Road Blog- part 1

It’s a wonderful thing when things actually work like they’re supposed to. Having experienced my share of technical snafus in the computer universe, it’s nice when I can make things work the first time around.
HTML is not a language that comes natural to me. With a cheat sheet, I can tweak webpages to add links, images, italics, and other elements of a proper webpage. Without my cheatsheet, I stumble around, typing in the wrong code, making some type of scrambled mess.

Blog software makes it so much easier for a person like myself to add to the webpage. Pull down a menu, and I can add what I need. It took me a few days to come up with a blog design I was happy with, and I’m still trying add various elements, but I’ve got something that works right now, and that’s a very liberating feeling, especially as I’m on the other side of the country.

In the days leading up to my roadtrip, things were extremely hectic, as I struggled what seemed like a thousand errands. One of the big projects I dealt with was the task of helping my friend Myke Destiny move from his Northern California headquarts, shuffling furniture around, and clearing out his garage from literally hundreds of pounds of paper. As luck would have, I inherited a lot of old rock and roll music magazines, including early Rolling Stone issues, Trouser Press, Creem, Crawdaddy, Who Put the Bomp, Greg Shaw’s Mojo Navigator News, Fusion, Jazz and Pop, Hit Parader, and many other extremely rare publications. As I have absolutely no room to keep all of this stuff, I’ll be selling a lot of this, probably selling both individual issues, and batches of these magazines on eBay. If you have any interest in picking any such magazines, I’d like to encourage you to sign up for the “Cool Collectibles“on LouieLouie.net. Hopefully, by the time I get around to posting this material on eBay, some affluent collectors will have already found this particular link via Google, Yahoo, or some other search engine, and will bid high for these items.

Many of us in the Bay Area are going to miss our friend Myke Destiny, and we all wish him the best of luck moving back to old hometown in Pennsylvania. Formerly a popular rockabilly disc jockey for KFJC, Myke runs Cracked Piston Recordings, a label that’s the home for the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, the Cadillac Angels, Hellvis, and some other great bands. If you ever need DVD or CD duplication services, Myke can deliver the goods.

Within 24 hours, my video assignment in Washington DC will be finished, and I’ll be able to spend some time at the National Archives, hopefully tracking down some great public domain film footage for this epic documentary of mine.

Sometime within the next few days, I’ll be posting some information about the Michigan Marching Band that created quite a stir in the news, featuring some comments by the school superintendent that made the rather controversial decision.

… to be continued….

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