Tonight, July 5 2007: Girls Don’t Cry @ The Knitting Factory 8PM NYC

July 5, 2007

The extraordinary Girls Don’t Cry are playing again tonight!

See these stars before they become official stars.

Go to their MySpace page to sample their musical and vocal greatness.

Then get to The Knitting Factory tonight to see, hear, and experience them.

KF entry

Knitting Factory – New York
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 219-3132
Fax: (212) 219-3401

Box Office Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM until close

Go see them!

Previously in this blog:
Girls Don’t Cry category

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Daddy, What’s A Record? What’s An Album?

July 5, 2007

Digital Purchases Rise as Album Sales Fall

NASHVILLE, July 4 (AP) — Album sales have continued their downward slide this year, but sales of digital tracks are up almost 50 percent over this time last year.

A total of 229.8 million albums were sold in the United States from Jan. 1 to July 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released Wednesday. That is a 15 percent decrease over the same period last year. Sales of digital tracks increased 49 percent, to 417.3 million this year.

The decrease in album sales becomes only 9.2 percent, however, if digital singles are bundled together and counted as albums.

The trend away from albums and toward digital tracks has been going on for a few years, and industry insiders attribute it to pop music’s emphasis on hit singles. Consumers simply buy the songs they want and skip the albums.

Record, Album. Artifacts of a past age.

45rpm, 33-1/3rpm. Artifacts of a past age.

Record labels. Artifacts of a past age.

Previously in this blog:
Recording Artists: Save Yourselves. Don’t Let Dick Morris And The Other Dicks Kill You While They Kill Themselves!
And Suddenly Universal Music Group’s Artists Get Zero Royalties
As I Said: iPhone Vs. Universal Music
Applenomics, Or Why Steve Jobs Will Now Hate Me For Ever And Ever


Oh Dear Christ, Let This Be So. We Could Send Those Oil Bastards Reeling!

July 5, 2007

Irish technology claims energy breakthrough

04.07.2007 – Today the public have been invited to come and observe Orbo technology, developed by Irish company Steorn, which produces a free, constant supply of energy that will change history if it does what it claims.
Orbo technology, which Sean McCarthy, CEO of Steorn said was discovered accidentally, theoretically produces energy from nowhere using magnetics.

“The law of conservation of energy has been very reliable for 300 years, however it’s missing one variable from the equation, and that’s time,” said McCarthy.

McCarthy explained to Silicon Republic that Orbo technology works on the basis that occurrences in magnetic fields do not happen instantaneously, and are therefore not subject to time in the way that, say, gravity is.

This time variance allows the Orbo platform to generate and consistently produce power, going against the law of conservation of energy which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed.

Dublin company to unveil ‘free energy’ device

An Irish company will today reveal controversial technology that allegedly defies basic laws of physics to produce free power.

Steorn, which is based in Dublin, claims to have discovered a method of creating clean, constant energy, which it claims could end the global fuel crisis.

Called Orbo technology, it is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and has yet to be conclusively proven.

Today, free energy.

Tomorrow, get the fuck out of Iraq!

Update: Goddammit, there’s always a hitch! Heat from camera lighting?! Suddenly, this all seems like The Man in the White Suit. Goddammit.

Update 2: As of July 6, the above link in the first update — which should lead to a live feed of a live demo — has apparently been taken down. I don’t know what’s up. It all seems crooked to me. I’m not going to follow this. If it’s real, it’ll be all over the damned news. And if it’s a fraud, it’ll be all over the damned news.


It Has To Be Said

July 5, 2007

And The Rude Pundit says it best: Thomas Paine Would Fuck George W. Bush’s Shit Up


Memo To Self: Today Is Not Monday

July 5, 2007

It’s just that with yesterday’s holiday interruption, yesterday felt like Sunday. And I just went to Sinfest expecting Previous to give me the Sunday color comic.

Dammit.

Stop messing with my head liek this. I fight hard to fake my sanity!


OMG! FSJ Likes Me! He Really Likes Me!

July 5, 2007

Naw. He probably hates my guts, but at least he did openly credit me.

You know what this means, don’t you?

Free downloads for life from the Fake iTunes Store!!

Namaste back at ya, FSJ!


Dumbest iPhone Comment Yet

July 5, 2007

Someone just stated that Apple should have released a WiFi-only version of the iPhone. That is, one that does VOIP only.

Yeah, right.

I have to wonder what fucking alternate dimension some people reside in. It’s not the real world I live in and recognize…