Friday, June 25, 2004

I have returned

Sorry about the sudden two week absence. I'm now in Manhattan pretty much full time and didn't get Internet in my new place until a week ago.

Also, I've resumed martial arts training and, perhaps most importantly, will begin studying international relations at the postgraduate level this autumn.

None of this left as much time for blogging as unemployment did. Nor would it ever, but posting should be more frequent now.

Watch this space...


Friday, June 11, 2004

According to my sister, famous people die in threes.

This week, many column inches have been spent on Ronald Reagan. In the coming days, many column inches will be spent on Ray Charles.

Not many will recognize the name of Robert Quine, who died at the age of 61 from a heroin overdose. Quine was sadly having difficulty dealing with the death of his wife months earlier. He played with the Voidoids and, more important for me personally, on Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend. Both he and Ray Charles helped me get through my first heartbreak. (Ronald Reagan not so much.)

Your passing may not get the attention it might otherwise receive were it not bookended by those of Ronald Reagan and Ray Charles, Mr. Quine, but you will be missed.


Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Reasons I Hate The New York Post, No. 9837

Today's headline

MODEL SHOT: Gunman opens fire on Times Sq. subway train
Ms. Meadows (the shooting victim) has my sympathy; the editorial decision-makers at the Post do not.

"Owned by Rupert Murdoch" is Reason No. 1