NBA : NBA.com asks (http://on.nba.com/10yGcRg): "Let’s assume that the Miami Heat are the best team in the league. Pick another team, either conference: Who’s second-best?" 5 days ago - View -
Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro : Obviously our Facebook, YELP, Twitter and Website have been hacked. We are working with the local authorities as well as the FBI computer crimes unit to ensure this does not happen again. We did not post those horrible things. Thank You Amy &Samy 6 days ago - View -
Darren Bergstein : Guess I gotta say it again, responding to a thread posted by my friend & colleague Anil Prasad, re: Sony paring down its CD catalog:
Every time I read items like the one Anil posted, I shrug & come back to the same conclusion, the conclusion that continues to persist regardless of the musical 'climate', what the 'industry' decides to do, what the population deems they 'want' and/or are programmed to believe, etc. The CD is the format for me. End of story. Period. I grew up, collected & loved LPs/records/vinyl from the late 60s onward, and always considered myself one of the last of the CD converts, having finally succumbed in the late 80s, eventually dumping most of my LPs (still have roughly 300 or so left) and building a library of music that now encompasses well over 25,000 titles. I don't want to launch another format preference/battle here (LP vs. CD), but the compact disc was, is, and will forever remain my format of choice in all regards: for optimal sound quality & stereo/fidelity/dynamic sonic reproduction & playback, for my own personal use, for my record label, for the way I listen, absorb, and embrace this artform. I do not download, nor do I utilize, store, or deal with MP3s in any way other than to check out a particular track sample as a prelude to CD purchase.
I continue to fervently support an endless number of labels across the span of electronic, experimental, jazz/fusion, avant-rock, and all genres in between, frequently haunt brick-and-mortar, old-world record stores, & will champion both the CD format & the artform until I shuck off this mortal coil. Screw the majors, the trends, the periodic mumblings in the press about the 'dying CD format', whatever—CDs aren't going anywhere, and even *if* they do, I can spend the rest of my time on this planet digging into my shelves & enjoying my library of sounds, Sony, baloney, or otherwise... 8 days ago - View -
George Takei : Riker sits down I've always thought there was something odd about the way he took his seat on the Enterprise. Now you can see for yourself. I'm officially calling this method of getting in your chair "The Riker." Do not attempt at home. A compilation of times that Commander Riker swings his leg over the back of a chair. Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs&feature=player_embedded 11 days ago - View -
George Takei : Latest news The MN House just passed a measure approving marriage equality. It goes to their Senate next, donchaknow. Things are a' changin' and I'm so glad I am around to see all this happen in my lifetime. 11 days ago - View -