Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fun with HTML5 and comics

Microsoft released this great demo site that shows off what you can do with HTML5. If you have a very modern browser (I got it to work in Safari 5.0.3 and Chrome 8 on a Mac, though without the background soundtrack; it's built for Internet Explorer 9 [which is still in beta]; neither Firefox 3.6 or Opera 11 seemed to work entirely), it's a pretty interesting look at where web comics might go once all browsers are up to speed.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alice Cooper makes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yes, it's extremely odd that he wasn't in there years ago. He should have been a founding member, almost. But finally, after all the lobbying we've done (and not lobbying in that sleazy Washington DC way, but more like thousands of fans going "WTF" every time the nominees were announced), Alice Cooper has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hear him say thanks here.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Is a Digital Comic Really Yours to Own?

This is something I've posted about in various places -- I'm glad to see it getting some notice in the online comics press.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Roger Waters - The Wall Live - Pittsburgh, PA setlist - Sept. 26, 2010

  • In The Flesh?
  • The Thin Ice
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1
  • The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  • Mother
  • Goodbye Blue Sky
  • Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now?
  • Young Lust
  • One Of My Turns
  • Don't Leave Me Now
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3
  • The Last Few Bricks
  • Goodbye Cruel World
Intermission
  • Hey You
  • Is There Anybody Out There?
  • Nobody Home
  • Vera
  • Bring The Boys Back Home
  • Comfortably Numb
  • The Show Must Go On
  • In The Flesh
  • Run Like Hell
  • Waiting For The Worms
  • Stop
  • The Trial
  • Outside The Wall

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Elected

Alice Cooper has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, he should have been in there years ago, but at long last, he's in the running.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Rush setlist, Allentown Fairgrounds, Aug 31, 2010

  • The Spirit of Radio
  • Time Stands Still
  • Presto
  • Stick It Out
  • Workin’ Them Angels
  • Leave That Thing Alone
  • Faithless
  • BU2B
  • Free Will
  • Marathon
  • Subdivisions
[intermission]
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Red Barchetta
  • YYZ
  • Limelight
  • Camera Eye
  • Witch Hunt
  • Vital Signs
  • Caravan
  • Love 4 Sale
  • Closer to the Heart
  • 2112 Overture / Temples of Syrinx
  • Far Cry
Encore:
  • La Villa Strangiato
  • Working Man

Monday, August 16, 2010

Norah Jones setlist: August 7, 2010 at MusikFest in Bethlehem PA

  1. I Wouldn't Need You
  2. Tell Yer Mama
  3. Light As a Feather
  4. Even Though
  5. Young Blood
  6. It's Gonna Be
  7. Chasing Pirates
  8. Broken
  9. What Do You Think Of Her Now
  10. Sunrise
  11. Waiting
  12. Back To Manhattan
  13. Sinkin’ Soon
  14. Dauphin Island
  15. Man Of The Hour
  16. Don’t Know Why
  17. Stuck
  18. Come Away With Me
Encore:
  1. Creepin In
  2. Lonestar 
Thanks to the International Press Association for the setlist.

Reviews:

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Logan's Run remake news

Slashdot covers the Logan's Run remake. Finally, it appears this may see the light of day.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Emerson and Lake setlist, May 14, 2010 - Stroudsburg, PA

Great show at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg.
  • From the Beginning
  • I Talk to the Wind
  • Bitches Crystal
  • The Barbarian
  • Take a Pebble/Tarkus
[intermission]
  • C'est la Vie
  • Prelude to a Hope
  • Milonga for Piano Op. 3
  • Pirates
  • [Question and Answer session]
  • America
 Encore:
  • Lucky Man

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Living in the coal region...

Bruce Springsteen had a classic line in Thunder Road:
"It's a town full of losers
and I'm pulling out of here to win"

(the "and" is from the piano version on the live box set, for all of you nitpickers).

Anyway, growing up in Schuylkill County, I always thought that was a great line. It was only later when I realized what the region had to offer. I'm glad I found my way back (well, most of the time; there's still the modern-day coal barons to deal with, who peddle everything from culm and wind energy to prisons and river sludge to a populace grown too cynical to care, but that's another day's battle). There's a great article about what the area has to offer here, and something I needed to read today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Half-naked run through Shops at Prudential Center (Boston)

For some odd reason, a throng of half-naked college kids (I presume this was some type of fraternity thing, or perhaps spring fever) ran through the Shops at Prudential Center in Boston this past Friday. At least this one wore a cape:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Indymac Slap in our Face

The Indymac Slap in our Face, or your tax dollars at work. Like a reverse Robin Hood, our government continues to take from the poor and give to the rich.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Leaked ACTA documents

Leaked documents concerning the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement are available here. Some believe that the eventual adoption of these agreements could create "back-door" laws, imposing rules on citizens that were not written by their government. Link via boingboing.