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1. This internets tube is great. I check out somebody's web page, see a nifty video of a singer named Leslie Feist. I google her, hit Wikipedia to learn a few things, all in the space of, like, four minutes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Feist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Z-DIAthbM

2. I bought that no-internal-combustion-engine lawn mower I was talking about. See my entry for April 2 if you care. I need to assemble it now and give it a shot.

3. Brian Williams, anchor wanker at NBC News: "You're going to be up against people who have an opinion, a modem, and a bathrobe. All of my life, developing credentials to cover my field of work, and now I'm up against a guy named Vinny in an efficiency apartment in the Bronx who hasn't left the efficiency apartment in two years."

I always sorta liked this dude, but not any more. The thing of it is that the MSM has done a poor job and bloggers have filled the void that they have created. Those guys haven't asked the tough questions. It's as if the Establishment had bought their souls.

4. I'm not quite ready to comment on this video by Sandy Belle, but you are certainly welcome to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cAChVVVZaM

5. In a recent blog entry (http://elephant-blog.blogspot.com/), Adrian Belew talks about his major influences as a guitarist (Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Robert Fripp). Back in the day I too was a guitar head. My favorite rock guitarist was certainly Jimi Hendrix. I loved not only the sonic range of his playing but also his awesome rhythm work (Oh how I wish I could play that opening bit of "Wait Until Tomorrow"), along with that sort of mellow effect he would get on songs like "Little Wing" and "Castles Made of Sand." Jeff Beck strikes me as a tasteful guitarist. I remember an album with maybe Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. The guitar work was CHUNKY. I can't talk a lot about Robert Fripp, but I've always enjoyed King Crimson.

6. The radio show on Sunday will consist of all new material. What I mean is, material that has never before been aired on CCR, I'm particularly excited about playing a song by Les Dum's. "Le Danse des grandes singes nus" ("Dance of the Great Naked Apes"). It's a groove with angry ape sounds over the top.

7. Check out Lil' Wayne. I didn't know he could rap like that.

http://videos.onsmash.com/v/IiMlIRPpp5HxSFS7

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