Thursday, January 15, 2009

sing the changes

Because seriously, Macca brought the groove back with The Fireman's Electric Arguments.

I just thought it would be highly appropriate that I inform you guys that I opted out of the Apture service, and have switched over to Snap Shots, which WordPress already uses by default. So for those of you familiar with it, hopefully your experience on my blog is improved somewhat. In short, in case you aren't acquainted with it, Snap basically shows a preview of a web page, or any form of media that's highlighted in a link, whenever you roll your mouse icon over said links. Similarly, you can download CoolIris previews for Firefox, since it basically saves a lot of time and trouble with regards to page navigation.

Wow my wording is convoluted.

Anway, I'm currently reading Ayn Rand's twentieth century masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. It is excellent reading. I don't have to tell you that, but I'm only just discovering it, and relishing the experience of getting to know each character and their motviations. They're really all stark caricatures of certain ideals, particularly greed, capitalism, socialism, nihilism, all made more complex when they're forced by circumstance to consider the middle road (read: for them there is none.) So when I'm done with this 1000-page son of a bitch I'll ket you know. But for what it's worth, it is stellar stuff.

You know what the depiction of life and New York in Atlas Shrugged reminds me of? The bleak depression in Bonfire of The Vanities. Unlike Bonfire however, this book is absolutely not a snooze-fest.

Incidentally, I think I'm head over heels for Lupe Fiasco, Raphael Saadiq and Erykah Badu, currently. Bob bless them.

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