Monthly Archives: October 2005

Music Piracy is Good for me

The new Depeche Mode comes out in less than two weeks. Naturally, I’ve had a copy on my hard drive for a couple days. Since I’m a big fan of Gahan et al, I’ll be buying the CD when it hits the shelves. Just in case the RIAA is reading, now I’m covered by fair use laws, in some alternate universe where the RIAA doesn’t get to launch random lawsuits like some kind of judicial shotgun blast. Anyway, different rant.

As with a few other albums in the past, the download of the music has made me even more sure that I’ll buy the CD. This is a great album. For those who didn’t like Exciter, this is a return to the old Depeche from the Black Celebration era. Very nice, and the first single, “Precious,” is by far the standout track on the disc.

I really love the woman who is countersuing the RIAA for racketeering – I liken it to extortion, but I suppose it’s the same RICO law set.

Bulgogi

Although my previous Korean meal experiment, galbi, didn’t work out so well, I decided to give in to the begging and make Bulgogi tonight. Much better reception. Now I’ve got to keep him from making me put it on the menu every week. He likey. Like a little piggie.

Watching

Currently, there is some “Western Tradition” university show on my television. I’m not sure how that got on there. Recently, I’ve been watching the old Cosmos series (I’m up to Disc 6 of 7). I guess this proves that I’m a geek. Oh, well. I can do what I want!

Into the Blue is pretty good, for a fluffy movie. No, there’s no deep meaning involved, but it’s still entertaining. And, Jessica Alba is half-naked through most of it, with many shots of her thong-covered bum which are not remotely necessary for the plot but appreciated nonetheless. 🙂 For the other side, Paul Walker does appear to have been carved from marble by a Greek with a chisel. So, ya know, it’s not all for the men.