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Dream dance party

I have decided that if I were to ever win the lottery OR get married, I will rent out a small club, compile a list of 75 of my favorite dance songs, gather 100 friends and family that love to dance, and hire Kaskade to mix my dance list into an amazing 5 hour dance party set.

National Delete Your MySpace Profile Day is here!

Delete it. Delete it. No one wants to be defeated.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s become quite clear that MySpace has lost nearly all relevance and is quickly going down the tubes. With the announcement of layoffs left and right, round the world, the company is clearly a sinking ship. Whether they can survive as a music platform/destination is still up in the air. One thing is clear to me though – a popular social networking site, they are no longer.

I was reluctant to ever even sign up for MySpace. I thought it was clunky, ugly and annoying. I was an early adopter to Facebook and have always been a fan. Needless to say I eventually signed up for an account and developed a profile but I never really embraced it.

To that end, I’m planning to delete my profile…. and I’d like you to join me. You know it sucks. You know it’s lame. You know you haven’t logged in in weeks and the last time you did it was only to stalk someone and/or view someone’s pictures. You know Facebook is superior. So just do it… delete your profile with me!

I hereby declare Wednesday, July 1, National Delete Your MySpace Profile Day.

Pledge your deletion in the comments section of this post, read the instructions below on how to delete your profile and spread the word!


How do you delete your profile on July 1…

  1. Log into MySpace.com.
  2. Click on My Account near the upper right corner.
  3. Click on Account among a horizontal list of options near the middle of the page.
  4. Scroll down to Account Cancellation. Click Cancel Account.
  5. Choose I’m bored with MySpace. Let’s face it. We are. Click No Thanks. Don’t like you MySpace!
  6. Continue clicking yes in what will probably be a series of are you sure’s? (I don’t know for a fact. I haven’t gone through the entire deletion process yet. Saving that for July 1!)

Could I have been Derek Huxtable?

Who didn’t love The Cosby Show? I think it’s one of the few shows from the late 80s and early 90s that people loved back then and can still watch today and be somewhat entertained. Not be completely annoyed… eh… Full House… Saved by the Bell…

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Along with being a great show, The Cosby Show had great opening credit scenes (or whatever you call them). I wanted to post them here but the stupid copyright police have disabled the embed feature for individual Cosby Show YouTube videos.

F dat. So you go here to watch the opening scenes individually. My favorite is season 5 (which is out of order).

My debut album is out

There are a lot of 25 things about you/what your iPod on shuffle reveals about you/wanna-be viral chain letter things floating around the interweb. I hadn’t felt compelled to participate in one until this weekend when I stumbled upon one that makes use of Photoshop. And if history is any indicator, you all know I like to tool around in Photoshop. It’s an “if you were to have a band and put out an album, what would your cd/cover art look like” sort of thing.

Anyway, I did it… here’s mine:

album-cover

(In case you were wondering my band is named after Prokhor from Gorodets, a medieval Russian icon-painter, thought to have been the teacher of Andrei Rublev. The name for my debut album comes from a excerpt from Donald Trump’s brilliant book Art of the Deal. The full quote is.. “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”)

Want to make your own?

  1. Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Go to: http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Decision 2009: The polls are open

Proposition Freestar

There is a new development in the case for Proposition Freestar. (Familiarize yourself with Prop F.)

Just hours before polls were set to open last night, the election commission (me) learned from an unreliable source (Lindsey) that the Ford Explorer was sold on Saturday (to a cop, no less).

The good news is that Lindsey hasn’t handed the title over. Meaning, if enough votes are cast there may still be time to convince Lindsey to bail on the cop (bad karma I know, but this is important), grovel at the feet of the Freestar owner (for being so foolish and turning down the offer) and make the trade happen after all.

The polls are poll is open until 5 PM PT | 8 PM ET. Vote early and vote often. (yes, often… I never said this was a democracy.)