Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photo of the Week #1 . . . (failed again)

Here's another try at the photo that I tried to put in my last post.

UPDATE: . . . failed again.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Photo of the Week #1 . . . (not really)

I felt that it was time to force myself to write another blog entry. And it was also time to push out those horrible pictures of Ke$ha and Adam Lambert as the top post on the blog.

I finally got around to setting up a flickr page. My plan is to feature one photo per week from flickr on this blog, thus generating some regular content.

The most significant thing that I learned in setting up the flickr page is that, of the 3,700 digital photographs that I've taken over the last eight years, almost none of them are good enough to post on the internet. And the very few that are good enough are extraordinarily hard to find among the 3,700 photographs in my iPhoto library.

The first photo in the series is of a dead juvenile House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) that I found lying on the sidewalk in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, this spring. Some might say that a dead bird is too macabre for the blog. But I'd rather look at that than Adam Lambert.

UPDATE: I can't get Blogger to load the picture from flickr. I'll have to try again later.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Modern Music Can Be Confusing

There is a lot of serious and artfully crafted material that I want to put on this blog, but I am too tired to do so, so I will make do with more pop culture foolishness.

While looking at the iTunes top 100, I noticed that the only difference between Ke$ha . . .

. . . and Adam Lambert . . .

. . . is about 45 degrees of rotation.

They both have the same facial shape, the same facial expression, and the same loose lock of hair flying off over the left eye.

And they are both people whom I hope are in no earlier than the fourteenth of their fifteen minutes of fame.

Well, okay, maybe there are a few differences. For instance, Adam Lambert appears to be wearing more eye make-up.

Today I listened to Dire Straits Makin' Movies, the first two songs of Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., and the Cars Door to Door.

Rock on.