January 31, 2005

Wake up

From todays Herald:
The new series of US drama 24 was criticised by Britain's leading Muslim organisation for depicting followers of Islam as terrorists.

Methinks the key word of that paragraph was 'drama'. Its not based on a true story, nor is it a comedy. Wake up man, its a fictional TV drama.

I was thinking about that other favourite program of mine 'Nip/Tuck' soon to return to my TV. Why have no Asians complained about the title of this show? Isn't a 'Nip' slang for Jap/Korean/Chinese etc, from wartimes?

Big Day Out y'all

"One magic ticket to Mr Wonka's party this Friday please"
"Ahh, I see" she said. The Soundz girl was going too, it seemed.

Big Day Out 2005 was the most relaxed day of concert-going hustle and bustle ever. I parked on Gt South Road, used the railway bridge and wandered up the road to the O'Rorke Road Entrance. Got frisked, tried to go back for more but they'd had another keen one before me and promptly ushered "carry on elsewhere".

Ooooo, where to go first? I was not handed a timetable of gigs and times so I played the day by ear. I was welcomed by "The Music" who gave me my soundtrack for the quick rounds to check where everything was - toilets, food/drink, exits, and in doing so, the stages. ..'the people.. the people'..[yeah!!]

It was bittersweet to see the Channel Z tent doused with "Kiwi FM" signage and flyers. I briefly said my hellos and mild 'guttings' to Ang and others there and decided to see all of my friends who would be working today. Ross running around at the C4 tent, Mitch's Gobi shop and the Juice TV tent. 40 minutes had passed and I picked up a drink, checked that the suntan lotion was working (it was), and proceeded to the main stages in the arena. P Money & Scribe were congratulating us for making it, and moments later, Blindspott raided the stage for a mashup of "Stand Up".

Moving over toward the hiphop stage by this time, where some american DJ was busting out some average beats, hibbedy hobbing and the like, I passed and found myself in the Boiler Room. I believe it was Concorde Dawn blasting out some phat sounds that really shook my ribcage. My ears frowned with the extremely loud vibration. Neat!

I had the opportunity to take some photos while they played, and for once, actually got to look around the Boiler Room. No-one goes in there I admit to 'look around', but facing away from the lights, I saw people sitting at the edge of the tent exhausted, swapping 'herbal phone numbers' - half of them seemingly naked.

From there I exited, got in line for a drink with some guy who was having a conversation with me I later discovered. "Yeah, you have a good one buddy". The Lilypad was my next destination. HAHAHAHAHA - were they serious? "Sound problems" all morning, or an innovative comedic approach to legit fuckups? I still don't know what to think, but the sight of a guy wearing a horses head in pyjamas had my wry sense of humour dismiss the unprofessionalism, and had me entertained. Some safe GeorgeFM-swayed beats helped keep the mood light too.

From there, back to the HipHop stage, where Dei Hamo was turning himself into a RTD plonker. I turned around and saw Jacquie lining up for a cross back to C4, so I obligingly took a photo, and ran off to see what I heard to be Le Tigre. This was the highlight of my Big Day Out. Their cover of "Im So Excited" was mostly shitty, but got an A for guts. The rest of their set was ingenius with a mix of "im being cheesy, taking the piss, a foriegner, and being serious all at the same time" coupled with loud distorted guitar, drunk bar-bitch lead vocals and a Vengaboys cheese beat treat. The reason I liked their set was because it was unpredictable and loud!. Im sure I saw the Slipknot 'maggot' guy push in some earplugs. Oh, and that was also when I noticed Boh Runga trying to talk to someone on her cellphone. Umm, Boh. Nup.

By this time, the suns blaze was peeling paint and I was thirsty yet again. Back over to the drinks, when I later found that my camera had taken a rogue shot of someones butt. Why would I delete such a gift from the Big Day Out gods?

I turn around and some guy was hanging by his skin next to the Illicit tattoo shop. They pull out all the stops at the Big Day Out folks!

I headed back to the Lilypad, sipped the drink and bumped into the lovely author of picnic by the motorway - Jane Yee. She would not indulge me into her next project, since Squeeze got the [ding] ..Squeeze, but she seemed in great spirits so - you go Jane! I think it was fitting that after exchanging 'ciao', I heard a guitar lick Id been hoping for. Shihad's "Alive". Nice. (I picked up that CD single a couple of days later).

I ended up sitting in the upper stands for Shihad as my legs began to disagree with all the walking. Next Big Day Out, if they introduce standing toilets for females, then I want conveyor belts. I dont really, but that'd be cool.

Taking a pause, I saw an area I hadn't been to yet. Funny, as I had walked right up to it without seeing it. The Export Gold area. I wandered up, only to be told I had to have a special tag that proves my age (and therefore consent to consume liquor and become a drunken asshole). They checked my ID then implied that my head was not screwed on properly for having no tag so late in the day, after I told them Id been here for about 6 hours already. Get a life! The tag was attached, and in I walked - pretty much to 'look around' and probably find Thane Kirby. If there was one place at the Big Day Out that Thane would be, it'd be somewhere where: there is shade, seating, nearby toilets and vast supplies of beer. Oh, and a view. The Export Gold area seemed right, but I never found him. Maybe he had a corporate box? Bastard - onya Thane.

I avoided a fashion incident. My nominated BDO t-shirt this year had no thought behind it, it was just something clean to wear (my washing was most certainly drying back at home in this sun). I decided to check out the new Eastern Stand with all its new glory, and entered the main hallway only to see some dude 40 pounds heavier than I with the exact shame shirt. Fuck this, I thought and bailed.

Walking all the way back around throught the Export zone was the last straw for my legs - just as the Beastie Boys were starting. "No Sleep till.. Brooklyn" was all I heard. That was my soundtrack as I left escorting a drunk girl who really really really, pretty please, wanted me to piggy back her out of the arena. If I had walked less that day, maybe I could have obliged, but my calves were in agony. She decided to be all strange and ran off singing to the gates. I dont think she was even talking to me upon second thought. She probably thought I was an airline baggage mover, or other small engined machine.

I got home some 20 minutes later, sat on the front deck and could hear the rest of the Beastie Boys set distantly from home. Bliss.

January 30, 2005

Arsing around

A small absence of blog posting on my part over the last week or so. Sorry about that. Two reasons - I've been busy, and also got a nasty computer virus.
Over the next few days, I will write up about my 2005 Big Day Out experience (including a random, but nice butt shot of someone), Karioitahi Beach, the NZ Dance Chart, Scrubs - Nip/Tuck & The OC, Pukekohe, cool virus stuff (yep) and some Rata appreciation.


[song in head: Steam - Na Na Hey Hey]

January 23, 2005

Ronald, answer me this

"I'll have a Boss Combo thanks, upsized, an apple pie and a sundae thanks"
-What drink would you like?

"Diet Coke".

Why on earth does McDonalds serve Diet Coke?

And why does it take so long to get anything. Lucky its not a fast-food restaurant eh? .. oh wait..

I watched "Super Size Me" over the weekend. I find myself reading the sides of food packages now. Fat, energy and sugar content in foods.. It plagues me how someone can stand and WAIT for their food from McDonalds. Thats so wrong.

January 20, 2005

Farewell Channel Z

From its humble beginnings, Channel Z stirred the pot when 'everyone else' was looking elsewhere. Channel Z was something else.

Being an Aucklander, I first heard Channel Z in 1997. I gave it a week or should I say, it took me a week to 'click' and I never looked back. Jon & Nathan left Ice TV and later hosted a very very funny and highly intellectual and stimulating breakfast show - quite unlike any duo I've heard before. The station was gooood. The Dick84 breakfast show was a breath of fresh air. It brought me my daily (insert benny hill type music)... News. It inspired me to live by one of my mantras: "Never dwell in the past, unless its hilarious".

Times were good. The music was mostly hot, the people were much like that of an adopted family and Channel Z helped me grow as a person. Seriously, it did. I really enjoyed the "Resurrection Selection" which was hosted by Phoebe Spiers, which she would dedicate the 10-11am hour weekdays to old school rock tracks by bands like Porno For Pyros and Headless Chickens. Class.

Theres a lot of negativity out there by non-true listeners and some ex-staff. They are confident that the format sucked after 1999 and was not worth listening to. Wrong.

The first night I heard Bomber on talkback was in 2002. I missed the kerfuffel back in 2000, but happened to tune into a show about date rape. What great radio I heard. How relevant, how topical and how smart was that. He then moved onto talking nuclear issues with Nandor, then giving advice to some pimply kid about confidence. Kudos to Bomber for sticking his neck out and being human. That's youth radio. I was talking about it all week.

Channel Z was a cheap station to run for Canwest. It had a great profile when the Big Day Out rolled around every year. You'd see homemade posters saying "Channel Z is Big Day Out" on high profile spots around town, or plastered to the sides of houses dotted up and down the motorways. Listeners would hope that the Channel Z spies would choose their poster and throw a swag of Big Day Out passes their way for their effort. I went to the 2003 Big Day Out because of Channel Z. It was my first ever Big Day Out. I still talk about that day.

In 2003, Jon & Nathan left. A widely reported tongue in cheek cash payout unfolded in the tunnels at Kelly Tarltons, and the Dick84 breakfast was no more. James Coleman took over with his KFC shakes. ..Putting all the stuff in a quarter pack in to a blender then drinking it..

Timely really, as Channel Z lost their 94.2 frequency (in a completely ass, but predictable decision by their owners) in Auckland to sister station The Edge less than a month later, and although they moved to 93.8FM - it was based at Waiheke Island where reception was a real problem - even in the Channel Z studio they couldn't get their own broadcast clearly. Canwest duly threw a bucket of cash toward the government, which eventually got them back on the Skytower 5 or 6 months later. Channel Z lost nearly all of its audience over this this time, and it has never recovered. Last survey 2/2004 = 54,700 listeners 10+, 18 months after the fact.

They kept on trucking though, James Coleman's "Coleman Sessions" continued. It was a series of intimate recorded shows from York Street recording studios that gave the station a new intelligence when relating to their music. They were goooood shows.[pix]

Jacquie Brown brought us "Pop Goes The Weasel" - a weekly show that has in-studio guests (musicians and others) to compete against each other in bizarre rounds of musical trivia, in an effort to win a hot dinner date with said host (who still has trouble saying the number '1').

2004 saw that infamous tv ad, where a guy would be listening to The Darkness 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' on his car stereo (well before any other station picked it up), he changes the station when Bomber comes on and his beaten up car suddenly blows up, much in a Monty Python style. From then on, a nice recurring effect of this commercial was anytime you heard that song, it became a mental reference to Channel Z, even if you were listening to the song on ZM, The Edge, The Rock or elsewhere. A nice piece of marketing, a well chosen song, although it didn't hammer home the 93.8 frequency was 'back'.

Its interesting, coz it seems to me that Channel Z had once again become an underdog station, much like its beginnings. Bugger all listeners, but really ace radio.

I have a lot of untouchable happy memories of Channel Z, like a lot of its former listeners. Its a shame that it cannot continue. Channel Z was a plumber in many ways for New Zealand music and unsigned bands, and boy they were knowledgeable when it came to their music. Clever bastards those guys.

As I've grown, I've always thought of Channel Z as a luxury station. When Karen Hay dropped a bomb and announced that she will return to radio, and Channel Z was her chosen station, a flood of emotion came over me. Radio With Pictures back in the 80s was an amazing eye-opening TV show to me and thinking about it now, having Karen announce that Channel Z is the only radio station she would be comfortable working for, pulled on my fragile happy childhood emotions that are attached to Radio With Pictures back in '82. Karen is a smart woman. In my eyes, she has that John Peel-like 'spark' about her. Quietly clever. Its a shame it had to be short lived, but better than nothing at all. Who knows, she may host the new breakfast show, or not.

Initial reaction by the industry to the loss of Channel Z has been without shock, saying its long overdue. This day has been coming, and there have been two people who hold the strings for Channel Z over this time. These people loved the station, loved the passion of its staff, so fought tooth and nail to keep it running. This seems to be an acceptable compromise for them in keeping a lot of the essence to which Channel Z has been built, with a seemingly more attractive way of boosting audience figures. A secondary fallout effect of this will no doubt move straggling diehards to eventually settle on either The Rock, bNet or move off to iPod land.

It has to be said though, that the new station (Channel Z's successor) "Kiwi FM" will be 100% NZ Music. That's good, although the name, or term "Kiwi" is under fire by many. Dubber prompts another discussion completely that Kiwi FM can be a 'replacement' for Channel Z or anything "is the notion that New Zealand music is a genre.." "..Kiwi FM is not a substitute for NZ music on any of the other corporate multiplex stations. Enjoying More FM is not a separate experience to enjoying NZ music. It's part of the same package".

Theres more to say of course, but im getting a bit tired now, and I have the Big Day Out tomorrow so I will leave you with the official press release and a much more detailed history of Channel Z.

Enjoy the remaining days of Channel Z - we have it until 7pm Waitangi Day.

I wonder what their farewell song will be... Suggestions?

January 18, 2005

More Buzz

And Asher also gets middawns everywhere.

Rip it good

IF we can rip CDs into digital format, if we can hear sound from a machine, if they are working on smells at the moment, then surely someones working on a special piece of hardware to rip currency?

January 13, 2005

Thoughts on 2004

I'm a few months off my Blogiversary. 2005 is here and soon(ish), my blog will have a new cover. I'm not one to dwell on events of the past (unless they're hilarious), but I've been thinking of doing a post like this one for a little while.

These are some highlights of my blog subjects over the last 8 or so months. This, I would hope increases your chances of finding something in particular I've written about over this time, especially using the blog search box displayed above.

• "The Superstation" The worlds most powerful AM radio station
• "The Great Audio Codec Test 2004" - trying out compressed audio formats
• "IBOC" - better reception for radios
• "Flag It" - my thoughts on the Union Jack
• "Toutatis" and "Toutatis Visits" - Earths meteorite visitor
• "Cassini" - Johnny Gill presents space-trivia!
• "Rove:Live" - What the?
• "You Whores" - Bill Drummond is still clever.
• "Side C" - the truth behind hidden tracks
• "Sniglet Anyone?" - The term is resurrected, only to resurrect the terms.
• "Dirty S.O.B's!" - my battle with Danger Mouse (not the DJ), and his posse.
• "ex EM!" - my thoughts on Digital Broadcasting
• "View from inside a metal Kit-Kat" - a day on an Auckland bus
• "Losono" - The people that gave us mp3, now offering a surround sound format
• "Mozilla Magic" - I cast Internet Explorer into the fire and welcome Firefox
• "Hiccout The Hiccups" - old wives cures for hiccups
• "Guilty Pleasures" - what is in your old music collection?
• "Ke? F See?" - KFC exposed.
• "Metaphor Creates Kaos" - the answer to the chicken - egg question. Finally!
• "Stern Sells Sirius" - Howard Stern moves to Digital, and I love it!
• "Letterman Gets Interviewed" - Letterman sits in the guest chair. An interesting man.
• "Rejected Radio Formats" - Is there any money in these radio brands?
• "Canwest Makes Changes" - Canwest Radio ditches every one of their heritage stations in a mass rebranding.

Here's to an interesting 2005!

January 12, 2005

2004 Q&A

A nice little Cut n Paster I found over at Farrars.
Select, copy, paste, delete his answers and provide mine. Nice.

What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Took a life changing risk.

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes. Mine was to support underdogs, and eject clingers from my list of associates.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My Brother and his Wife had a beautiful baby girl, and she smiles every time she sees me.

Did anyone close to you die?
No, but my cat of 17 years passed on.

What countries did you visit?
Germany visited me.

What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Money. 2004 was my lowest earner ever.

What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I guess December 26, because of the continuing coverage and impact of the Tsunami. Although the date eludes me, the day that Saddam was captured was a great day.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I went into business. A dream for a long time finally comes true.

What was your biggest failure?
I had no major failures in 2004 - seriously. The biggest would be something like failing to trim the hedge after promising to do it.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Only the flu mid year.

What was the best thing you bought?
A portable USB drive.

Whose behavior merited celebration?

A very close friend who I will not name here, whom spent 6 months fixing themselves by facing their demons. That, and the admission by Jon Toogood about Pacifier.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
One of my former bosses.

Where did most of your money go?
Good question. I wish I could answer that.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Becoming an Uncle, and being a best man!

What song will always remind you of 2004?
Vertigo by U2

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? Happier
ii. Thinner or fatter? fatter
iii. Richer or poorer? poorer

What do you wish you’d done more of?

Keeping active in my social circles.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Procrastinating, although upon reflection, I did need the break.

How did you spend Christmas?
With family and friends, probably much like everyone else. Actually got into some mischief on Xmas night which was highly entertaining.

Did you fall in love in 2004?
Love, no.

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
24 without question. Eating Media Lunch is always good too.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I hate no-one. I prefer to remove them from my life by exiting the circle of people that are connected to them, no matter how nice they are. Life is far more enjoyable when you don't have to tip-toe around conflicts.

What was the best book you read?
I don't read books. Never have.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
1979 to 1983 in 1994.

What did you want and get?
A new car, loyal friends and inner happiness.

What did you want and not get?
Quality time with distant friends.

What was your favorite film of this year?
See the post titled Mile Eye - my favs are there.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
That was exactly a year ago. I did the same this year, a nice meal with the family. I was 25 last year, and 27 this year.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If Kerry won, and if all of these charity concerts currently underway for Tsunami relief were also done to aid Iraq out of war. Yusef Islam could have dug up his guitar for the cause, surely.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?

A major improvement. Its no longer 1998.

What kept you sane?
badminton, food variety and of course - writing this blog.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Rachel Bilson (Summer from the OC).

What political issue stirred you the most?
Destiny church's protest of the Civil Union Bill.

Who did you miss?
One measly trip to Hamilton in 2004 to cram catchup with old friends. I miss them all, and really should visit more often - they hate Auckland.

Who was the best new person you met?
Harold Russ - teacher @ Kings College.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Leave it a day.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Are you gonna go my way?

Bits - Jan 12

Everything you need to know about downloading mp3s
Chaos can be a positive thing. Chaos is inherently part of the creative act. To embrace creativity means you must also embrace chaos. Things don't happen when everything is neat and "just so". Creativity is all about distruption. The people who tell you that creativity is pain-free are liars. - boingboing

Have a jacksie around the big city. Helps me fill in holes.

Beginning of the buckle

To use a really horrible metaphor, will radio survive the Technology Tsunami?

An ongoing idea in my petite brain for a while now, has been the future of radio. Specifically, a common tune-in and listen to a DJ give away a CD, talks a bit, plays music "radio" while I listen in rush hour. I give a definition because it gives pause to the question of "what is radio" and "is that correct anymore". The answer is not moot yet but will be in time. Internet streaming is a great example of a challenger to these questions, ultimately rejected as a form of radio.

I read today that virtually every NAB radio station (and non-affiliates) in America are about to air a 6 week radio campaign (worth $28 million so far) to promote.. radio. The big sell is "Radio: You Hear It Here First" voiced by moderately famous singer/songwriters and rappers. They will explain how it was radio not iPods or the Internet that gave them their first break.
Excuse me Mr Ludacris, Sir, but dude - yes radio gave you your break, but dog, you can't expect radio to keep your boat afloat in this changing age can you? Check yo self.

In 5 years (as Stern boldly says), Digital radio will be the future. Wether that's true or not, the dynamic of radio will change at that time. The medium still very much the same. Who would like to know that our existing radio stations are already suffering from networking backlash? It's teething say the bigwigs, and they're right. Why else is TRN's Coast expanding so quickly, why else is TRN filling frequencies with brands like Flava and Hauraki?, Canwest's Rock/Edge/RadioLive etc etc? Why else are these two companies making deals left right and centre with private and independent frequency owners?
Its mainly about filling your ears with your favourite wallpaper (or marketshare). Advertising fuelled wallpaper. Sometimes funny and interesting wallpaper, but wallpaper nonetheless.

Wake Up Call:
The next generation of radio listener (by that, I mean the next 'target market') are in their 20's and media savvy, like totally dude, psyche. An informed lot. They clearly see the catch in a box of promotional cardboard gold bars. They're wildly aware of the real reason why many radio promotions in summer are at the hotspots, and why iceblocks and drinks are the free giveaways today.

Radio that targets this next generation listener will miss, and miss and miss their ace, not because these people are deliberately avoiding or defusing anything presented (although some will because of the common hatred for radio ads), the truth of it all may be the fact that radio can no longer be their everything. They no longer hear a song for the first time from radio. No longer their primary news source or entertainment portal. Radio becomes less of a priority, because we gain more gadgets for sure, but we never gain any more time with the darned things. Quality time is becoming extinct. TSL will become extremely low.

i-Pods ARE the start of it, or more to the point - Portable Digital Audio is. The internet - secondary. We're all buying into it now, and don't think for one minute that Im saying its bad, coz I think its quite the opposite. When Sky TV started, it was Movies, Sport and News. Wow Nana. These days its around 100 freaking channels of icelandic paint drying competitions, russian pole-vaulting on stilts, MTV, and reality. My point is, there's much more variety, more to choose from.

When free to air TV goes digital, TV will have the same issue. These products that serve society will change and suddenly become products for society's lifestyle, rather than public interest or requirement, like the 6 O'clock news.

Before I digress, and to wrap this thought from my tiny brain, radio will just be one vague Lassard-like* element of our lives. It already is today, but with the Technology Tsunami about to hit radio hard this year, next year - whenever Digital Radio is King, the term 'radio' of our yesterdays will die, although in a Blaze Of Glory no doubt for the current X+Y generations.

*awaiting approval by Urban Dictionary

January 11, 2005

Mile Eye on de Telly

I'm thoroughly enjoying Mile High [TV2,Tue@10pm - overview] and considering there's bugger all promotion for this show here (not that this is the reason, but) it will probably slip the radar for upcoming UK TV award ceremonies.

The Office's Ricky Gervais (David Brent) has accepted a gig in the next Mission:Impossible 3, because of its success, so UK satire has a lot of attention ot the moment. Ricky has also just scooped Kate Winslet for his next TV project.

I was also thinking about how 24 launched into its 4th series in the US last night to good audience numbers and I hope we won't have to wait too long for the 4th series in NZ.

Movieblog also reminded me about the upcoming awards shows like the Grammy Awards on Feb 13 (US time):

Record Of The Year 2004 nominees list:

• "Let's Get It Started" - The Black Eyed Peas
• "Here We Go Again" - Ray Charles & Norah Jones
• "American Idiot" - Green Day
• "Heaven" - Los Lonely Boys
• "Yeah!" - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris.

The other category my white skinned rapper complex is interested in is the best Rap Album - woooo-eee a tight race again this year:

• "To The 5 Boroughs" - Beastie Boys
• "The Black Album" - Jay-Z
• "The Definition" - LL Cool J
• "Suit" - Nelly
• "The College Dropout" - Kanye West.

[full 2005 grammy nominees list]

Hollywood's silly season is never complete without the lush red carpet for the 77th Academy Awards, where the nominees are announced on Jan 25th. This years, is hosted by Chris Rock, rather than mostly annoying Steve Martin or the stalwart Billy Crystal. Im looking forward to seeing Chris Rock in the opening sequences of the ceremony (where he will cameo in the years biggest movies, in a spoof-off) possibly in such flicks like Kill Bill, Harry Potter, Passion of the Christ, i-Robot, Eternal Sunshine, Starsky & Hutch, Alien vs Predator, Riddick or even Super Size Me or F/911?!??! Wait and see..

Meanwhile, back at home - Shortland Street teasers are appearing on TV2 again, Mike & Hilary are already comfy in their new 6pm slot over at 3, and as for John & Carol - we will have to wait until April to see the fruits of their labour. Over at Prime, Alison Mau has also signed up to join Holmes in producing the new show.

In Black on a hot day

A Telecom door to door salesman came visit today.

Tried to sell me a deal. I listened, I nodded...
I told him I no interested.

He tell me more deals, explaining tollcall savink..
I told him I no interest.

He asked who my provider was and why Im not interested..
I say, Telecom for the homeline, Vodafone for the Prepay phone.

He say I can haf a pxt phone for $19 and free toll calls.
I told him Im not intersted. My cell for people to call me, and I dont like pisst.

He pause. He leave. Wearing sweaty black suit.

January 10, 2005

Bits - Jan 10

Give me my DOS Games! (mostly 50-100kb in size!)
Club DJ/Producer? - why not sample an 80s arcade effect in your next mix/tune and freak out your punters...
The right name can affect how others rate your looks!