So this is what a court room looks like!

So like A Few Good Men. Damn good. Except the whole time watching my $7.99 copy from the Warehouse, I kept thinking... Tom should have been in Battle Field Earth. I mean really - TC makes John Travolta actually look like Greased Lightning.

Xenu Saves.

Xenu Lives.

Amen.

The Rain

The Rain

Resplendent in a velvet pose
Revolving in a verdant dress
Heaven scent like a naked rose
Standing in the rain
Hoping for the pain to begin, begin again

And when she runs
And when she wants
And when she takes

So continues the never ending refrain
Over and over she spins
Like a cold wave crashing on a dead shark’s fin
Spitting in her own eye
Ordering a salty soup

And when she runs to you
And when she takes it all
And when she wants to break

It's there, watching.

Stuck on Stupid

I just needed to share this piece of advice.
 
""Psychiatry doesn't work. When you study the
effects, it's a crime against humanity" - Tom Cruise

Zany Erratic Numb Unstable

So like Tom Cruise appears to have personally done more than anyone after 911 to help people.

From stuff:

He said: "A Scientologist is somebody who can look at the world and really see it for what it is. And not just see it but be able to go 'pow' and actually do something about it. And be somebody who is not asking permission to do that. Why ask permission? We are the authorities."

Ok you win Tom. I'm convinced, sign me up. I want to meet Zenu.

A Classic from Pop Bitch

A sadist, a masochist, a murderer, a necrophile, a zoophile and a pyromaniac are all sitting on a bench in a mental institution.

"Let's have sex with a cat?" asked the zoophile.

"Let's have sex with the cat and then torture
it," says the sadist.

"Let's have sex with the cat, torture it and
then kill it," shouted the murderer.

"Let's have sex with the cat, torture it, kill it
and then have sex with it again," said the necrophile.

"Let's have sex with the cat, torture it, kill it,
have sex with it again and then burn it," said
the pyromaniac.

There was silence, and then the masochist
said:
 
"Meow."

RIP Edmund Hilary

RIP Edmund Hilary

Dear Leader noted "Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. He was an heroic figure who not only ‘knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility, and generosity."

I always liked that for someone so famous he kept his residential phone number in the white pages.

Kiwi Made

Bigger than a Mountain
Longer than the Ganges
His picture on the fiver

A bee keeper by trade
Who drove a tractor across the ice
A public hero with no vice
The very definition of Kiwi Made

The New Adventures in Hi Fi

A Guest Post by Rock of Ages fan Mr Eee who read this link, The Death of High Fidelity and let fly...

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Indeed.

This is what I've been saying for a little while now. It's the whole convenience thing against the quality. The public in general are prepared to sacrifice the quality for the convenience and portability of an MP3 against a CD or LP, which is especially great when travelling.

I would be very surprised though if you asked the average punter and they actually even knew that MP3's are poorer quality than a CD, I would assume that most of them would think they are at least equal, if not better. I saw a programme on TV a while back where they got a few people and and put a variety of MP3 players in front of them to choose from. Almost all of them chose the MP3 player that looked the best rather than based on any of the features of the product.

I know I'm in the minority amongst the masses here but I really do think it's a shame about the state of the music industry, there's just so much available now and for free that it's no longer special anymore. I also am aware that I have an MP3 player and I'm not trying to be all high and mighty as I do think they are great for the convenience factor that I've already mentioned but I still love putting on an old LP (or CD for that matter) and listening to them through a decent stereo, you simply can't beat it.

As for Pro Tools, again I've been saying this for a long time as well, things are too perfect with it and humans aren't perfect and that's what makes music interesting - the hovering around a beat when a track is recorded live in the studio; the odd mistake that you no longer hear in recordings because they are simply cut and pasted over, etc etc it all becomes so mechanical and sterile.