February 02, 2011

I give up

Most people (like 95%) can't think past their desire to watch some crap on TV or buy some new shiny gadget that will actually complicate, rather than simplify, their lives.  Thinking through the consequences of their actions, especially in time frames that go out years or involve somewhat abstract concepts such as freedom, is something most people simply refuse to do.  And when they do make the attempt, they're almost always focused on useless shit.  I've known this for ages, but I go through periods where I struggle against the obvious.  Inevitably I throw in the towel at some point.  Now is that point.

I'm in pure 'fuck society, I'm going to simply do what's best for me' mode.  So, no more blogging most likely.  I leave all my zero readers with a live video of what's been my theme song for ages:

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December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

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December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

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December 09, 2010

Silver and Gold

If there's one thing better than being right, it's being right and early enough to capture the entire move in an asset.  As far as silver and gold go, there's one person that outshines everyone in regard to their affection for precious metals.  That person, of course, is Yukon Cornelius:

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November 09, 2010

I trade size

Zero Hedge brings teh funneh this morning with a short cartoon about gambling trading.  I found it hilarious, but YMMV ... it might only be funny to those who have been actively involved in the markets.

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November 02, 2010

Election music

While it's very tempting to go for max cynicism and put up The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", I think this one is more appropriate:

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October 31, 2010

Werewolves of London

Because everyone always seems to forget about this one on Halloween:

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October 26, 2010

Wake me up on election day

The entire world feels like it's in stasis at the moment.  Nobody wants to do anything in front of the elections, whether in the markets or in real life.  Everyone is positioned and now it's just a matter of waiting.  And no, the political masturbation of trying to interpret the nonstop polling data does not count as doing anything.

So, have some Jackson Browne:

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October 20, 2010

Precious Things

In honor of all things with real value:

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October 19, 2010

Starve the beast

One of the best ways to help force accountability on the big banks, the Fed, and eventually the US Government, is by removing their access to your savings.  One way to do this is to keep your savings in precious metals and other items of value instead of dollars.  This, however, is both impractical and risky, if done with one's entire savings.

A much simpler and still highly effective course of action is to move all your accounts from the big banks to local banks (or credit unions).  If enough people did this, the big banks would all fail, and the Fed wouldn't be able to do a damn thing about it.  A commercial bank without a base of deposits simply can not exist.

Whether or not you do any business with the big banks, I strongly suggest you have a look at Move your Money.  This site is a wonderful, easy-to-use resource for finding sound community banks in one's area.  Even if you're already with a local bank, you can use it to check on the fiscal health of that bank, and find out whether you might want to move your money elsewhere.

I don't have any money with the big banks.  Do you?

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September 20, 2010

Through the roof and underground

If politics sends your blood pressure through the roof and makes you want to go underground:

This song was featured in the thoroughly entertaining Wristcutters: A Love Story, one of the better movies made in the past few years.  Admittedly, that opinion might have something to do with Shannyn Sossamon playing the female lead:

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September 17, 2010

A music video

Enough with the political shit.  Hell, it's Just Another Day:

Oingo Boingo is in the top five live performances I've been fortunate enough to see (and I've seen over 100 name bands live, plus at least a couple hundred bar bands).  I saw them in Boston way way back in the day, when they were opening for Squeeze (and made Squeeze, a very talented band, look like punks).

Danny Elfman, the frontman for Boingo, has since gone on to write scores and theme songs for a hell of a lot of well-known movies and TV shows.

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Hopefully, the return of a great blog

Beautiful Atrocities appears to be coming back.  If you're not familiar with the blog from before, it's an eclectic mix of politics and pop culture, with an extremely high quirkiness factor.  Great stuff.

I hope the initial entry is a sign of regular posting and not just a teaser.  I figure the zero hits coming from my almost-nonexistant crapblog will really help move things along.

(BA post pointed out at Agent Bedhead).

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August 02, 2010

Whatever happened to ...

Sinead O'Connor.  I mean, besides exploding her career on national TV.   Come to think of it, it might be best not to know.  Even so, her voice can still send a chill up my spine, especially on this, the best of her songs:

I should be sick of this song as a bar buddy of mine used to get drunk and play it on the juke over and over after her girlfriend broke up with her.  I still love it though.

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May 17, 2009

Posting videos is ...

A) Easier than writing a coherent post on a serious topic
B) Far less depressing than reading the news
C) A bad idea, considering my taste in music
D) All that and a bag of chips

The The, Uncertain Smile:

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May 15, 2009

Music video of the day

Continuing the chill out / fiddle while Rome burns idea, here's another great video.  It's The KLF with a very special (and completely unexpected) guest vocalist, doing a remix from their brilliant album The White Room.

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I need to mellow out

The economic news today is even more disgusting than yesterday.  No, I really don't care about the political infighting ... if you want to fiddle while Rome burns, have at it.

All right, I too want to fiddle while Rome burns, but at least I'll be honest about it.  I've actually been reviewing Youtube vids for the last 6 hours or so, trying to come up with some ideal combination of my favorite music with videos that reflect why I really like that music.

This is way way harder than it sounds.  Anyway, after hours of review, here's Massive Attack, Teardrop:

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