Luke's band The Smoking Gun has, of course, a great collection of information about this Luke Helder Pipe Bomber kid. Lots of fun stuff, including mp3s of his band's songs. If you saw the photo of him in the news, you'll realize that he is *shocker* a nirvana fan, and listening to his bands songs will back that up. Is there a term for that style of singing that Pearl Jam started and that countless other bands mimic - you know that low, growl style. "manly singing" Check out the "Black and Back" mp3 to hear his kinda crappy 'I love Kurt' style.
Do you have a Kurt Cobain poster in your dorm room? Of course you do.
Dear CNN On that same note, here is what my pal scott wrote to CNN regarding their coverage, and their including of what bands this kid liked...
"With the recent posting of your article concerning the arrest of Lucas John Helder, I was very excited to see that you will now be including the musical preferences of suspected criminals in your online news articles! How sad it was to realize that this is, in fact, not the case. After a full reading of todays news, I find myself completely uninformed in the matter of what one may find in Cardinal Bernard Law's boombox. And how about the latest unsuccessful suicide bomber in Israel? Are we to assume that you have not yet been made privy to his musical tastes? Or is this not considered newsworthy information?
My question to you is: will we soon be seeing a "Favorite Band:" Category in every 'factoid' box published concerning a national crime suspect? Or were you simply hoping to draw a correlation between rock music and the actions of this disturbed young man? If that is the case, then perhaps it is time to revisit the name of your company, as this would not in fact be "news", but rather your "opinion".
Of course, I understand that CON isn't the most appealing name for a cable network. "
Woo Hoo Magic Box If you have five minutes you should read this article about this scam artist who had a magic box that you would plug into your phone line and be able to have broadband instantly. CNN and Blockbuster both gave him a bit of funding to develop his new technology. I won't tell you how his demonstrations worked, you'll have to read it yourself - it's pretty great.
Overclock Jesus Our pal Liz sent this to me. Nice article about some kids who overclocked Jesus and the adventures they had.
"A group of bored students in Chicago overclocked Jesus so that he now performs miracles nearly twice as fast as before. Goran Radovich and Trey Gafney managed to overclock Jesus and keep him stable at a record 3.69 GHz."
Margot Kidder You remember her? Lois Lane. Yea, that one. Well, we all probably remember a few years ago when she had some sort of breakdown. I was reading about it on this goofy little site and they had some stories about her, which were just sad and/or amazingly wacky. Check it out.
....She followed them into a Hertz Rent-a-Car, where she stayed for almost an hour passing notes to the salespeople. The first one read "Drive my jacket 100 miles from here and throw it." The last one simply read "I am dead."
Walrus.com On the same site, they have a Eddie Furlong page that features songs (!?) from his album that he did in Japan. Painful. There for you should listen to the audio samples now and check out his awesome fashion.
Remember that time in English class My highschool pal Suze was in town with her hubby Monday night. They are super nice, and we went out to Banjara for dinner, one of my favorite Indian places here. The Food was rockin' awesome and the service was very efficient. I think we ate for 3 hours - it was one of those kind of dinners. Sean+Suze: Have a safe trip home.