Posts from 31st January 2004

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Jan 04

I mislaid my copy of Metal Machine Music

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I mislaid my copy of Metal Machine Music a few years ago – possibly I lent it to some so-called “friend” – so I can’t check the sleevenotes to help out (besides I had some weird continental cut-out versions which omitted half of them). What I want to know is, what itunes EQ pre-set should it go on? Metal seems the sensible answer but there isn’t a Metal: Rock? Electronics? Classical??? (MMM “better than Xenakis” – L.Reed) haha Loudness??!!? Maybe I shd take a hint from the famously identical sidelengths, and flatline the knobs.

A new science curriculum proposed in Georgia…

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A new science curriculum proposed in Georgia for high school teachers has been edited to avoid all mentions of the term “evolution.” Republican state school superintendent Kathy Cox backs the changes — it’s a crusade of hers, in fact — and she has described evolution as “a buzzword that causes a lot of negative reactions.”

Now, there are a few states — mainly in the “Bible belt” — that have skirted around the evolution bugbear, but this is ridiculous. These changes will make Georgia the first state to actually remove the word “evolution” from lesson plans after having it in place for years. The plan also conveniently “forgets” about topics such as fossil evidence, the emergence of single-celled organisms, and even the life of Darwin.

All vanished from the curriculum with nary a trace — it’ll be up to Georgia teachers to teach evolution, and there will be no state guidelines in place to even make sure that high school students learn about, say, Gregor Mendel’s pea plant experiments, crucial to understanding how genes make up life to begin with. Truly a tragic state of affairs.

L’IL FLIP – “Game Over”

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L’IL FLIP – “Game Over”

E. Crunk (Mr. Crunk?) (mr. crunk?) took the words right out of the place I wish my words came from in regards to this track, and also added a fine l’il Flip gif to complete the ensemble; I just thought you folks should know.

Note to Flip & Co. – next time, less Pac-Man, more Contra.