Category Archives: other stuff

Yamaha SB79 Silent Brass System

A while back when the band was considering covering some Cake tunes I started searching eBay for used trumpets. This is not so outlandish an endeavour as you might think;…

Herein we note the passing of
William F. Buckley

…with yet another viewing of his classic threat to sock Gore Vidal in the face.

Metasonix TM-7 “Scrotum Smasher”
(sorry mom!)

Anyone who doesn’t think it’s sad when a music store goes out of business needs a heart transplant. It’s someone’s livelihood, someone’s passion, and it is a grind. There are…

what’s shakin’?

A co-worker felt what she thought was a tremor, which inspired me to go looking for Canadian seismology resources. It’s not just me, right, thinking that’s really cool? You can…

chester

In a rare moment of repose.

appellation wellspring

If you’ve visited my flickr page you’re already familiar with my sobriquet Steve of the Web, which I use not only for that purpose but as a general catch-all for…

poll: most Canadians sick of hearing Mulroney’s name

According to a new Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll, “More than half of all voters are paying little or no attention to the saturation coverage of the Mulroney-Schreiber affair.” In addition,…

hello Dalai

This week in national news, a remarkably decent Steven Harper meets officially with the Dalai Lama. China stamps feet, threatens sanctions, leaving hungry Canadian children wondering where their next meal…

the foundation remains

I gave a mouse a cookie this weekend. The mouse was a new Motorola KRZR K1m, the cookie was Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows XP Pro. No one who…