July 19, 2005
Terrible is this. Not only is it stupider than stupid, they
misspelled Shawn Fanning.
Saw some of Beck's show last night at Bill Graham Civic. I guess I've been
spoiled by bands like Dungen, The Pixies, and Radiohead. Bands that know how
to do a proper live show. Beck's was just uninspiring, which I should've
predicted, having seen him play SNL recently. And what's with the useless guy,
anyway? I can see the humor in it, but only to a point. What a lot of crap.
And all of the music, at least the parts not just played as samples by a guy
hidden way in the back, was a bit lacking in energy and execution, compared to
the album versions. It seems either Beck isn't that great of a guitarist, or
just doesn't try when playing shows... (OK so the tons of drums up on stage was
cool, but I didnt feel like they were properly used, and Beck doing his own
little playing of them at the end of a song was kinda pathetic.. ugh)
Anyway. We've released NINJAM as GPL software. Yay. Rejoice.
The power supply for my Shuttle ST20G5 died. Their tech supprot number won't call
me back, so hopefully I can manage to order a new PSU for ~$60 from their sales
office sooner rather than later. They were supposed to email me a order form,
but I'm still waiting for it (hoping it's taking its sweet time coming through
the spam filter).