One thing that really gets to me is getting negative comments. It's like "Thank you for the time you spent to analyze my video and decide it was worth one star. I really appreciate it." It's especially funny to get the dismissive comments on my karate videos. I may not have done the forms perfectly, or even close to it, but there was a considerable amount of training and practice involved. And the commenter probably has never even done any karate at all, and is in no position to give any criticism anyway. Then there are the people that say my music is terrible. Thank you for taking the time to take me down a peg. Give yourself a pat on the back. Whatever. The music is what it is. In any case, it is sincere. That is good enough. If it is sincere, nothing else matters.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
there is a breath through the air
Posted by Chris Farrell at 12/27/2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It was darn cold driving down here, and rainy, and it occurs to me that the rain may freeze up at some unpredictable point, maybe before I drive home. The Bean seems to be closing early, possibly because they are worrying about the very same thing.
Posted by Chris Farrell at 12/17/2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
The car companies are going under. What a drag. They haven't made too many good cars for a while now. So what to do? Well, according to the Senate Republicans, it is time to try to demand that wages go down for all auto workers. They can't stand to see any middle-class workers earning decent wages, and they can't stand to see any functioning unions. If it was up to them, we would all be serfs earning a dollar a day, working for the rich Republican overlords.
Anyway, the government has to demand major changes from the car companies, including seeing all the current CEO's losing their jobs. Furthermore, it is time to move into innovative, fuel efficient car designs. But right now, until Obama gets into office and comes up with something comprehensive, the country can't afford to see all those good jobs just instantly go away. We would be looking at depression level conditions, and total devastation. Furthermore, with credit the way it is, bankruptcy wouldn't lead the reorganization. With finance the way it is now, credit is not available, and we would see everything liquidated, and the factories empty and slowly rotting all over the country. Perhaps down the line, with a national health care plan, the car companies could reorganize and lose all of the expensive health care benefits for retirees that is a large part of why they can't function competitively.
Posted by Chris Farrell at 12/15/2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
The poem must resist the intelligence
Almost successfully. Illustration:
A brune figure in winter evening resists
Identity. The thing he carries resists
The most necessitous sense. Accept them, then,
As secondary (parts not quite perceived
Of the obvious whole, uncertain particles
Of the certain solid, the primary free from doubt,
Things floating like the first hundred flakes of snow
Out of a storm we must endure all night,
Out of a storm of secondary things),
A horror of thoughts that suddenly are real.
We must endure our thoughts all night, until
The bright obvious stands motionless in cold.
a dance that caucasin males do when highly intoxicated. often includes some sort of grinding motion and an uncontrollable loss of control of the upper limbs. usually results in dancing by one's self on top of a box/elevated dance floor. a great move for clubs that play 80s favorties like Bon Jovi, Foreigner, and REO Speedwagon.
By pulling out "the brune" at a club, usually results in the sad, but common, night alone.
Posted by Chris Farrell at 12/05/2008