I’m very pleased to have wrapped up the Squarepuser / Artist of the Week project. It was great to go through all of that stuff, especially the ’97 show from Shinjuku Liquid Lounge. I’ve never seen that one posted, except for the torrent i got a year or two ago. The torrent is long gone (off the Dime tracker, anyway) and I’ve never seen the show posted elsewhere. The best part is that it came with no track listing. That forced me to listen to these jams over and over again to get the song titles right. Hopefully this whole exercise will tide me over until August.
The Fretbuzz.net project is coming along nicely. FBDN himself has proven a capable and attentive webmaster and the resource is really stimulating our collective creative juices. The best part is that the sight is active, even if not terribly well visited. We’re not exactly counting hits, but a quick google search this morning revealed that if you just put in the ‘fretbuzz’ we come up tenth – first page, baby! That’s pretty strong, considering the (most likely) scanty readership. This means that our updating (sometimes a few times per day!) is paying off.
I recently found an Aimee Mann bootleg from the Bachelor No. 2 / Magnolia era. It’s a superb recording and there is a sense of commitment and passion in her performance. So, that will get posted this week, along with my comments on this troubling artist.
The work week ended with an aggrieved father who attempted to strangle his daughters killer during sentencing. I was waiting for me cases to be called when, on this other case, the Judge consented to hearing from the victim’s family prior to sentencing. Big mistake. Now, that’s what I call Courtroom Drama. Everything was put under control quickly by the highly skilled (and much appreciated) Camden Sheriffs. Nice work, people.
The next work week begins with the deposition of an officer that killed a 15-year-old boy who allegedly threatened him with a clothes iron. Cop shot that boy dead. I’ve go the kid’s mom as a client in a wrongful death / Civil Rights / Excessive Force (yuh think?) case. So, I’ve got a lot of work to do today to get ready for this clown. He’ll be well prepared.
Sci-Fi stuff of note includes Ronald D. Moore’s Virtuality which was on Friday night. I haven’t checked it out yet, but maybe tonight if the work goes well. I’m excited about sci-fi that is strongly connected to this world and this planet. It’s a nice break from faraway planets and alien races. Another project that appears to work along similar lines is Moon, which is getting a UK release next month. I’m not sure if we’ll be getting this one in the U.S.
And, speaking of movies, we went with my mom to see The Proposal yesterday afternoon. Betty White was HUGE!