Sunday, August 02, 2009

Can we move on now, please?

Okay, the cop, the professor, and the president have had their little get-together; can we get on with the real world now? Or is the fourth estate going to try milking this for the next couple of weeks?


Sounds like more taxes may be in the future; since when is this news? Every administration says they are going to keep taxes down, but they don't. As I've said many times in the past, politicians lie; it's what they do.


Looks like Nissan has an electric car. Sorry, but I'm unimpressed. For one thing, this has to be charged up to use, which means more power from the grid. And that means burning more coal. Alternative energy sources are nice, but unless they are nuclear, they cannot keep up with even the demand today, let alone if everyone is charging their vehicle all the time.
According to the article, it will run 100 miles on a charge. That may sound good to people in the tiny little eastern states, but here where I live that isn't very much. Just running to my mom's and back is about a 120 mile round trip. I'll pass, thanks.


The Park City Art Festival has been going on this weekend, so we went up there for our yearly visit. Had an early dinner at Wasatch Brewery; we both opted for fish and chips and a couple of mugs of cold brown ale. Good stuff.
We spent a bit of time listening to various groups playing music here and there. Spent the longest time listening to some Brazilian jazz; a friend of ours was playing sax and flute for them.

We didn't get a chance to go in here, but I liked the sign.


Spotted this little guy tapping away at one of my trees; he didn't seem too afraid of me.


My usual hodge-podge of music; any favorites in this bunch?

"Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris
"Rebel Rouser" by Duane Eddy
"See You in September" by The Happenings
"Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Bob Wills Is Still the King" by Waylon Jennings
"Cold Hearted Woman" by Cross Canadian Ragweed
"Photograph" by Def Leppard
"Witchy Woman" by Eagles
"Tennessee Stud" by Eddy Arnold
"My Mirage" by Iron Butterfly

If the first choice on the list doesn't look familiar, then listen to it here; I'm sure you'll recognize it. It's from one of my favorite music scores.


the pistolero said...

Mmmm, Cross Canadian Ragweed. Soul Gravy is an awesome cd; "Cold Hearted Woman" is one of my favorites from it.

James Higham said...

"Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris


BobG said...

Pistolero: Soul Gravy is probably my favorite of theirs.

James Higham: Basil Poledouris wrote scores for a lot of movies; if you look at the list in the link, I'm sure you will recognize quite a few of them.

North Northwester said...

This one’s for you

Thanks for all the freedom, ladies and gentlemen.

meleah rebeccah said...

Next time you HAVE TO go into the No Name Saloon!