Some Sunday Night Ramblings

Album Cover: Kid A

"We got heads on sticks. You got ventriloquists."
Radiohead / Kid A

Posted on March 03, 2008 1:19 AM in Miscellaneous
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

March just keeps getting better. After reuniting with my friend Brian (the other half of Pleasure Unit) today after probably well over a year, I came home in time to catch wind of something stirring over at www.nin.com. After several hours of dealing with a web server that was being absolutely bombarded, I managed to download over half a gig's worth of brand new Nine Inch Nails music in FLAC format. I've only heard a few of the tracks so far, but I like what I've heard. Long live Trent Reznor!

In the midst of all that, I've been taking a bunch of our old Pleasure Unit CDs and ripping them to FLAC format. I've been meaning to do this for a while, simply because the CDs I have are one of only a few copies in existence, and the 128kbps mp3s I've got on my computer aren't exactly "high quality" (or anything near it). So now I've got a bunch of lossless copies of our stuff and can hopefully sleep a little better at night. As a side note, if you've ever listened to any of our stuff and are interested in getting your hands on a lossless copy of one of our songs, just shoot me an email.

Free agency has started in the NFL and already a couple of Seahawks have parted ways. Kicker Josh Brown and Linebacker Kevin Bentley are no more. I expect to bid adieu a few others before all is said and done, but that's football I guess.

I'm a little perturbed that the Sasquatch Music Festival folks haven't yet released on which days the various acts will be performing. Even though my fiancée and brother have both said they're not interested in going with me this year, I'm excited to go and see Death Cab and Flight of the Conchords, to name only a couple, and would like to know how much money and how many days it is going to cost me to see the acts I'm interested in.

Because the strange routing problem I blogged about a month ago still persists, I've resorted to using FoxyProxy and one of the random American servers over at the Open Proxy List to try and get better response times from the various sites hosted at my web host. However, proxies aren't the most intuitive things in the world (neither is the extension), and the one I've finally got working is somewhat hit-and-miss. Even in its slowness and quirkiness, though, it's much faster than waiting for the sites to respond when going directly from my IP address to my web host. I sure hope this problem sorts itself out somehow, 'cause it's a pain in the butt.

Tonight's episode of Breaking Bad was one of the best yet. If Bryan Cranston doesn't get an Emmy there's something wrong with this world.

With that said, I'm off to bed. 'Night all.

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