@merv Not matter of "catching up" with the Hadoopenclustermeisters of world. Theyre waiting 4 big vdrs 2 ease their early-adopter headaches
Oh, that's right, this past Monday was a holiday. I took that day off. So why did this 4-day workweek feel twice as long as a normal week?
I hope Apple continues to innovate. Folks there must do so under longterm shadow: any cool new stuff will B attribute 2 Jobs pre-mortem prep
Considering Google history of rapidly abandon & deepsix products that don't gain traction, how dependent should U get on their offerings?
Cases in point: my Polish, Irish, French, and German ancestors, at various times over the past 180 years.
Notion that should cut taxes for rich cuz otherwyz theyll take wealth overseas ignores fact that poor more likely 2 emigrate 4 econ reasons.
@SteveMartinToGo had a gr8 tweet, re "in my standup, I'm thinking of dropping the jokes & just focusing on profanity. just feels right"
Embedded Systems Design glossy hardcopy mag. I've never once renewd it, but never stops coming. Always being embedded in my curbside mailbox
If economists had perfect predictions, they wouldn't be economists. They'd be the richest people on earth.
Economics is truly the dismal science. What's dismal is how often they get it wrong.
Being briefed by
#Consilience on Ideate: RESTful cloud-ctrc virtz'd r-t loosly cpld data/proc/app integ fabrc w/late bind, rich contxt, gov
There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Linus Torvalds has a two-ton twin named Hadoox. Absolutely none.
Google Plus. It's the startup party in adjacent room that gets quieter & U just know they'll straggle back 2 the big noisy party in progress
Iceland's president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, will visit
#KEXP offsite in Reykjavik today. Obama: when ya gonna bop on down 2 Dexter & Denny?
When I started using Twitter 2+ years ago, it was just dabbling. You never quite know what will ingrain itself into yours and others' habits
Maybe I'm loco, but I dont think workday's really begun until I've cleaned out all inboxes & checked calendars. All ducks must be in rows!
Microsoft closes Skype acq. Ironically, I havent used it since acq announce. Only friend I used it with passed away. Skype adoption fragile
Vendors will soon realize that it's not enough simply to "do
#Hadoop ". Whatcha doing to differentiate yourself & grow the whole market?
Twitter's a bit shaky this morning. Some tweets go thru right away. Some take forever. Some dont take & need retweeting. TweetDeck & browser
Remember "microblogging"? Remember "blog circles"? If you dont, youre forgiven. They still exist, but, taken together, are known as "social"
In the midst of a shaky economy, big software solution providers continue to post sensational financials. How long can this last?
Circumlocutions. They are naturally funny. "It is not unlike...." "They are said to...."...is x years of age & was born in the month of y"
Many of my interviews by reporters re
#Hadoop have involved me presenting a quick primer on what it is--to frame their stories properly.
Lovin' Spoonful "Rain On The Roof" (youtu.be/--9O1ElmXc8) JK--1966. I heard it first on oldies radio in mid-70s in my car in the rain
The Left Banke "Pretty Ballerina" (youtu.be/8rzeGqqethE) JK--1967. If you're like me, this song continues to pirouette in your memory
Three Dog Night "Eli's Coming" (youtu.be/3U0viaAqouA) JK--Great interpretive rock singers w/strong gospel swing. Put them in RoR HoF!
Alice Cooper "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (youtu.be/XZnhuOEUFXA) JK--This song alone justifies putting him in Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
Fleetwood Mac "Never Going Back Again" (youtu.be/02ZKmCQl3vw) JK--Sharp-picking Lindsey Buckingham classic from monster "Rumours" LP
Paul Revere and The Raiders "Kicks" (youtu.be/IP8G4clUJBY) JK--Ballsy addict-girlfriend-redemption song atoned 4 their dumb costumes
Golliwogs "Fight Fire" (youtu.be/u9E1c58fhhs) JK--1966. Sound vaguely familar? Band later changed name 2 Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Remains "Why Do I Cry" (youtu.be/7Egk5FNdi9w) JK--Mid 60s. Great tight shuffling rock beat. Feels a bit like Ramones.
The Standells "Sometimes Good Guys Dont Wear White" (youtu.be/Jd48Vm4bgbs) JK-Great as "Dirty Water." Tough guy with heart of gold
Love "Always See Your Face" (youtu.be/OkWVrLfiJKs) JK--Prettiest song that Arthur Lee and band ever released.
Quicksilver Messenger Service "Fresh Air" (youtu.be/vUHlxBZMiqw) JK--1970. I was always waiting for another hit of this on FM radio.
Travis "Sing" (youtu.be/AmhKXFkUQbQ) JK--This song makes you want to obey that imperative with all your voice.
Scritti Politti "Perfect Way" (youtu.be/hs7Jy2y-33A) JK--1985. Green Gartside's eminently danceable MichaelJackson-ish hit.
@mauricioswg No. My only instruments are my mouth and keyboard fingers.
Aztec Camera "We Could Send Letters" (youtu.be/wO_6Y4oT7UQ) JK--1981. Roddy Frame's burning yearning rumination. I have on cassette
Robert Wyatt "Shipbuilding" (youtu.be/B6T9qp9XbRY) JK--Reedy English voice. The fact that he's disabled adds to illusion of fragility
Graham Parker "Get Started, Start a Fire" (youtu.be/8ssfrRsoaEY) JK--A stellar example of his extraordinary songcraft.
The Pretenders "Kid" (youtu.be/D3YQ-9zolh4) JK--Chrissie Hynde. Greatest warbling woman singer in rock. And she shreds it on guitar.
Alanis Morissette "Hands Clean" (youtu.be/2dH289KxkGw) JK--Song where her raw-nerve single-lady next-gen CanadianCarlySimon vibe rox
Tori Amos "God" (youtu.be/ZXjYfz-u_u0) JK--Song where her odd erotic breathy-shrill piano-powered AmericanKateBush vibe nails it best
"Microsoft Embraces Elephant of Open Source" (bit.ly/qy9qC8) JK--Aww! Doopie the BigData Pachyderm is so incredibly adorable!
@merv And I need to learn the guitar, or perhaps harmonica, to fully participate in any palooza.
#GoTigers. Series ain't over till it's over. Back to Texas on Rangers' home turf, still behind 3-2 in series. But we're clawing our way back
More of rain event than wind lightning thunder. Not much drama apart from the deep dark dense lowhangers screaming 2 release pentup humidity
Rain attenuation kicks in at 6:09. I'll look out window now. Upstairs, then back downstairs.
Rain attenuation hasn't blocked satellite signal yet. High probability it will in next 10 minutes. Till then, watching track of storm.
Mitt inevitable? ROMNEY = Republicans Opposing Mormon Nominee Exclaim "Yikes!" His dad did decent job in Mich, him in Mass. He's viable.
Severe weather alert coming this a-way. Will pass thru Franconia-Springfield 20 mins from now. Then Lincolnia, whence I tweet this.
Essentially, economics rides on some notion, qualitative and/or quantitative, of predictive behavioral analytics & demographic segmentation
Taxation of necessity shapes & rearranges economic behavior. No reform can repeal that law of human behavior. Which behaviors are fair game?
Fair tax code applies consistently across all individuals. Warren Buffett is entitled 2 whatever loopholes are available till code reformed.
Fair tax code is of necessity redistributive. Doesn't put poorest deeper in hole. Has richest pay back to society at commensurate rate.
Once, a long time ago, the owner of Hope Diamond, wishing 2 avoid theft, transported gem in regular parcel post. Arrived fine & sparkling.
Michelle Obama says she goes out to local stores and restaurants alone frequently (with discreet Secret Service) and is rarely recognized.
Mineral VA. Same place at epicenter of recent quake just got hit by tornado. Geez.
Fundamentalist rightwingers offended by Romney's faith should many Christians find strict biblical literalism a tad looney. Figleaf anybody?
Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is regressive w/ a vengeance. Somehow he feels that the lowest income Americans should start paying Uncle Sam bigtime
"The Quick Demise of Qwikster" (bit.ly/oT1AMg) JK--Oh well, but if NtFlx starts streamng magic svc, I suggest calling it "Trickster"
"Microsoft to develop Hadoop distributions 4 Windows Server and Azure" (zd.net/oydLSg) JK--But "Dryad" & "Daytona" still alive. Why?
"Why 2013 will be year of cloud DB" (bit.ly/n4dOhZ) JK--Not sure I agree. Prem-based DBs are faster & migr no tougher than w/cloud DB
@ToddZebert My guess is that some cyber-defense contractor in the Winter-Water Wonderland has the ear of Gov. Rick Snyder.
"10 Enterprise Uses 4 Twtr" (bit.ly/qCJOmU) JK--Listn, refer, media, cust svc, recruit, promo, empl cmm, rsch, influ, compet surveill
Microsoft's Big Data solution sheet (bit.ly/nM9pk2) . Go here for great write-up with tech depth on what they're doing.
"Microsoft’s Big Data Roadmap & Approach" (bit.ly/q7peKB) JK--Blogpost today from their SQL Server team.
@ABridgwater Let's call it over-eulogize and leave it at that.
@AlishaEvinger I've never seen "American Pie." Curious: does it show bronc-in' bucs taking Chevy 2 levee or good ol boys drink whisky & rye?
Last time I checked the social eulogy cloud, Steve Jobs was solely and singlehandedly responsible for everything Apple's ever accomplished.
Interviewed by Alex Handy of SDTimes re
#Hadoop best practices.
C'mon colors, change already. Fall, ya better fall in line!
Occasionally I get notification emails from still-extant but long-forgotten socials that I signed up 4 ages ago. Lonely abandoned socials.
I'm thinking we should distinguish btwn
#BigData & "Grandiose Data." Latter are data projects that are too big for own britches. Overpromise
Just got spam robocall direct from 2009. Informing of my eligibility 4 payout under "govt new econ stimulus program." I call it "Jimbo-care"
@tweetorshine My favorite vocal exercise is saying "Diamondzh are a girl'zh besht frand" in a mock Carol Channing voice.
I generally apologize if more than day late responding 2 email. Should I? I try 2 B responsive. Dont wanna B perceived as blowing anyone off
Seriously, Facebook, DON'T suggest I friend Mark Zuckerberg, or that he wants to friend me. Why do I doubt that he cares?
"Is Cisco losing thought leadership in ntwk industry?" (bit.ly/p7oDAI) JK--Good question. When's last time they stimul8d yr thinking?
"HP CEO Meg Whitman May End Up Keeping the PC Business" (bit.ly/oJI5n6) JK--Fine. Does she have a plan for making it profitable?
Brain drain. The term implies that only dummies remain. Where do U think the "brains" were trained? Same schools as their stay-put succesors
"Zombie Devices Eat Your Brains" (bit.ly/oGQ4XQ) JK--On the positive side, they leave little keepsakes of your time here on Earth.
"The H-Word Chronicles." Sounds like a good saga of IT bubbles. I'm referring to "hype." You thought I meant
#Hadoop ? It's that too.
Bates Hamburgers has confirmed me as friend on Facebook. If I couldve friended their chocolate shakes & 60s jukebox, specifically, I wouldve
Cartoon, New Yorker, 5-9-11 (yfrog.com/o0ollbfj) "Defunding increases aggression."
Cartoon, New Yorker, 5-16-11 (yfrog.com/kkfxwmwj) "OK, I admit it, we're lost, but the important thing is to remain focusssed on..."
B J Thomas "Hooked on a Feeling" (youtu.be/JNnnWfUpYGg) JK--Actually I'm more disturbed by your initials. No smut on public airwaves!
Peter, Paul & Mary "Puff The Magic Dragon" (youtu.be/Qu_rItLPTXc) JK--Hey dont bogart that dragontail, Yarrow! Save sum 4 Paul & Mary
Arlo Guthrie "The Motorcycle Song" (youtu.be/vSrZ68JV3mY) JK--Not foolin' us Woody-son. The "sickle" was code for hammer & sickle.
@merv Neutrino. To me that sounds like a vaguely Italian subatomic particle.
"Intel Gives Up On TV" (bloom.bg/n1iIvY) JK--Me too. The fall schedule sucks big time.
Listening to Johann Strauss "The Blue Danube." Fun fact: wrote it to accompany graceful orbital docking sequence in "2001: A Space Odyssey."
"Near-Earth Asteroid Discovered via Crowdsourcing" (bit.ly/oZViOh) JK--Can crowd also discover rocket & tactical nuke to deflect it?
IT acronyms 1990, per bit.ly/qVLRmN : MAP/TOP, ANI, RBHC, EDI, CMIP, DOS, CCITT, LATA, SNA, ISDN,HIPPI, RPC. Lotsa pages, lotsa ads
Love "Rick Steves' Europe" on PBS. He provides crisp practical travelogues with ambience and history. He puts U there. Makes U wanna visit.
#GoTigers . Sock et tuum! Who's starting tonight: McLain or Lolich?
Kneejerk reactions. They're not cuz we have an innate compulsion to react. It's because you hit our knee with that f***ing hammer!
"Defective diamonds could B quantum computing best friend" (bit.ly/oxVW25) JK--Wow! Quantum separated by 1 degree from Marilyn Monroe
"Google engineer slams Google+ as 'pathetic afterthought'" (bit.ly/nU2TVD) JK--Dead social in the making? Was it always DOA?
Interviewed, in a matter of speaking, via email by Beth Schultz, AllAnalytics.com for piece on HPC for analytics.
Interviewed by email by Edwin Yapp of ZDNet Asia re
All my weekendly "stuff" scrapes R invaluable. Can dial back few weeks/months to refresh memory & accelerate analysis of stuff I'd forgotten
Interviewed by Kurt Mackie of 1105media.com on the
#Microsoft Hadoop announcement at PASS.
Now to get back to these reporters.
Ok....Jimbo made my corrections to the
#Hadoop Wave scorecards....vendors should see them roughly on time...per the milestone.
Gonn "Blackout Of Gretely" (youtu.be/71jXMSrKsI4) JK--"Universe is permeated with odor of kerosene." Whoever smelt it dealt it. 1966.
"Mike Nesmith and Frank Zappa" (youtu.be/RgNxuNaYHsk) JK--Soul of Monkees was on the 1 & 7. Soul of the Mothers on the 3 & 5.
Class warfare? How about classy warfare? U know, top hats, pearl-handled revolvers, handlebar mustaches, 20 paces, whole Hamilton-Burr bit?
Straightened up my
#Hadoop vendor rsch paper pile. Was threatening to crash down on my sorry analytical self & bury me in extraneous details
Big shout-out to Ginette Wendelken, who was one of my elementary school teachers ages ago & on Facebook. Not teaching, but looking the same
"LANs bid 4 distributed power" (bit.ly/qVLRmN) JK-Netwk World. Dec 3 1990. Authord by me. My aged skin in clustr/grid/cloud/MPP game
@Futureratti: Can you please make it stop already?? Only jobs I'm interested in is jobs for people, not the people for Jobs. JK--LOL +1
Paradigm numbering schemes (Web 2.0/3.0/+, Enterprise 2.0 etc.) are hokey. Become ridiculous in higher version nmbrs. Like levels of Pac-Man
There's a twitterbot that spams me with "Steve Jobs was a legend" tweets. My twitter human buddies are doing that in their own manual way
Interviewed by Cade Metz of Wired.com for a large feature story on use of Hadoop in the enterprise.
"Don't get carried away by Hadoop's 'gee whiz' factor" (bit.ly/o9moYA) JK--Lotta gee-whiz but fair bit of what-the-h to deal with
A lot of
#Hadoop related requests from the press. I'm getting to you all first come, first served. Multiplexing you all among other tasks
#KEXP is doing an awesome remote live show from Reykjavik.
Interviewed by Joe Brockmier of ReadWriteWeb re my Hadoop best practices report.
I expect we'll see never-ending cottage industry of "tao of steve" & "book of jobs" type inspirational stuff for the "think different" crowd
Everybody wants their message to go viral. But nobody wants it to go bacterial or amoebic.
"Public Data Mining Project Prompts Concerns" (bit.ly/n25k85) JK--Make note of everythng they say this project WON'T do. Be skeptical
Strata Summit 2011: James Kobielus, "Big Data: Keep It Small, Stupid!" (youtu.be/9b26E6xuUwg) JK--But bad, bodacious & buttkicking!
Good. I didn't miss anything major when I was ignoring the tradepapers today. Mostly just regurgitated last week news.
Aimee Mann "That's Just What You Are" (youtu.be/ArXL7uEQsEg) JK--Her voice always gets me. A subtle shake that warbles your heart.
Marcy Playground "Sex and Candy" (youtu.be/Op4n0pGQ3F4) JK--Great slowburn languid 90s rock hit.
Grace Slick & The Great Society "Somebody To Love" (youtu.be/jVWfl6LJ3CU) JK--Original version. 1966. Love that rolling rhythm.
Dolly Parton "Jolene" (youtu.be/Gtv3idYAC8I) JK--Her songwriting skills always get short shrift. This is an excellent jealousy song.
Sarah McLachlan "Angel" (youtu.be/i1GmxMTwUgs) JK--Performance always floors me w/ the extraordinary depth of heart in Sarah's voice.
Cat Stevens "Morning Has Broken" (youtu.be/nL_yON7--N8) JK--One of most perfect hymns ever written. I rank it with "Silent Night"
Don McLean "Vincent" (youtu.be/dipFMJckZOM) JK--An early 70s classic song. Actually, a timeless song. A perfect Van Gogh companion
Melanie "Brand New Key" (youtu.be/owIBVSendIY) JK--If you didn't get this song, you were still pre-pubescent.
Wow, that Marianne Faithfull song is even more powerful 30 years on. Well played ex-Jagger paramour!
Marianne Faithfull "Why D'ya Do It?" (youtu.be/3mvAMEaWgTQ) JK--Both her voice & personality seemed to crack in the early 70s.
Grace Jones "Pull Up to the Bumper" (youtu.be/JtnFg0KOQcA) JK--Shame on you for misinterpreting these innocent lyrics.
Betty Davis "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" (youtu.be/64OcpQC25V4) JK--Miles' better half, believe or not. Steamy 70s funk!
Devine & Statton "Bizarre Love Triangle" (youtu.be/bDMEeHp4fx0) JK--Alison covers New Order as young Marianne Faithfull might have.
Devine & Statton "Enough is Enough" (youtu.be/tMW4MyfrtOc) JK--Alison Statton's great 2-LP project with Ian Devine. Late 80s.
Cocteau Twins "Bluebeard" (youtu.be/DqEYJnIWgeE) JK--From early 90s awesome LP "Four Calendar Cafe." Truly distinctive stylists.
The Creatures "Seven Tears" (youtu.be/5COZmwkYsoM) JK--Siouxsie & Budgie's heavily percussive early 80s project. Kicked arse live!
@nyyrajvggranhre Yahoo, AOL, Mozilla, Klout, and others.
ESPN Kornheiser/Wilbon debating whethr Michigan or Wisconsin better sports state. I've got extremely divided loyalties 2 both. RustBelt rox!
Hanson "Give A Little." Wickedly hooky guitar riff. C'mon, folks, give these dudes a second lookseelistendance.
Julie Parker. Had 2 do a take just now. Attractive former TV news rportr now telegenic spokespersn 4 local police force. Not bad career move
Rain moving into the DC area. At least we had a spectacular 3-day Columbus holiday weekend to warm our autumning cockles.
Anderson Cooper. Features ex-supermodel who obviously overdid the botox. She now resembles sort of model I used 2 assemble w/airplane glue
Just got our fall flu shots. Now, that didn't hurt, did it? What hurt was trying to find time to get down there.
#OccupyWallStreet is a bit ironic. Considering that Wall Streeters now largely occupy Jersey City.
This has been a day when I've used schedule drop-outs to max advantage. Have written a substantial chunk of a consulting delivereable.
@SeattleBandMap I look forward to hearing of your personal musical projects as well.
Technical problems on their end (audio kept dropping). Technical problem on mine (physical keyboard tray under desk crashed to ground).
Taking update from
#SAS on Model Manager 3.1 for model gov: analytic workflow design, model retraining, R model support, dynamic metadata
I first spoke with Platform Computing in the early 90s, when they were focused on CPU/task-brokering for engineering workstation LANs.
Winter definitely coming. This is first day that my barefeet on my basement office floor have started to feel chilly. Putting on my sandals
Yes, that was the first of my five
#Hadoop docs. Expect 2 more to follow this week or so. Another in the next few weeks. The Wave next month
What's "John Cage's chance compositional method," you ask? Take anything that comes, slap it up against the board, dont interject author ego
@TT_Nicole Likewise. Predictive analytics perks me right up in the morning. Or, rather, the coffee does. Predictive roasts the beans further
Taking briefing from
#SAS on EM 7.1: improved time-series analysis, SVMs, PMML 4.0 score code, RPM perf impr, dec tree pruning, JMP Pro
Interviewed by Nicole Laskowski of TechTarget re predictive analytics,
#BigData, and open source.
@kexpplaylist kexp You Know That I Know by Jack White from Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams JK--Very good. You hear Hank's voice--& Jack's
IEEE Task Force on Process Mining (bit.ly/nM52Qn) . Very cool initiative. Mine for patterns relevant to business process performance.
"McNealy: I would have run HP if they'd asked me" (bit.ly/pg74ri) JK--And done what? Prepped them for eventual Oracle takeover?
"Physicists: If There Is a God Particle, We'll Find It Soon" (bit.ly/nDw3eB) JK--Is there an anti-God particle? A Hades boson?
"Netflix Reverses Plan 2 Split Off DVD Service" (bit.ly/r0vZJ0) JK--OK. Next NetFlix Challenge: explain why theyre not cutting prices
Think about professional gamblers. You admire the ones who master the odds & play their hand flawlessly. That's
#BI actionable intelligence
Thinking back to "Moneyball." The Jonah Hill character is essential the
#BI advocate in a gut-driven decision-making culture.
Today was 1st time I'd watched a baseball game the whole way thru in at least 10 years. I see the drama. Wife doesn't. She likes basketball
Interesting when the same obvious typo remains in every subsequent tech newsletter that relinks to an original story. Does nobody proofread?
@dhaimes Tweeter's license, that was. Lipton is the tea substitute you consume when real tea isn't around & you're suffering withdrawal.
"Jobs humanized technology, made the magical common" (bit.ly/oCHrRF) JK--Don't get carried away. He sold product. Didnt walk on water
My foreign-born American wife just asked proper pronunciation of "opposite." I had to admit there isn't one. I say with Midwestern US accent
Much of news isn't truly news at all, but commentary hangover leftover from previous week's breaking events. Trick is filtering it out.
Columbus Day. Summer of last year, we drove by Columbus' tomb in Santo Domingo. Didn't want to stop. I'll bet there are wicked ghosts & pox
Saw "microbrew" on iced tea. So, essentially, every time I dip my Lipton in hot water, it's a microbrew? One cup only, throw away the teabag
Whoever or whatever had hacked my email account hasn't surfaced in recent months. I tweet that in order to tempt fate. Come & get me.
Getting into social networking means pushing back against a lifetime of people telling you nobody else gets into the same stuff that you do
Heartbreaker for Tigers, but Texas played a great game and culminated it with Cruz' grand slam. 7-3.
Reading New Yorker issues from this past spring. It was "Arab Spring," remember? Democracy bloomed all over. How could we have forgotten?
#GoTigers. Raburn's 3-run shot over left field wall puts them up 3-2 over Texas in top of the 3rd. Perfect passive couch activity 4 day off.
Chia Shrek is a work of art in its own right. Like the Mickey Mouse analog watches of yore.
Jobs' design genius was in simplification. New Yorker piece from several months ago explained how he simplified Xerox PARC mouse & GUI.
Let's not fool ourselves. Analysis isn't cool. Taking wild daring imaginative counter-intuitive leaps against the facts & odds is cool.
Oh yes there are the first traces of autumn in our leaves.
Lovely day. Nice not to work. Guava smoothie.
"Sir Paul McCartney marries US heiress Nancy Shevell" (bbc.in/oG7A5h) JK--Heiress, eh? Clearly, he's just angling for her money.
"The History of Digital Storage" (bit.ly/q6VuI3) JK--Pay close attention to the price declines over time, per TB.
"When a Phillips is not a Phillips Plus So Much More!" (bit.ly/qlS1Al) JK--This comparative screwhead diagram is a thing of beauty.
Heather substituted for Cindy teaching yoga this morning. I like alternating among teachers. Builds agility. U can overlearn one's guidance
Clearly, a fair number of 60s "hippie" bands got national TV exposure. If they'd really threatened mainstream, that wouldn't have happened
Put down a New Yorker piece on quantum computing. I can barely grok complex calculations in this universe. Leave other dimensions to aliens
The Charlatans "Codine" (youtu.be/eO5hxmComYE) JK--Wild Bill Hickok was their original manager. Billy the Kid & Kit Carson on rhythm
Moby Grape "Omaha" on the Mike Douglas show (youtu.be/-r6eGG6Y-zs) JK--Their "middle finger album" is perfect all the way through!
Peter Tork (youtu.be/0F7dmamOReQ) JK--BTW, each of the Monkees was individually cool. Think back. And their recordings were great.
Mike Nesmith and Frank Zappa, at beginning of "The Monkees" episode 57 (youtu.be/RgNxuNaYHsk)
Jodie Foster on "Courtship of Eddie's Father" (youtu.be/mWomoLg1j3Y) JK--I remember this episode. I recall taking special note of her
Micky Dolenz as "Circus Boy" in 1956 (youtu.be/sxSLww4mw6w)
Jimmy Page 1957 (youtu.be/j0tAOIQiz-8) JK--The boy, literally, on the left.
I loved Steve Allen's show. Remember the time he rolled around in raw hamburger & was nibbled by a pack of dogs? Really happened.
Steve Allen show, Frank Zappa Playing music on a Bicycle 1963 (youtu.be/y9P2V0_p6vE) JK--Kid you not. Awesome piece of video.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band "Ella Guru" (youtu.be/GWNhq0dDr5I) JK--Weirdly angular & stitched-together improv-like acid jam
Gonn "Blackout of Gretely" (youtu.be/71jXMSrKsI4) JK--1966. The year teenagers throughout America started freaking out en masse.
Kim Fowley "The Trip" (youtu.be/eMgiBl5AXN4) JK--1966. Zero airplay. But that was sorta the point. If this audio acid trip had point
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates "Shakin' All Over" (youtu.be/DzN77XlfxB8) JK--1959, actually. Bet Paul Revere & Raiders got idea from them
Ritchie Valens "Ooh My Head" (youtu.be/xaTOMsrVg5s) JK--Hard rock 4 the late 50s. Parents must have hated this song. Great shouting
Steve Jobs definitely had style. Bill Gates definitely has style too. But the latter's is the default non-style of unself-conscious users
Let's hear it for "Lem Barker" and "Keith Glantz" and their ilk, who toil tirelessly in the spam mills of this world for the benefit of none
Love two bands named "Weekend." Very different styles. One current, one ancient. Feels like quantum superposition. Collapses down 2 pleasure
Nice dinner out on the deck with Sonya & Dylan. Egidia made her great spaghetti sauce & it's incredibly peaceful. Warm too. Late summerlike
Dan Rather. He muffed his "R U running 4 something?" comeback retort to Nixon so long ago. Shoulda cracked "No, U running FROM something?"
My primary personal need in this new online society is access to socials. The gadgets that get me there are second-order priority.
Carrie Brownstein. After seeing her in "Portlandia," I badly want to see her join Fred in SNL Not Ready for Primetime Players. Plus she rox!
Lucille Ball. The only woman comedian who appeared in any 3 Stooges short who could have easily held her own against the boys on slapstick.
I'm hoping the Beach Boys come back and do one culminating smash album of original Brian Wilson compositions, featuring Brian.
Not sure who had the lamest hit-song pop-rock lyrics of the 70s: America or Steve Miller Band. Only know theyre no less winceworthy with age
"Maria Muldaur's Barnyard Dance Jug Band Music 4 Kids"? Trak 1: "I Love To Ride My Camel"? Hopefully not the one from "Midnite at the Oasis"
Educational supply store. My first job, in high school, was in a store like this. They're still selling Ella Jenkins recordings. Cool.
At what point will Amazon spin out its cconsiderable online services business? Can easily become a dominant provider of low-cost cloud svcs.
Sarah Silverman. Her soft, sly, deadly, acid approach to disruptive humor makes her a perfect comedic femme fatale.
Joan Rivers. She remains funny thru all the work she's had done, partly by constantly cracking wise on all the work she's had done.
Ellen Degeneres. Her slightly halting comedic delivery reminds me of Bob Newhart. Gives audience an easy onramp 2 empathy. Also, she's funny
I never forget I'm from the Detroit area. That's part of reason I will remain in the Washington DC area.
The list of Google products that have failed or simply been ignored continues to grow. Wonder when it will catch up with, overwhelm them.
What's this nonsense about virtue of successful people "never forgetting where they came from"? Often, they were successful cuz they left.
What's this nonsense about "occupying" the National Air & Space Museum. Yes, you'll make quite an impact on schoolchildren admiring rockets.
@paul_houle: ""continental breakfast" is to breakfast what "russian roulette" is to roulette" JK--Only if includes arsenic-laced danish
@OracleHeretic Should write a book, call it the "Virtualization Monologues." Or would that be just a cheap stunt?
No traveling this week or next. I'm glad. Write various reports & consulting deliverables. Work up the proverbial head of steam.
The Murmaids "Popsicles and Icicles" (youtu.be/Jg3HNnNewXs) JK--Many of my fave popsongs of late 50s had pre-rocknroll sentimentality
The Poni-Tails "Born Too Late" (youtu.be/h3mfPDSbl-4) JK--This one has the coolest cheesy 50s pajama party vibe.
The Essex "Easier Said Than Done" (youtu.be/2ZGWKhfqexk) JK--This one has great vocal snap, and that drum kicks in as the 5th voice
Dion & The Belmonts "A Teenager In Love" (youtu.be/SNYdcwunG7g) JK--Their most perfect doo-wop song. I always sing Dion's lead.
The Fleetwoods "Tragedy" (youtu.be/Qz4oZPCt02k) JK--1960. I discovered both them and Young Marble Giants in 1980. Cool juxta.
The Fleetwoods "Come Softly To Me" on American Bandstand (youtu.be/s7yh6HFKAMs) JK--From Washington state, which later spawned grunge
First thought I had listening 2 Buddy Holly's semi-intelligible Texas accent: "Omigod--he sounded just like Boomhauer on 'King of the Hill'"
Buddy Holly "Everyday" (youtu.be/aj8HLPIP1SA) JK--Listen to his spoken voice. Buddy was all Texan!
"Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray Dance Party 12/29/57" (youtu.be/WQiIMuOKIzY) JK--Perfectly patronizing square 50s introduction.
" Placebo Buttons" (bit.ly/c7ebxR) JK--We control your transmission. But we've placed these buttons & dials to make you think U do.
"How Much Data Is That?" (bit.ly/hovm0H) JK--Good description of amounts & types of content that constitute each order of magnitude
What the...? Kenny G is performing with Foster The People on SNL. Not sure if that's cool or pathetic.
"Antique Maps and Atlases" (bit.ly/cD9AgT) JK--Weird that people used to live their lives inside distorted pictures of the world.
Fairly soon, the Twittersphere will melt down as every tweet becomes a "thanks for the follow." Seems everybody's desperate for attention.
Interesting to see the GOP tear itself to pieces over Romney's religion. Term "cult" bandied around. It's a hate word, pure and simple.
Kraftwerk "Autobahn" (youtu.be/68C-r9kSLNE) JK--Explaining to the girl how amazingly new this felt in 1974. True electronic pioneers.
Saw "50/50." Heavy subject. Exquisite tonal calibration. Human, touching, funny. Special resonance seeing it the week Jobs died.
Saw "Moneyball." Smartest, most analytical film in the baseball canon. Performance optimiz'n = analysis (Hill) + acq (Pitt) + mgmt (Hoffman)