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2009-10-15 - 10:37 a.m.

Well. I have sold even more stuff on eBay.

So now an additional part of my day will include a trip to the post office to get rates so I can invoice the buyer.


The package I shipped to Australia left the US this morning.

Why am I spending so much time on this? I mean, lots of people ship stuff out of the country all the time, right? Well, the last time I sent something out of the country it got destroyed.

So I'm watching this very carefully.


Walter hooked up a radio receiver to our work sound system so we can have terrestrial radio playing in the background. For some reason, this receiver wasn't working.

Since I'm the expert on such things - no joke, I'm the go-to guy when shit like this happens, which has helped me keep my job - Walter had me climb up to where the receiver was wired in to see if I could figure out what was wrong.

Within about thirty seconds, I found two problems: one, the wiring that connects the receiver to the sound system was crap and needed to be replaced. And two, whoever set this up connected the antenna wires to the speaker output.

Yes, the antenna wasn't connected to the antenna inputs. It was connected to the speaker OUTPUTS. No wonder the thing wasn't working.

Within two minutes the antenna was wired correctly and a cable with 1/4" jacks was plugged into the appropriate spots...and music was heard.

Like I said, this is one of the things that helps keep me employed.


Now, I told you that story to tell you this one...

Last night I was listening to the background music and heard a familiar piano lick. I listened closer...and heard an unfamiliar voice, singing unfamiliar words. So this was not a re-make.

Then I heard a familiar guitar lick...from another song.

This artist had sampled two different classic rock songs and mashed them into something...else.

The piano lick was from Werewolves of London. The guitar riff was from Sweet Home Alabama. The song is All Summer Long by Kid Rock. Evidently it was a big hit. I'd never heard it before.

I'd rather listen to the originals.


So I have several stops and lots to do today.

Be seeing you.


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