Archive for November 22, 2010

This is how you get me to pay for music

Posted in Finds, Music, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Since the demise of the CD (yes, I’m calling it officially ‘demised‘) artists have been looking to package music in ways that give something special to people who actually pay instead of just download. Back in the day liner notes were good enough, but today you need more. Quickly run through any music store (no, not iTunes, I mean an actual store – remember those?) and you’ll see CD packaged with all sorts of stuff – t-shirts, books, toys…

But once in a while, someone will come up with a really cool idea.

Like, SONOIO.

SONOIO is an electronic solo project of Alessandro Cortini (ex-NIN). Like every other artist, you can buy his music online.  But in addition to the standard mp3 download SONOIO offers a package that comes with a tiny synthesizer (SuONOIO) already packed with samples that were used to create the music on the album.

This thing is cool and, for the geekier people in your life, would make a great gift.

Doctors don’t work in bars, typically

Posted in Dreams, Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Kristina B. Ross was recently arrested in Idaho for ‘unlicensed practice of medicine.’ It seems she was pretending to be a plastic surgeon and giving out fake information about a practice that does exist, but that she has nothing to do with.

Okay, so this happens all the time right? So what?

Well, what caught my eye was the part about her conducting breast examines to multiple women in local bars.

Yes, that’s right… she was pretending to be a plastic surgeon so that she could feel up women in bars. 

I can’t decide if she is dispicable, or my hero…

A word of advice for women out there: plastic surgeons generally work in offices, not bars.