Sunday, June 22, 2003

I went to the movies with my nephew this weekend. We were supposed to see "Finding Nemo" but it was already gone from the theater... The remaining choices were "Hulk", "Bruce Almighty", and "Rugrats Gone Wild"..."Finding Nemo" had been replaced by some stupid "American Idol" movie (!). So my 6 year old nephew opted for "Rugrats...". I enjoyed some of the animation, esp. since it was done by the people who used to do the Simpsons (Klasky Csupo, I think); voices included Bruce Willis, Chrissie Hynde, Nancy Cartwright (Simpsons), and Tress MacNellie (also Simpsons). Currently waiting to see: "Charlie's Angels II (soon)", "Kill Bill" (Tarantino, Oct.), and "Anything Else" (Woody Allen, Sept.) The local Blockbuster seemingly has no word on "Punch-Drunk Love" or "Bowling For Columbine", neither of which I saw in the theater.

"There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug and that's me and I know what it's like."—President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2002

Saturday, June 21, 2003


during the clinton administration there was an investigation into his involvement in a failed real-estate deal called 'whitewater'. the republicans spent something like $50 million dollars to find out that clinton was blameless in his 'whitewater' involvement.

and now those same republicans have blocked efforts to look into:

the bush administrations use of falsified intelligence documents to justify the war in iraq.

the role of energy companies such as enron in determining u.s energy policy.

corporate fraud perpetrated by dick cheney at halliburton.



what a shameful excuse for government we americans are currently suffering under.



Thursday, June 19, 2003

Just ordered some copies of my latest CD project, to see how it turned out mostly, also for giving out to ma homies...

also working on a possible distro deal with a label in the Netherlands... more on that later!

current mood: optimistic

current music: ten songs by adam again

Tuesday, June 17, 2003


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I swear when KFC or Subway get a cam we'll be all up in that mug.

Yet another view of McDonald's- this is their other branch on Saipan.

Fun, ain't it?

Sunday, June 15, 2003

The Cds are available finally, click on the titles on the main page. Soon enough I'll have CD-Rs available for half the price of the regular CDs, for those of you that want to try the Aaugh! experience first..... There's a whole bunch of T-shirt designs and etc. also available form our merchandise center (Aaugh! Records - Rick Williams - Brownpeace - Basket Cases), let me know what you think of the d'zines... books are on the way!

"You say you’re depressed but you’re not

You just like to stay in bed"

-Paul Simon, "Darling Lorraine" (You're The One, 2000)

Saturday, June 14, 2003

A peek behind the scenes at one of McDonald's fine quick-service dining establishments:

..that's their main store here on Saipan. It's one of the few Mickey D's in the world that serves Spam!

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Just thought I'd share a couple of my favorite lines from "Austin Powers In Goldmember", which I happened to see part of again today at Blockbuster:

Goldmember (Mike Myers): "Would you like a shmoke and a pancake? Waffle and a shigar? Crepe and a pipe? Bong and a blintz? No? There's just no pleasing you, is there?"

Nigel Powers (Michael Caine): [to Goldmember] "There are two things I can't stand in this world. Intolerance of other peoples' culture, and the Dutch."

Monday, June 9, 2003

Well, the last few days I was out with a wicked cold that had me in bed most of the weekend. Didn't get much rest and woke up Sunday feeling like my head was the inside of a volcano. Took a bunch of cold medicine, drank tons of water and hit the sack again. It's Monday evening and I'm starting to feel somewhat normal again (still have a bad cough though, and am sniffling like crazy). Hope to get some actual work done this week!

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003

AOL/Netscape chat

You have just entered room "Diet and Nutrition Chat."

aaughrecords: Hi there, what do you want to talk about?

tbsagt: hi

aaughrecords: Hello

tbsagt: i like chocolate

aaughrecords: Tell me about yourself

tbsagt: why?

aaughrecords: I live on a small island in the Pacific, kinda boring.

tbsagt: i live on small planet in the solar system

aaughrecords: what's your favorite food?

tbsagt: chocolate

aaughrecords: thought so.

tbsagt: i´m just making fish for lunch

aaughrecords: funny, I just had fish for lunch today!

tbsagt: no wonder when you live in the pacific

tbsagt: it´s fried fish with noodles

aaughrecords: heard of tilapia?

tbsagt: no

aaughrecords: very tasty, medium sized fish- large bones, easy to remove. Good fried or grilled.

tbsagt: oh i thought it´s the island hehe

aaughrecords: the island is Saipan, like the movie "Windtalkers"

tbsagt: i must go and check my fish

aaughrecords: OK

tbsagt: not that it burns

aaughrecords: yeah!

aaughrecords: I'm assuming you're in the UK, must be noon there...

tbsagt: not too far away

aaughrecords: whereabouts?

tbsagt: germany, anyway i´m gonna eat now

aaughrecords: Guten appetit!

tbsagt: danke! hehe

tbsagt has left the room.

Sunday, June 1, 2003

on the cd player: The Beatles, "The White Album"

"The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" could really be about W., if you think about it.....

No word from the manufacturing plant yet, I'm just working on the inside CD booklets, making sure they look ok. My wife just came back from a teacher's conference in Rota this weekend; I made some fresh guacamole tonight and we ate it w/Doritos (couldn't find any regular unflavored tortilla chips like Tostitos....).

This week I'm starting work with a company that publishes web pages for various gov't agencies. My job will be training employees in the offices to update their own web content...

can someone send me Zwan's Cd, burned or otherwise?