Friday, July 29, 2011
I just went through the several years of this blog and refreshed the photo entries. (You don't think *I* really took all those photos, did you?)
It wasn't a long and completely arduous task, since it gave me a chance to once more mull over what I've written. This post today is just a reminder that there is more to the blog than what you're reading this minute. If you have some spare time, please go back and re-read all that amuse or edify your consciousness. You be the judge.
Comments still encouraged.
Posted by Rick OzTown at 12:03 PM
Friday, July 22, 2011
Huzzah! Comics from the Web, specifically tailored for daily read for ME! I figured out how to get beyond the recent merge of my favorite comics site (Comics.com) with GoComics.com. I lost all my RSS feeds, which had given me daily strips not carried in my local paper. Now they are back and arranged in any order I want with ability to read 6-10 days of back strips, should I fail to catch them daily.
If you need any help doing this, drop me a line and we can probably work it out. All you need is a browser for your computer and a free subscription to Google and GoComics.com!
Monday, July 18, 2011
If you only had ONE word to share with the world, what word would that be?
Imagine taking your moment of universal fame and blurting that word to a worldwide audience, some of whom might actually take it in.
Imagine what they would do with it.
Would it change their lives?
If not, then how many words WOULD it take to change ONE person's life?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There I was, just sitting here in my daily currents and undercurrents of life...then I got around to really paying more attention to a recent email from ole ham radio & college buddy, Bill Byrom of Irving, TX. In the email, he threw out a couple of links that made my hair (and my backbone) just stand up straight, wake up from daily life and decide that there might be more out there than meets the ear. Check it out.
was listening to Undercurrents on the local KXT public FM station and heard the Buddy Miller band version of the old Roger Miller (unrelated, as far as I know) song Dang Me. Listen to these versions:
- Roger Miller (who wrote Dang Me) on Hee Haw. It started out as a comedic country song.
- The Majestic Silver Strings (featuring Marc Anthony Thompson on vocals) live -- isn't this a great blues version! That's Buddy Miller with Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz.
- Buddy Miller (featuring Chocolate Genius - Marc Anthony Thompson) -- The studio version I heard on Undercurrents.
Monday, July 11, 2011
A friend sent a link to this blog post today. It was written by a fellow who uses one of my favorite tools: A semi-automatic key or bug. That is what the manufacturer of them, Vibroplex, calls these wonders of very old technology. I won't stand in the way of the nicely written blog post. Enjoy!