10 albums that have stuck with me


So a friend of mine on facebook wanted a list of 10 albums that have stuck with you so here is a list in no particular order.

Money$hot – Hasta la Money$hot Siempre
Sublime – 40 oz to freedom
Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
Fugees – The Score
Wu-tang. -36 chambers
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend
Dead Prez – lets get free
Anti-flag – The Terror State
Wesley Willis- Greatest hits
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Honerable mentions:
Mumia Abu Jamal – live from death row
Jello Biadra and Mojo Nixon – Will the fetus be aborted
Deftones- Adrenaline

edit: oops forgot minor threat – minor threat and fugazi steady diet of nothing

5 easy steps to a romantic evening


Tonight I set up a fairly nice dinner for my girlfriend, it was a kinda spur-of-the-moment type of thing. So I figured that I would give everyone the benefit of what I learned.

Step 1: Clean up

Not take a shower you wanker, she really doesn’t care if you a days grime on you. (note any more than one day does require a bath) but clean up the immediate area around where you will eat. Anyone that knows me in meatspace knows that my place is a constant wreak. One good thing about a messy house is a clean spot looks like an oasis.

Step 2: Candles

Candles will make that clean spot more of an oasis. Just turn off all the lights and she’ll just gravitate to it

Step 3: Food

Food is the least of your issues. Any food will do, my last romantic evening (the one being discussed here) was honey buffalo wings and steak fries. Not a big deal.

Step 4: Wine

Vino is not necessary but hell get her drunk. Even bad wine will do. I had my first just off the shelf buy a bottle, take it home, and hope is doesn’t taste like ass. Well that didn’t go so well you can read my review of the wine at cork’d (friend me up!)

Step 5: Music

Music is another easy one, just join last.fm. With that you don’t have to own shite for music. Here is what I did. I went to last.fm and just played any music tagged “jazz”, you can choose music by artist, genre, or just what it was tagged (so web 2.0!). And it worked there was even this Nora Jones track that we both dugg. (BTW friend me up here also)

More bitching about the powers that be


I almost hate going to BoingBoing.net because I know without fail there will be something that throws me into a screaming rage with wordage that I almost can’t use, even on the internets. If it’s not Cory Doctorow talking about some freedom hating DRM thing or an anti consumer, anti pirating thing. It’s shit like this…

State dept. won’t say why UK music scholar is barred from US

Nalini Ghuman, a UK-born music professor at Mills College in Oakland, can’t return to her home in the US, because the State Department revoked her visa and won’t tell her or anyone else why.

In a written account of the next eight hours that she prepared for her lawyer, Ms. Ghuman said that officers tore up her H-1B visa, which was valid through May 2008, defaced her British passport, and seemed suspicious of everything from her music cassettes to the fact that she had listed Welsh as a language she speaks. A redacted government report about the episode obtained by her lawyer under the Freedom of Information Act erroneously described her as “Hispanic.”

Held incommunicado in a room in the airport, she was groped during a body search, she said, and was warned that if she moved, she would be considered to be attacking her armed female searcher. After questioning her for hours, the officers told her that she had been ruled inadmissible, she said, and threatened to transfer her to a detention center in Santa Clara, Calif., unless she left on a flight to London that night.

“They told me I was nobody, I was nowhere and I had no rights,” she said. “For the first time, I understood what the deprivation of liberty means.”

Apple put down that glass of hater-aid


Okay Steve listen up, YOU CAN’T STOP THE INEVITABLE! At what point did you think that a little sha checksum would stop us, the determined, the diligent, and the free? Ok you’re trying to stop the same people that cracked DVD’s (yes DVD John cracked CSS so that he could play DVD’s on his Linux box), the same people who are reimplementing WindowsNT (check out ReactOS, it’s finally getting places), and the same people who built the technology that your precious OSX is built on (Darwin is an off shoot of one of the various BSD’s) . You silly. silly man. Thanks to the crew that code on GTKpod we now can use your freedom hating, DRM using, sickeningly trendy, digital music product. here is a little glimpse into the that triumphant moment

From #gtkpod today:
wtbw: okay guys
wtbw: i think we’re done.
wtbw: let me code something just to check
[30 minutes later]
wtbw: can i hear a fuck yeah?
wtbw: works for both mine and xamphears :>

donations from thankful users can be sent to Cancer Research UK.

Steve we don’t like working this hard, just keep it free and open and no one’s feeling will get hurt, Okay?

Oh BTW: it’s not free software without some code

Thanks,
three
threethirty.us
three[at]threethirty[dot]us

Okay anyone know where I can send this?