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Saturday, November 12th, 2005
11:35 am
So I guess I have to change my name here....
Section 44 Records acquired our label Kiss My Asterix this week ... so I guess I should change my name here. Meg and I are burned out on the music scene right now and Section 44 will do the bands extremely well. I'm very happy that such a great organization is taking on our bands. It makes us feel good that they will be well taken care of ...

so anyone know how to change your name here or do I have to start a new blog???

Current Mood: relaxed
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
11:28 am
so what Fuckers!
You scored as Pissed at the World Cat. And here we have the next serial killer. Try having some cotton candy, it'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, Psycho.

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Pissed at the World Cat

67%

Couch Potato Cat

50%

Love Machine Cat

33%

Ninja Cat

33%

Derranged Cat

17%

Drunk Cat

17%

Nerd Cat

0%

Which Absurd Cat are you?
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Saturday, October 29th, 2005
3:11 pm
uh huh
You're Seth Gecko, you bastard.
Fun at the Titty Twister.


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Friday, August 26th, 2005
12:23 pm
hahah I'm Cordelia
Cordelia Chase
45% amorality, 81% passion, 45% spirituality, 27% selflessness
Cordy is one of those characters who's sometimes misunderstood. True, you have a healthy self-interest, and an interest in the finer things in life, but that doesn't mean that you don't have a heart of gold and a bit of passion in your soul.

In later years, Cordelia proved just how loving and good a woman she was, and (whether man or woman), I suspect you're kind of like her.

Congratulations!

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
11:13 am
Sometimes doing your best just has to be good enough...
I'm a perfectionist and I beat the shit our of myself if I don't do things perfect or if things don't go according to plan. I need to start taking care of myself for my future and for my family. If I keep going at this rate I'll destroy myself with stress and cause a major illness down the road ....

***deep breathes***

My best will have to be good enough!
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
5:55 pm
MP3 dot com (old school version) is sorely missed ...
The loss of the old school version of MP3 dot com has been a critical blow to indy music (IMO). My band Kiss the Star used to get frequent traffic and attention from the site and I found a shit load of cool new music out there. Our label which has been up and running about 9 mos now is struggling big time. Our latest releases: Empire State Human "Cycles" and the 4x4 multi-band single concept are not selling and we're having a hard time getting finding our niche ... the loss of the Electrogarden Network has not helped either ... nothing has really cropped up with the same impact of either in my opinion. We have distribution through Metropolis and A Different Drum do fairly well with our releases but our direct sales to consumers in very low. We've yet to have a single release break even ... with Cosmicity "Definitive" and Elektrokuted being our best sellers to date ...

any one who is interested in checking out some tunes from the Empire State Human release should check out our My Space label area ... has 4 tracks from the album and they are an extremley polished dance act ...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=2409853&Mytoken=20050820180040
5:52 pm
Drum Roll Please ...
The Low-Fidelity All-Star: he was born with the cool, and it's totally natural.  He runs the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they can ingest as much coffee as he) to the geeky hipster%
You are the Low-Fidelity All-Star. You were born
with your cool, and it's totally natural. You
run the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they
can ingest as much coffee as you) to the geeky
hipster (Mario Kart, anyone?).


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Friday, August 19th, 2005
8:44 am
Sunday, August 7th, 2005
3:12 pm
Proof positive that there is no God and that people are LAME!
'Dukes of Hazzard' wreak havoc at U.S. box office
Sunday August 7 2:29 PM ET

The South rose again at the box office in North America as "The Dukes of Hazzard" raced to the top in its first weekend of release.

The big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV show about two good' ol boys, their Dodge Charger and a buxom cousin, sold an estimated $30.6 million worth of tickets in its first three days, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday.

The film, which cost $53 million to make, opened at the upper end of forecasts. The studio's distribution president, Dan Fellman, said he would have been happy with a $25 million opening.
Friday, August 5th, 2005
12:35 pm
I just figured out the best torture for our friend Jason
Kidnap him, tie him up and gag him ... put on those clockwork orange eye opener thingies and make him watch ....

the new Dukes of Hazzard move ...


What the fuck is this piece of shit movie???

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
8:18 pm
Monday, August 1st, 2005
11:47 pm
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Current Mood: depressed
10:33 pm
Today was our 1 year anniversary
I took Meg to Ruth's Chris for dinner ...
Sunday, July 31st, 2005
8:41 pm
This artice about Condi Rice makes me feel the Bush Admin is not COMPLETELY out of control.
At State, Rice Takes Control of Diplomacy By Robin Wright and Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Staff Writers
Sun Jul 31, 1:00 AM ET



Three weeks after taking office, Condoleezza Rice hosted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and their Japanese counterparts at the State Department. When Rumsfeld began to speak, Rice gently cut him off. The message was clear: I'll take the lead, Don. Both Japanese and U.S. officials noted the decisive nudge.


Now six months on the job, Rice has clearly wrested control of U.S. foreign policy. The once heavy-handed Defense Department still weighs in, but Rice wins most battles -- in strong contrast to her predecessor, Colin L. Powell. White House staff is consulted, but Rice designed the distinctive framework for the administration's second-term foreign policy.


In short order, she has demonstrated a willingness to bend on tactics to accommodate the concerns of allies without ceding on broad principles, what she calls "practical idealism." She also conducts a more aggressive personal diplomacy, breaking State Department records for foreign travel and setting up diplomatic tag teams with top staff on urgent issues.


U.S. foreign policy has always had "a streak of idealism, which means that we care about values, we care about principle," Rice said in an interview last week. "The responsibility, then, of all of us is to take policies that are rooted in those values and make them work on a day-to-day basis so that you're always moving forward toward a goal."


It is too early to know whether the new tactics will ultimately bring results, and many of Rice's steps so far this year have been limited to overtures or temporary


fixes. But those have at the least created momentum where before there was deadlock.


On North Korea, Rice got the prickly Pyongyang government back to six-nation talks last week on nuclear disarmament by publicly recognizing it as a "sovereign state," then empowering her top aide on East Asia to repeatedly meet privately with the North Koreans -- extended contact forbidden during Powell's era.


On Iran, Rice agreed to offer incentives -- allowing the Islamic republic to apply for eventual membership in the World Trade Organization and buy badly needed spare parts for aging passenger aircraft -- in exchange for a European pledge to support U.N. Security Council action if talks fail. Powell had trouble just getting the White House to drop language including Iran in an "axis of evil," which implied eventual confrontation.


With India, she brokered a deal to sell peaceful nuclear technology that will cement U.S.-India relations, but which may also risk undermining the treaty to halt nuclear weapons proliferation.


On Sudan, Rice found middle ground between the administration's rejection of the International Criminal Court and U.N. efforts to launch a war crimes investigation into violence in the Darfur region. The State Department helped draft a U.N. resolution supporting an international probe that would pass -- but on which Washington could abstain.


In the interview, Rice said she discovered on her first European trip that, particularly on the Iran issue, "somehow we'd gotten into a position where it was the United States that was the problem . . . that was not a good place to be." So she formulated action that put the onus back on Iran and, later, North Korea.


"Sometimes the power of diplomacy is not just saying no, but figuring out a way to protect your interests and principles to help the other guy -- or in this case the other countries -- move forward as well," Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns said. "It is the kind of diplomacy some of our critics had felt we were no longer capable of, that we were a kind of superpower saying 'yes' or 'no' but not anywhere in between."


Still, the major global challenges of President Bush's first term remain unsolved in the second. Winning agreements from either Pyongyang or Tehran to end their nuclear programs remains elusive. And more than 2 million Sudanese are now stuck in refugee camps, their villages and livelihoods destroyed, with no solution in sight.


Rice's legacy is more likely to be determined by two historic challenges: salvaging the U.S. intervention in Iraq and making headway in promoting democracy in the Islamic world. On both, long-term strategies are not yet visible.


"If we are not able to find a meaningful or satisfying closure to Iraq, whatever definition of success we can rally around, whatever good ideas they have for the rest of the world will be undermined," said Derek Chollet, former foreign policy adviser to John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate. "All of this will be words if they don't get Iraq right."


Rice has worked hard -- at a pace that sometimes seems like a campaign -- to overcome her image during Bush's first term as a weak national security adviser who struggled to mediate among the strong-willed personalities vying to shape foreign policy. As secretary of state, she has surprised allies with her blunt use of diplomatic tools to make a point.


Rice cancelled a visit to Egypt and temporarily suspended $200 million in aid to signal displeasure with the arrest of a pro-reform politician. She also scrubbed a visit to Canada when it nixed participation in U.S. missile defense, a trip still not rescheduled. During a stop in Saudi Arabia, she publicly told the desert kingdom to enfranchise women. And after a trip through the rocky hills of the West Bank, where she noted new Jewish settlement construction, she cautioned Israel that more building might violate an agreement it made with Bush a year earlier.


On her first trip abroad, Rice warned the European Union not to lift an arms embargo on China, telling diplomats they would rue the day if U.S. troops ever faced European-armed Chinese soldiers across the Taiwan straits. Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who then held the rotating European Union presidency, was so startled by her tough talk that he spilled his coffee in the lap of European foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

"The Europeans sent delegation after delegation saying, 'Please be more flexible.' She did not yield," Burns said. "She told them, 'You've united the Democrats and the Republicans in Congress. That's not an easy thing to do.' " The Europeans ultimately shelved their plan.

Colleagues have dubbed Rice the "velvet hammer." Philip Zelikow, State Department counselor and a close adviser, said that "one of her gifts is that she knows how to say very direct things to foreign governments in a way that is not confrontational. She is very assertive, very firm, but doesn't leave them feeling sullen and resentful."

When Rice rescheduled her trip to Cairo last month, she used it to give the first speech by a senior U.S. official on Arab soil that challenged Arab leaders to embrace democracy.

"The world's general reaction to her has been positive so far," Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy said. "That's not to say we agree with everything she says or does, but that's not the criteria."

Unlike Powell, Rice enjoys taking her case on the road -- spending more than a third of her time traveling, often on punishing schedules that include flying all night in the cramped quarters of Air Force Two.

When Rice visited Paris in February to give a speech on U.S.-European relations, French Ambassador Jean David Levitte said, she "really changed the atmosphere -- of the media, of public opinion -- about the Bush administration. It was really a turning point."

Because of her impact generally after first six months, he concluded, Rice is "probably the most powerful secretary of state in decades."

Rice has worked to redefine administration strategy on several fronts and, in the process, has ended much of the internal squabbling, insiders say. During Bush's first term, foreign policy had two competing themes, framed by "realists" under Powell at State who sought pragmatic accommodation with the world on common goals, and "neo-conservatives" at the Pentagon and Vice President Cheney's office who had grand visions of remaking the world, even if it meant defying allies.

For the second term, Rice has charted a strategy spanning both -- her "practical idealism."

"Somebody said that, you know, the art of diplomacy is getting everybody to the place that your policies are their policies," Rice said. "Well, some of diplomacy is finding a place where your policies and their policies come together. And I think that's what we've been spending a lot of time on."

Rice's control over policy has been enhanced because she has a close relationship with the president, and is the first secretary of state since Henry A. Kissinger to serve first as national security adviser. Stephen J. Hadley, the former deputy who inherited her old job, "has taken kind of the backseat role," said a Middle East envoy, echoing several other diplomats as well as U.S. officials. "Everything is run and coordinated from State." Bush, said one outside adviser, "trusts her absolutely, as a counselor, as a friend, as a member of the family."

Rice still has a strong cautious streak. Public comments are constrained, often only bland talking points. She has made three visits to Israel to coordinate its departure from Gaza, but some experts say her intervention has been too sporadic to ensure that the Israelis and Palestinians work together. And despite expertise on Russia, she has focused on cooperation with President Vladimir Putin on non-Russian issues, while avoiding confrontation over his erosion of democracy.

More than anything, Rice has placed the president's promotion of democracy in the Arab world at the top of the agenda. It is a theme she hits repeatedly, both overseas and within the bowels of the department.

At a town-hall meeting with State Department staff last month, Rice compared the early 21st century with the 1940s, "another time when, after war, the United States was confronted with an international environment that was changing rapidly. . . . I think of our goal and our strategy and our purpose as trying to use American diplomacy to build a firm foundation now at the end, again, of a great national trauma."

In a leap of faith 60 years ago, Rice told her staff, the United States argued that Japan could become a democracy, even though its society was not Western and its governments were historically autocratic. Today, after two wars in the Islamic world, Rice believes the Middle East can undergo similar change.

With the honeymoon period ending, Rice still has to prove that her new approach will generate substantive and enduring gains.

"She's off to a strong start. But it takes time to turn a supertanker," said Sen. Joseph R. Biden (news, bio, voting record) Jr. (Del.), the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The administration is beginning to realize it's not enough to be strong. We also have to be smart, that we can't secure America's interest solely with force, acting alone. I hope Condi completes the turn from ideology to reality."

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
9:55 pm
Bad news for my Irish Sociopath friends!!!
IRA Ending Longtime 'Armed Campaign' By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 59 minutes ago

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The Irish Republican Army renounced the use of violence against British rule Thursday and said it will disarm — a dramatic end to the IRA's 35-year threat to Northern Ireland and a boost toward peace making.


British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised what he called "a step of unparalleled magnitude," and leaders in Ireland and the United States also heralded the announcement as historic.

But some analysts and politicians warned that the outlawed IRA — which pointedly will not disband — left wiggle room for its members to keep some weapons and control a criminal empire in a territory whose Roman Catholic and Protestant communities remain deeply divided.

Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams, who reportedly quit the IRA's seven-man command in May after three decades, said the IRA was effectively ending its self-declared war to force Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom.

"There is a time to resist, to stand up and to confront the enemy by arms if necessary," Adams said. "In other words, unfortunately, there is a time for war. There is also a time to engage, to reach out, to put the war behind us all. ... This is that time."

Thursday's declaration followed a two-year diplomatic showdown between the IRA and its allied Sinn Fein party, on the one hand, and an increasingly unified, impatient world community on the other.

The IRA has faced mounting international pressure to disarm and disband since December, when police blamed it for a world-record $50 million bank robbery. The following month IRA members knifed to death a Catholic civilian outside a Belfast bar, touching off an unprecedented campaign for justice by the victim's family.

In its statement, the IRA said it had "formally ordered an end to the armed campaign," a fundamental advance on its existing 1997 cease-fire, which had been open-ended. The statement was read aloud by IRA veteran Seanna Walsh in a DVD recording distributed to broadcasters.

The IRA said it instructed its members to "dump arms." It didn't specify how, or whether members would be allowed to retain any weapons, but said its representative would reopen talks immediately with John de Chastelain, a retired Canadian general who since 1997 has been trying to disarm the IRA and Northern Ireland's myriad other outlawed gangs.

The IRA said it hoped to complete the disposal of its weapon stockpiles "as quickly as possible" and would allow Catholic and Protestant clergy to witness the disarmament work. The IRA surrendered unknown amounts of arms in 2001, 2002 and 2003 amid total secrecy, fueling Protestants' suspicions they were being conned.

The British, Irish and American governments have stressed that the central goal of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace accord of 1998 — a stable Catholic-Protestant administration — simply would never happen unless the IRA disbanded in fact, if not in name.

That conclusion followed the collapse in 2002 of a moderate-led coalition amid chronic arguments over IRA activities and weapons stockpiles. Sinn Fein had two of 12 posts in that coalition, but would be the major Catholic part of any future coalition because of its growing vote.

From Dublin to Washington, leaders voiced hope that the IRA really is going out of business after killing 1,775 people and maiming thousands more in a dogged but doomed campaign.

In all, 3,650 people have been killed in the conflict over this British territory since 1969, the year the modern "Provisional" IRA was founded in Belfast with the aim of abolishing Northern Ireland as a predominantly Protestant corner of the United Kingdom. Its last major violence came during a 17-month stretch in the mid-1990s that included massive truck bombings in London, and Manchester, England.

"This statement is unprecedented. If the IRA's words are borne out by verified actions, it will be a stark and momentous development," said Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who has worked closely with Blair since 1997 to broker compromise in the British territory.

In Washington, President Bush's envoy to Northern Ireland, Mitchell Reiss, welcomed the IRA statement as "very encouraging," but he cautioned: "We will soon see whether these words will be turned into deeds."

Former President Clinton, who became the first U.S. leader to intervene in Northern Ireland and spurred Britain to negotiate with Sinn Fein, said outside his suburban New York home that the IRA move was "potentially the biggest thing to happen in this peace process since the Good Friday agreement."

Clinton said the peace process, begun in 1993, "sure has taken a long time and it's not done yet. But this is a big day."

But analysts said the key line of the IRA text was simultaneously its most sweeping and its most broadly debatable.

The IRA said its members had been ordered "to assist the development of purely political and democratic programs through exclusively peaceful means" and "must not engage in any other activities whatsoever."

Adams said he thought the instruction for IRA members to avoid "any other activities" meant they should not engage in crime.

That has been a key issue for the British and Irish governments since December, when police accused a large IRA unit of taking the families of Northern Bank employees hostage and forcing them to clean out the bank's central Belfast vault.

Ed Moloney, a veteran Northern Ireland journalist and author of a history of the IRA, predicted the group would keep running criminal rackets and exert paramilitary muscle within its Catholic neighborhood strongholds. "They haven't gone away," he said.

But Adams said the IRA move should "remove any excuse" for avoiding direct negotiations between his party, which represents most Catholics in Northern Ireland, and Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party, which represents most Protestants.

Paisley, whose community bore the brunt of IRA violence, accused the IRA of repeatedly issuing hollow, deceptive statements. He said he didn't plan to cooperate with Sinn Fein any time soon.

"The history of the past decade in Northern Ireland is littered with IRA statements which we were told were `historic,' `ground-breaking' and `seismic.' These same statements were followed by the IRA reverting to type and carrying out more of its horrific murders and squalid criminality," Paisley said.

"We will judge the IRA's bona fides over the next months and years based on its behavior and activity."

Current Mood: Itchy!
6:14 pm
The Padres suck
...that is all.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
7:23 pm
I have friends ...
that is all ....

Current Mood: sick
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
8:06 pm
The fuck is up with Fallbrook??? Jason Mraz too?
I was just reading the "Arts" section of the San Diego Union Tribute and there is an article about Jason Mraz and his new album. Frankly I've never really heard of the guy but his debut album it said sold 1 Million albums and his new records is coming out this week.

Well ... this guy live in Fallbrook too ... strange little town I live in.
4:50 pm
Dave Mustaine part 2
I mostly am posting these Dave Mustaine entries for the entertainment for my two metal head buddies Tom and Jason, aside from the fact that I'm also an avid metal fan ...

So we went to the 2nd show today for "Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat" and though and behold who is sitting two rows in front of us??? Dave Mustaine and his wife and her mother. Our interactions with Dave was me passing him in the lobby and Meg saying "How's it going?" to him and he totally ignoring us and walking past. I've heard he isn't exactly the nicest guy in the world but of course ... I don't know him. It is just a funny little anecdote in my life ...

Meg said that his wife comes and picks up their kids from rehearsals and when she first saw her (all "siliconed" with a $5000 purse) she couldn't quite figure her out because most of the other people up here don't really have the "Hollywood" look, even if they are loaded. So, this is probably my last entry into the Dave Mustaine saga. I'm not planning an Episode 3 but if something grabs me, I'll let you all know.

:-P
10:22 am
Dave Mustaine
Heh ... when I first moved to Fallbrook one of the people in town who welcomed us let us know about all the famous people who live in our small little town ... Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield has a house here, Weird Al Yankovich, Rue McClanahan and apparently Rod Stewart as well ...

Well my 12 and 11 year old boys are part of the acting school CAST here in town and last night was their debut in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" (my boys were part of the Brothers "Asher" and "Zebulon".) At the opening night last night come to find out one of their friends they have been talking about, Justis, happens to be the 13 year old son of Dave Mustaine. I found this out by looking at the program and seeing under the role of the "Pharoah" Justis Mustaine ... heh

I asked my kids if they knew his father was a "rock star" and they shrugged and said yes. It just struck me funny and how small and tight nit this town is. Rod Stewart happens to be a "patron" at this theatre as well. Maybe someday I'll run into these two cats and they can be a "patron" of kiss my asterix records ... heh ;) ...

The boys have 4 more shows and they were absolutely fantastic. I am very proud of them ...

Next month they are in the musical "Cinderella".
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