Friday, March 31, 2006

Simpsons Live Action Intro...

This past Sunday the Simpsons did a live action intro. It was incredible! Allegedly
they aren't going to ever show that again on TV, yeah right. But just in case that's true, try to catch it here

Sunday, March 26, 2006

More Cat Pics...

I can't seem to help myslef, they are just so cute. Whenever my ex and I tried to get decent pics of the cats, there would always be a glitch or some snafu. They are being so still and trusting with me. Animals don't normally lay in that position, it shows they feel trust and are at ease. So if your animals at home lay on their backs, it means they feel comfortable and happy enough to do that.
Anyway, these pics are even worse because they are basically the same pics. :) lol.
1. Another one of Gee
2.Rare Chicky visit
3. Chicky still visiting in my lap-normally he never does this. Better shot of his orange ears.
4.Chicky before I clean his eyes.He's looking adorable.
5.Chicky looking miffed, he's just had his face cleaned, looks much better, he's beautiful but mad. A second later he escaped my lap.
6. Heheh-the pic right before he jumped away
7. Just added-He posed so perfectly for me!
*Note* OMG you guys, did anyone see the opening theme of the Simpsons tonight?Wow!
That was so cool!
It just came on, I haven't watched it yet...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Favorite Albums...

I posted a list of my favorite albums but accidentally deleted it when I went to make some minor additions. I kept remembering after the fact, albums that I'd wanted to add to the list. What are your favorite albums? I think that I share a lot of the same favorite albums with people.Chances are.But
I don't even know where to start, now that I deleted the original list..

The Yes Album, Close To The edge, Fragile, Tales Of Topographic Oceans -Yes
Quadrophenia, Tommy- The Who
Presence, Physical Graffiti- Led Zeppelin
Ten, Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
Abraxas, Caravanserai- Santana
Frampton Comes Alive
La Sexorcisto Devil Music vol.1 White Zombie
Debut Bjork
Vulgar Display or Power Pantera
Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, Court and Spark- Joni Mitchell
Songs from the Wood -Jethro Tull
Pretenders 1st Album
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars -David Bowie
Blood Sugar Sex Magick ( Once for a brief, shining split-second, Chili Peppers were great-this was the album)
Cream ( I like all the Creams)
Blind Faith ( same)
Dark Side of the Moon
In the Court of The Crimson King -King Crimson
Wired,Blow by Blow-Jeff Beck
War ( the best of, with Nappy Head and Lowrider, Slippin' into Darkness, Spill the Wine)
Let it Bleed, Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers-Rolling Stones
Night At the Opera, News Of The World- Queen
Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar-Frank Zappa
Surrealistic Pillow-Jefferson Airplane
Undertow, Aenima-Tool
Porno for Pyros 1st album

Shit, there are sooo many albums to think of. I'm forgetting 50,000. But that's where I start wondering about people's favorites. I'm sure I'm forgetting the most obvious choices. I think I'm going to post this but reserve the right to add more albums as I think of them, or if you post any good ones. :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

My "New" Blog...

Heheh, I have a "new" blog, *LTV-A Musical Diary* -it's about time I fully utilized my other blog. I really should have done this a long time ago. The idea is that I'm compartmentalizing a little. All the clips will go there. This blog will continue to be what it was originally, spewings. Plural intended. :) ...*Caution. LTV is brutally honest, horrible sound, etc. What you would expect of a personal musical diary. Isn't that what this has been all along? A musical diary? :)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

*Warning for those afraid of ghosts*1.Mounting evidence of "Ghosty" this is the original video where the tray of beads and my digital camera slid and fell off the table. It broke the camera. The batteries flew out of the camera and were across the room.Listen for the sliding off of the table.
2. The photo of myself that is supposed to look like my current profile pic. My current profile pic is literally the very next picture in the series. This one is #13, my profile pic was #14. Very different.
3. I was seeing odd, dancing shadows one day, behind me, when I was trying to make a video. I stopped and concentrated on trying to capture it since the camera was picking it up. I couldn't see it with my naked eye. I captured "Ghosty" at 1:10.The scary thing is that I was joking around, saying things like "Come out come out wherever you are" And it did!
4. Horrible video. You weren't going to ever see this,it's terrible- except it's yet one more clip where "ghosty" makes an appearance. Listen for noise at 1:28.Just move the cursor and skip my singing.
I have more but these are the ones I can come up with off the top of my head. I seem to recall there are other flashes of light videos around...

Monday, March 13, 2006

'Tis done! I actually feel relief! And it ends perfectly!The end of the clip...
A very special episode of Lisa TV, series finale part 1 Truth is I'd already planned on posting this, it's probably my fave Pearl Jam song. All these covers I've played have been things I already knew, I came into this knowing many songs. Maybe I didn't play the best, but I played with heart and the fact that I know so many covers and can sing them, I personally think that's pretty good. Plus the originals. I stopped doing originals for clear reasons.Anyway.

Friday, March 10, 2006

WOW! What a difference a day's practice makes! A cleaned up, much more organized version of that lead in the previous post.. I like it! And I think "Ghosty" likes it too, because "they" hadn't made an appearance since I "called them out" that one day. Until now, at 1:02 seconds into it, I felt a flash of light on my face while playing. To my credit, heheh, I kept going. It's one and a half minutes long. Warning for those that
might want one. Ghosty at 1:02. :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I temporarily posted this photo as my profile pic, it's the flash of light phenomena I've been talking about for awhile. It's never done it in regular picture form before. This just happened. Yesterday I posted a video clip of the light flash in
video action, but I took it down because I felt like I was making a big deal out of what looks like nothing. Sucks because I am a much more skeptical person than anyone knows. I don't really believe in astrology, I don't believe in God, etc.
But look at how this looks like it isnt even my face, there's a nose outlined that doesn't look like mine, etc.Weird hairline, what is up with that? I don't even know how to crop pictures yet, let alone make photos look like this!
Btw, the other photos in the series look nothing like this. It's clear it was lighter in the pics, but damn, not that bright!

One of my eyes is lighter than the other, just slightly. There's an odd story behind it-so I was trying to take a photo of it to accompsny the little story. So
that's how this happened today /tonight.
***Update*** I am reposting the video, right here Now, don't even bother watching the video,
if you want to watch it, turn the volume up so that you can hear me talking, saying things like " God I hope it's picking this up on camera" becasue basically I'm sitting in quasi-darkness, it was actually daytime but came out so oddly dark! Saying things like "Comeout comeout wherever you are," joking around.But then right after at 1:10 seconds the flash of light. Where it lights everything up with white light for a split second. So move the little arrow thingie to 1:10, skipping almost all video.
It's only 1:13 long anyway. If anyone knows how to freeze that frame and then make it a jpg, and send me the jpg, I'd appreciate it. Another time it did it so bright that
it lit my face like that one pic. The brightest flash of white light. It's like "its"
trying to communicate thru my cam. I don't believe in this stuff! Dammit!
*******Note****** I just now posted a new profile pic that is literally from the same
group of about 5 or 10 pics, that the odd one came from...

The Desiderata Revealed...

Once again, I want to apologize for being a selfish blogger and not visiting anyone lately. I'm so sorry you guys/gals!!But I also wanted to tell you that it makes me happy to see people, you, my blogger friends, struck by the Desiderata the way I was when I'd first heard the words. I'd said the same things, "How true these words are! How beautiful and wise!"
I first was told these words by Mike, my old friend and musical/philosophical mentor that died last year. He knew them by heart, and was able to recite it word for word, and it was very profound experience for me when he'd done that. He later brought me a little plaque that had the words inscribed on it. He'd told me that the written words had been found in the basement of a cathedral in St Paul in 1692, that no one knew who they'd originally come from. And yet I later saw them attributed to a Max Hermann? 1957? I'm going to check this out further... Ok:
It's still believed to have been found in a church 1692 by many people-
But it really was written by a guy named Max Herman,published it 1927. Guess he was a
poet, writer, along the lines of Kahlil Gibran ( Hi Rusty Pearl, I have read some K.G. :). By the way, Desiderata is Latin for "Things to be Desired.

A cute little Desiderata story that warms my heart concerns some Deadhead neighbors we'd had for awhile. About 10 yrs ago. Kevin and Karen, a young married couple, very sweet, very into the Grateful Dead. We'd gotten to talking, and they came over one day to see our puffer fish that we had. A huge puffer that we were proud of.
So they are there, in the living room, we are talking, and I notice Kevin is looking, squinting at something on the wall, he's looking at my plaque of the Desiderata. He's reading it.
Next minute, Kevin is freaking out, saying " Wow, did you write this? It's amazing!
Can you make a copy for me? This is like my personal philosphy right there in a nutshell!"
So we wound up going online and finding an attractive copy of it and printing it up
with some good paper, color, etc.
It was neat because later on down the road I got to see that they'd framed the
copy we'd made and had it on the wall of their living room, in a can't miss it place.. Warms my heart remembering what good people they were. :)
Anyone that loves the words of the Desiderata and tries to live by them is surely a good person! I know I have seen this in person with you all here!
Thanks for taking the time to really read those words, they mean a lot to me:
" You are a child of the Universe, no less than the stars or the trees,you have a right to be here and whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should"

Friday, March 03, 2006


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.