Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome to October Friday

I was away all day attending to some things. Everyone ready for the weekend?

Welcome to October Friday
It was another bad day in the markets to close the quarter. At this point I think getting a handle on how badly China is slowing is key, along with how bad the slow down in the US will be. The ECRI is now saying the US has entered recession ,and last summer they said we would not even though it looked for all the world like we would. Not a good item of information.

At this point I am content to keep making lists of things I want to buy, and I keep screening looking for some sign of a real bottom. Still not happening. I will be attending The Big Picture Conference on October 11th and maybe after that it there will be a clearer picture going forward. First trip to NYC! Cannot wait.

Friday Night Entertainment
Let's kick the bad month of September to the curb and welcome in October!

Robot Revolution, Will it Start Here?
We are far past where robot intelligence has gained escape velocity. Now the company Boston Dynamics has moved ahead with their powerful new robot, Alpha Dog, which may be the basis for the robot army (via Geekologie):
AlphaDog, BigDog's New & Improved Older Brother: Running For The Hills Won't Save You
Clip here:

It's coming. For us all.

Fun with Pictures
Get a smile on your faces.

Farmville is a problem?:
party-fails-them-and-their-damn-invites-farmville
see more After 12

Feeling left out I guess:
photobomb that guy - The 5th Wheel
see more This is Photobomb

Film Clips
Some things worth seeing.

Not a film, but I was in the mood for the final battle between Duncan MacLeod and his nemesis Kalas atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Skip to 38:00 mark on:

So cool.

The cult classic film "The Warriors" show what happens when you think you are scoring with girls, but they just want to shoot you:

And they are not even married (KIDDING!!!)

Rock Blogging
Ok, some tunes to get the weekend going.

I was discussing this tune last night on Twitter. Try out Anthrax with the very good "Black Lodge":


Ok, only Ozzy/Randy tune I will play is the melodic and soulful "Goodbye to Romance":

Nice.

Always have loved this tune! Lenny Kravitz and "Are you Gonna go my Way":


For Jake of EconomPic, here is "Africa" by Toto:


Ok class, two songs to go then I am out.

Nice YouTube find! For all the gold and silver lovers out there, here is Linda Ronstadt and The Eagles playing "Silver Threads and Golden Needles":

So awesome!

Last call, grab a girl, a drink and whatever else may be of use (a feather? Spatula?)

Closing the show with a little Doo-Wop if you like that. You may know this one from a classic film. Thurston Harris and Little Bitty Pretty One:

Love it.

Have a good night.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sir,

My sincere apologies for not selecting a video for tonight's post. It will not happen again.

I would like to Rick Roll a NIN song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQLeNiNTtbc

As far as the walker goes:

http://eecue.com/b/1139/SPAWAR---Autonomous-Military-Robots-.html

All but half of these systems were on full public display at a recent airshow on my post a few weeks ago.

This isn't science fiction anymore.

ED209 CIRCA 1987

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9IscZMYYw0

IT'S NON FICTION PEOPLE! Remember what you see today is never news.

G

PS: You have all just been Rick Rolled.

Jennifer Hillier said...

I am enjoying tonight's playlist! Lots of good stuff here.

Do you know that I'm a closet fan of doo wop? Love all that old stuff.

getyourselfconnected said...

Lt G! So glad you stopped by again. My email is on top left, you tell me what to lead off with next friday.

JH, yes I may have known that ;)

GawainsGhost said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRTplUpErRM

I fell in love with Linda Ronstadt in the 7th grade. My God, she was beautiful, she was hot, and she could sing. The only vocalist who could improve on a Rolling Stones song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKucFpkq5T4

Her original work was just as good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9PhH0-WQM0

But, you know, she had her problems, let the whole California scene get to her. She snorted so much cocaine that she actually burned holes through her nostrils, had to have plastic surgery. Then when she got off the drug, she porked up like a balloon.

It's sad really. Such a great voice and a tremendous talent, wasted.

Still, I would put her up there with Joan Baez, Emilou Harris, and June Carter Cash as the greatest female vocalists from back in the day.

The Sovereign Bohemian said...

Another great mix of music. Good job G-man!

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