Monthly Archives: May 2011

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream


Back when I reviewed Jane’s Addiction and the Chili’s, I was neglectful of another monument of alternative rock in the 90’s/00’s: Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream. Their first effort Gish was OK but my favorite is Siamese Dream from 1993. There … Continue reading

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Bobby Bear, Jr – Young Criminals Starvation League


I remain a true fan of Austin music. Really. I mean how many folks do you know that have EVERY KGSR (pronounced K-geaser) Broadcast CDs? Seriously! I have discovered so many musicians over the years due to those CDs. One … Continue reading

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Off on a short vacation…


…to Braggassargues. I blogged about the wonderful Vignes Buissonnières that takes place in this area two years ago but won’t be making it this year. I blew it on my travel planning and although I actually got tickets, I will … Continue reading

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Monumenta 2011 : Leviathan by Anish Kapoor at Le Grand Palais


I was not at all familiar with Anish Kapoor’s work before, but I saw an article about the 2011 edition of the Monumenta and figured it was worth checking out – with the kids too! Since about 2008, the Grand … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa, Part 3


In this, my third post about Frank, I’ll do a quick review of one of my favorites: Baby Snakes. Frank was now on his own with the new core formed around Terry Bozzio, Adrien Belew, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Peter … Continue reading

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Honest is the best policy. Really?


I was faced with a moral dilemma today. Tell my boss the honest truth about something (not something I did wrong or anything just a kind of view on something) or just pretend that there was no elephant in the … Continue reading

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De Stijl by the White Stripes: A Roadmap


I am still mourning the passing of one of the great groups of the 90s and 00s, the White Stripes. I loved Jack’s appearance in Shine a Light and since Hello Operator popped up on the iPod in the car today, … Continue reading

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VMware Fusion Woes


Argh. After running like a top for sooooo long, my Fusion VMware with Windows 7 is becoming a real pain. The performance has gone to shit. Its like walking in quicksand. I thought my keys and so forth were up … Continue reading

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Montreal?


I enjoyed my trip last week to Montreal. A lot. Like so much that I’d almost wanna move there. The thing that really got me was that, in stark contradiction to life here in Paris – people actually wanna go … Continue reading

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Quick Observations of Shopping Malls


I have not been ignoring you oh reader of mine. I swear, I was teaching a class in Montreal and just didn’t have the extra brain cells to write anything creative. OK, so maybe my writing isn’t all that creative … Continue reading

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