Beats To Make You Move Your Seat

Ok, this Samba version of Hit The Road, Jack in Portugese (I think) on Jazzmusique, has me dancing my fat ass off. It’s rockin’ in a way I just can’t explain. My feet are tappin’, my head is a-boppin, my butt is a-shimmyin’, and thanks to Amazon, the album has been added to my wishlist, and just in time for my birthday.

If you have a speedy connection, you should get on over to Netmusique right now and listen in. Jazzmusique is my favorite. For example, right before Hit The Road, Jack, they played a live version of Massive Attack’s Safe From Harm, which is one of my all-time favorites (now, if it had been live Teardrop I would have exploded from pure music joy). It’s great happy workin’ music without too many distractions. There are 5 second bumpers every hour or so, but no ads and no end to the ger-oovy music.

They play some rap every once in a while, and to my shock, I actually like it. It’s always downtempo jazzy stuff with interesting lyrics and sweet beats. Most of the time, it’s downtempo happy beats, frequently of an ethnic flavor (pick one, it’ll happen during the day).

I apologize for the goofiness of this post. It’s set to music you’re not hearing and a beat you can’t follow.

Airport Mormons

I’m back!! I slept sitting up on the couch last night and got seven hours of uninterrupted sleep before getting up for work. I’m back a work, a little tired and a little coughy, but here I am. I’m going to work on a Geekout! tutorial on installing Movable Type in OS X for a friend and try not to go crazy or fall asleep.

If I ever get it installed, I’ll probably also do a tutorial on installing an airport card in a G4 Powerbook. I thought it would go under the keyboard like the RAM does, but NO. You have to take the battery out, remove the bottom casing and then you can install the card. Being sick, I haven’t gotten around to performing open-butt on my machine (well, work’s machine – shhhhh). Apple, why do you have to make things difficult? You could have used normal screws on the bottom, and included in the instructions with the card. But no, I had to go to your website and download a 9mb PDF to figure out how to install the card. What fun!! Now, my battery refuses to come out for some reason, and I’m real close to giving up. Maybe it’s time to take it to the Genius Bar and have them do it… it’s admitting defeat, but then at least I’d have Wi-Fi at work.

The Morning News has an incredibly inaccurate but funny editorial containing a request for the Mormons to save the world from Terror. It’s a novel idea, but don’t think Salt Lake hasn’t contemplated it. After life threats of baptism are pretty funny. If the promise of 70 virgins will convince someone to blow themselves up, would the thought of post-death conversion to Christianity compel them not to? Now, I don’t think this would fly. GW and the Boys only like faith-based initiatives of the Fundamentalist sort. The Fundies don’t like us too much. No, really, they don’t. You’d think they’d love the Mormons, but alas, it was not meant to be. To them, we’re a cult and debbil-worshippers. In high school, I tried and tried to understand why they didn’t like us and well, I could never get a solid answer. The only answer I could come up with was ignorance. Every time I explained my religion to someone, they went, “Oh, that’s not so bad.” After they’d gone back to their pastor, they’d always come back and tell me I was lying to them. Ummmm… huh? Thankfully, I don’t live in Mississippi anymore and don’t have those problems anymore. I must not have enough drugs in my system… this is going nowhere fast.