April 1, 2010
I wanna bite the hand that feeds me.
I wanna bite that hand so badly.
I want to make them wish they’d never seen me.
–Elvis the C
Elvis sang that about the radio and music industry. I’m thinking it about RGIS. I wrote a post today about the reality of the aph system and abuses and corruption that I’ve seen personally and heard about from others. But I discarded it because I strongly suspect that it would get me fired. In New York State, an employer doesn’t need a reason to fire an employee. So I could be terminated without an explanation. In such a case, I would have no legal reason to contest the termination as a whistle blower.
I would prefer to end my employment with RGIS on my terms when I feel it is the right time. I don’t want to give them even more ammunition to get rid of me now. That being said, I must admit that there is a part of me that thinks that RGIS would be doing me a favor if they fired me. I would be forced to find another job.
December 13, 2008
For my birthday, the Boss Mom and the Boss Dad (the lovely Lettuce’s parents) gave me an Ion usb turntable. We haven’t had a working turntable in the house since around the time we moved to Buffalo. The plan is to digitalise the 800 or so l.p.’s we have. And in case anyone was wondering, the turntable is plug and play in Linux
Tonight I rediscovered one of my favie albums – “Nothing But the Truth” by Ruben Blades. Although Blades is mostly known for his Spanish language music (mostly Afro-Cuban and jazz),
this album was in English and more rock-oriented.
If my memory serves me correctly, I think I became aware of “Nothing But the Truth” because of Lou Reed’s contributions to the album. He co-wrote and produced several songs. My favorite of the Blades/Reed songs is “Letters To the Vatican” with one of my favie Lou Reed lyrics “Dear Pope, send me some hope or a rope to do me in”
Oh, yeah, Elvis Costello is another of Blade’s songwriting partners.