My first word may have been gaga.

March 24th, 2011

So for some reason I started watching the google talk with Lady Gaga and just skipped around to try and find out what kind of questions this chick was fielding throughout the hour-plus long interview. I came away with an uneasy feeling after hearing about 15 seconds from 4 different sections of the interview.

Now, in way of back story, I have avoided the Gaga much as I avoid any media presence that tries to force it’s way third-hand into my consciousness.   I’ve seen maybe two or three of her music videos just to check out what the hell was going on in the world but I didn’t watch them all the way through. I  don’t remember thinking they were too bad to watch but I just kind of quickly lumped her up with other acts and moved no because I had got the gist.

But just now after watching some (a very small bit) of the interview, I’m kind of scared that I may be a fan.  Not of her music (yet) I’ll have to listen to that in earnest now to see if it’s any good.  But a fan of the person.

This was kind of like that time when I read about the “Artist Formally Known as Prince” thing. It turned out that Prince was being sued by his label because they claimed his name was their product – I had an instant reversal of perception about the man.  Instantly I became a fan because the absurdity of the whole situation wasn’t his genesis.  He was meeting crazy with crazy – which is a tactic I can identify with very easily.

There we go… I won’t tell any one this but I’ll post it here where no one will ever know. I am a fan of Prince and quite possibly Lady Gaga.

I had actually tried to post

March 14th, 2011

That’s funny… I was wondering why I hadn’t posted in such a long time and while logging in to put a token post there were about a dozen ‘drafts’!

Funny stuff.   I have finally learned to  abandon my thoughts to ravages of memory even though I’ve intrinsically avoided that type of approach for a good chunk of my adult life.

Sounds Delicious

March 3rd, 2011

Operation Breakfast was the name for the bombing of Cambodia between 1969 and 1973.

539,129 tons of bombs were dropped on Cambodia without anyone asking (or telling) the united states citizens (or their representatives)  if they wanted to do it.

That’s  some 15,400 pounds of explosives for every square mile of that country. (reference)

And I guess the bombing continued well after the Paris agreement made the Vietnam War a thing of the past – which is weird because I always thought that Cambodia was bombed to help protect the forces in Vietnam. But that’s all bullish.