Tuesday, March 29, 2016


just heard a big band arrangement of "dream a little dream of me"
i don't know if it's this one. i just know the song as a mamas and papas tune.
not sure whose was first.
ok it's from 1931, 60 versions out there, but the mamma cass one is the best known.

I'm on the road a lot these days. One thing I notice is when a McDonalds' bathroom isn't as clean as it might be.

Monday, March 28, 2016


seems a lot like couchsurfing.com.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


good article on the lab rat and plasma industries

Thursday, March 24, 2016

a history of oil.
political comedian gives history lesson

the prisoner, all 17 episodes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I spent today running from this storm, got out of nebraska in time. I'm about halfway across missouri, trying to drink enough coffee to keep going.

I'm in a coffee shop in the small town where i went to school 25 years ago,and a song came on, "if ever i lay with you" edit: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. roberta flack. It's the better known version but I first it by Orielle Smith, a really obscure folksinger. The internet's never heard of the album "A voice in the wind" but it was the sweetest version of the alan lomax type appalacian folk songs, sung by a 17 year old opera-trained girl in 1963.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/orrielsmith has "Forever in the wind" Same girl maybe 50 years later.
This is about my 7th cup of coffee today, in lieu of sleep. I was in Missouri yesterday, Nebraska today,and am trying to get home to Indiana.

I didnt know until just now that the song was written for Peggy Seeger. I really like her "Engineer's Song."

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who would later become his wife, to sing. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. Seeger sang the song when the duo performed in folk clubs around Britain. During the 1960s, it was recorded by various folk singers and became a major international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972, winning the Grammy Awards for Record and Song of the Year.Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song of the year for 1972.[1]

wow there are like 100 recorded versions. If i get time i might track down some of them and see if i can splice together a mashup version.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

my friend tynan writes about how he bought these museum quality japanese woodblock prints
super cheap off ebay. it's not something i have an eye for, but would likely be a good investment vehicle.

Monday, March 14, 2016

happy pi day

Saturday, March 12, 2016

After a month of not hearing anything back from Abbvie, I went public today. Quietly so far, just tipped off a couple small local papers.

how probation for profit run america's debtor prisons.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

http://www.ghastlycomic.com/d/20140414.html (nsfw)
I get in ruts and don't check certain of my own sidebar links, sometimes for years.
So today I was rewarded by some new ghastly comics, new to me anyway. As usual they are not safe for work. You miught find them hot, funny, sick, or none of the above.


judy garland's last show. was never shown, was considered too dark. found on reddit.


judy with peggy lee medley

optional bill bailey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMNX11y0dVo

bo burnham's love song, repeat stuff

Friday, March 04, 2016

Photovoltaic solar sails?
Be the first one on your block to combine these two discoveries into a thin strong lightweight solar sail that could power an ion drive, superconducting ring, or other such propulsion mechanism.
Shining a laser at it might be another way to give it some ooph once it gets too far from the sun.
(had a lot of coffee and not much sleep today.)

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


indiana law blog to close its doors for lack of funding.
i've never had funding so that's not a problem here, but neither of my blogs provides the kind of detailed coverage the ILB does or did.

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