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January 24, 2004

Geoff Berner at Pub 340

I have literally just gotten back from a Geoff Berner show at the Pub 340; I’ve been a fan of Geoff for a while, but never managed to see him.

If you haven’t seen Geoff you should; if you haven’t bought his album yet, what the hell are you thinking? Who knew the accordion could be cool. Light Enough to Travel and Iron Grey are his biggest hits so far, but for my money his best tune is Prairie Wind which may be the best song about Saskatchewan ever.

Posted by skooter at 11:25 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Accordion, Geoff Berner, Pub 340

January 19, 2004

The Scream

One word for Howard Dean:


Posted by skooter at 10:19 AM This entry is filed under Politics.
Tags: Howard Dean, Politics

Ghost Ships in the Burrard Inlet

At about midnight, I looked out of the upstairs window of this house at the view of Vancouver - fog was rolling in from the east, and the city was becoming enshrouded in mist.

A quick walk down to the waterfront for one of the clear benefits of living in North Vancouver (the view of the city) had me taking a bunch of timed exposures of the ghost ships in the Burrard Inlet and the city itself.

Exposures, all at f8

Ship: 90 seconds, Sigma 90mm
Ship: 180 seconds, Sigma 90mm
City with ships moving: 120 seconds, 50mm Macro
City: 90 seconds, 50mm Macro

Posted by skooter at 10:17 AM This entry is filed under Camera, Vancouver.
Tags: Burrard Inlet, Long Exposures

January 16, 2004

In Hollywood, the Mac is King

Having killed my cable, I’ve had little interaction with video of extended length; because it was in the library, I rented Woody Allen’s Hollywood Ending

My favourite line, uttered by George Hamilton:

“Miss most about L.A.? I miss my support group. I’m a member of a support group of film executives who can’t afford their own G5s”

Posted by skooter at 11:22 PM This entry is filed under Technology.
Tags: George Hamilton, Movies

January 12, 2004

Gun Control: A Modest Proposal

Warren Kinsella had this to say a couple of days ago:

According to the Globe, the gun control system is now being “targeted” - tell that to the 14 families who recall what happened at l’Éole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. Tell the families of these women that Canada’s system of gun control is not, quote unquote, “a meaningful law.”

He followed this by printing the names of the women who were killed that day; this, of course, is very much a sensationalist way of getting a point across and doesn’t focus on the real issue: the list of people killed in automobilie accidents would be longer, but is unlikely to create the same sense of outrage among readers.

Two basic points to be made here: first, gun control is absolutely necessary - absolutely; second, the current system has spiraled out of control and is not a realistic way of implementing a system when it’s already too late.

Continue reading "Gun Control: A Modest Proposal"

Posted by skooter at 11:24 PM This entry is filed under Politics.
Tags: Globe and Mail, Gun Control, Warren Kinsella

January 11, 2004

Blogging in the U.S. Presidential Campaign

Catching up on U.S. election news, the good folks at Campaigns Online provided a link to an interesting piece on NPR about the use of Blogs in the 2004 presidential campaign.

This - as often happens - sent my mind spinning in a number of directions, some relevant and others note. Here we go:

Posted by skooter at 11:26 PM This entry is filed under Politics, Technology.
Tags: Blogging, CBC, NPR

January 2, 2004

Is This A Trend?

While perusing my daily news, I came across this headline on CBS Marketwatch; I’ve yet to see a better example of the inanity of financial journalism:

CBS Market Watch Headline - January 2, 2004

Yes, that’s right folks: the first three hours of 2004 are a bull market! If you were lucky enough to get in at the bottom (i.e. this morning) you’re looking pretty good right now.

Tragic, isn’t it? (The journalism, I mean.)

Posted by skooter at 8:28 AM This entry is filed under Inanities.
Tags: Financial Services, Journalism, Media, Stock Market