Month: November 2003

  • Tipjars for Musicians

    I wrote a short guide about how musicians can set up tipjars.

  • Royal Coincidences

    While looking at referrer logs, I came across an Internet radio site called epiphany radio which played a lot of free and open source music. Great, isn’t it? Not only did the site link to my sharethemusicday essay, it is coming from the same city in the same apartment complex.

  • Remembering Zoe Lund

    Husband writes about deceased wife and radical actress Zoe Lund, who wrote, directed and acted in many films, most notably Bad Lieutenant. The essay concludes: “That which is not yet, but ought to be, is more real than that which merely is.” This is the primary line spoken by her character in the short film…

  • Not Work Safe

    40 Mistakes Men Make when Making Love. This article is actually 2 columns and includes a point by point response by a man. Not to be outdone, Rupert compiled a List of Mistakes that Women make when making love. Cosmicbabe gave insightful insightful responses. All this is discussed on Erosblog, a pleasantly literate look at…

  • Harold Bloom on Harry Potter

    Amusing Harold Bloom’s denunciation of Harry Potter. Her prose style, heavy on cliche, makes no demands upon her readers. In an arbitrarily chosen single page–page 4–of the first Harry Potter book, I count seven cliches, all of the “stretch his legs” variety.

  • Another Day, Another Weblog

    Here’s a link to my Peace Corps Houston weblog. I’m linking to it to get it listed on google.

  • Doomed Romance Cinema

    Making this amazon list of Doomed Romance Cinema was awfully consoling.

  • Book Review Site

    Listing of Book Review Sites

  • Copyright and Taboo

    Alex Golub wrote a piece about Copyright and Taboo.

  • Teaching and Criticism

    A telling story on Camworld about the dangers of teacher’s correcting their students. It is probably true that the teacher was right to give correction, but I suspect that he/she might not have had a “constructive tone” in her corrected letter. That might have been something to talk to her personally about instead of blasting…

  • Blogging nekkid

    Blogging nekkid seems to be the meme of the week. I thought long and hard and have reached the conclusion that I have never blogged nekkid (though I have exposed myself through my writing in other ways).

  • Suicidal Blogging

    Two bloggers write about suicide attempts: Everydaystranger and I don’t think. Writing about such events is therapeutic and could possibly help others and help people to reach out to you. But it’s so wierd. And so private. It reminds us about why blogging is so important and healthy and soul-sustaining. (BTW Both bloggers are interesting…

  • Foreign Bunnies

    A Hindustan article about learning American English . David Sedaris on explaining Easter to a class of foreign students. The French teacher sadly shook her head, as if this explained everything that was wrong with my country. “No, no,” she said. “Here in France the chocolate is brought by the big bell that flies in…

  • Being Quoted

    I’m quoted in a reuter’s story on free music sites. The quote came from my Interview with iRATE radio creator.

  • Ixnay on the urder-may

    Andrew’s Memorable Quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “I’m bored. Episode I bored.” – Showtime “Ow! Watch it! That’s my joystick hand.” – Showtime “Where the hell have you been? This funnel cake is kicking my ass.” – Get it Done “Ixnay on the urder-may.” – Flooded Ok, these jokes only appeal to the diehard…

  • Biofack of Raspil Iverson

    Raspil Iverson wrote a amazing biographical timeline of her life, which includes (among other things) a history of tattoos, her off-and-on-history with addictive substances and death of her automobiles. She is unsparing with the details: November 1996: Becoming tired of plastic surgery. Heard an ad for bartending school on the radio and signed up. Met…