Editor's Note: Having never even mentioned "Chris Benoit" on this blog, a label has been created.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Another Band Skips Iowa

Just noticed this:

MARTY FRIEDMAN will begin a headlining run on August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Support comes from Houston's top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI's technical progressive three-piece, The Fine Constant. Catch Marty and his Jackson MF-1 models at the following stops:
Marty Friedman - Wall Of Sound Tour 2017
w/ Special Guests Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant

8/10 Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO

I guess I shouldn't feel too bad because The Fine Constant didn't even get a WI date that would serve as a 'homecoming' of sorts on the tour; there is a concert in Houston, TX, to serve as a 'homecoming' gig for Scale the Summit.
This is the first single:

Scale the Summit sound like this:

The Fine Constant sound like this:

And a tune from 2013:

IT'S NOT FAIR!!! They should have Brian Guitar (my former bandmate in Lou's Classic Ride) on their tour too!

50 Million will Buy a LOT

Frankly, I don't take a lot of time to invest in what $50 million homes look like around the world - though I just breezed through the slideshow at the other end of the link. I have more important things to keep me busy. For one, we are heading up to Elkader for the weekend for what I hope is a relaxing weekend. This is the movie at the Elkader Theater, but Karen doesn't like 3D movies and it is only being shown in 3D when it is possible for Alex, his friend Austin, Karen, and I to go:

I personally don't have a problem with 3D movies so maybe I'll end up seeing it - the trailer looks funny.


One time, our former priest at Saint Thomas More said in his homily that when we point a finger at someone else, there are 4 fingers pointing back at you. I thought about that statement when I read today's "Moments with You" email - the link is below. The gist of the brief essay is that everyone has family issues and, sadly, I am included in the "everyone" in that sentence.

I'll try to keep this brief and without excessive personal details. On Father's Day, at 9:18 AM, Dad called me. He said he had 4 tickets to the US Open in WI on Father's Day but didn't ask me to go with him because he didn't think I liked golf. I am not a die-hard golf fanatic - I haven't played in 2017 - but I have played golf each summer since around 1994 or 1995, either with the Mount Mercy College group or with Louie, my father-in-law. I can only recall playing golf with my dad once and the reason I remember that is because it was July 1998. I was working at Jordan Systems in Cedar Rapids as a technical writer. It had been a dream job from the day I started in February 1998 but now, the company was having financial issues. Karen was pregnant with our second child and I felt like I needed to make a change. I remember talking to Dad about this on the golf course and wanting his advice. I've played a lot of golf over the last 21 years - I remember that round. And yet, it came to be that on Father's Day 2017, Dad told me he had the 4 tickets but had asked my brother (a given in my head), a family friend that I've known all my life (another given in my head), and a guy from Dad's golf group (I guess he would be the 'short straw' but I know he and Dad are friends so I know it made sense to Dad to ask him). He said, "You didn't want to go, did you?" and I said, "I would've liked the option to choose." I could hear in Dad's voice that it dawned on him, at that moment, that he had made a mistake and hurt my feelings. He asked if anything was new, I said no, and that was the end of the conversation - I haven't spoken to him since, which is par (hee hee!) for our relationship. One other interesting tidbit is we talked for 6:35 minutes, which is likely a record length. When I hung up, I cried because Dad didn't choose me. I went upstairs and hugged Karen and told her I loved her. She was upset and insisted that I call Dad back and to tell him I was hurt, but I refused to do so. In hindsight, I know doing so would have hurt his feelings and I really really try to not hurt other people's feelings, though I know I have not always done so.

There are three principles that can help me in dealing with this and other family issues I have not mentioned in detail on this blog: 
  1. Realize you're not alone. Sibling difficulty was an issue in the very first family—something between Cain and Abel, as I recall—and it continues to stain most families today as they age and expand. What you're dealing with is unfortunately more normal than abnormal.
  2. Stop trying to change them. If you have a tendency to be the 9-1-1 rescue responder, resign from that role. Put your trust in a big God, and turn the job over to Him. He's good at it. 
  3. Forgive them. Resist resentment. Stop punishing them. Give them the grace and mercy you have received from the Lord, and choose to love them, even if it must be from a safe distance.
Maybe if I adhere to those principles, life will find its way to calm and serenity. Here's the link to the article: Big Brothers and Sisters.

Editor's Note: This seems relevant to the above:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nope. I will NOT be a Badger!


Horny Genius started originally under the Tom Waits’ inspired name, Mental Midgets. They had an air of vomit-induced freneticism in their anarcho-pop stylings. Horny Genius’ first demo in ’86 became a cult classic in the Cedar Valley. The band’s biggest stage might’ve been opening up for They Might Be Giants, but they toured as far as Germany and Holland before calling it quits around 1991.
I always have regretted not joining Horny Genius in winter 1990. I was very upset with God after I learned they were going to play in Europe in fall 1990, but now that I see they split up in 1991? Eh, I feel better.


Digging this new band. Language warning, though.

For more information, see

746 Reasons to be in a New York State of Mind

Saw this list on Craigslist:

Selling My Cd Collection. Wide Variety of Artists and Genres. Let me know which ones you are interested and we can work out a Deal. All Of them are in Fantastic Condition. If you are located in Manhattan I can bring them to you personally. I can ship them to you as well but you would need to pay the shipping cost. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!

If this collection was being sold for $.25 each, it would be $186.50, plus shipping. The entire list of 746 CDs is quite impressive.

  1. Adele - 19
  2. Adele - 21
  3. The Adicts - Smart Alex
  4. The Adicts - Sound of Music
  5. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  6. Against Me! - New Wave
  7. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies(Deluxe)
  8. Alice Cooper - Schools Out
  9. Alice Cooper - Killer
  10. Alice Cooper - Love It To Death
  11. Alice In Chains - Facelift
  12. Alice in Chains - Dirt
  13. Amy Winehouse - Frank(Deluxe)
  14. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black(Deluxe)
  15. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
  16. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am
  17. Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See
  18. Arctic Monkeys - A.M
  19. Arctic Monkeys - Favorite Worst nightmare
  20. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
  21. Arcade Fire - Reflecktor
  22. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs(Deluxe)
  23. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  24. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
  25. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  26. Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire EP
  27. Archers Of Loaf - White Trash heroes(deluxe)
  28. Archers Of Loaf - All The Nations Airports(Deluxe)
  29. Archers Of Loaf - Vee Vee(Deluxe)
  30. Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle(Deluxe)
  31. At The Drive In - Relationship Of Command
  32. Avalanches - Since I Left You
  33. The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
  34. The B-52's - The B-52's
  35. The B-52's - Greatest Hits
  36. The B-52's - Wild Planet
  37. The Band - Stage Freight
  38. Bauhaus - Mask
  39. Bauhaus - In The Flat Field
  40. Beach Boys - That's Why God made the radio
  41. Beach Boys - Smiley Smile/Wild Honey
  42. Beach Boys - Party!/Stack o Tracks
  43. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  44. Beach Boys - Today!/Summer Days(And Summer Nights)
  45. Beach Boys - The Christmas Album
  46. Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe/All Summer Long
  47. Beach Boys - Surfer Girl/Shut Down Vol 2
  48. Beach Boys - Surfin Safari/Surfin USA
  50. Beastie Boys - The Mix Up
  51. Beastie Boys - License to Ill
  52. Beastie Boys - To The Five Bouroughs
  53. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty(Deluxe)
  54. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
  55. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
  56. The Beatles - Stereo Box set(All Studio Albums In Stereo)
  57. The Beatles-Mono Box Set(All Studio Albums in Mono)
  58. The Beatles - Anthology volumes 1-3
  59. The Beatles - The BBC Sessions
  60. The Beatles - Love
  61. Beck - Odelay(Deluxe Edition
  62. Beck - Odelay
  63. Belle and Sebastion - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  64. Belle and Sebastian - Storytelling
  65. Belle and Sebastian - Push Barman To open Old Wounds
  66. Belle and Sebastian - Fold your hands child
  67. Belle and Sebastian - The boy with the arab strap
  68. Belle and Sebastian - If You're feeling Sinister
  69. Belle And Sebastian - Tigermilk
  70. Big Black - The Rich Man's 8 Track Tape
  71. Big Black - Songs About Fucking
  72. Biggie Smalls - Ready To Die
  73. Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky
  74. Big Star - Third
  75. Big Star - #1Record/Radio City
  76. Billy Joel - The Stranger
  77. The Birthday Party - Mutiny/Bad Seed
  78. The Birthday Party - Live 81-82(Library Copy)
  79. The Birthday Party - Junkyard
  80. The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
  81. The Birthday Party - Hee Haw
  82. The Birthday Party - Door, Door
  83. Bjork - Volta(Deluxe)
  84. Bjork - Volta - Live
  85. Bjork - Vulnicura
  86. Bjork - Biophilia
  87. Bjork - Complete Album Collection 1993-2008
  88. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  89. Blink 182 - Chesire Cat
  90. Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
  91. Blur - Blur
  92. Blur - The Great Escape
  93. Blur - Parklife
  94. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
  95. Bob Dylan - Complete Mono Recordings Box Set
  96. Bob Dylan - Complete Studio Album Collection 1962-2013
  97. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol 1-3
  98. Bob Dylan - Tempest
  99. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
  100. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
  101. Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes
  102. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I see a Darkness
  103. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
  104. Bon Iver - For emma, Forever ago
  105. Bob Marley - Burnin
  106. Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon(Deluxe)
  107. Brand New - Deja Entendu
  108. Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me
  109. Brand New - Daisy
  110. Brian Eno - Another Green World
  111. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
  112. Brian Eno and David Byrne - My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts
  113. Bright Eyes - Lifted
  114. Bright Eyes - Im wide awake its morning
  115. Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a digital urn
  116. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 30th Anniversary Box Set
  117. Bruce springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park NJ
  118. Bruce springsteen - The Wild The Reckless and The E Street Shuffle
  119. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
  120. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
  121. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
  122. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
  123. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
  124. Cake - Fashion Nugget
  125. Can - Ege Bamyasi
  126. Can - Tago Mago(Deluxe)
  127. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972
  128. Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Safe As Milk
  129. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe As Milk(Mono)
  130. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Mirror Man
  131. Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Strictly personal
  132. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask replica
  133. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Ice Cream For Crow
  134. Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
  135. The Cars - The Cars
  136. Cat Power - Dear Sir
  137. Cat Power - Myra Lee
  138. Cat Power - What Will The Community Think?
  139. Cat Power - Moon Pix
  140. Cat Power - The Covers Record
  141. Cat Power - Free
  142. Cat Power - The Greatest
  143. Cat Power - Jukebox(Deluxe Edition)
  144. Cat Power - Sun
  145. Ceremony - Zoo
  146. Chuck Berry - Duck Walkin
  147. Chris Bell - I am The Cosmos(Deluxe)
  148. Circle Jerks - Group Sex
  149. The Clash - Super Black Market Clash
  150. The Clash - Combat Rock
  151. The Clash - Sandanista
  152. The Clash - London Calling(Deluxe)
  153. The Clash - Give em enough Rope
  154. The Clash - The Clash(UK)
  155. The Clash - The Clash(US)
  156. Courtney Barnett - The Double EP
  157. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think
  158. Corin Tucker Band - Kill My Blues
  159. Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years
  160. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
  161. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory
  162. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Deja Vu
  163. The Cure - Bloodflowers
  164. The Cure - Wild Mood Swings
  165. The Cure - The Head On The Door
  166. The Cure - Pornography
  167. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
  168. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
  169. Cults - Cults
  170. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  171. Daniel Johnston - Jip Jump Music
  172. Daniel Johnston - Continued Story/Hi, How Are You
  173. Daniel Johnston - 1990
  174. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
  175. D'angelo - Voodoo
  176. D'angelo - Black Messiah
  177. David Bowie - Station To station
  178. David Bowie - The Next Day(Deluxe)
  179. David Bowie - Black Star
  180. David Bowie - Five Years(1969-1973)
  181. David Bowie - Who Can I be Now? - (1974-1976)
  182. David Bowie - ZEIT!(1977-1979)
  183. David Byrne and St. Vincent - Love This Giant
  184. Death - For All The World to See
  185. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
  186. De La Soul - Three Feet high And Rising(Deluxe)
  187. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
  188. De La Soul - Bulhoone Mind State
  189. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
  190. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
  191. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
  192. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
  193. Death Cab For Cutie - The Photo Album
  194. Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts and We Are Voting Yes
  195. Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Airplanes(Deluxe)
  196. Death Cab For Cutie - You Can Play These songs with chords
  197. Death Grips - The Money store
  198. Death Grips - The Powers That B
  199. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
  200. Decendents - Two Things At Once
  201. Deep Purple - Machine Head
  202. DEVO - Freedom Of Choice
  203. DEVO - Are We not men?(Deluxe)
  204. Disco Inferno - The 5 Eps
  205. Dismemberment Plan - A Peoples history of the dismemberment plan
  206. Dismemberment Plan - Change
  207. Dismemberment Plan - Emergency and I
  208. Dismemberment Plan - Terrified
  209. Dismemberment Plan - !
  210. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
  211. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
  212. Download - The Eyes of Stanley Pain
  213. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
  214. Drive By truckers - Gangstabilly
  215. Drive By Truckers - Pizza Deliverence
  216. Drive By Truckers - Southern rock Opera
  217. Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day
  218. Drive By Truckers - The Dirty south
  219. Drive By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse
  220. Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's dark
  221. Drive By Truckers - The Big To-Do
  222. Drive By Truckers - Go go Boots
  223. Drive By Truckers - English Oceans
  224. Drive By Truckers - English Oceans(Deluxe)
  225. Drive By Truckers - American Band
  226. Drive By Truckers - Alabama ass Whoopin
  227. Drive By Truckers - Live From Austin Texas
  228. Drive By Truckers - Its Great To Be Alive
  229. Drive By Truckers - The fine Print
  230. Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue sky
  231. Electric light orchestra - All over the world(Best Of)
  232. Elliot Smith - Roman Candle
  233. Elliot Smith - Elliot Smith
  234. Elliot Smith - Either/or
  235. Elliot Smith - XO
  236. Elliot smith - Figure 8
  237. Elliot Smith - From a Basement On The Hill
  238. Elliot Smith - New moon
  239. Elton John - Honky Chateau
  240. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
  241. Elvis Costello - This Years Model
  242. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
  243. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
  244. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
  245. Evanescence - Fallen
  246. The Fall - Live At The Witch Trials(Deluxe)
  247. The Fall - Dragnet(Deluxe)
  248. The Fall - Grotesque(Deluxe)
  249. The Fall - Slates(Deluxe)
  250. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour(Deluxe)
  251. The Fall - Room To Live(Deluxe)
  252. The Fall - Perverted By Language(Deluxe)
  253. The Fall - Bend Sinister
  254. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace(Omnibus Edition)
  255. The Fall - The Wonderful and Freightening World Of The Fall(Omnibus Edition)
  256. The Fall - 5 Album Box set
  257. The Fall - Extricate(Deluxe)
  258. The Fall - Shift Work(Deluxe)
  259. The Fall - Code:Selfish(Deluxe)
  260. The Fall - The Infotainment Scan(Deluxe)
  261. The Fall - Middle Class revolt(Deluxe)
  262. The Fall - Cerebral Caustic(Deluxe)
  263. The Fall - The Light user Syndrome(Deluxe)
  264. The Fall - Levitate
  265. The Fall - The Marshall Suite(Deluxe)
  266. The Fall - The Unutterable(Deluxe)
  267. The Fall - Are you are Missing winner(Deluxe)
  268. The Fall - County On The Click
  269. The Fall - The real New Fall LP
  270. The Fall - Fall Heads Roll
  271. The Fall - Reformation Post TLC
  272. The Fall - Reformation Post TLC(U.S. Version)
  273. The Fall - imperial Wax Solvent'
  274. The Fall - Your Future, Our Clutter
  275. The Fall - Ersatz GB
  276. The Fall - Re-Mit
  277. The Fall - Totale's Turns
  278. The Fall - The Legendary Chaos Tapes
  279. The Fall - A Part Of America Therein
  280. The Fall - Fall in a Hole
  281. The Fall - 2G plus 2
  282. The Fall - The Frenz Experiment
  283. The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj
  284. The Fall - Seminal Live
  285. Fiona Apple - Tidal
  286. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn...
  287. Fiona apple - Extraordinary Machine
  288. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
  289. The Flaming Lips - And Heady Fwends
  290. The Flaming Lips - Dark Side Of The Moon
  291. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
  292. The Flaming Lips - The Day They Shot A Hole Through The Death Egg
  293. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
  294. The Feelies - The Good Earth
  295. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  296. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Freak Out!
  297. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Absolutely Free
  298. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - We're Only in It For The Money
  299. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
  300. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes/Sun Giant EP
  301. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk(Deluxe)
  302. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours(Deluxe)
  303. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
  304. Fucked Up - the Chemistry Of Common Life
  305. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
  306. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
  307. Future Bible Heroes - Complete Discography
  308. Gang Of Four - Songs Of The Free
  309. Gang Of Four - Solid gold
  310. George Harrison - The Concert For Bangladesh
  311. George Harrison - All things Must Pass
  312. GodSpeed You! - Lift your skinny fists like Antennas to Heaven
  313. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach(Deluxe)
  314. Gothic Archies - The Tragic Treasury
  315. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
  316. Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
  317. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
  318. Green Day - Uno Dos Tre
  319. Green Day - Complete Album Collection
  320. Haim - Days Are Gone
  321. Helium - The Dirt Of Luck
  322. Helium - The Magic City
  323. The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
  324. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
  325. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
  326. Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart and More
  327. Iggy Pop - The Idiot
  328. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
  329. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power - Deluxe
  330. Iggy and The Stooges - Funhouse
  331. Iggy And The Stooges - The Stooges
  332. Janes Addiction - Nothing Shocking
  333. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
  334. Jeff Buckley - Grace
  335. Jeff Mangum - Live At Jittery Joes
  336. Jack White - Blunderbus
  337. Jason Isbell - Sirens Of The ditch
  338. Jason isbell - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  339. Jason Isbell - Here We Rest
  340. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
  341. Jason Isbell - Something More than Free
  342. Jason Isbell - Live From Alabama
  343. Jason Isbell - Live From Austin city limits(DVD)
  344. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy(Deluxe)
  345. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
  346. Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World
  347. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland(Deluxe)
  348. Jimi Hendrix - Axis:Bold As Love(Deluxe)
  349. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?(Deluxe)
  350. Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
  351. John Hiatt - Slow Turning
  352. Joni Mitchell - Complete Album Collectoion 1968-1979
  353. Joy Division - Heart And Soul Box Set
  354. Judas Priest - Original Album Classics(Unleashed In The east/British Steel/Screaming For Vengence/Defenders Of the Faith/Painkiller)
  355. Kanye West - Yeezus
  356. Kanye West - Watch The Throne
  357. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  358. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
  359. Kanye West - Good Music
  360. Kanye West - Late Registration
  361. Kasey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
  362. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
  363. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
  364. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
  365. Kate Bush - Never for ever
  366. Kate Bush - Lionheart
  367. Kate Bush - The kick Inside
  368. Kendrick Llamar - Good Kid Maad City
  369. Kendrick Llamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  370. Kendrick Llamar - Untitled Unmastered
  371. The Killers - Hot Fuss
  372. Killing Joke - Killing Joke
  373. The Kinks - The Anthology 1964-1971
  374. The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
  375. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King(Deluxe Edition)
  376. Kraftwerk - Autobahn
  377. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
  378. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
  379. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
  380. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
  381. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
  382. Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides
  383. Leonard Cohen - Complete Album Collection
  384. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
  385. Lynard Skynard - Pronounced Leenardskinard
  386. Lynard Skynard - Second Helping
  387. Lynard Skynard - Street Survivors
  388. Madvillain - Madvillany
  389. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist
  390. Magnetic Fields - 50 song memoir
  391. Magnetic Fields - Get Lost
  392. Magnetic Fields - Holiday
  393. Magnetic Fields - The Charm Of The Highway strip
  394. Magnetic Fields - The House Of Tommorrow
  395. Magnetic Fields - The Wayward Bus/Distant Plastic Trees
  396. Magnetic Fields - Love at The Bottom Of The Sea
  397. Magnetic Fields - Distortion
  398. Magnetic Fields - Realism
  399. Magnetic Fields - I
  400. Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
  401. Marilyn Manson - Portrait Of An American Family
  402. Marilyn Manson - Smells Like Children
  403. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
  404. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
  405. Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood
  406. Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque
  407. Marilyn Manson - Eat Me Drink Me
  408. Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low
  409. Marilyn Manson - Born Villain
  410. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emporer
  411. Marilyn Manson - The Nobodies
  412. Marilyn Manson - The last Tour On Earth
  413. Marilyn Manson - Lest We Forget
  414. Marilyn Manson - Remix and Repeat
  415. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
  416. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
  417. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam(Deluxe)
  418. Midnight Oil - Diesels and Dust(new unopened vinyl replica edition)
  419. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Lets Face It
  420. Mike Cooley - The Fool On Every Corner
  421. Mission of Burma - The Truth About Burma
  422. Mission of Burma - Vs
  423. Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches
  424. Misfits - Walk Among Us
  425. Misfits - Static Age
  426. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
  427. MGMT - Congratulations
  428. Modern Kin - Modern Kin
  429. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
  430. Modest Mouse - Sad Sappy Sucker
  431. Modest Mouse - This is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about
  432. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
  433. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
  434. Modest Mouse - Good News for people who like bad news
  435. Modest Mouse - We were dead before the ship even sank
  436. Modest Mouse - Building Nothing out of Something
  437. Modest Mouse - Everywhere and his nasty Parlour Tricks
  438. The Monkees - Original Album Series(Contains their first 5 Lps with Bonus Tracks on 5 discs)
  439. Mumford And sons - Sigh No More
  440. My bloody Valentine - Loveless
  441. My Bloody Valentine - MBV
  442. My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
  443. My Chemical Romance - Danger days
  444. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
  445. Nas - Illmatic
  446. Neil Young - Fillmore East
  447. Neil Young - Live Rust
  448. Neil Young - Psychodelic Pill
  449. Neil Young - Harvest
  450. Neil Young - After The Goldrush
  451. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
  452. Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
  453. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over The Sea
  454. New Order - Movement(Deluxe)
  455. New Order - Power, Corruption, and Lies(Deluxe)
  456. New Order - Low Life(Deluxe)
  457. New Order - Brotherhood(Deluxe)
  458. New Order - Technique(Deluxe)
  459. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
  460. New Pornographers - Electric Version
  461. New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
  462. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
  463. New York Dolls - Too Much Too Soon
  464. New York Dolls - One day it will please us to remember even this
  465. Nick Cave and the bad seeds - Murder Ballads
  466. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Your Funeral - My trial
  467. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
  468. Nick Drake - Bryer Lyter
  469. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
  470. Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust
  471. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
  472. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral(Deluxe)
  473. Nine Inch Nails - Broken
  474. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
  475. Nirvana - In Utero
  476. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
  477. Nuggets Box Set
  478. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
  479. Oasis - Definitely Maybe(Deluxe)
  480. Oasis - Whats the Story Morning Glory
  481. Oasis - Whats the Story Morning Glory(Deluxe)
  482. Oasis - Be Here Now
  483. Oasis - Be Here Now(Deluxe)
  484. Olivia Tremor Control - Music From an unfinished Script
  485. Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage
  486. Owen Pallet - Has a Good Home
  487. Owen Pallet - He Poos Clouds
  488. Owen Pallet - Heartland
  489. Owen Pallet - In Conflict
  490. Patti Smith - Horses
  491. Patti Smith - Horses(Deluxe)
  492. Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia
  493. Patti Smith - Easter
  494. Patti Smith - Wave
  495. Patterson Hood - Killers and Stars
  496. Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar
  497. Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
  498. Paul Mcartney - Ram(Deluxe)
  499. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted(Deluxe)
  500. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain(Deluxe)
  501. Pavement - Wowee Zowee(Deluxe)
  502. Pavement - Brighten The Corners(Deluxe)
  503. Pearl Jam - Vitology
  504. Pink Floyd - Discovery Box set(All Studio Albums)
  505. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
  506. Pixies - Come on Pilgrim
  507. Pixies - Doolittle
  508. Pixies - Bossanova
  509. Pixies - B sides
  510. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
  511. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
  512. PJ Harvey - Stories From Thre City - Stories From The Sea
  513. PJ Harvey - Let England shake
  514. The Pogues - If I should fall from grace with God
  515. The Pogues - Run, Sodomy and the Lash
  516. The Police - Message in a Box(Complete Studio Recordings)
  517. Portishead - Dummy
  518. The Postal Service - Give Up(deluxe)
  519. Pretenders - Pretenders
  520. Pretenders - Pretenders(Deluxe)
  521. Pretenders - Pretenders 2 (Deluxe)
  522. Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
  523. Primus - Fizzle Fry
  524. Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
  525. Primus - Pork Soda
  526. Public Enemy - Apocolypse 91
  527. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
  528. Public enemy - It Takes a nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
  529. Public enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the show
  530. Public Image LTD - Second Edition
  531. Pulp - Different Class
  532. Queen - Live At the Rainbow
  533. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
  534. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
  535. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
  536. Queens of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
  537. Radiohead - Pablo Honey
  538. Radiohead - The Bends
  539. Radiohead - Amnesiac
  540. Radiohead - Hail to the thief
  541. Radiohead - Com Lag
  542. Radiohead - Airbag/how am I driving
  543. Ramones - Ramones
  544. Ramones - Road To Ruin
  545. Ramones - Leave Home
  546. Randy Newman - Original Album Series(Randy Newman/12 Songs/Sail Away/Good Old Boys/Litle criminals)
  547. Reel Big Fish - Turn The Radio Off
  548. Reel Big Fish - A Best of us - for the rest of us
  549. REM - Eponymous
  550. REM - Dead Letter Office
  551. REM - Document
  552. REM - Lifes Rich Pagent
  553. Replacements - Hootenanny
  554. Replacements - Stink
  555. Replacements - Sorry ma, forgot to throw out the trash
  556. Replacements - Let it Be
  557. Replacements - Tim
  558. Replacements - Pleased to meet me
  559. Replacements - all for nothing(case cracked)
  560. Richard Hell - Blank Generation
  561. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
  562. Rolling Stones - Aftermath
  563. Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons
  564. Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesty's Request
  565. Rolling Stones= Beggars Banquet
  566. Rolling Stones - High tide and Green Grass
  567. Rolling Stones - Through The past Darkly
  568. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street(Deluxe)
  569. Roxy Music - Complete Studio Albums Collection
  570. Roxy Music - Country Life
  571. Roxy Music - Stranded
  572. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
  573. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
  574. Rush - Moving Pictures
  575. Rush - Permanent Waves
  576. Rush - Hemispheres
  577. Rush - A Farewell To Kings
  578. Rush - 2112
  579. Rush - Fly By Night
  580. Savages - Silence Yourself
  581. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
  582. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
  583. Shonna Tucker - A Tell All
  584. Sigur Ros - ()
  585. Sigur Ros - Agetus Byrum
  586. Skinny Puppy - The Process
  587. Sleater Kinney - Sleater Kinney
  588. Sleater Kinney - Call The Doctor
  589. Sleater Kinney - Dig Me Out
  590. Sleater Kinney - The Hot Rock
  591. Sleater Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One
  592. Sleater Kinney - One Beat
  593. Sleater Kinney - The Woods
  594. Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love
  595. Sleater Kinney - Off With Your Head
  596. Sleater Kinney - Get Up
  597. Sleater Kinney - Youre no rock and roll fun
  598. Sly and the Family Stone - Theres a Riot Goin On
  599. The Smith - Complete Album Collection
  600. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
  601. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
  602. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
  603. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight(Deluxe)
  604. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
  605. The Soft Boys - A Can Of Bees
  606. The Soft Boys - A can of bees(Deluxe)
  607. Sound City - Real to Reel
  608. Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth
  609. Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex
  610. Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
  611. Sonic Youth - Evol
  612. Sonic Youth - Sister
  613. Sonic Youth - The Whitey Album
  614. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
  615. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation(Deluxe)
  616. Sonic Youth - Goo
  617. Sonic Youth - Goo(Deluxe)
  618. Sonic Youth - Dirty
  619. Sonic Youth - Dirty(Deluxe)
  620. Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set
  621. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
  622. Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
  623. Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts and Flowers
  624. Sonic Youth - Murray Street
  625. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
  626. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
  627. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
  628. Sonic Youth - Smart bar 1985
  629. Steely Dan - Gaucho
  630. Steely Dan - AjA
  631. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
  632. Steely Dan - Katy Lied
  633. Steely Dan - Pretzel logic
  634. Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
  635. Steely Dan - Cant Buy A Thrill
  636. Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind
  637. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
  638. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
  639. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key Of Life
  640. Stevie Wonder - Fufillingness First Finale
  641. Stephen Merritt - Obscurities
  642. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses(Deluxe)
  643. St. Vincent - S/T
  644. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
  645. St. Vincent - Stranger Mercy
  646. St. Vincent - Actor
  647. St. Vincent - Marry Me
  648. The Strokes - Is This It?
  649. Sublime - Sublime
  650. Suede - Suede(Deluxe)
  651. Suede - Dog Man Star(Deluxe)
  652. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
  653. Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
  654. The Sugarcubes - Lifes too Good
  655. The sugarcubes - Stick around For joy
  656. Talking Heads - Brick(Complete Albums collection in both CD and DVD format)
  657. Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
  658. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
  659. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
  660. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
  661. Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring
  662. Talk Talk - Its My Life
  663. Tame Impala-Innerspeaker(Deluxe)
  664. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  665. Tear Garden - Tired Eyes Slowly Burning
  666. Television - Marquee Moon(Deluxe)
  667. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak(Deluxe)
  668. Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
  669. This Heat - Out Of Cold Storage
  670. Tim Buckley - Morning Glory
  671. Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Greivances
  672. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
  673. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
  674. Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tradgedy
  675. Todd Rundgren - Runt/The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
  676. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
  677. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A true Star/Todd
  678. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  679. Tool - 10,000 days
  680. Tool - Lateralus
  681. Tool - Einima
  682. Tool - Undertow
  683. Tool - Opiate
  684. The Tragically hip - Fully Completely
  685. A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples instinctive Travels on the paths of Rhythm
  686. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
  687. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
  688. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it from here
  689. T-Rex - Electric Warrior
  690. Tuneyards - Whokill
  691. Uncle Tupelo - No Depression(Deluxe)
  692. Undertones - Undertones(Deluxe)
  693. Van Morrison - Moondance
  694. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  695. Vampire Weekend - Contra
  696. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
  697. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
  698. The Velvet Underground - Peel Slowly and see discs 1-5
  699. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico(Rarities Edition)
  700. Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
  701. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
  702. Violent Femmes-Violent Femmes(Deluxe)
  703. The Weeknd - Trilogy
  704. Ween - GODWEENSATAN The Oneness
  705. Weezer - pinkerton
  706. The White Stripes - The white stripes
  707. The White stripes - De Stiji
  708. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
  709. The White Stripes - Elephant
  710. The White stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
  711. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
  712. The White stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights
  713. The Who - Whos next?
  714. The Who - The Who Sell out(Deluxe)
  715. The Who - The Who Sell out
  716. The Who - Tommy
  717. The Who - Live at Leeds(Deluxe)
  718. The Who - Happy Jack
  719. Wilco - Mermaid Avenue vol 1,2,3
  720. Wilco - Kicking Television
  721. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
  722. Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
  723. Wumpscut - Schrekk and Grauss
  724. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
  725. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz
  726. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
  727. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing turned itself inside out
  728. Yo La Tengo - I can hear the heart beating as one
  729. Yo La Tengo - Electro-pura
  730. Yo La Tengo - Painful
  731. Yo La Tengo - May I Sing With Me
  732. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
  733. Yo La Tengo - Ride The Tiger
  734. Yo La Tengo - Today is The Day
  735. Yo La Tengo - Fuckbook
  736. Yo La Tengo - Murdering The Classics
  737. Yo La Tengo - They Shoot, We Score
  738. Yo La Tengo - The Sounds of the sounds of Silence
  739. Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That there
  740. Yo La Tengo - Fade
  741. Yo La Tengo - Popular songs
  742. Yo La Tengo - Im Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
  743. Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
  744. Yuck - Yuck(Deluxe)
  745. The 6ths - Wasps Nest
  746. The 6ths - Hynacines and Thisles

Spewing Information

These two articles are about President's Trump visit to Cedar Rapids yesterday. These are less-than-glowing reviews.

Contradicting rhetoric from his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump explained why he chose Wall Street billionaires for several of his Cabinet roles during a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday evening. …

“So somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’ I said, ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking we want … because they’re representing the country. They don’t want the money. And they had to give up a lot to take these jobs.”

“We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore,” Trump added. “And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person,” Trump added. “Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it — but I like it better this way, right?”

Nightwing Theory

I read this article - Why Nightwing Should Take Over For Bruce Wayne After 'The Batman' - and read, in the comments, that Richard (Dick) Grayson's tombstone was shown in the Batman v. Superman trailer.


I googled and found this article:

Wow. I wish I had the talent for catching Easter eggs like that!

I Sat Through SP - Don't

Hype of The Fear Finale

MSNBC Host: It's Our Job to Control What People Think

Bellz Had Fuel

Sooo Creative!

Dense & Tragic

In the Dense department, there is Democrats Seethe After Georgia, But Still Don’t Get It & in the Tragic department, there is Dashcam Footage Shows Cop Truly Murdered Philando Castile.

I live in a crazy world where each and every day adds an item to those departments. When will it ever be a world without all of that?

Editor's Note: What is up with the word "seethe" in headlines? From another site, there was this article: Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’

Some Harsh Words

  1. I hate when the second word of an article is a typo. My hope is I catch things like that in my own reviews.

    Read the rest of the review here.
  2. I hate when you read a review that trashes one of your favorite bands, as described in this review of Count the Stars' Never Be Taken Alive

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

For the Fans (Me!)


Movie Articles I want to Reread in the Future 

Benefits! There ARE Benefits!

Top Benefits Of Going Paperless

Racing and IT? Really?

How Red Bull Racing uses IoT to win

Schedule for Our Trip to Chicago

SO MANY TOUGH CHOICES will need to be made at Chicago Open Air as far as which bands to see. Here's a breakdown of the schedule:

Friday's schedule is pretty good. I know Alex wanted to see some of Suicide Silence and Whitechapel and Falling in Reverse so tough decisions have to be made. Later on, I have seen and heard great things about The Dillinger Escape Plan so choosing between that set and Rob Zombie is a tough choice.

I would like to see Dragonforce and Mushroomhead and it looks like that will be possible. Seeing Body Count would be cool just for the sheer legendary status the band has, but that makes it a requirement to get from the main stage in 5 minutes. Unless we stood way far in the back, I will choose Seether as a higher priority over Body Count. Plus, I want a good place to see Godsmack. I also know Alex really wants to see Korn.

This is going to be an interesting day. I'd like to see Lamb of God, but I'd also really like to check out Behemoth's drummer, who is insanely fast. The choice between seeing Ozzy Osbourne or Slayer is like the worst decision a heavy metal fan can make. Yes, Slayer ends at 8:20 and Ozzy starts at 8:25. I don't think it's feasible to expect to get from the second stage area to the main stage area in 5 minutes. Personally, I think Stone Sour and Slayer should be swapped as seeing Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, Slayer, and Ozzy - all in a row - would blow my mind!

Unconventional Works

Craigslist’s Unconventional User Experience

Two Pluses

First, the guy is playing a clear drum set (though he is docked for it being a Sonar set instead of a Ludwig Vistalite) and second, the groove is seriously interesting.

Killer chops that make me want to go play the drums in my Ideal Band! And it's not just the fact that he has on a tie!

There are so many drummers from which I glean inspiration.

Misquotation Leads to Furious Firestorm about Pay Inequality

No, ‘Wonder Woman’s’ Gal Gadot Did Not Earn 2 Percent of Henry Cavill’s ‘Man of Steel’ Salary

Making a Difference

Editor's Note: Hospital Based Programs should be Hospital-Based Programs

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Finally, A Good Show

I watch Monday Night Raw every week and, without reading this article - - which reviews the show (based upon the title), I will say it was a pretty good show.


I was intrigued by the way Samoa Joe v. Roman Reigns was booked (not a clean finish - I don't mind that because both contestants looked strong nonetheless), as well as the Bo Dallas v. Finn Balor match, which surprised me in the way it began. The Miz's feud with Dean Ambrose took another twist which was entertaining despite playing off a theme that has run through their feud in recent weeks. Bayley even made an impressive turnaround. Last week, she had downplayed the idea that she would never 'go extreme' in an interview with Corey Graves. It propped her up as being naive and unwilling to 'do what it takes' to defeat her opponent. It was kind of like "I'm playing the role of the face (hero or "good guy") and I won't be a heel ("bad guy") at the expense of losing the ability to look at myself in the mirror. That was last week. This week, she came out and, with her buddies, took out Nia Jax, who is kind of like Brock Lesnar in that she is in the way of many wrestlers on their road to a championship run. Bayley coming out reminded me of the Seth Rollins turn on the Shield. In that situation, Rollins gave up his "face" status as a member of the Shield in order to look out for his well-being and to be "the guy" chosen by Triple H. I liked this segment. As for the final segment delivered a payoff for a story line that had been teased mercilessly for a few weeks. The article probably complains that it was uneventful or "too safe" from the options WWE Creative could choose from, but I felt it was a good conclusion.

Editor's Note: After reading the article above, some relevant quotes:
  • Regarding the SJ v Reigns match, this is from the article:Some will understandably question whether Joe should be going over under questionable circumstances, but at his core, the Joe character has proven an ultimate opportunist. An intensely focused competitor, he routinely seizes openings and scores wins.
  • Regarding the Miz v. Dean Ambrose interaction, this is from the article: As for the segment as a whole, it was a mess. This entire chapter of the rivalry has struck the wrong chord, sacrificing seriousness for goofy chicanery that has done little to make the fans want to see another match between the two. Even if last week's bear nonsense did draw over 1,000,000 YouTube views.
  • Regarding the Finn Balor v. Bo Dallas match, this is from the article: Bo Dallas was the opposition for the leader of Balor Club and wasted little time attacking him, catching him as he removed his jacket. Dallas clubbed Balor and took the fight to the arena floor, but it was only a matter of time before the former universal and NXT champion seized control ... For what amounted to a glorified squash, this was a nice little intense, hard-hitting match that spotlighted Balor.
  • Regarding the Bayley save, which was viewed as good in the comments above, the article gave it a F and said this: This was a mess. An ugly, disjointed, directionless mess in which it felt like the women were ad-libbing to lackluster results. The return of Bayley felt premature and did nothing to evolve her character or forward her story. It was tacked onto a segment that did not really need it.
  • Regarding the final segment, which was viewed as good in the comments above, the article gave it a C and said this: That was long. What it needed to be was the revelation via security camera and a big boot from Cass with the explanation coming next week. Instead, WWE Creative blew the whole intrigue in one segment, revealing Cass' motivations in an overly talky segment that did not generate the crowd reaction it probably hoped for. Maybe that's because fans legitimately liked the duo and were not ready for its demise. Either way, Angle looks like a shmuck for getting scooped by Graves, who clearly had access to security footage that the freaking general manager of wrestling's top show did not. Expect the impending rivalry to fail miserably if the execution of this segment is any indication.

Inside the Machine

Monday, June 19, 2017

Three for Monday!

Wrong Beat for Love


The History of Metallica in 30 Minutes: A Chronological Medley By Betto Cardoso

Genetic Freak!

Cars 2

We still love you, Mater Cars 2 is widely regarded as one of the worst movies to ever come out of Pixar’s studio. So bad, in fact, that even Pixar has trouble remembering it. [Warning: The following contains minor spoilers for Cars 3.] When Cars 2 was released, critics called it a fairly disastro...


Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after jury says it's hopelessly deadlocked
Judge Declares Mistrial In Bill Cosby Case
Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

Flounder Passed Away

Goodbye George?

Cavaliers Rumored to Be in 'Very Early Stages' of Paul George Trade Talks

Oh! To Have $300 in Spare Change!!

I need to stay the hell away from as I would be better off not knowing this had been posted. Now I'm wishing for $300 in spare change...

This lot includes over 37 CDs with out of print albums, rare imports, singles, live recordings, autographs and more. Below you will find a complete listing of everything included. Most items are in like-new condition but a few show signs of wear, most notably the Reload and Garage Inc. CDs as they were promotional albums which got regular play in a music store when they were released. I don’t believe many of these CDs were ever made widely available so please be aware that some of them could appear to be a reprint, while I don’t know for sure I have noted the ones that may be in the list below.
  • Autographed Load album by James, Lars, Jason and Kirk.
    • This was given to me by a friend who said it was autographed at a concert in Kansas City during the Load tour. There is no COA.
  • Wherever I May Roam (METCB 9) *German Import
  • Kill ‘Em All (9 60766-2)
  • No Leaf Clover (562 700-2) * Rare gold CD with printed signatures
  • Turn the Page (566 591-2)
  • Metallica & Friends Acoustica possible reprint
  • One (23DP5438)
  • Mama Said (UK METCD 14/INT 578 871-2) *England Import
  • Garage Days 2 (CD9606) possible reprint
  • Enter the Studio (MET 23)
  • For Members Only (D2P 828) possible reprint
  • Bay Area Thrashers the Early Years (OTR 1100060)
  • Unforgiven II (METCD 17/568 551-2) * Sweden Import
  • Garage Days 3 (CD 9612) possible reprint
  • A Night at the Symphony – Berkeley ’99
  • Metallica & IR8 Edits, Demos and More (MI 666) possible reprint
  • Live Garage NYC ’98 possible reprint
  • Load Your B-Sides (LYBS 1-97) possible reprint
  • Metallica the $9.98 CD – Garage Days Re-revisted (E2 60757)
  • Metallica the $9.98 CD – Garage Days Re-revisted (E2 60757-2)
  • Garage Days and More (CD9301) x 2
    • 2 of these are included, one has a misprint on the CD with title The Garage band (GB-406) but the tracks match Garage Days and More
  • Creeping Death (CD 12KUT 112)
  • Garage Inc.
  • Master of Puppets (9 60439-2)
  • S&M (62463-2)
  • Metallica (9 61113-2)
  • Reload (62126-2) *Promotional CD
  • Ride the Lightning (9 60396-2)
  • …And Justice for All (9 60812-2)
  • Load (61923-2)
  • St. Anger (62853-2)
  • M3K Live Concert Recordings from: 12/31/1999, 1/4/2000, 1/9/2000, 1/10/2000 reprints
  • Live Sh**: Binge & Purge (61594-2)

Microsoft Uses 2 (of 3) Words I Want in a Search?

Trademark and the Backlash

Dispel the Myth

Five myths about fatherhood

You Will Care

How to make your employees care about cybersecurity: 10 tips People are the largest security vulnerability in any organization. Here's some expert advice on how to make cybersecurity training more effective and protect your business.

Retirement Job

I don't really think much about retirement. I figure I have another 15 years or until I turn 62 to figure it out. That said, I have told Karen that Memphis would be a great place to live and, after seeing this ad in today's email, there may be a place for me to do some technical writing-related post-retirement gigs.

Political Arguments on Facebook

Mark This Down! I said "No" to These CDs

One of our former neighbors was having a garage sale and borrowed some of our tables. I asked if she had CDs and she said she did. This AM, she sent me this list:

Here is a list of what did not sell at the garage sale. Let me know if any interest you.
  1. Disney's Superstar Hits
  2. Kanye West -Graduation
  3. Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
  4. Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
  5. David Guetta - One love
  6. Backstreet Boys
  7. Pink - Funhouse
  8. NSync - No strings attached
  9. Pink - Truth about Love
  10. Nicki Minaj - Roman REloaded
  11. Music from the Motion Picture The Wedding Singer
  12. High School Musical
  13. High School Musical 2
  14. Go Fish Superstar
  15. Big Ideas Jonah - a Veggietales Movie soundtrack
  16. Hannah Montana
  17. Katy Perry - one of the Boys
  18. Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits
  19. Forrest Gump -2 CDs
  20. Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing
  21. Beyonce - Sasha Fierce
  22. The Cheetah Girls - TCG
  23. Fergie-The Dutchess
  24. The Black Eyed Peas-The E.N.D.
  25. Will Smith Greatest Hits
  26. Skrillex-Bangarang
  27. Gwen Stefani-Love Angel Music Baby

I said "Sadly, no." Only the "Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing" remotely interested me. I already have the Backstreet Boys (blech!) and NSync (blech! blech!) so if she can get some money from Stuff, the local consignment store, that would be a better option for her. Even though I don't write about it a lot, I am still plugging away on the CD to MP3 conversion. In fact, I have started ripping Spindle #22 and have a goal to have it completed by Friday, 6/30/2017. There are 66 more CDs to go, which means I have 6 days to rip 66 CDs, which means I need to rip 11 CDs each of the following days:

6/19 - Monday (today!)
6/20 - Tuesday
6/21 - Wednesday
6/22 - Thursday
6/28 - Wednesday*
6/29 - Thursday

6/23 - 6/25 = in Elkader
6/26 & 6/27 = in Cedar Falls for Alex's UNI orientation

Crazy!! I estimate that each CD takes 5 minutes - including taking it off the spindle, putting it in the drive, setting the Composer field, and clicking the Rip CD button in Windows Media Player. With 66 CDs to rip and 5 minutes per CD, that puts me at 330 minutes / 60 = 5.5 hours. When I break it down like that, it's ~ 1 hour each night. I should be able to do that.

I hope!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Remembering the Crippler

They are going to make a movie about Chris Benoit, the WWE superstar that murdered his wife & son in 2007. It is going to be called &quo...