Monday, March 31, 2008

The Power of Unyielding Commissioning Compels You

This Issue Affects All Of Us, Man - Heard of Net Neutrality? Most of us haven't. Well, you see it's. Um. How do I put this? I'll just let Stewart and Hodgman explain:

This, as you might imagine, is a huge issue. For anyone who uses the internet (something you're doing right now!), it means that your ISP could decide, in effect, what you can and cannot access. So who's fighting for you? The good people at Free Press (no, not the Detroit newspaper). A feature in Friday's Washington Post outlines the fight. I urge you to check it out and get informed on this issue.

Improved Sales Pitch - The Pitchfork Festival just put on some major additions. Headlining Sunday night is now Dinosaur Jr., a band of whom we simply can't get enough. Maybe we'll see Moose and Fatso there again. Seriously, this makes the whole thing worthwhile. Furthermore, Mission Of Burma makes their Union Park return, but this time they are playing their landmark album, VS., on Friday night. Other additions: Jarvis Cocker, Ghostface and Raekwon, The Apples in Stereo and various others. Go to their site for more info. That other festival, Lollapalooza, announces their lineup next week.

Much Better Than a Children's Museum - Death Cab For Cutie has announced their 2008 summer tour, and they are scheduled to play Millennium Park at the Pritzker Pavilion on June 3 with openers Rogue Wave. The Decemberists played in that venue last summer. Anyone go? I know it rained or something. How was it besides that? Tickets go on sale to the general public on 4/19. But if you join the DCFC fan club, you get first crack on 4/16. However, the fan club comes at a cost of 30 bucks per year! That's almost as much as AAA. So I guess I'm saying, anyone in the fan club wanna hook me up with prime seats? I'd be eternally grateful.

He Survived - Dith Pran, the subject of the movie The Killing Fields, died yesterday from pancreatic cancer. Yes, this probably seems off-topic for this blog, but if you've seen The Killing Fields, you can't help but remember his amazing life as portrayed by Haing S. Ngor. If you haven't yet seen The Killing Fields, what's wrong with you? Go see it. See it this week and think of Pran. The LA Times featured a superb obituary yesterday - very much worth reading. Rest in peace, Pran.


PMaz said...

Thanks for the info on Pran. Ahh, I will never forget Haing S. Ngor winning the Oscar. I also remember a few years later finding out he was murdered!

Reed said...

I was going to mention Ngor's murder, but couldn't fit it in here. That's just one of the most tragic stories I can think of. Here this guy survives all the horrible things in Cambodia, losing his family in the process (Ngor was a survivor as well), and gets murdered on the street here. Just amazing.