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iceberg

bucket list - arctic style

Bucket List. I have to imagine we all have one but we keep putting things off. Work, cost, is that *really* on the list? Sometimes you have to stop and then, just go. Go do it. Put away the excuses and hide the reasons from the logical side of you. So while I had some downtime, I decided recently to shut up and then, just go.   Past bucket list items I’ve checked off include singing on stage with friends. This may not sound like much, but growing up whenever I tried to sing in the car with friends, it was always the “what did you do with the money your mother gave you?” type stuff. Finall...
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iceberg

it's christmas eve and it's snowing

repost from 2009 but wanting to save the content.   how about that? the traditional snow on christmas here in dallas, texas. we do get snow a few times a year, but rarely when it's supposed to and rarely does it last more than a few hours. but today, i can look out my office window and see the snow slowly cover up the grass. i started to remember the last time it snowed on christmas and my mind drifted way back to my college years in oklahoma. i don't remember anything specific but i do remember it would be much more likely to do it there than anywhere else i've lived. that being austin a...
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iceberg

a pop tart moment

happen? I've had several "pop tart" moments since the original one and now I've just come to appreciate them for what they are; a coincidence of epic proportions that you can't plan because the random nature of them is what makes them so great.   let me back up and explain how first the term got coined and then the moments I've had since then I'd call a "pop tart" moment.   it was around 1990 and I was living in arlington, tx with a friend. I had just lost my job I moved to Dallas for and he was letting me crash in his back bedroom for $170 a month, all bills paid. I had my air mattr...
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iceberg

analysis of a dream

we've all had dreams that flat woke us up in a cold sweat. or maybe it's only me and I should seek help. however, over time I've come to find my dreams usually center around a few things. I'm in familiar territory, but it's all different and changes every time I look around. if I go back to where I was, or thought I was, it's different.   maybe I went from an elaborate hotel lobby on my way to find some friends I know I'm just right on their footsteps. I turn around and go back but suddenly I'm in a crowded shopping mall. I push forward (usually happens when you go to sleep, this "dreamin...
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iceberg

the bright - objects of my affection

coming off a rare "10" rating from their last cd, "in lucid dreams", the bright is back with "objects of my affection", a release that to a point completes the teaser cd "Diamonds in the Snow" which contained 4 early tracks (charmed, deep fall, how i feel and save the night) and then ever so much more.   Comprised of a group of talented musicians, The Bright* is: Julie Lange (vocals), Miguel Fair (bass), Robert Yahne (drums), Kell Curtis (guitar),Taylor Tatsch (guitar/backing vocals), Eric Jenkins (keys/producer) (stolen directly from their website. - Check it out - The Brights Website). ...
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Jemini

Static Fiction - On Your Mind

Nothing says true love like bat shit.    Meet Static Fiction. They‘re a pop punk band from of Huntington Beach, California that wants to accomplish everything they ever wanted in the music industry. One of those things is the goal to record the best pop punk album of all time. To work towards this goal, they really wanted to get Ryan Greene to produce some of their tunes. So how do you get one of the greatest punk rock producers of all time to notice your band? Let’s just say that after much clever thinking, copious amounts of enthusiasm, lots of hard work, and countless hours of hop...
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iceberg

the death of FM

All through history new technology has made old technology obsolete. With music, we started off with reel to reel tapes and moved to 8-tracks. I’m not sure how 8 tracks ever got out the door however. i never had one that didn't need a piece of paper shoved in the side of the tape to player (if you don't understand that you're too young, Google it) and i never understood how you can be jamming to some Boston, for example, and go from belting out MORE THAN A FEELING and having it wind down, change tracks, and pick back up again. it was such a momentum killer.   Cassettes came along next and...
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