Monday, December 22, 2008


Today I'm going to share some music I've ripped from vinyl and from youtube videos by friends.It's good stuff, but WARNING, quality may be dubious!

Racial issues during Hurricane Katrina

Found this interesting article through the dead pelican today. Very interesting read and definetly a lot of information to mull over. Katrina will definetly be a defining event of our lifetimes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Three new items added to my ephemera collection

Bought these today at the antique store on Hodges in the cottage district. Also purchased a surprise for Randy and a bisque figure of a storyville style woman with a black mardi gras mask on. Will post pics of that soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Fixed some hot chocolate and enjoyed the view from our house today. Yep, that's snow on my porch!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boycott Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Yanks Same-Sex Marriage T-shirt From Shelves
12/8/08 at 5:18 PMComment 18Comment 18Comments
The shirt in question.
Photo: Courtesy of Support Shirts
Printed T-shirts are a staple item for Urban Outfitters, but in a rare move, the company yanked one from their California shelves last week. Tara Littman of Support Shirts designed the shirt in question, which features the statement "I Support Same Sex Marriage," clearly a hot-button item in the Proposition 8 state. Less than a week after it first arrived in stores and online, the shirt was gone. A buyer cited the reason as "too much bad press" to Littman, though the designer couldn't find more than one blog entry that dissed the shirt. (Funny how a youth-targeted company blamed the Internet.) But we had to wonder if there was more to it than just bad press. After all, Urban has carried more sensational items than this in the past. In a 2006 interview, the Boston Globe asked Richard Hayne, the CEO of Urban Outfitters, if he felt regrets or second thoughts about potentially offensive products, and he said "very, very, very rarely." So is the veto of Littman's shirt just a case of good ol' discrimination? Consider this: Hayne is a notably right-wing Republican who supports senators who vote for legislation against gay marriage. In fact, last May the British Website wrote, "Hayne must be the only retailer whose expansion plans depend on no one finding out who he really is." Interesting where your money goes, isn't it? When a right-wing Republican is the one concocting your anti-Establishment image, you start to wonder if the entire hipster movement has been duped into becoming puppets of Hayne's billionaire income. Because if we're all suckers, that just sucks.

By: Sharon Clott

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Here it is, ripped from the original cheap vinyl, DISCO NOEL!
enjoy in your best fur-trimmed platforms!One warning, I ripped this myself from the original vinyl record, cleaned it only slightly with Audacity so I am not promising astudio quality professional sound, only something to enjoy for this Christmas holiday!