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The Ones You Love 
18th-Jun-2004 05:52 pm
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It's been a few weeks since my last entry. I'm still not sure whether this is a blog or a diary. I can't bring myself to do the kind of "and then I saw/ate/read..." narrative that some LJers do entertainingly. If anything does impress me as singularly remarkable, you'll probably see it mentioned here. (I agree with holyoutlaw's assessment, after reading, that Matt Ruff's Set This House in Order is a standout novel -- probably the most personally affecting one I've read since Ken Grimwood's "Replay".)

My personal life has had a standard series of ups and downs -- "almost got it" job interviews, appearing and disappearing friends. My part-time employer appears to be enjoying the chapters I'm doing on a work-for-hire book project; which is some consolation.

In re our ongoing national distortion field, I feel that any vital news stories I might link to are already being covered and thrashed out with much higher skill and bandwidth than I can bring to the task. For news/moral support/political stimulation, I recommend reading Eschaton, The Sideshow and Electrolite at least biweekly (if not daily, as I do). There's also good political commentary (and occasional good comic book blogging) at Unqualified Offerings. And I'm still hoping that the "Terrible Toyman" (referred to upstream) gets what's coming to him.

What's worth talking about? The music is great. It's what puts my description of how SATA hard drives work on hold and makes me come here. My MusicMatch JukeBox playlist has just shifted from Bob Dylan's "Trying to Get To Heaven," to "It's Not Dark Yet" (amazing pedal steel accompaniment in this version). (URLs gladly supplied in private e-mail. I don't want to drive these wonderful links into nonexistence.) I did risk posting an MP3 link, upstream, to an unusual, slow live version of "Tangled Up in Blue" that's really worth listening to.

Oh, and this semi-commercial link to Donna The Buffalo's "The Ones You Love" is worth reposting. Greatest contemporary dance band, my spacecrabby opinion.

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23rd-Jun-2004 02:14 am (UTC) - icons reveal our icons
Anonymous
Yeah, but which of those bloggers actually reads you and responds?

- Gary Farber

[irritated comments about LiveJournal interface deleted]

(Until now)

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And I should post again why?
23rd-Jun-2004 02:59 am (UTC) - Re: icons reveal our icons
Gary:

I'm sorry the "anonymous screening" thing was so irritating.

When it's turned on, any posts from non-LJ users go into a waiting queue until they're unscreened. (They don't get lost.) It's set up by default as a security measure.



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