May 5, 2013

At the Goldfinch Café...

Untitled

... dip in!

135 comments:

Baron Zemo said...

You know that goldfinch looks kind of gay.

I hesitate to mention that because I don't want to ruffle his tail feathers.

ricpic said...

Just a little bird, a little yellow bird,
Lost in all this grey and dun;
But mineral and vegetable must play third
When two yellows join as one.

Nonapod said...

In upstate NY this spring I've been seeing more purple finches than gold finches.

Ali Karim Bey said...

What is Howard Kurtz's role with Daily Download? Is it a nest-egg plan to build and sell a start-up?If he has access to Daily Beast and CNN, why did he needed to Daily Download?

Also, some of the Daily Download videos have CNN logos, etc. on the background? How is it possible to videotape shows of other site and another venue?

There are some strange unanswered questions. Who nominated Kurtz as a media watch-dog?

campy said...

The Gold Bird Variations.

edutcher said...

I'm guessing that water's a little nippy for skinny dipping.

Carnifex said...

I prefer goldfinches to purple finches. More white meat.

Ps. To PETA...This is a joke. No finches were harmed in the commission of this joke. You, by the way, are jokes too.

pm317 said...

my pink carpet!

rcommal said...

Campy: Ha!

edutcher said...

Very pretty.

Alex said...

Why pro-gun people don't trust anti-gunners

Must read.

pm317 said...

edutcher said...
-------------------

You talkin' to me? :)

Funny story.. my husband is trying his hand at growing mint, veggies (in pots on our deck). He harvested the mint yesterday. He was taking awfully long doing it while I wondered how long will it take to snip four stalks. Then I see him plucking individual leaves in the middle of each stalk, haha, leaving them ugly looking. I had to teach him about how they grew and where he should snip. City man!

Hagar said...

Keep mints in pots; they spread!

edutcher said...

pm317 said...

You talkin' to me? :)

Yes, I were.

What kind of mint? We'd like to grow some peppermint, as it discourages ants and we have problems with them in the summer.

PS How long did your husband's take?

Titus said...

My sister has this huge coy pond/waterfall/rock garden something or another in her backyard.

The coy are fucking huge.

I had to pinch a loaf while driving today and ran behind a building and squatted and wiped with a glove that had rare clumber hair on it.

tits.

edutcher said...

PPS This off the sidebar here with the headline "That Crazy Benghazi Conspiracy Theory? It Just Got a Lot Less Crazy".

If true, Choom is in for a very rough time.

rcommal said...

Titus: I mostly don't bother, but please! Koi.

Sorun said...

Goldfinches look skinnier in Wisconsin than they are in Virginia. Maybe it's the longer migration.

I'm still waiting for the first hummer of the summer, I mean, hummingbird.

Synova said...

That essay is a good one, Alex, if a bit lengthy. Still, if someone really wants to have a "dialog" about what to do about gun violence they'd do well to read it and actually make an attempt to understand it.

I also rather like this example explaining "why pro-gun people don't trust anti-gunners." http://www.aurorasentinel.com/opinion/perry-we-can-only-save-ourselves-from-kidnappers-at-the-nra/

(Short version for those who don't want to cut and paste the url... pro-gun people don't trust anti-gunners because they want us to die.)

Tim said...

Do you like the National Anthem, Metallica-Style?

I think you do!

robinintn said...

Edutcher, 3 yrs ago I popped a tiny sprig of mint into the hard, reddish dirt that's my backyard. Last year I had to take the electric hedge clipper to it. It was humsn height. I noticed yesterday while preparing for the Derby that there's enough to make mint juleps for around a thousand people. I've designated it ground cover at this point. I just mow it like grass.

edutcher said...

We had a little bit of peppermint outside our backdoor (this is right outside Philadelphia) for years, but it didn't take over.

The ^$%#^%%!$#!%E@%^$!Q kudzu did, however.

Chip Ahoy said...

I planted six mint plants and they grew abundantly. Then one day one of them was stripped so I examined but couldn't find anything.

The next day a second plant was stripped so I examined but couldn't see anything.

The third da...

Look, you're all smart people, this went on until there was only one plant left so I examined REALLY FUCKING CLOSELY and saw GIGANTIC green caterpiller catapiller calipitter bug disguised like a mint plant.

And I'm all like, "Damn, Man, I betchya a big juicy bug like you outta taste like mint so I ate it.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's how I gained my super power of minty-fresh breath

Paco Wové said...

Synova:
I read that Aurora Sentinel piece, and the only thing I can say about it is that it is as incoherent and hysterical as an Althouse post involving homosexuals.

edutcher said...

FWIW, it looks like even the Gray Lady may be losing patience with Choom.

Barry's "red line" wasn't supposed to come out that way .

Carnifex said...

maybe Titus' koi were coy? especially if they were "fucking big" There's no telling what sort of piscatorial adventure Titus might get involved in with something that is fucking big.

Titus said...

Sorry koi.

tits.

Palladian said...

I read that Aurora Sentinel piece, and the only thing I can say about it is that it is as incoherent and hysterical as an Althouse post involving homosexuals.

Yeah, the Statist social cons and "put-upon" straight people sure are a bunch of stupid, whiny bitches, aren't they?

Oh wait, that's not what you meant...

El Pollo Real said...

I don't usually compliment you, Alex, but that was a very good link. Thanks.

Paco Wové said...

I know you're a good guy, Palladian, so I'm just going to ignore your hysterical and wrist-flappy comment.

pm317 said...

@edutcher,

Thanks, see we can be friends, ;)
It is peppermint and he took long enough for me to wonder..

In Rehoboth, one day walking on the main drag, I saw mint growing like ground cover in front of a row house.

Chip Ahoy, LOL.. I didn't see that coming, I should have but didn't.

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

One of the robins is very angry with me, for I opened the garage door and it flew in and claimed a perch for its new nest.

But, evil man that I am, I was done with the garage and down went the door. Redbreast was stuck. I opened it once more and out she flew.

Closed.

I swear to God it was eyeing me balefully from a nearby branch. Bestest nesting site EVAH and I closed the friggin door.

I wanted to twist my imaginary mustache and cackle maniacally like a robber baron, but my wife already thinks I'm a bit tetched.

She-robin is thinking anarchy thoughts at me right now.
Kablooey!

Phil 3:14 said...

After reading the previous gay Keynes posts, I'm wondering:

Does anyone on this blog ever say,

"Gee, I hadn't thought of it that. I may reconsider my position."

bagoh20 said...

Just back from our regular weekend dog adoptions. We found good homes for at least 10 dogs over the two days. That's a very good weekend for us.

Dogs go from the hiding on the street and certain death to warm loving homes, sleeping with full bellies and their heads in someone's lap.

I also love the effect it has on the lucky people who adopt. It's a wonderful thing to bring that little creature home, to take care of it, to show it love, and experience it's complete love in return. If you have a family and kids, this is especially great as you get to teach the yungins about this whole new facet of life - a relationship of caring and support with a completely different species - an amazing accomplishment for all involved.


Tim said...

...can't jinx it.

Won't jinx it.

But, it could be good!

Carnifex said...

we had a bird fly into the garage last year and all the kids were running around and screaming like maniacs, or kids, as the case may be. Anyway, he bird got trapped between a window pane and some boards I had leaning there. It kept trying to fly out the window to no avail obviously. So I went over and caught it in my hands and was carrying it outside. the kids all around me still screaming like I had a bengal tiger in my hands. Little bastard crapped on my hands. Last time I do a solid for a freaking bird.

Pogo said...

@bagoh and Carnifex:

St.Francis nods.

bagoh20 said...

I have two bird houses just a few feet from where I sit in my kitchen and do this internet thing. Both nests are currently full of chicks being fed continuously. Sometimes I hold up a piece of wet bread to the hole and their heads all pop out and fight over it. common House Sparrows (Passer domesticus).

Lem said...

I don't usually compliment you, Alex, but that was a very good link. Thanks.

Same here... it was very informative - I linked it away in my Gun folder.

bagoh20 said...

Sometimes you just have a week where everything comes together. This was one of those weeks: At month end, the people I work with broke new records of sales, and productivity, while accomplishing an amazing level of innovation, and problem solving to meet some really tough expectations from our customers.

Despite the fact that we spend zero dollars on advertising and have no outside sales people looking for new business, our customers are rewarding us with record levels of demand to where we simply have to turn away business that a couple years ago we would have killed to get.

Much of that success is due to our decision just before the recession to commit to making everything we sell entirely in the U.S.A., even if we could save money getting it made elsewhere. We want to support this country with jobs, training, and confidence, and it's actually working.

I hope it's not taken as arrogance or bragging, because it's not that. I didn't do this, the people I work with did, and I’m just really happy for those people who do the right thing, work hard, and get rewarded for it. It's how it should be, and I want people to know it can work. We are just a small business, but there are many like us out here, and we are growing, because we play fair, but we play hard, and we value and enjoy hard work, we don't run from it, or send it overseas because it’s cheaper there. I only wish our government respected that, but regardless, we will do it anyway. It’s just what we do. Dogs gotta hunt.

Phil 3:14 said...

(I'll try this comment for the second time. What is eating my comments?)

After reading the previous gay Keynes threads I'm wondering if anyone on this blog ever says,

"Hmm, that's a great point, I may have to rethink my position."

Pogo said...

I have.

Due to posts by rhhardin and others, I now like dogs, when I used to avoid them.

I rethought my position on Benghazi due to Althouse's posts on it, seeing it as a scandal, where I thought it just another Muslim attack.

I reconsidered several law issues that I was ignorant on.

I'm sure others have done so as we'll, but the more heated issues involve heat and little light.

Lem said...

Well if you want to know... this weekend sucked for me.

I'm fighting a loosing battle with tree pollen. I cant find a decent job... And the Red Sox got swept by the Rangers.

I hate the Rangers... except for Chuck Norris, of course.

Paco Wové said...

I changed my vote in a Congressional race because of arguments by (lamentably departed) commenter John Stoddard.

phx said...

I cant find a decent job

Are you bribing the right people?

Tim said...

"Hmm, that's a great point, I may have to rethink my position."

Yes. Of course.

In real life.

All the time.

Too many times to count.

On the internet?

In a comment thread?

I can't recall a single instance.

But there must have been at least one...

Alex said...

phx - as usual you find joy in other peoples' misery.

bagoh20 said...

I've changed my opinion of lawyers. I used to think they were evil. I now know it's not intentional.

Tim said...

The real problem with internet comment threads is, even for those who "know" other commenters, in reality, most, if not all, do not.

So, people say, and write, things they wouldn't say or write to people to they actually know.

Except, of course, Facebook discussions are equally horrific, so I guess I'm wrong on that point.

I guess, in short, it's harder to have a sincere discussion on the internet that doesn't devolve into a flame war than it is in real, live, sitting across the table from the person you're talking with.

It's a shame in one sense.

In another sense, I think human rage is quite natural - and, frankly, I'd rather have people engage in flame wars on the internet and waste countless innocent pixels than, you know, risk getting into an actual fight with someone.

Because, you know, that happens too.

And, it's no fucking good.

Paco Wové said...

John Stoddard's comments were so influential upon me that they caused me to forget his name was actually John Stodder.

phx said...

phx - as usual you find joy in other peoples' misery.

I doubt Lem took it that way.

phx said...

What are your miseries, Alex?

Lem said...

I had a great discussion the other day on the first amendment and the Internet "deciders".

As I was thinking about it, I made up my mind that extending first amendment "principles" to the Internet is a good idea.

I think Althouse believes the same.

Mouse said...

I had some really good cheese today, it made my whiskers tremble in ecstasy.

bagoh20 said...

Another one is that I used to be against gay marriage, then after discussions here, I realized no adult of any persuasion should be asking for my permission to have a relationship and a contract to go with it.

Titus said...

I am starting not to like poor immigrants with many children.

I believe they are takers and I am a giver and it is started to bother me a tad.

Also, none of them speak English and that puts me off a smidge.

My friend is a school teacher in the inner city and he said 70% of the kids aren't legal, they can't ask them, and 90% of them get free lunch....disturbing.

tits.

Lem said...

I doubt Lem took it that way.

I try not to get rattled easily.

Titus said...

I also do not care for black kids, who obviously have no education or job, driving BMW's.

Lem said...

Also I cant fault people for doing what I do.

phx saw an opportunity and took it... I would have done the same.

It takes a little bravery? to try and communicate directly like that.

Mouse said...

No government cheese for those little black kids, all the more for me.

Synova said...

OMG... forgot to say... we got the junk car out of the driveway today, officially making us not-white-trash yet again.

I am very happy.

(Now I just need to remove the weeds and small trees that were growing up around it.)

Synova said...

(It wasn't on cement blocks though... it was on actual jacks. Just thought I should be clear about that.)

Mouse said...

A bad man ripped apart my beautiful little nest and murdered by babies, I'm plotting revenge.

Tim said...

"My friend is a school teacher in the inner city and he said 70% of the kids aren't legal, they can't ask them, and 90% of them get free lunch....disturbing."

It will get worse before it gets better.

One feels for illegal immigrants, simply looking for opportunity.

And then, one sees one's brother's Swedish wife seeking citizenship run through the INS gauntlet like she was the criminal, and one comes to the conclusion that: 1) the Feds are fucked up beyond belief; 2) illegals need to go to the back of the line behind legal immigrants; 3) can our fucked up federal government finally secure the borders?

Or at least make a good faith effort to try?

I, seriously, do not give a shit where one is from, what color, race, nationality, sexual orientation, etc., etc., etc., one is, but can we all agree the laws need to be followed?

By everyone?

bagoh20 said...

" we got the junk car out of the driveway today, officially making us not-white-trash yet again. "

Now you can move the couch and cooler out there. Summer is coming.

Tim said...

"A bad man ripped apart my beautiful little nest and murdered by babies, I'm plotting revenge."

Good luck.

Chances are, that same bad man will put down some poison, you'll eat it, and after you die a horrible death, a broom will sweep up your dessicated corpse and unceremoniously dump it in the garbage.

Tim said...

" we got the junk car out of the driveway today, officially making us not-white-trash yet again. "

Ask your neighbors.

They may not agree, lol!

Big Mike said...

OMG... forgot to say... we got the junk car out of the driveway today, officially making us not-white-trash yet again.

Now if you could do something about getting that washer off your porch and maybe fix the sagging roof ...

Big Mike said...

@Professor, water is so expensive in Madison that you can't keep the birdbath full?

Maybe you take a bucket with you on your next walk down to Lake Mendota?

Big Mike said...

@Titus, it's "koi," not "coy." They are big and they are lovely to watch.

Tim said...

In Chico, California (where Aaron Rodgers is from), college students put couches on their porches.

Other college students, seeing an opportunity for great fun, take those couches.

Where do the go with those couches, you ask?

The take them not very far.

Usually, to the closest intersection.

Like, for instance, 4th and Ivy.

What do they do with those couches, once they take them to the intersection of 4th and Ivy?

They, of course, do the only proper thing one does with a stolen couch on a warm spring evening in Chico, CA.

They burn it.

Seriously.

Bonfire.

Not so much of the vanities, but rather of the Corona-fueled courage type vanities.

Upholstery foam is a nasty, black-burning thing, when it burns.

Don't ask me how I know.

Because, you see, I don't.

I only heard this third-hand.

And that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Big Mike said...

I, seriously, do not give a shit where one is from, what color, race, nationality, sexual orientation, etc., etc., etc., one is, but can we all agree the laws need to be followed?

According to garage mahal and phx, the answer is negative. Laws are for the little people.

Mouse said...

Mice do not obey the laws of man.

Tim said...

Ha ha, no jinx!

The defending World Series Champion S.F. Giants just swept the Dodgers.

Don't cry for the Dodgers.

They have the biggest payroll in MLB.

Nobody should root for the Dodgers.

Tim said...

"According to garage mahal and phx, the answer is negative. Laws are for the little people."

Sadly, I know.

Palladian said...

They are big and they are lovely to watch.

Kind of like penises.

Well, some penises.

phx said...

phx saw an opportunity and took it

You see? That's all I did.

It's only partly my fault.

phx said...

According to garage mahal and phx, the answer is negative. Laws are for the little people.

Except for not cramping my style. That law applies to alla y'all.

Mouse said...

I once pooped in Meadehouse's utility drawer.

Lem said...

Speaking of bravery...

I thinking about the adulation for Collins for coming out and how much of it is undeserved when you consider his relatively well off position compared to the usual frightened gay kid out there like Mathew Shepard for example.

I think Althouse is brave... braver than Collins imho.

Freedom of expression is under assault everyday in the name of phony outrage.

Althouse doesn't need this potential liability hanging over her... I know there are probably more than one or two people combing trough every word she uses to try to use them against her.

I guess I'm talking to the people that were hard on her this morning.

If Althouse is doing this blog is because she enjoys the heck out of it... enjoys it as a fun and stimulating exercise.

I, for one, Thank her immensely...

end of rant.

Mouse said...

The Meadehouse's are fine people, kind to dogs and occasionally leave out a morsel for a wayward mouse. And no cats are allowed on the premises!

garage mahal said...

Tim said..
Do you like the National Anthem, Metallica-Style?

I think you do!


Yes, but no, not Metallica-Style. But that's why you're a Republican.

Tim said...

"end of rant."

Free will.

God's second greatest gift, next to Grace.

Althouse does as she wishes, presumably within the parameters of what she can do.

We all, well, the thoughtful amongst us with obligations, risks, etc., i.e., the adults here, do.

And, in so doing, when she speaks nonsense (rarely, but more than never), and people push back, that's all part of the game.

You know this.

And, in the end, this won't go forever.

Something will eventually cause it to end.

Either on her end, your end, or my end.

So, enjoy the ride while it lasts.

And that's for everything, not just this.

betamax3000 said...

Lem said...

Speaking of bravery...

I second that post.

Tim said...

"Yes, but no, not Metallica-Style. But that's why you're a Republican."

Maybe so.

But, if it is, it is the least of reasons as to why I'm a Republican.

Also, I'm a big Pink Floyd fan.

Fit that round peg in your "Republican" square hole...

betamax3000 said...

Re: "
Either on her end, your end, or my end."

SSM again?

Surfed said...

Bobby put on a happening show at the St Augustine amphitheater. Mostly old time music styled music...good for all that. Played four old songs and was basically unintelligible the entire time. Par. Worth the $60 tickets X 2? Yeah. Weather was perfect. The blackberry Kush was delicious. Fun gathering. The band rocked and Bob was Bob.

garage mahal said...

Also, I'm a big Pink Floyd fan.

Just stop.

El Pollo Real said...

Lem wrote:
I guess I'm talking to the people that were hard on her this morning.

No except Meade should be "hard on" Althouse. The rest of us are just the Soft Parade.

El Pollo Real said...

Tim wrote: Also, I'm a big Pink Floyd fan.

Then you should appreciate this.

phx said...

Something will eventually cause it to end...

So, enjoy the ride while it lasts.

And that's for everything, not just this.


That's something you've said before that I always agree with.

Tim said...

Although, Mahal, you have to concede, as any rational man with any appreciable sense of aesthetics would have to, that AT&T Park, where my Giants play, is absolutely, hands down, no doubt, the best address in baseball.

Period.

Full stop.

No debate.

Nothing compares.

With all due respect to Wrigley and Fenway.

Mouse said...

A good man is hard to find and a hard man is good to find. A stiff mouse is usually dead or got into the wine barrel.

Palladian said...

People can go on all they like about how Althouse's posts about gay-related issues are "nonsense" or about how her brave commenters "push back" and, indeed, intelligent disagreement can be interesting and intellectually rewarding, but diluting and polluting that small portion of intelligent disagreement is a hell of a lot of demented, twisted, nasty shit. How many times can you point to commenters spewing blood-libel about gay men and HIV/AIDS, or half-assed, half-baked "theories" about the evolutionary fitness of gay people before it starts to sound like just another justification for bigotry?

Just because someone makes an unconvincing argument doesn't automatically make anyone opposing them worth reading.

Synova said...

"Now if you could do something about getting that washer off your porch and maybe fix the sagging roof ..."

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Big Mike. (And it's not a *washer* on the porch, it's a *stove*.)

Palladian said...

Just because someone makes an unconvincing argument doesn't automatically make anyone opposing them worth reading.

This should be a lesson for "liberals" as well. The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.

Tim said...

Sherrod does not equal Charade.

Too funny.

Thanks for that!

And, speaking of Floyd, it is my theory that "Animals' is their greatest album, relative to the popularity of their other albums.

Also, that "The Wall" would not have been possible without them doing "Animals" first.

FWTW.

Palladian said...

And it's not a *washer* on the porch, it's a *stove*.

The question is: is it hooked up? If it is, you're awesome.

I've long believed that stoves should be outdoors. It just makes a lot more sense. Why stink up the house with food odors? Why risk burning down the house if there's a grease fire? Why make a big mess when cooking french fries or frying bacon that you can't hose off with a pressure washer?

Stoves should be outdoors.

Mouse said...

Yes indeedy! Put the stove on the porch, easier access for me and mine.

betamax3000 said...

Re: "The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend."

And the Friend of your Friend is Not Necessarily a Friend. Maybe an Acquaintance, perhaps an Opportunist. They still look through the Medicine Cabinet when they are visiting. I had 18 Trilafon before they arrived, I now have 14.

avwh said...

Goldfinches are pretty cool up close when the right flowers are in season for them to feed on:

http://allenh.zenfolio.com/p253254513

Tim said...

"Just because someone makes an unconvincing argument doesn't automatically make anyone opposing them worth reading."

I have, seriously, no problems with gay people.

But, if the homosexuality/gay issue distorts one's view of the world, pro or con, second or third hand (as opposed to first hand), then I think it's bullshit.

I can't speak for any gay person - you, my cousin, my brother-in-law, my neighbors, and many others who have been, or are, in my life in a variety of ways - but when those associated with gay people in their own lives use it as a tool or weapon in some ideological or sociological fight, as some sort of reflexive, PC-shield, then I have a problem.

I think (and I could be wrong on this) Althouse does this on occasion.

That seems thoughtless, and emotional.

But I'm a father, not a mother.

So maybe that's all it is?

betamax3000 said...

Re: "And, speaking of Floyd, it is my theory that "Animals' is their greatest album, relative to the popularity of their other albums."

Check out this:
"http://www.amazon.com/Live-Frogs-Claypools-Frog-Brigade/dp/B00005MJVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367811994&sr=8-1&keywords=les+claypool+animals"

(through the Althouse porthole, of course).

Live version of the complete Animals album, with style and flair and without italics. Good stuff.

Lem said...

No [one] except Meade should be "hard on" Althouse.

d'oh!

Tim said...

"Yes indeedy! Put the stove on the porch, easier access for me and mine."

We stored an old gas oven for my brother-in-law in our garage for a while; we needed to get him to take it away, and when he did, we discovered it had been a tenement apartment for rats (or mice).

As we were doing him the favor, he was left to clean up the messes.

It was unbelievably filthy.

betamax3000 said...

"No [one] except Meade should be "hard on" Tollhouse.

Cookie d'oh!

Tim said...

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Frogs-Claypools-Frog-Brigade/dp/B00005MJVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367811994&sr=8-1&keywords=les+claypool+animals

Only nine left?

Oh my.

I may have to buy this.

betamax3000 said...

"No [one] except Meade should be "hard on" Julie Andrews.

D'oh Re Mi.

betamax3000 said...

Re:
"Only nine left?

Oh my.

I may have to buy this."

I highly recommend it. Every "Animals" fan I have played it for has gone out and bought it for themselves (no Pirate here).

Mouse said...

Tim, that must've been those no good low down hillbilly mouses. We city mice are quite clean and lick ourselves several times a day. We only poop in the utility drawer.

betamax3000 said...

You could try this for a taste: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixtzu4QqIdM"

Tim said...

Re: "
Either on her end, your end, or my end."


While my interests are broader than many might presuppose, it's not always about sodomy, my friend.

Tim said...

Mouse said...

Tim, that must've been those no good low down hillbilly mouses. We city mice are quite clean and lick ourselves several times a day. We only poop in the utility drawer."

Except, I live in the City.

Are you telling me I might have had illegal alien mice?

Tim said...

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixtzu4QqIdM"

So far, pretty good.

Tim said...

"...you fucked up old hag..."

Classic.

Mouse said...

Dont know about that Tim, I just mind my own business. I'm not keen on getting in the middle of any cheese wars.

Tim said...

I'm interested to know how much they played themselves, and how much they took from tape.

Floyd must be really difficult to cover because of the intensive use of in-studio sounds difficult, if not impossible to replicate by a non-Floyd band.

PS: The bass player is nailing it.

Tim said...

The echo on the lyric falls short. Noticeable, but not fatal.

Tim said...

...live blogging a youtube video.

Not as interesting as presidential debate, but more gratifying, lol!

betamax3000 said...

All live. The bassist is Les Claypool from Primus. Learned about the CD from a friend who saw the show in SF's Grat American Music Hall. (they would cover an influential album once a year for several years running).

Tim said...

Very good.

Thanks!

Love Pink Floyd. They are amazing.

Tim said...

Really?

The Great American Music Hall?

How the hell did I miss that?

Ugh.

Hateful.

Missed opportunities.

Props to them.

Covering Floyd is a act of performer courage.

They are so unique - I wouldn't, couldn't imagine many trying.

I'm impressed - thanks again!

betamax3000 said...

You're welcome!

betamax3000 said...

Tim --

I know. I was in Modesto at the time -- would've driven the Altamont for the show if I had known.

And if you're really bored:

"http://betamax3000.bandcamp.com/track/ultrasound"

Brandon the cello player thought it was a Floyd cover he didn't know when we first ran through it a few years back.

Also get the Floyd comparison with the Stereo Chromatique stuff, which I think simply means it sounds good on earphones, stoned.

Having fun uploading old demos, songs, etc from twenty-plus years.

Time flies.

Niners next year,


Tim said...

"Also get the Floyd comparison with the Stereo Chromatique stuff, which I think simply means it sounds good on earphones, stoned."

Sadly, I don't do stoned anymore.

I knew too many casualties.

For real.

Ruined lives.

Don't mean to get on the soapbox, just sayin'

...but there are times...

Anyway, the good thing is, I can listen to Floyd totally sober, and it's as if... good times. Long ago.

And yes, I hope so. THIS YEAR.

I didn't like the switch to Kaepernick - the Rams game in St. Louis was a disaster - and I thought he mismanaged the NFC Championship and Super Bowl games, but in the long run (where's Keynes, lol?!), he'll be better than Alex Smith.

Who, for weak reasons, doesn't get the credit he deserves.

Andy Reid is not an idiot.

Anyway, yes. This year.

It's a great time to be an SF sports fan.

Tim said...

...listening to "The Wall" on Youtube.

Ironic, that.

bagoh20 said...

I just want to say one word to you.
Are you listening?

Benghazi.

Mumpsimus said...

In early Fall, goldfinches like to feed on blooming thistles in some of our local parks. It's a really pretty sight.

Chip Ahoy said...

Dip in!

Why, thank you, don't mind if I do.

The bird is too small.

Say, sabes qué me gusta más de los fotos tan tanto mucho? Huh? Do ya, huh? Do ya, huh? Do ya, huh, huh, huh?

You see, the small bird needn't be made bigger, rather the big version of the bird is used and made smaller.And other birds too.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

The "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" mention was precious.

Great music.

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Dante said...

HIV Rates. MSM means men having sex with men.

All it takes is a condom.

If I'm an end-of-liner, why should I care? I want to optimize my fun.

edutcher said...

pm317 said...

@edutcher,

Thanks, see we can be friends, ;)


Never said we couldn't.

We just disagree on some things.

It is peppermint and he took long enough for me to wonder..

In Rehoboth, one day walking on the main drag, I saw mint growing like ground cover in front of a row house.


Rehoboth, you're from Ann's neck of the woods.

Do you still get people from Philadelphia coming down for the good beach or have the Jersey casinos stolen them all?