"In short, a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammelled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires of his revolver as the fancy takes him." ["New York Journal," April 23, 1900]
Suburban sub = lesser or lower urban = of the city
Now that my family history is out of the way. Let me tell you about me. Well, I don't know about me. In the past this was less of a journal and more of a repository of odd internet findings. In the future it will probably be more of a journal and a repository of still odd internet findings.
Friends List The following has been lifted from danmeddy my take on the whole "friends list" thing that so many people seem to get their panties in a knot about: if you wanna add me to your friends list, go ahead, you don't need to ask my permission. if i have you on my friends list, and you ask me to take you off my list, i will kill you, then piss on your corpse for being such an immature bastard. if your only annoyance in your life is whether or not someone has you on their friends list who shouldn't, then feel blessed because you have a truly good life. if i don't put you on my friends list, it's not necessarily because i hate you, we're just different people who have different interests. but then again, maybe i do hate you. or maybe i'm just too lazy to read lots of journals. most of the people on my friends list are actually friends of mine, so i use it to keep up with what everyone else is doing. deal with it.
Some wisdom from Lao Tzu:
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - When the wise man learns the Way, He tries to live by it. When the average man learns the Way He lives by only part of it.
When the fool learns the Way He laughs at it. Yet if the fool did not laugh, It would not be the Way. Indeed, if you are seeking the Way, Listen for the laughter of fools. - Alternate Translation(that sounds like a kickass band name):
When the great man learns the Way, he follows it with diligence; When the common man learns the Way, he follows it on occasion; When the mean man learns the Way, he laughs out loud; Those who do not laugh, do not learn at all.
Therefore it is said: Who understands the Way seems foolish; Who progresses on the Way seems to fail; Who follows the Way seems to wander.
For the finest harmony appears plain; The brightest truth appears coloured; The richest character appears incomplete; The bravest heart appears meek; The simplest nature appears inconstant.
The square, perfected, has no corner; Music, perfected, has no melody; Love, perfected, has no climax; Art, perfected, has no meaning.
The Way can be neither sensed nor known: It transmits sensation and transcends knowledge.
23rd Psalm for Jazz Bassists
The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush. He maketh me to lay out in tasteful places He leadeth me beside cool meter changes He restoreth my "one".
Yeah man, though I read through the trickiest charts, I will fear no train wrecks. For You are with it. Your ride and Your snare, they comfort me.
You setteth up a solo for me In the presence of mine guitarists. You annointeth my lines with drive. My groove overflows.
Surely good feel and swing will follow me through all the tunes of each set. And I will dwell in the pocket the whole gig long. Amen.
And now for some advertising(everyone else is doing it):
This is fun too. captbut007 clued me to it, though he doesn't play anymore. I currently have a Level 4 Gecko Supervisor who's equipment consists of: a mullet wig, a Turtleslinger, white satin pants, and a continuum transfunctioner. If that doesn't tell you how cool this game is, nothing will.
For the megalomaniac in all of us:
and here is my nation:
The local(San Diego) radio station that's not that bad: