Daily Archives: December 26, 2008

Happy Boxing Day

Well there wasn’t much in the Feed this morning, just a drunk driver using the Braille Method of driving that happened to bounce off a cyclist in the process. More on that later.

I have noticed a sharp drop off in bike wrecks reported on the Web, at the same time as such incidents are being reported as being on the rise. I don’t know if this is because of the reduction in staff at most news gathering agencies, or just a “It’s a guy (or girl) on a bike, we don’t cover the poor and/or homeless” attitude. But wrecks are up and reporting is down, whatever the reasons.

That drunk driver was in Corpus Christi. Car hits gate, cyclist; police arrest driver I don’t know which make me angrier, the drunk driving by Braille, or the paper deciding property damage was more important than human casualties in the headline. In the how do I avoid this part of the blog post, it’s the same old answer as before, keep your head on a swivel and watch your six for bogeys. If you put yourself in the mindset of a fighter pilot behind enemy lines, without ammo and running low on fuel, so that you have to avoid any conflict like Mao’s Guerilla Fish, then you will live a little longer, or at least die of something else first.

And that is all I have for the news today, tune in tomorrow, same bike time same bike channel. (and you get some serious pop history kudos points if you can tell me where I stole that from).

Billed @$.02, Opus

Listening to some awesome music

Yeah, I know you were expecting to find stories about dead and/or injured cyclists here, but I decided to give it a rest today and Stumble some music. Well I found a flash video from a group called Evil Nine, which while it’s a cool name there are only the two of them and they aren’t evil. Anyway the name of the track was “Crooked” from the CD You Can Be Special Too. (shhh, don’t wake the baby)

So I Googled the band name and found the CD on Last.fm I think the best tracks are “Crooked”, “Restless”, and “Earth”. I had heard “Restless” before somewhere, but it doesn’t ring a bell as to where, probably some commercial somewhere. The CD is all over the musical map, mostly electronica, but “Earth” has a distinctly ska flavor, and “Restless” is like a new Classic Rock song from 1973, plus other tracks that sound more hip-hop. Whatever they are these guys are versatile. “Hired Goons” is a pretty good instrumental that sounds even more like 1973 than “Restless” but isn’t as good as that track. But really there isn’t a bad track on the CD, just some that are less to my liking than others.

Well that’s about enough on this topic.

PSA, Opus