John Darnielle’s Lyrics Slay Me

Posted on Fri 20 October 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with music, podcasts, quote • 2 min read

When you punish a person for dreaming his dream,
don’t expect him to thank or forgive you.

The Mountain Goats, “Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton

I’ve been listening to the podcast I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, which is a wonderful show about music, being …

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Strumming Again

Posted on Mon 30 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with guitar, music, personal • 6 min read

Let’s talk about regrets, shall we?

They tend to haunt us through the years. Sometimes they are the things we wish we had said (or could be unsaid), and sometimes they are bigger than that, a path you didn’t take, or one you abandoned only a few steps along the way. It’s the second type I’d like to focus on today, and I’d like to start with one of mine.

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Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use -

Posted on Mon 31 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with abuse, copyright, law, music, riaa, wtf • 1 min read

Via /.:

Now the RIAA is filing suit for people making “unauthorized copies” of their music, by which they mean ripping a legally purchased CD to mp3 for personal use. Don’t let the Jammie Thomas photo fool you, the aspect of the suit the article is talking about does not …

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And Now For Something More On The Order Of Happy

Posted on Sat 25 February 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, music • 2 min read

If you are unfamiliar with the geeky folk/rock musical stylings of Jonathan Coulton, you are seriously missing out. I cannot even imagine what the inside of this man’s mind is like, but I bet it is a lot of fun.

I’ve previously linked to his hilarious “white-boy …

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Help A Mother Fight the RIAA

Posted on Wed 04 January 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with music, news, politics, tech • 1 min read

I just found an entry on Boing Boing that informs us that Patricia Santangelo, the mother who refused to settle out of court when the RIAA’s goons came to her door. Unfortunately she has run out of money to pay her legal fees during the court battle. Please take …

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I’ve Been A Bad Blogger

Posted on Thu 17 November 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, funny, music, online fun, tech • 1 min read

I have been going in cycles with my blogging and have been in a downturn of late. I actually am working on a few interesting entries for you folks, but I’ve just been so damn busy and distracted. It hasn’t helped that Quentin turned me onto the Stumble …

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Review: DRM-less Online Media Store Offers Hope To Consumers

Posted on Wed 02 November 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with linux, movies, music, reviews, tech • 4 min read

I recently came upon a Boing Boing post regarding a new online store serving up digital media for the public. The store is Common Media, which has been supplying free fair-use media for a while now, but as a commerce site it comes in two flavors: Common Tunes and Common …

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All Your Base Are Well, They Appear To Be Our Property

Posted on Sun 23 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, funny, games, music • 1 min read

I found this little animation through Boing Boing. It is a little music video based off of the game Zero Wing sung to the tune of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It gets a little tedious in the middle, but it is still pretty cute.

Go here to take off every …

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One Of The Funniest Covers Ever

Posted on Wed 19 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with funny, music • 1 min read

I found this via a link on Cabell’s blog, and it is one of the funniest cover songs I have ever heard. It is a fun little folk/emo rendition of Baby Got Back.

Go here to get the song!

UPDATE: I just heard about this guy again on …

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Review: The Dresden Dolls Concert

Posted on Tue 18 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with Dresden Dolls, music, reviews • 3 min read

Last night I attended the Dresden Dolls show at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, and it was one of the best rock shows I have experienced in my life.

The night began quietly, but with a sense of mischief. While the audience gathered to hear the opening acts, two performance …

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