I was right when I called it back in 2007 that blogging was dead. Of all the people I follow on Bloglines, not a single one of them has updated their blog in months. I'm not going to update this anymore, as I can't be bothered to write decent posts using this format. Since 2004, my desire to write on this blog has dropped to zero, for various reasons. I'm sure you noticed. Find me on Facebook or Twitter. If you can't find me, it sucks to be you.
I'm going to try posting stuff on Tumblr.com - it looks more suited to my new and improved extra-short attention span. Let's see if it encourages me to post more often (which I'm obviously guilty of not doing at present).
I can't sleep. Dry red eyes wide open. Stare at the white stucco ceiling. I turn on the TV, watch music on television. Have I heard this song before? Did this already happen? Derived influence in style of dress. Similar trends in camera technique and editing. Sync up the cuts to the bass drum kick. All the taste makers drinking from the same glass. Is there anyone thinking what I am? Is there anyone thinking what I am?
Are you restless like me?
All the insiders rumor over the decline in sales. All the buzz is happening in the new digital market place. FBI warning printed on the flipside. Under penalty of law piracy will be prosecuted. In MRR (Maximum Rock And Roll) someone asks the question, "With the instant availability of information and content so easily obtainable is the culture now a product that's disposable?" All the punks still singing the same song. Is there anyone thinking what I am? Is there any other alternative?
Last night Agnes and I went to see Al Gore deliver his lecture entitled "An Inconvenient Truth" at Convocation Hall. This talk was put on as part of an environmental symposium at the University of Toronto, and Al's talk was the grand finale to the event. Tickets went on sale 2 weeks ago, and they sold on in a few seconds. I was lucky enough to snag a pair of tickets for $20 each, and I held on to them even after being offered $150 a ticket yesterday. The lecture was similar to his Oscar-nominated documentary of the same title, though he had updated some of the slides. Our seats were on the first balcony, dead centre to the stage, which gave us a great view of the whole building. As I work in the building adjacent to Convocation Hall, I was able to hang out outside the venue when Al arrived in his 3-car motorcade. My point and shoot digicam was acting up a bit, but I was still able to snag some shots of his arrival and the subsequent media scrum.