Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lucky Strike

So talking to some teacher out here about this whole bargaining thing for the teacher's contract, is that apparently teacher strike at the end of the year. Now, I'm trying to find the reason behind this. Let's take a look at it. If teacher's strike it should be for a good reason, but I don't want to fuck up a kids education. Let's have the strike at the beginning of the year and just go longer into the summer. Having it at the end of the year makes it so the kids have to be in school or they the district doesn't get the money for a full year of school. So kids come to school and watch movies all day. That's pretty stupid. Plus, graduation gets cancelled, exams are no more (this is a good thing), I don't even know how to do grades. So seriously, the administration needs to come down from their brand new palace in the sky, and the union people need to meet up and work something out. I did the math and they're fighting about 56¢ a day. Not an hour, but a day. That's less than 8¢ an hour. I got higher raises than that when I worked at a movie theatre. If we're gonna strike least do it for something more than that.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Philly


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Originally uploaded by boltsmb.
Spring starts pretty early here in Cali. For those people who don't recognize the flower, its a nectarine blossom. And its in by back yard.
So Billiam got fired and has a few weeks off. I got spring break coming up, so I called up Bill and now I'm gonna go hang out on the east coast for spring break. Should be tons of fun. Damn there's a lot of people that live out there that I haven't seen in a while. Well except for alex and probe's wedding. And Bill's gonna get a hold of (S)phyllis and we'll have a corn dog or something.
People to see and things to do (or is that things to see and people to do?):
Bill
Deena
WTC
Eat a philly cheese steak
Tracy in Dirty Harry
Patty Cake
(S)Phyllis
Beirmann
Am I missing someone?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Jesus es señor

Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drums beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60's soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a 'B' side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression. The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion that 'information wants to be free'- it questions its effectiveness as a democratizing agent. This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law.

Here's the link: Quicktime mov