Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Went to a garden party...

Rick Nelson - Garden Party
I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends.
A chance to share old memories and play our old songs again.

When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name,
But no one recognized me, I didn't look the same.

But it's all right now. I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

People came from miles around. Everyone was there.
Yoko brought her walrus. There was magic in the air.

And over in the corner, much to my surprise,
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise.

But it's all right now. I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

I played them all the old songs, I thought that's why they came.
No one heard the music. We didn't look the same.

I said hello to Mary Lou, she belongs to me.
When I sang a song about a Honky-Tonk, it was time to leave.

But it's all right now. I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode,
Playing guitar like a ring and a bell and lookin' like he should.

If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta lock,
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck.

But it's all right now. I learned my lesson well.
You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

Monday, September 20, 2004

He said 'No', Er... With his foot.

I just saw an amazing movie...

I know that no one wants to know about the lame ass details of my life as of late, so I won't bother.

But the movie I just saw is 'Bowling for Columbine'. It was my first Micheal Moore film and now I see why conservatives hate and fear him. He goes for the throat with a pleasant hand-shake. He is amazing. His interview styles go from the nice middle-aged documentary film-maker to subtly, but definately ripping the other party apart if they deserve it.

But enough about him. His film is my focus tonight.

Basically, the movie just goes through every class f people in America that you can think of in an attempt to discover why so many Americans kill other Americans with guns every year.
Throughout the film, different theories are discounted. It isn't violent video games. Most of those come from Japan. It isn't heavy or dark music. Germany is the capital of that sort of music. American movies are seen through out the world with all of their violence. So some say it's just in our history. The country was founded through violence and we've had to deal with it every since. Again, discounted... Look at Germany. That's a long history of blood and violence. Look at the UK. Same thing. HORRIBLE violence there throughout the history of that country. What about the Aussies? C'mon. The entire Autralian continent was originally for England's criminals.
Most of these countries have under 300 murders a year by gun violence. Some are as low as in the 30s! Most of them also have strict laws for guns, too... But not Canada. They're hunters just like us. They have tons of guns laying around and they don't go around shooting each other. Its sad that we do. Maybe I should move to Canada so my child won't have to deal with this American BS. And no that's not an anti-American statement. I just don't want my child to have to live in fear his whole life but that's where it's gonna go if he's raised here. And in the South especially. I know that's how I was raised. I was lead to believe that anyone not white had no intention other than to harm someone who was white. How arrogant is that!? People around here actually had the nerve to think that they are important enough that dozens of races of people would all conspire against them.

But I'm ranting now and I am sorry for that but this isn't cool. There's only a few places left in the world that aren't in extreme danger for something and one of them is Canada and... That's not my first choice of places to live...

An interesting topic in the film that was touched on but not as in-depth as I would have liked is the politicians. American politicians are more focused on running things around the world (or at the VERY least, having a hand in it) while Canadian politicians are more focused on the advancement of their own people. The unemployment rate there is worse than in the US but the conditions are better. The government if truly FOR the people there. It's amazing at the difference crossing one little line on the ground can change things.

I dunno, dude. You all just go out and rent of buy the film or catch it on Sundance next time it's on. I really don't think it will dissappoint.

But to touch on other things apart from the film...

I've been working on using Mozilla's new Firebird browser all day. It's great. The extensions you can get for it are like a few kb at the most and they're so powerful, as is the browser itself. I downloaded Firebird today to see if it was different from the regular Mozilla browser and-- WOW. It is. By the same company or not, this one if MUCH better. It takes up vital resources on your machine and it's just... nice to look at. It's not all cluttered or just boring. It's not AMAZING to look at but it's got a ton of themes you can use to spice it up, but I am happy with the plain 'ol look of it. Easy to please, I am.

Well, it looks like I shall be spending much time at the beach. I just had a trip down there yesterday (Saturday) and it looks as though I might be going this Tuesday and leaving Thursday and then going back Friday and leaving Sunday. And it's finally cooling off out so... Rah!

I have like two more chapters in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... It's like only 15 pages but I'm taking my time. It's a funny fuckin' book. I love it. I'm glad I got the collection of the 5 books in one.
Didja know that there's gonna be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE version based on the book?! Fuckin' great, yeah? All I know is that Mos Def is gonna be Ford Prefect and... ya. Gonna be cool.

My morning glories are blooming! So are the wild ones near my house. All of them are amazing. I actually found out that I have some small scarlet once's growing near the end of my road. They're so pretty. I'm also seeing all the Wild Wandering Jews finally blooming. They have the most interesting flowers. People get so giddy for Spring 'cause of the flowers... I prefer Fall flowers. Golden rods are starting to glow... Morning glories are blooming... Daisies are comin' up as are lilies. Not to mention the temperature will soon be down to like the 50's and 60's which is about enough to just my me cry out with joy.

Well, on that highly homosexual note, I shall end this post, lol. Maybe I'll update again soon... but if you look back at my history, you'll find it unlikely. Later!

-=The Prynce