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6 March, 2004

Dayna Kurtz

Want to hear some new music? Check out Dayna Kurtz -- an indie singer/songwriter who might knock your socks off.

Vocally, Dayna Kurtz has few peers. She possesses the warmth and timing of an old jazz diva - Billie, or Nina Simone. But add the kind of dramatic command only a Tom Waits or a Marianne Faithfull possesses, and you may be getting closer. Truth is, she sounds and writes like no one else. And on top of it all, she's a helluva guitarist -weaving her vocals in and out of sometimes languid, sometimes starkly harsh guitar lines.

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of her. She paid a visit to Whole Wheat Radio, and did a very fun interview, along with a few live songs. I was captivated, and I asked Esther to pick up a copy of her concert DVD for me.

She did (and it's even autographed). I listened and watched. I'm impressed. She should be famous.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Propaganda Remix

The Propaganda Remix Project. I think I've linked to this site before, but they have a lot of new posters. Like this:

Remember... if you don't like this sort of thing, don't click the link.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Screenplays

Would you like to read a movie? Try Screenplays for You. There's a pretty good selection, but not all are final drafts.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Tool Safety Video

Susan, at the Spinning blog, sent me this amusing MPG video. Apparently, it's from a tool company called DeWalt.

Depending on your browser and configuration, you may have to right-click and save the file to your hard drive in order to view it with your default MPG viewer.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Custom Calvin Peeing Text

Just what you've been waiting for: Custom peeing boy decals. Looks great on any pickup truck. Also available as a t-shirt.

(via Danelope)

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Recycled Links, Part 21

These links were posted on the J-Walk Blog about a year ago. Good stuff that you may have overlooked.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

More About Real Player

A few days ago I linked to a blogger who doesn't care much for Real Player. Amazingly, he actually got a reply from somebody at Real Networks. Read the response to the reply.

Well, not an official reply. An internal memo was sent to me by a person who works at RealNetworks. The RealNetworks employee wrote that after "a lot of external and internal complaining", they're finally seeing some progress. He, or she, asked me to not disclose his/her name or e-mail, which of course I won't.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Amazon RSS Feeds

Dozens of RSS feeds from Amazon.com.

Selected categories, subcategories and search results in Amazon.com stores now have RSS feeds associated with them, delivering a headline-view of the top 10 bestsellers in that category or set of search results.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Martin's 1,000,000th Guitar

This happened a few months ago, but I just found out about it: The Millionth Martin Guitar.

Crafted from C.I.T.E.S. certified Brazilian rosewood, Adirondack red spruce, black African ebony and genuine mahogany, Serial #1,000,000 - fittingly, a Dreadnought, one of Martin's most influential designs - is the most elaborate instrument in the company's history, surpassing even the D-45 China Dragon (#700,000) and the D-45 Peacock (#750,000). Intricate inlays of abalone, mother of pearl, sea snail, 18-karat gold, white gold and precious gems, including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and aquamarines, cover the back, fingerboard, headstock, rosette, pickguard and inset soundhole "rose." Similar inlays accent the sides and neck.

Posted on 6 March, 2004

Osama Bin Simpson

Take a look at this very convincing animated GIF at Tom McMahon's site.

Posted on 6 March, 2004