Thursday, June 22, 2006

Appalachiapalooza!

With my kinfolk back home reconfiguring Crank Radios, I'm left here in the urban jungle realizing the simpler inanities of life through this here internet.

Thanks to Metafilter, I've discovered the joys of the Digital Library of Appalachia. It's music section is beyond reproach (including search by Kentucky county). With over 9000 mp3's of the finest in back porch pickin', this is a true treasure of the now legendary roving Field Recorders - a group of driven souls bent on capturing a disappearing Appalachia community life.

From commercial icons like Cousin Emmy and Jerry Byrd to the more humble likes of Clarence Tross, Melvin Wine and J. Roy, the Library has served to combine several separate holdings into one fat collection for posterity.

Huzzah!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

On a Tear.

Amid the spotty coverage, Alex Jones 'bullhorns' the Bilderberg and was apparently nearly deported for his troubles.

"You have more power and money than you could ever spend. You own the Central Banks that print the money. Why then do you continue to try and dehumanize us? Why do you put mercury in the vaccines? 'Stanisodium' fluoride in the water? Why? Why do you put cancer viruses in the vaccines?"

I think I'll leave it at that.