Friday, June 30, 2006

Some Sad News

I know I've been disappointed with the low horsepower and lack of options for the Acura RSX, but this isn't quite the solution I had in mind.
Acura discontinues RSX (Edmunds.com)

Dylan in Rochester?

That's right. THE Bob Dylan is coming to THE Rochester, NY in August. He and some other folks are touring the nation's minor league baseball fields, and we are fortunate enough to have one. Course, he can't sing, play, or write music anymore, but he's still Bob Dylan. Tickets go on sale at the Frontier Field box office on July 15, at 10:15 am. Anybody want to go with me?

Monday, June 19, 2006

A Strange Day

It is a strange day indeed that finds me listening to and immensely enjoying mariachi.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A New Post

I am alive, soon to be deadpan.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Photoshop Quits While Saving (OS 10.4.6)

This seems to have solved the problem so far.
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2292832#2292832

Of course, this is good fodder for another rant, but I'll save that for another time. Has anyone else out there had the same trouble? It must be widespread.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Small Rave About a Musical Discovery

I'm not much of a "pop" person, and I get bored with the consistently anthemic pop sound of popular Christian music. However, I have to make an exception with Starfield's new release, "Beauty In The Broken".

I discovered Starfield a couple years ago when they did a cover of U2's "40" for the Africa benefit CD "In The Name Of Love", an album of U2 songs covered by different Christian artists. I'm a big U2 fan, but I still like their version better than the original. So when I saw they had a knew CD out, I decided to take a chance.

Since then I've become a fan. Their songs are loaded with "infectious hooks" and "soaring soundscapes". Lead singer Tim Neufeld can hit the high notes without sounding operatic or feminine, and the lyrics are original and uplifting, with relatively few worship clich├ęs. (e.g. You are worthy of our praise, I lay down my life, etc.) Highlight tracks include The Hand That Holds The World, Captivate, Love Is The Reversal, Shipreck, and the rest of the songs on the CD. I highly recommend it. This band might could be huge.