"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Saturday, January 03, 2009

On the air -- Now 24/7!

As you can tell from the big thing over there on the right  - I am now a radio station, at least on the internet and Second Life anyways. Click the radio picture to listen on your computer. We will not be broadcasting 24/7 just yet, but and I can promise you a couple of things - live broadcasts on Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to past midnight EST/ 5 p.m. to 10 p.m PST and the tunebot that lives in my electronic record collection playing stuff at random over the weekends. Starting NOW!

Update: Thanks to everyone for tuning in on Sunday, sorry about the technical meltdown that occurred at about midnight EST -- apparently someone forgot to put fresh hamsters on the treadmill that powers the servers at Shoutcast. Better luck next time, I guess. Leave comments/requests in the comments if you so desire and keep listening, this will get fixed in time.

Upperdate: thanks to the patience of Mr. PB Recreant of Second Life, the stream is fixed and Radio Woodshed is now a going concern 24/7!!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Every picture tells a story, don't it?

Crappy Rod Stewart tunes aside, check out the best photos of 2008:

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Peas in Middle East

I betcha the folks at Mossad are wetting their pants in terror over this guy.

(Hat tip to Dr. Dawg)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best of the year

If you are looking for some swell holiday reading, the ever trenchant Jon Swift - the man who puts the "arch" in "archconservative" - compiles the best of the year from his lengthy blogroll.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Been there, done that

I've been tapped by Chet over at the Vanity Press with the latest blog meme: List all the paying jobs you've ever had in roughly chronological order.

Paperboy (bet you didn't see that coming)

Fastfood burgerflipper

Newspaper reporter (first paid byline at age 14)


Strawberry picker (which quickly became...)

Independent door-to-door fruit and vegetable salesman

Dishwasher/delivery driver at Chinese restaurant

Newspaper reporter (covering Rotary Club meetings for local paper)

Forest Ranger (Jr.)

Electric motor winding assembler/shipper

Roadhouse cook

Technical writer at IBM

Mechanic's assistant

Pizza delivery driver

Reporter/Photographer/Darkroom technician/layout monkey for weekly community newspapers in Ingersoll, Caledonia, Port Dover (Ontario)

Photographer (theatrical publicity stills)

Freelance PR copywriter and photographer

Radio reporter


Line Cook in Italian chain restaurant

Acting Editor/Reporter/Photographer/Darkroom technician/columnist/ main layout monkey for weekly community newspapers in Listowel, Ont.

Reporter/Photographer for community weekly newspaper in Napanee, Ont.

Editor-in-chief/Reporter/Photographer for twice weekly newspaper in Picton, Ont.


Industrial temp

ESL teacher in Japan

Private language tutor and education consultant

Staff writer at English language newspaper in Japan (duties include book, music and film critic, page editor, copy editor, rewriter, reporter)

Freelance writer and editor

Volunteer gigs include:

Farm labourer

Artist's agent for singer/songwriter

Wedding celebrant/clergyman

Folk Festival organizer

Union president

Santa Claus

Internet DJ/projectionist/virtual clubowner in Second Life

Record producer/political fundraiser

I'll pass this exercise in nostalgia on to David at Jim Dandy Goodness, Dan at Jackson Street Books, Shini, No Blood for Hubris and Willy Loman