Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I'm back...

And what of it?

Ok, what's with folk-rock? I mean, no one has ever heard of most of the people who do the folk-rock thing, and yet they're all pretty much awesome. Don't believe me? Check out Iron & Wine (particularly this song). Check out Ray Lamontagne.
Better yet, check out Obadiah Parker. These Arizonians not only do the folk-rock thing right, but they also throw in some funk and some spirituality. And hey, they aren't afraid to do unique covers:

Sweet, eh? And that's just one dude from the band.

Ok, here's a quote from a classic Russian novel (in English, of course). See if you can guess which one:

...You think I am attacking them for talking nonsense? Not a bit! I like them to talk nonsense. That's man's one privilege over all creation. Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. And a fine thing, too, in its way; but we can't even make mistakes on our own account! Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I'll kiss you for it. To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. In the first case you are a man, in the second you're no better than a bird. Truth won't escape you, but life can be cramped. There have been examples. And what are we doing now? In science, development, thought, invention, ideals, aims, liberalism, judgment, experience and everything, everything, everything, we are still in the preparatory class at school. We prefer to live on other people's ideas, it's what we are used to! Am I right, am I right?

Well, there you have it. Hey, if anyone out there has some webdesign ideas, check out and clue me in.

1 comment:

Stafford said...

pictures are a good start, but I was thinking more along the lines of a weekly flash cartoon that is availible for podcast where people can email their questions to a cartoon host that will reply humourisly.