Prince and his gigantic catalog of hits. I'm sure your aware of it. How many artists and even sub genres have come and gone since he came on the scene?
Prince's sense of showmanship. The stage was shaped like that symbol, there were dancers, hella costume changes, lights, video screens, etc. The guy's a pretty good dancer too.
Happy people act happy. Everyone in the massive crowd was in a good mood and very polite. It is such a contrast… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on April 24, 2011 at 3:06pm —
I started writing down a list of daily achievements in a journal. There are multiple sources for the idea that all talked about something similar in different contexts. I'm reading a book called Market Wizards
right now and several of the people featured mentioned keeping a trading journal, as did Stan Weinstein in… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on February 10, 2011 at 1:04am —
Cooked is about Chef Jeff Henderson, a brother who went from baller status in the San Diego drug underworld to federal incarceration to running kitchens at Vegas hot spots like the Bellagio and Ceasar's Palace and having a show on the food network. It was obviously an interesting story and a quick read. Henderson goes into graphic detail about his days of selling marijuana and crack as well as his decade in custody. He also goes into that same sort of detail when he writes about kitchens and… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on June 19, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Found this on the flash drive. It was taken from the best of Craigslist, author unknown. I recognize some of the ideas and terminology from Dr. Phil, but who knows where he got it from. Maybe someone else can gain some insight from it...
10 WAYS TO FEEL BETTER
Life Law #1: You either get it or you don't.
Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.
It's easy to tell these people apart. Those who "get it" understand how things work and have a strategy to create… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on May 12, 2010 at 9:42pm —
using a mac with firefox and tonight safari
sporadic rejection of posts. Sometimes posts show up, other times the spinning icon slows to a speed reminiscent of dialup. I usually give up after about 2 minutes. Tried sending an email related to this, but the same thing happened.
Sometimes when I go to reply to a post, no text box appears and the icons on the page stretch out.
Is it just me?
Added by Compound Egret on December 30, 2009 at 2:40am —
I'm still fascinated by the stock market. It has been a slightly tumultuous, interesting and (definitely) continuing learning process.
I have been through a few different phases where what I believe about the markets has changed. Random Walk
, buy and hold
, and other variations… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on November 6, 2009 at 8:42pm —
The siren song of this book tore me away from other books that I was trying to finish. It was really good, but very different from similar books I have read. Motley Crue were definitely addicts on the road to ruin, but due to the writing style, reading their book The Dirt had me cracking up page after page. Although there is plenty of humor contained within, Slash's book paints a much starker pic of this dude's nearly wasted life.
Slash grew up in Hollywood, the son of parents that… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on August 7, 2009 at 12:00am —
This was a fast and interesting read. It is a first person account of an ATF agent that tries to infiltrate the Arizona Hells Angels. The ATF went to surprising lengths to make this happen, including forming their own chapter of an actual club, staging arms deals, loanshark type collections and even a simulated murder of an HA rival. google "operation black biscuit" if you want to read some accounts of the case. Along the way, Dobyns is very candid about how the pull of the outlaw lifestyle… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on April 7, 2009 at 8:00am —
This is a good book in the vein of Reymundo Sanchez' My Bloody Life. Definitely engaging, definitely NC-17. This is the autobiography of a guy best known for singing in the Cro Mags, a seminal hardcore band. The book definitely gave me a range of emotions. Reading about Joseph's abusive foster care experiences made me shed a few tears. There is still humor woven through these parts, but after a minute you realize you are reading about a 10 year old kid stealing food, and sneaking and lying to… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on March 4, 2009 at 9:19pm —
Lemmy details his life from childhood through the middle of this decade and regales you with plenty of tales of prodigious drug abuse, womanizing, sketchy record company dealings, and road stories worthy of Spinal Tap. If you know who Lemmy is, you can probably guess what an entertaining read this was. A few times I stopped reading to literally laugh out loud. This would make for a great audiobook or travel read.
Added by Compound Egret on October 20, 2008 at 2:08pm —
#18 Westside: Young Men and Hip Hop in LA by William Shaw.
This book was good but not really what I expected. This book was written in 97, prior to the file sharing era. Instead of interviewing left coast luminaries like Ice T and Snoop, Shaw focuses on people struggling to get on. Fledgeling MCs going from dreary talent show to overhyped music conference to hustling umbrellas and "trees" to renegade staple gun street promotion. The most hopeful outcome at the end of the book was Ice Cube… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on October 15, 2008 at 3:10am —
#17 So What-The Official Metallica Illustrated Chronicle edited by Steffan Chirazi.
This book is a compilation of interviews and articles mostly culled from the Metallica fan club magazine. After maybe 10 pages of early stuff you start off reading around 1996 and end with the beginning of the St Anger tour. Maybe it is hindsight, but you can really see the band dissolving in the pictures, let alone the squabbling in the interviews. Newsted's departure, Hetfield's stint in rehab, as… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on September 21, 2008 at 4:28pm —
I'm going to pour out an ice cold tall one of your favorite, Unk. I'll miss you just like everyone else. Your service and repast were sad and beautiful at the same time; plenty of laughter and tears to go around, plenty of us knuckleheads suited and booted like you used to be. Plenty of people that aren't even close to extended fam affirming what we already knew; that you were a wise, stand up guy that was really a light in the lives of others and always had jokes to go with the straight talk.… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on July 1, 2008 at 3:39am —
#16 Was a book called Honor Few, Fear None by Ruben Cavazos, President of a prominent 1% MC. Cavazos talked about his youth, internal and external politics, the new expansion of the club, Laughlin, and Billy Queen with surprising candor. I wish he had talked a little more about his job as an X Ray tech though. If you are interested in 1% clubs at all, this is a must read that you will likely tear through like an alligator.
Added by Compound Egret on June 26, 2008 at 11:30am —
I set out to read 26 books in 2007. I'm still working on it in 2008.
#15 was the worst of the books I have read, but really I should have expected this. It's a book by Daryl Davis called Klan-destine Relationships. I was looking for another book in the library when this book caught my eye. It has a picture of a brother shaking hands with a masked and hooded Klansman in front of a burning cross on the cover.
If you ever see klan folk interviewed on TV, they often say that… Continue
Added by Compound Egret on June 23, 2008 at 12:54am —