“Out of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you are the Charlie Brownest.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Camera Obscura - a follow-up

I just wanted to follow up to my last post by letting you guys that my new favorite band, Camera Obscura, has a blog! So, go visit the Camera Obscura blog and I hope you like it. I know I really enjoyed their show and I really dig their music. Their blog is equally good.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My New Favorite Band

I first ran across the music of Camera Obscura back in January. I bought one of their albums from emusic and it turned out to be an amazing album. It was quickly in "heavy rotation" on my 'pod. Since then, I have picked up a couple more of their discs and they also proved to be very good. Well, last Friday I was lucky enough to catch them down in Deep Ellum at the Gypsy Tea Room (in the Tea Room side). This band from Glasgow, Scotland really rocked the house! Utterly amazing! They sound so good live. So groovy! I took some pictures of the show, although they did not turn out very well.

Here is one of my favorites of the set:

The rest are located at my Flickr Site.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies

Reported on CNN - LONDON, England -
Syd Barrett, the eccentric guitarist who founded Pink Floyd but later left the music business to live quietly and somewhat reclusively, has died at the age of 60, according to a spokeswoman for the band.

My favorite story about Syd included in this story:
In 1975, during the recording of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album, Barrett showed up unannounced at the studio -- ironically, during the recording of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a song about him. He had become overweight and shaved his eyebrows; the other members didn't recognize him at first.

Read the whole story (Thanks Bob for sending this!)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One Year, 100 posts - One Year Anniversary of cblounge*blog

Well it has been one year since I began this experiment called cblounge*blog. I have covered all sorts of things, from new tech toys to movies to music/iPod playlists to travels. I have changed my web site's look at least 3 times as well as adding my other blog, mac*n*cheese & applesauce, which is concentrated on all things mac. I have learned a lot in the last year. And I hope you can tell by my posts. A year ago I would say I was a newbie in the blogoshere. Now, well I guess I cannot call myself a newbie any longer, but I still have lots to learn. That is why we are all here, to learn. Right? So thanks for the support over the last year, and please stay tuned. There is more to come.

Just added: I have began my very own Flickr account. Please have a look. Some pictures are also on my web site, but some are not. I will be adding more pics as time goes on.

Also, please welcome Ricardo to the blog world. His new blog, DemSaltys, was launched late last month. Let's give him a warm welcome!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Unclaimed Baggage Zone

Are you ready? You better be. You are about to enter the "Unclaimed Baggage Zone". You maybe asking....what? What is he going on about? I am referring to the newest find on the net. It is the Unclaimed Baggage Center, or www.unclaimedbaggage.com. This is the place where all the unclaimed luggage goes (or at least some of it). Have you lost a bag during your recent trip to Chicago or New York? Well, it might have ended up here. Take a look around, they have some major bargains on all kinds of items. And if you are in the Scottsboro (AL) area, you will need to stop by their store. Otherwise, you will have to settle for their web site. Happy shopping.

Google is now officially a verb

ResourceShelf reports that the Oxford English Dictionary now lists "Google" as a verb.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

American Homebrew Contest - Win and Samuel Adams will Brew Your Beer!

This has got to be the best contest in the world. It is the 2006 LongShot - American Homebrew Contest. Get all the gear and ingredients you need to make your own homebrew. If it is good enough, Samuel Adams will brew your beer!

Contest Home

Check out "The Art of Homebrewing" video.