Category Archives: digital music
I just can not deal with political fuckery right now. I have way too much crappola going on in my personal life, my plate, it seems, is very full. Sirens Chronicles was hacked again..and this time might be the one that takes it down and we rebuild from scratch..losing years of everyone’s work. It looks ok from the outside..but none of us can get inside the site. 😦
I have medical issues again..but the bad part is the Doc hasn’t got clue friggin one about what is wrong with me and that doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy. The worst part is the unending, constant pain associated with this medical problem..no pain med in the world helps..I kid you not. I can’t walk, sit, move, cough, etc..without sharp jabbing pain internally. That shit gets old real fast and its now been 10 days and counting. Needless to say I am consuming a lot of medicinal cannabis and a Vicodin or RushBo’s favorite..Oxycontin, every 5 hours to boot. Nothing takes the pain away..I just don’t give a shit when I am doped up to my eyeballs.
The CT scan was interesting as I had never had one before. Nothing like laying on a table that slides in and out of a giant donut. It was a noisy machine however and my ears were humming for hours afterward. Now we wait for the reading of the slides and the report to go across town to my Doc. This medical issue has nothing (he thinks) to do with the blown three discs in my back..so at least I do not have to deal with the jackasses at Workers Compensation..just the jackasses at my regular heath insurance company. They move with the speed of a geriatic turtle..bet if they were in alot of pain they would move their asses..what do you think?
As for good news..ok I have some:
Spanky is making friends with the other kittehs of the house..but he still plays pretty much only with Pee Wee, the second youngest kitteh and an evil little bastard to boot. Pee Wee has managed to destroy five sets of blinds, three blackout curtains and the curtain rod over the kitchen sink..which is a bitch since I have a bad habit of walking around the kitchen dressed in nothing but my bra and underoos. So I like to make breakfast and dinner semi-nude..who cares?
Probably the dude next door..he didn’t sign up for this when he rented that apartment next door to our house..watching some ole biddy parading around in her skivvies. Believe me when I say small children would run away screaming if they caught a glimpse of me half dressed. That way I don’t ruin a perfectly good shirt, as I am a very sloppy cook..makes sense right?
My son in OK has adopted a sweet little cocker spaniel. The poor thing was being punked by a big mean boxer and my son told his boss he would take the little guy. He called me several times tonight to give me updates on how Charlie the Cocker was doing..and whether Fred the Cat had opened Charlie’s snout yet. When Brian was little, we had a great little cocker named Reggie..sadly my ex got him in the divorce. I did drive over to VA and steal him once..but found out that the VA cops will cross state lines when the animal is valued at over a grand.
Needless to say I had to give Reggie back to the ex. Brian was sad for months. We would drive over to VA from MD once a week and visit Reggie whilst the ex was out getting tanked on Saturdays. Eventually the ex’s neighbors turned him in for animal abuse, but failed to call and tell me. By the time I found out about it..Reggie was gone from animal control.
But Brian loves his new little cocker with the self esteem issues. It’s funny that he did this as he has constantly bitched at me for years for taking in every abused dog and abandoned cat for miles around. He calls me a sucker on a regular basis..and..guess what..I called him one tonight at least a half a dozen times. 😉
On the sports front..my hapless Padres are ahead of the Dodgers in the standings. True, its only been five days since the start of the season..but hey..you have to take your glory when you can..and since we are a split family when it comes to baseball, this gives me the opportunity to talk shit about the Dodgers to the Ball n’ Chain™.
I never miss that kinda opportunity folks..lemme tell ya. And yes, they actually wore those mustard-colored uni’s back in 1972. Gross..
Well, I lied..you got a bit o’ sports..and no music..so sue me. You want music..check out my tunes at Blip. They run the gamut..from Blues to The Kinks, to Led Zeppelin. And a whole lotta stuff in between. Blip is all the new rage..come join us!
The fucktards at the RIAA have a new cause; Reselling the digital music you rightfully bought and paid for. A new online service called Bopaboo offers music lovers a place to sell or trade their digital music. We, the universal we, have always had the right, known as the first-right of sale, to sell our unwanted cd’s without permission from the copyright owner. The RIAA wants to halt this practice for digital music also known as Mp3’s. From CNet:
As for the legal questions involved with MP3 resales, Meshkin, 28, argues that the law allows consumers to sell digital media files in the same way they do physical media. That’s not all together accurate. Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that supports Internet-user rights, says to the best of his knowledge, the issue has never been addressed in court.
Even von Lohmann, a well-known champion of the technology sector, sees potential problems with Bopaboo’s legal argument. He says while its true that under the first-sale law people are allowed to sell CDs and other physical goods, it hasn’t been established whether the law covers digital media. The good news says von Lohmann is that Bopaboo could raise the public’s awareness about what may one day be an important issue for digital music.
“We shouldn’t lose our first-sale rights just because the second-hand stores involved are online,” von Lohmann said. “Up to now, there hasn’t been a huge opportunity for people to spend large amounts of money on digital music, but as time goes on some music fans will have thousands of dollars invested in their digital libraries or audio-book collections. It would be a big change if you weren’t allowed to sell them.”
You know the RIAA will throw millions of dollars at this issue. So really, as far as they are concerned we merely rent the music, we don’t buy it….ever!
I call bullshit on this crap right here and now. But will it do any good with courts loaded full of BushCo judges?
Only time will tell….