October 23rd, 2011

Red

The other day I ran into a woman I hadn't seen in six or seven years.

The last time I saw her she was working as a dominatrix to put herself through law school.

I can remember one night when she used a leash to lead a man wearing nothing but a diaper on his hands and knees through the local after hours club.

When I met her the other day she looked very conservative. She now is married, has three children and her law firm is doing well enough that she was able to buy an estate in the country.

You'd never suspect that she used to flog people for money.

My point is that when you deal with your banker, your lawyer, your teacher, whatever, even if they seem very vanilla on the outside, you have no idea at all what may be going on in their minds or might have gone on in their past.

The Mind

Since getting laid off from a major corporation a couple of years ago one of my friends has made much of his money day trading from home.

He found out he was good at it and was making a decent living at it.

Then, he decided that it was time to get off the Xanax he had been using for years and quit cigarettes.

Suddenly he started losing lots of money day trading and it seemed like every trade he made was a fuck up.

After two weeks of this he went back on Xanax and started smoking again.

Now, his trades are once again spot on and he's making money.

It's weird how the brain works.

Rock Nerd Post

During the 1981 tour the Rolling Stones filmed many, many of their shows because they wanted to make the live concert film "Let's Spend The Night Together" and wanted to include only the best performances.

I accidentally discovered the other day that someone has managed to load onto YouTube all of the performances they filmed at that time.

So that, for example, by entering "Tumbling Dice Live 81" into the YouTube search bar you get choose which performance of the song you want to see/listen to.

What makes it cool is listening to several different nights of the same song one right after the other. You'll quickly realize that while Mick sings the songs exactly the same way, Keith and Ronnie play the guitar parts completely differently every night. Some nights they even switch it up to the point where Keith lets Ronnie do the rhythm part and Ronnie gives Keith the lead parts.

I know it's obsessive, but it's weirdly fascinating.

Redrum! Redrum!

Stephen King has announced he's doing a sequel to The Shining.

Danny Torrence will be 40 and be tormented by psychic vampires.

Is this a good idea or not?

Poll #1789049 Redrum

King Doing A Sequel To The Shining Is:

A good idea
3(7.7%)
A bad idea
22(56.4%)
A good idea as long as it's not a long book because all his long books suck at the end
11(28.2%)
Other
3(7.7%)