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Finally finished John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.  Only took me forever to get through it!

Now I am rocking Hugh MacLeod’s Ignore Everybody.  This book is a pretty easy read and I’ll finish it tonight.  So many great one liners and quotes and general inspiration!

“The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.”

I am hoping that Chris Anderson picks me, picks me! picks me! to get a copy of his new book… Free.

I loved the Long Tail and still check his blog on a regular basis.  He is doing a contest where you send him an email and maybe he sends you a book  for… get this… FREE!

“When scarce resources become abundant, smart people treat them differently, exploiting them rather than conserving them. It feels wrong, but done right it can change the world.”

Lots of great ideas in Hugh’s book, that when added to some principles from other books I’ve read, help me chill out a bit.  Make me happy.  Enjoy the ride more.

Chris talks about giving shit away for free, and then somehow making money… SWA?  His blog posts have always been convincing for me.  I work in radio and my product gets “given” away and somehow the paycheck doesn’t bounce twice a month so there must be something to it.

Go with yourself.

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I read a couple great blog posts today that I wanted to share.

One:  Chris Anderson, the writer guy of the book “The Long Tail” and an editor for Wired Magazine, wrote a gem of an article.  The dude just seems to understand life better than I do so I read and I learn from his blog.

Today (or the other day I guess) he raps about the economy and how it ain’t all scary.

The Vanishing Point Theory of Bad Economic News

Two:  Vancity Rockgirl dishes up today’s LOL moment pour moi with her hilarious captioned take on the today’s federal election vote.

2008 Election Posters

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When Corj and I got our hands on a Jeep, the beast came with a year subscription to Sirius.  Pretty nice little luxury.  Commercials on the radio generally don’t bbother me like the do many people, nor does the music mix.  I get commercial radio and understand it.  Sometimes, I actually like commercials.  What I did love about Sirius was a couple things.

Sirius Hits One:  Their top 40 channel.  They played the hits, and thats it.  Came in handy when desgning my playlist for Hugos and when Coral and I would drive the hinterlands of British Columbia.

Left of Center:  Their KEXP wannabe station.  I never understood why Sirius never cut a dela to just broadcast KEXP, they do it better, better music, better jocks, more passion… but the show got ‘er done.

Howard 100:  LOVED IT.

Those three shows aren’t worth me me shelling out $12 a month for the service.  But I do miss Howard Stern.  I htink I will truely feel the impact next roadtrip Coral and I take where I’ll need ot pack CDs and and the iPod.  I enjoy talk radio when I have  along journey.  helps me stay focused on driving and its entertaining.

and I’m not the only dude to shuffle off the Howard dial.

Maybe one day I’ll make more money or something, then I’ll resign up… just for Howard.

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Lastly, I’ll leave you with some music news form the Green Day front.  No getting aorund the fact that 2004’s American Idiot was a modern rocking phenom.  EWhen you punch up the ocean and hear the robot voice track tee-up “Boulavard of Broken Dreams” you’ve hit critical mass.

The boys are back in the studio with Butch Vig and here is a little taste of what they are working on.

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