You must hear this
August 6, 2009, 9:42 am by bottleman. Filed under: films, inspiration, off-topic.

Ulrich Schnauss is my new hero.  And he goes really well with “spirited away”.  Just listen.



Thank you Rebecca Gates
May 23, 2009, 12:22 pm by bottleman. Filed under: inspiration, off-topic, shout-outs.

15 years too late, I fall in love with this song. (Sound doesn’t start until about 24 seconds in.)

Some new stuff from the artist here and here.



One of the finest screeds ever
July 4, 2008, 9:59 am by bottleman. Filed under: holidays, inspiration.

photo by flickr user amyrod, used under creative commons -- see http://flickr.com/photos/amyrod1/196507549/

[photo by flickr user amyrod]

Point your loudspeakers out the window and listen to this while you ‘cue:

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Or here’s the text.

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, …more



Seems relevant
January 24, 2008, 3:11 am by bottleman. Filed under: inspiration.

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