Month: April 2012

Musicstrology – Monday April 16, 2012 – Scientist Studies

Death Cab For Cutie – 2000 – We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes – Track 10 – Scientist Studies   Death Cab for Cutie are an American band from Bellingham, Washington formed in 1997, after singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard‘s solo project, “You Can Play These Songs With Chords”, was very well recieved, motivating Gibbard to recruit a full band.  Along with Gibbard, the original lineup consisted of Chris Walla (guitar, production, keyboards), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes is DCFC’s 2nd record released in 2000.  The record was produced and mixed by Chris...

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Wikimedia Commons Upload – Saturday April 14, 2012

Snowy California?!?  WTF? Just east of Lake Tahoe is the smaller Donner Lake, which I drove by on my way from California to Colorado in 2005.  The lake and surrounding area was named after the Donner Party, a group of pioneers braving the Sierra Nevadas in 1846 to travel west to California, and who subsequently became trapped by snow in the unforgiving mountains.  The story is unique and tragic as many of the party didn’t make it out, and those who did staved off hunger by cannibalizing some of those who had perished.  It’s an interesting story in it’s sad...

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Wikimedia Commons Upload – Friday April 13, 2012

Although I don’t travel that much anymore, if I added up all the hours I’ve spent in airports waiting to catch a plane somewhere, I’d likely have a few days or weeks of time to spend on more engaging activites.  Albeit more recently over the past few years with the increased coverage of WiFi to just about end-to-end of most domestic journeys, and the bevy of wireless devices I travel with, the time is generally spent “in the office” holding at bay the work inbox.  And with the advent of virtual private networking and other secure telecommuting technology, it’s not...

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Wikimedia Commons Upload – Tuesday April 3, 2012

The red helicopter on the tarmac just flew in to transport a person having some kind of health issue to hospital. Don’t recall the exact nature of the emergency but my bro did tell us when next we chatted.  I think we were catching some rays while barbequing hot dogs and Kraft Dinner up on the hill, watching the racers run practice laps at Infineon Raceway near Sears Pt, California; and looking out at the lush rolling hills leading to wine country in Sonoma and...

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