Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Okay, there have been many, many technical issues with "Kindle Taproom" lately. Honestly, it hasn't simply been me not taking the time to post (though there's been a little of that, too). But lately some of the technical roadblocks have lifted, or else I've found ways to work around them, at least somewhat. So, stay tuned, and we'll see what happens.
Friday, June 21, 2013
In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
Did you hear about the Buddist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal:
transcend dental medication.
Atheism in a non-prophet organization.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Anyway, the movie reminded me that I had already read a decent book about Phil Spector in general and the murder case in particular a few years ago. It was Mick Brown's "Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector". I thought readers would find my review of the book (originally posted on Amazon in 2007) interesting, so here it is:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I'll probably continue on with the rest of Zahn's trilogy, as I got enough mild enjoyment out of the first book, I guess. I certainly didn't find it boring, which is the worse sin a story can commit. And many people loved these novels when they first appeared in the 90's, after years of no new Star Wars stories after Return of the Jedi in 1983. I think the problem for me is that, in the end, the whole thing will probably turn out to be a very good science-fiction adventure, but not necessarily a very good Star Wars science-fiction adventure. We'll see.