Arcade Fire – Intervention

I was so enthralled with The Arcade Fire when the Funeral album in late 2004 came out, that I bought the physical album, which was something I hadn’t done in years.  I’d always buy my music online.  Now with their new album, Neon Bible, right around the corner (March-April 2007), I’m getting excited again.

A couple of days ago they released a teaser from the new album, called Intervention, which you can hear below.

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Update: I remembered that I have a live recording of Intervention from The Arcade Fire when they played for the Santa Monica college radio station, KCRW. The difference from the retail and the live version is remarkable, but I absolutely love both. Here’s the song for your listening pleasure:

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Visiontek Radeon X1950 Pro AGP Review

Instead of spending up to or over $1,000 to upgrade my motherboard, processor, and power supply in order to buy the latest generation of PCI-e cards, I decided to stay with my current system and get the latest and fastest AGP solution available. Since ATI just released their new Radeon X1950 Pro cards which supports AGP, I decided to give one a spin.

This is where the Visiontek XGE Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB card (MSRP: $300) comes in.  It has AGP, has a bit of legroom for future gaming, and it allows me to get instant gaming satisfaction until I can come up with the funds to get a whole new system.  So is the X1950 Pro AGP the answer to gamers who want to stay with AGP for a bit longer?  Read on to find out in this review of Visiontek’s XGE X1950 Pro 256MB video card.

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Radio 1 Mentions This Site

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from visitors to the site telling me that they heard about this site, thanks to a mention on Colin Murray’s “The Black Hole” show on the BBC’s Radio 1 radio station.  Colin’s show features internet music submitted by listeners, and according to him, this site’s Tunes page was the best submission for the show.

First off, thank you to everyone that has written in with kind words, it is always appreciated.  Secondly, I can’t describe how great to hear that my puny, little blog got mentioned on such a large radio station.  It made the effort of putting all the songs up, getting the player together, and answering a ton of questions well worth it.

After perusing Colin Murray’s page, I found where he mentioned this site on the air,  and you can hear a clip of it below:

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Wendy’s Jalapeno Cheddar Double Melt

Wendy's

After seeing commercials for this hamburger from Wendy’s, I thought it looked good — keyword:  looked good.  In this day and age, we all know that what we order at fast food restaurants will look nowhere near the same as what you see on the menu, on commercials, and other forms of advertising.  It is really sad, and reminds me of the scene in “Falling Down“, where Michael Douglas confronts the cashier with a gun about how what he ordered didn’t look like what he wanted.

Here’s the shot from Wendy’s website of what the burger looks like:

This is what I got tonight:

It wouldn’t be such a big deal if it tasted good, but it didn’t.  Denny’s version of the jalapeno burger is many times better, although Denny’s burger costs a few dollars more.  Luckily Denny’s is closer than Wendy’s for me.

Update:  Here’s a picture of Denny’s jalapeno burger: