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Oct. 31st, 2010 | 02:49 pm

I woke up naturally and fully rested at 9:30 AM today, please don't let this be the start of the inevitable life change that everyone goes through where they can't sleep in until two or three in the afternoon :(

Anyway, there was one guy I wish I'd gotten a picture of, dressed as Mussolini, with a sign that read, "Why is it always Hitler?" but I didn't.

50 Pics from the rally, not dial-up friendly. Very short thoughts at the end.Collapse )

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Letter to my Yuletide Author

Nov. 4th, 2009 | 10:43 pm

Hello, Yuletide Writer.

First, thank you. Thanks for choosing one of my fandoms, and thanks for coming to take a look to see what kinds of things I'd want to see. I hope I'm not too demanding, and with the exception of the "I won't read this" list (it's short, promise!), pretty much everything under the cut is more guideline, less mandatory.

I don"t have very many requests. I"m pretty easy going. So don"t worry too much, yeah?Collapse )

And that's that. In short, I like ship fic but gen is great and will be much loved, character bashing is not my favorite ever, and I'll read almost anything as long as it doesn't involve poop. Again, I hope what I've written isn't too demanding, and I hope I haven't confused the hell out of you. Happy writing, and thanks again.

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Writer's Block: I May Be Crazy

Aug. 7th, 2009 | 06:21 pm

What does this Rorschach blot look like to you?

It looks like Wile E. Coyote to me.

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Jun. 24th, 2009 | 08:46 pm

What I have learned from the newest warning!wank. Two short lists.Collapse )

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Feb. 3rd, 2009 | 12:00 am
mood: sleepysleepy

I am dead tired. But! I have songs! They are tinny but you should try them out anyway.

Prove It All Night - Agora 1978. This is from one of those legendary Darkness era shows. It's 10 minutes long, and just over 4 minutes of the song is the intro. This song - a lot of the songs from that tour - show just how frustrating an album Darkness On the Edge of Town really is; it's good, it's fine, but once you hear the live cuts, you can't really believe they ever released it as is. Honestly, the intro alone is worth the download. It's all Roy Bittan on piano and Bruce on guitar. The last three minutes is nothing to sneeze at either.

Backstreets w/Sad Eyes - Jacksonville 1977 (I think). Uh, 1977 through 1988 were kind of shitty years for Bruce. In 1977, they were touring after his first producer had fucked him over a bit, and there was a lawsuit, and blah. So Backstreets, which was already about betrayal, got some very raw sounding stories incorporated in the live performances for a while. They were all along the same theme of betrayal, but there were different details in many of them. Some of them were just general sadness or anger at the betrayal. This track is suicidal.

Incident on 57th Street - Columbus 2008. An old song, a newer performance. Possibly my favorite live outro of this song, one of my favorite performances. It's really a young man's song, but he wasn't phoning it in. Bruce in storyteller mode.

Tomorrow, maybe some solo tracks. Or later today, I suppose.
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On the occasion of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Feb. 2nd, 2009 | 12:08 am

A while ago, I did a picspam series on Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, and Clarence Clemons.

Picspam part 1 - Bruce
Picspam part 2 - Patti
Picspam part 3 - Clarence
Picspam leftovers - lots of people

I think this week, I'll be uploading some of my favorite bootleg tracks. Some of them will have great sound quality, some of them will be iffy sound-wise, but they'll all be mostly fun or interesting tracks, I think. I won't just stick with the ESB stuff, because I really do like the solo stuff and the folk band stuff (I think I'll leave the 90s band alone, though). And because they're bootlegs, it's perfectly all right to pass them around - so if you want to pass them around, feel free. I'm thinking, two or three a night? I might even throw a studio boot in there.
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Nov. 5th, 2008 | 09:57 pm

So now there's a rumor that Rahm Emanuel is in the running for Obama's CoS. What? The inspiration for Josh Lyman is in the running to be chief of staff to the inspiration for Matt Santos? If John McCain gets tapped for SecState, I will eat my shoe. Meanwhile, if Emanuel gets that job, does this mean this would be the hottest White House ever? (The answer: yes.)

One reason I'm sad I didn't bring a camera with me to the WH last night: some Georgetown students had put up a small banner that read, "Welcome home Malia and Sasha," and by today, it had been taken down. But walking past the WH tonight, there were some cops there like normal, and there were some random passers-by as usual, and one of the passers-by asked one of the cops, "Did you see a lot of people here last night?" The cop: "A few." I think WaPo put the number over 1,000.

So the Newseum does this thing where they put the front page of the day's newspapers up in display cases for people to read. They do it every day. Some days are more interesting than others.

A few pictures from today"s Newseum display - not safe for dial-up.Collapse )

I totally would have put them up on the LJ Scrapbook app, but that was taking a billion years just to upload one picture. So, unfortunately, Tinypic was the way to go.

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Nov. 4th, 2008 | 11:25 pm
mood: giddygiddy

Jill Biden is known on the campaign as a prankster. On Halloween, she put a plastic rat on the podium when her husband spoke at a rally. The rat reappeared on his pillow that night along with a picture of a dog he wants if he wins on Tuesday.


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Aug. 25th, 2008 | 07:01 pm
mood: boredbored

I've seen this meme on a couple people's LJs, and I think it could work for me since I keep writing a few pages of new fic and then stuttering to a halt. I mean, I think I can finish one line, at least.

So: Give me a character or pairing (and if you're feeling daring, a prompt) and I'll write you one line of fic. Fandoms include The West Wing, House, Buffy, I guess Psych even though I've never truly written it, ditto due South, ditto the E Street Band (probably the only RPF I can do, except maybe random ESB member/random other celebrity). Could likely swing Doctor Who as well.

ETA: Apparently I can't limit myself to one line. I guess you get teeny tiny ficlets.

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Cute comes in pairs?

Jun. 29th, 2008 | 10:41 pm
mood: awakeawake
music: Coldplay - Viva La Vida

A minor picspamCollapse )

There wasn't much of a point to any of that.

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