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worst writing in the Palo Alto Daily News today

Filed under: — adrian @ 6:29 pm

Worst piece of writing in today’s Palo Alto Daily News, from the front page:

In the months since Caltrain launched the popular express trains a year and a half ago, it report nearly a 20 percent increase in ridership as commuters embraced the new, faster trains.

kickass bathroom indie rock playlist

Filed under: — adrian @ 12:07 pm

When we have parties we have music playing just about everywhere, including the bathroom. Up until now, we’ve had Motown in the bathroom, the playlist for which I’ve written about before.

This time we decided to change it up a bit. Indie rock was the thought. I made a pretty awesome playlist of songs people might know along with some they’re guarenteed to not know. Not too hard, not too soft. Some old, some new. I stayed (mostly) away from the depressing songs I sometimes play on my radio show. This is a party after all! I think this is sort of what my radio show would sound like on the best day if I decided to not play any depressing music and wasn’t worried about over-playing songs that you can hear on commercial radio.

Well here it is:

  • Man-Revolutionary! by Rogue Wave
  • Evil by Interpol
  • Hard to Find by American Analog Set
  • Peacocks in the Video Rain by John Vanderslice
  • Scenic Pastures by Archers of Loaf
  • Marching Bands of Manhattan by Death Cab for Cutie
  • The Party by Matt Pond PA
  • All of November, Most of October by P:ano
  • Penelope by Pinback
  • (more…) and other blogness

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:03 am

Patbird just changed domains on his blog and even though he didn’t take any of my suggestions for a blog name, (what’s wrong with I ask you??), he’s got a new domain name. Nevermind that I didn’t know of his blog before, but, I present to you Patbird is really rockin’ out over there. I read just about all of the posts so far last night.

Here are my favorites:

  • In this post a link to a set of two TV commercials, both in their original versions and their redone-Pittsburgh-backyard-camcorder versions. Very funny stuff.
  • Andy went to the Mountain Goats at the Warhol Museum on Friday. Pat couldn’t go to his first Mountain Goats show there because it was sold out, but he went to the Uptown Theater in Little Washinton and writes about it here.
  • Pat writes about running into and talking to a Pittsburgh mayoral candidate on the street.

I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog there, Pat. I’ll also put it on my blogroll over on the right side there at some point.

Another thing that I’ve been meaning to add to the links on the right is He writes a lot about music and books. His daily “shorties” are just links to about 10-15 articles or blog posts. I usually find a couple interesting articles in there everyday. Some of his longer articles are pretty good too.

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