Monday, January 30, 2012
Bettye Lavette - Talking Old Soldiers

An absolutely amazing song.  It’s hard to add much to this.

A cover of an Elton John song (which I now have to lookup), it’s dark and bitter.  I like it.

It's funny I remember, oh, five or six years ago I'd say
I'd stand right here at this bar with my friends who passed away
And drink three times the wine I can drink today
Yup, I know how it feels to grow old

I know what they're sayin' son
There goes an old frenzy broad again
Well, I may be mad at that but I've seen enough
To make a young man go out his brains


posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:55 PM | Feedback (0)
Okay, maybe not: Recurring Macbook Air Sleep Problems

I had previously posted about how setting a startup disk seemed to prevent a recurring problem with my MacBook Air being unable to wake up from sleep.  I didn’t understand why it would work, but it appeared to.

Looks like that was premature, as the problem has occurred twice the last two days, and the startup disk is still set.

Back to the drawing board.

posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:50 PM | Feedback (0)
SQL Server: How to document and configure server instance settings

For my own future reference, from SimpleTalk.

posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:07 PM | Feedback (0)
Jeff Beck – Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers

As partial penance for a previous post (say that five times fast), here’s a seminal guitar instrumental.

I saw Jeff Beck once, appearing in a bill with SRV about 6 months before the helicopter crash.  A great concert, even greater in retrospect given what happened.

He’s one of the few guitarists that I know of that uses tone to signify change in emotion as effectively as he does (David Gilmour is probably the only other guitarist that uses this technique regularly.  That I know of, of course.).

There are many other YouTube videos of him performing this song but the original is the best.


posted @ Monday, January 30, 2012 8:25 PM | Feedback (1)