Beat It

Submitted by Andy on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 08:07

michaeljacksonA lot like most of the people on the Intertubes, it seems I was more affected by the death of Michael Jackson than I was really expecting considering how long he's been a non-entity on any sort of musical scene.


Men of Miracles

Submitted by Andy on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 22:19

Sunday was a cracker of day for soccer as far as my prospective was concerned with wins from, in ascending order of miraculousness, the Breakers, the Revolution, and the U.S. Men's National Team.[1. The Rockies won too, but this is a post about soccer.]

Wha' Happen?

Submitted by Andy on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 19:32

For those who were reading my earlier blog, The Black Torrent Guard, the title of this post likely sums up your thoughts. Given I haven't posted upon it since 2008, this number is likely few. Nonetheless, I feel explaining why I chose to abandon the Blogspot ship and declare "New Dealer" will simultaneously serve as a good mission statement to get this new endeavor off the ground.


In 2008 I...

Submitted by Andy on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 21:59

It seems like a lot of blogs I follow have agreed with Merlin Mann's dictate of quality over quantity, more spawling manifestos and less memeing. Of course I lack the quality so the quantity has fallen off as well, but I can follow my own memes.

AMS Happened A Couple Of Weeks Ago

Submitted by Andy on Sat, 11/29/2008 - 11:50

I wasn't originally planning on doing a post-op of my maiden AMS experience, consider I thought that the general populace would find it boring as shit. However, an entire meme has passed me by with nary a tag and thus I realize that I should chop-chop on the posty-posty. Henceforth, what I learned on my "vacation" to Nashville.

1) I went to way more papers than other people.

Wheel in The Sky Keeps On Turnin'

Submitted by Andy on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 18:19

I'm not usually much of a linkinista guy, but this was cool so I make exceptions. In opposition to much of the aimless chatter that happens on NewMusicBox (yeah yeah, here too), composer Erik Spengler has written a comprehensive and readable primer on turntablism for his ilk.

In The Cut: A Composer's Guide To The Turntables


Open With A Joke

Submitted by Andy on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 11:15

Just as we all have our own El Guapo to face, we all could learn something about megalomanic perfection from Steve Jobs.
This from today's iPod/iPhone event. I don't even care what they're announcing, this is an automatic win.