So Kasdan is mentoring on the Episode 7 script and handling one of their standalone concepts (his rumored to be a Han Solo story). Not sure I like any of this, but at least he’s the right person for the job.
Hallo my large Loungelings!! What is everyone up to? Except DFA, because I know what he’s up to — making young ladies self-lubricate at the mere thought of him, even with his clothes on :P
I think I am falling in love. Where were all these smoking hot 20-something guys when I was that age? Not that I am complaining, Universe.
Did everyone who wanted to get the shit-hot Talking Heads Amsterdam 1980 concert I put up in the Grammys thread? It’s one of the ten best bootlegs I’ve ever heard and I have heard a few, with 14TB or so of music laying around here. Matrixes are the shit, where you integrate 2 different sources of the same show (here it’s a mono soundboard in the center and a front-of-house reel-to-reel stereo audience tape left and right) to make a monster jam of it, almost like a real live record in terms of depth and clarity. Plus the music is cooking with a polyrhythmic funk so deep you may have to change your undergarments after hearing it. I have done a few matrix projects and this one is so tight you can almost hear the mass quantities of cocaine disappearing up David Byrne’s nostrils :O
Im trying to decide what to do with it. They offer you Type I bonds that you can buy with your refund. Im trying to decide if that was a good deal or not. I also have some debt I could buy down. I also want to do some actual investing. Thoughts?
hey, no time to stick around or do a proper search in case it’s already being talked about here… i’ll come back later to see what you say. big question, and i’m wondering if you have any insight, and if you want to share it with us.
couple of weeks ago oakland OK’d paying an additional 250K of city money for a year of police consultation that will surely come back with the following recommendations: 1) hire more cops (probably from out of town, so that they can properly do their job of cost-effective savage-keeping in the city jungle without personal feelings or the sticky ethics of being on a first-name-basis with your target getting in the way, but that’s only my personal bent on it and you can ignore it for the sake of this question) and 2) hire us again to consult on hiring more cops, < --- does city hall / *how* does city hall reconcile that with ----> the $644K of federal money for job training that they have to give back due to non-use? especially when, lemme check again, oh yes, policing is a job and people have to be trained to do it, yes, especially when they *could* use that money to recruit and train oakland-local police officers, even hire a few, maybe engaging in an era of community-responsible policing, where the guy or gal walkin’ the beat is also your neighbor and will talk to you as such and you will talk to them as such. does the city NOT see this as two sides of the same issue? really, totally puzzled as to the thinking. and i realize there are hoops to jump through with “free” money, so that, no, probably you can’t just channel a few hundred extra K straight into community building, but if it’s emergency money and this is an emergency… WTF?
So, it being the time of year to take a break from the Sierra winter, which actually hasn’t been very wintry for the last few weeks, I’m on the way to South Florida to sit on the beach and drink beer and check out beautiful women watch it rain for the next couple of days. The first rainout plan is to drive down through the keys and check out Key West for an afternoon. I’ll have a beer for you, nobody.
I think I finally understand what DFA was talking about when he said that it’s an ego boost when beautiful/cool people choose to go out with you. Someone who rejected my kind advances months ago has changed her mind. I am apparently in for a challenge, ‘cuz she’s super bright and creative and inquisitive and takes no bullshit from anybody. I think my wife will like her too, and that’s important. Kitty’s super non-jealous, so if she doesn’t like somebody, it’s usually because she can see some deep character flaws in them and throws up a red flag. I’ve proceeded (with her permission) in the face of these flags before, and wished I hadn’t, so I don’t anymore.