Archive: May 1st, 2002

Tom Waits

With most of the music industry running scared from the Internet in a moral panic, it’s great to see a record company that embraces the medium and uses it to its full potential.

ANTI-records is streaming two new albums by Tom Waits, Alice (presumably music from the Robert Wilson play) and Blood Money.

If I may indulge in a moment of pure fanspeak, I’d just like to state for the record that Tom Waits rocks my world.

ANTI-records also adds sideways motion to my planetary abode.

Petition Decision Derision

At the time of writing this, 997 morons believe this idiocy about The Lord Of The Rings:

"Peter Jackson has decided to tastelessly name the sequel "The Two Towers". The title is clearly meant to refer to the attacks on the World Trade Center. In this post-September 11 world, it is unforgiveable that this should be allowed to happen."

Even when the website added this note:

"The Two Towers is the title of the JRR Tolkien book originally published in 1954, as part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: 47 years prior to the attacks on the World Trade Center towers."

All is not lost, however. There is a counter-petition. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, only 200 people have signed it.


It’s political correctness gone mad. You do realize that this is why the Roman Empire collapsed, don’t you?

May Day - the Real Labor Day

Happy May Day.

If you’re working today, shame on you.

If you’re marching through London, know your rights.