"Fuck the Internet and everything it stands for, I'm outta here... later!"
OK, that was a little harsh... glad I got that out of my system. :-P
Seriously, I have an elderly parent whose health is declining, so i'm going to be offline for a while.
See you soon!
To Mark (a.k.a. "BoyInBOYCOTT") - you will always be an inspiration and a role-model to me & all you have touched along the long and winding (and sometimes treacherous) journey of life, even long after you have left this Earth, and it has been a GREAT joy & privilege to have felt your presence on the interwebs! Peace out, brother!!
Peeves... I have a few.
Censorship over overzealous "enforcement" of copyright-laws. Granted, as a musician, songwriter and photographer I see both sides of this particular issue, but nonetheless any song, image or text can be reproduced under the Berne Convention of 1971 and the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 concerning the "fair use" of 'protected' material as long as it is for non-profit usage (for example, as a blog-comment with an embedded photo provided such an item is used to illustrate or enforce a point of view, or the posting of a video for purely educational &/or entertainment purposes).
Goodbye, Courtney. Wherever you are...
Well, that cat of mine disappeared again over a week ago, and this time I'm pretty sure it's for good. No sign of her (or her remains, though), so I can't confirm one way or the other.
One of the all-time greatest folk- & progressive-rock bands, and a true "fusion" band in every sense of the word was - and still is - Jethro Tull.
The outfit that was (& still is) led by Ian Anderson (foreground, at left) since its inception in 1967 went through rather numerous personnel-changes over the years, and despite all those changes the band has only had two electric lead guitarists (Anderson is quite proficient on acoustic guitar & harmonica as well as vocals & flute) in its entire history: of course there's Martin Barre (who joined Tull in '69 right at the cusp of their ascent to prog-rock success, and remains with Tull to this day) - but before Barre, there was a more blues- & jazz-centric guitar-manster - his name is Mick Abrahams.
Monday, February 3, 2014 will be a date I will probably remember the rest of my life...
That was the date I had an oral-surgical procedure to have all of my remaining lower teeth removed (including both wisdom-teeth), and received a temporary-denture (pic at left is of a wax-impression taken several weeks before the surgery; the denture I'm now wearing is based on that). Why such a drastic procedure, you ask? This boils down to years of old root-canal posts that have deteriorated allowing abscesses to form underneath, crowns that have detached due to a dentist (not my current one) who did a crappy job on two of my molars and an incisor so that the crowns (and their posts) came loose a few years later, impacting wisdom-teeth (one was partially exposed and had a cyst underneath it, the other horizontally-impacting), other molars with old amalgam-fillings where the teeth were decaying underneath them... and, I'll admit, years of neglect.