“After all, history itself may be nothing more than an endless grand-scale game where some built walls only for others to tear them down; the better the former become at wall-building the braver the latter get at wall-tearing. The sharpening of these skills must be what we call progress.”—The Psychology of Walls and Fences - NYTimes.com
I try and not do any emo blogging on here ... so let me break that trend.
The last week or so has not been easy at all. Sort of seen myself at moments I’m tagging as “Not My Finest”.
Thankfully - pardon the pun - Thanksgiving was good to me. Never forgetting that.
But aside from that I’ve had a hard time keeping a smile on my face. My uncle’s been back in the hospital. Same problems as why he was there before. I’ve visited him three days in a row, now that I can.
I’ve got a lot to look forward to this week, but good news about his health would be better than anything I’ve got planned.
My best wishes for you and yours. Remember to never take anything for granted.
So we spend a day being thankful for what we have, just to wake up at the crack of dawn to rush out in packs of ruthless consuming SPEND SPEND SPEND robots? That must the fastest way to lose sight of a lesson learned. Ever. Or at least since we threw post 9-11 unity out the window in exchange for xenophobia.
I am likely to be the billionth person to have this thought, I know.
Would the economics ultimately work out? It’s hard to say for sure. Even the House of Cards bet is still very much a bet for Netflix as well. But I do think that a proven cult hit like Firefly would be much less of a gamble (and could likely be secured for cheaper than House of Cards was).
And that’s just one example. Arrested Development. Battlestar Galactica. Twin Peaks. These are all things that could succeed where they failed on television because it’s an entirely different model.
Bolding mine. Actually, entire article mine.
You’re welcome, Netflix. Next bring back Firefly and we’ll call it even.
“I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall.”—
If you’re considering it, and have a sizable library (15,000 songs perhaps), expect it to take a long time, probably 4-5 days, for the initial sync. Wait to enable it on your device until that’s all done, when you have some spare time to download all the music onto your iPhone over iTunes Match over Wifi, because the service clears the music off of your iPhone or iPad.
& for the humans in NYC who i cancelled on last time. i’m playing the night before on the 27th. tickets from the cancelled show are valid for that one. see ya’ll soon. bring your family. and shit. two shows. old tickets work on the 27th. new tickets for show on the 28th. both @the bowery. love.