WOW! it has been a l-o-n-g time since I’ve been on here and posted…although I’m probably the only one on here…that’s ok. lots of changes and I’ll end up posting on here just to sort it out in my own head and to vent and share
Have you looked at the media landscape lately? It seems like everybody and their brother is streaming video of some sort. Netflix, Blockbuster Amazon. Remind me why do I have cable TV? As all of these online media outlets put more and more of theirs and others content online the reasons to keep cable get fainter. The problem in my town is that the cable company has the fastest internet which is price prohibitive UNLESS you have cable bundled with it..maybe thats how they will survive by forcing us to keep cable to get a big fast pipe to the media we really want.
So going to my first concert in years has opened my eyes and ears to what is really the best way to listen and enjoy music….Live There is a spark an immediacy an intimacy that you just can’t get with recorded music. Sigh I miss it already. I think its time to get back to making my own live music. I’m not very good but I enjoy it, and isn’t that what counts?
Yep it’s true Mt Redoubt has finally sent ash to Anchorage. My wife (from MN) is all excited. I on the other hand have been through this once before and am not happy nor excited. Really it just leaves a horrible mess that is a pain to deal with and while its going on stay home and don’t open any doors or windows. Keep a mask on if you must go outside and good luck to your car…….ash= very fine grit sandpaper everywhere!
So in case you haven’t noticed twitter has exploded, I have been seeing and hearing twitter mentioned on tv and around town. I am of two minds on this. On one hand its nice to see more people and not get the ??? look when you mention twitter, but at the same time the nerd/geek factor is gone. Technology is the purview of the nerd & geek and as “normal” people invade more of our space it feels less special in some ways. The “regular” folks have always had IRL to influence and mold and we had the technology space. The lines have started to blur and I am not sure I like that. I loved having my little clique just like the preps and stoners had in high school, I had nerdery, but with them becoming more and more tech savvy they are invading my special place. The real question is are they improving it or ruining it?
SO the economic downturn has finally hit Alaska. It is starting to trickle down and impact alot of Alaskans me included. Hopefully Obamas plan will help pull us out of this…although I for one am skeptical, not because he’s a democrat more because he’s a politician and they always seem to talk out of both sides of their mouth. Not sure how spending a boatload of money is supposed to help us dig out of this and how it will effect his pledge to cut the deficit.
WOW! check it out you music junkies! Amazon is giving away over 500 songs! I am liking Amazon more and more. First free shipping to Alaska. Often when you order online to Alaska the shipping can cost more then your order! NEWS flash Lower 48 we ARE part of America. Now tons of free music not just Christmas.