Roundup 5/1/8


Rolling Stone’s Dickheads of the Year

Live Oz music for your pleasure

John Moe’s pop-song Correspondences

A Memo to the Sultans of Swing, From Their Booking Agent

Frankly, I’ve detected a lot of apathy from you guys, and I wonder about your level of commitment. For instance, Harry, it’s great that you have a regular job that you find rewarding, but it has an impact on the band when you simply don’t show up for performances.

And, if I may add a thought on the music here, there’s nothing like a big guitar solo to get a crowd on its feet. But you, Guitar George, don’t seem to be interested in playing anything but the basic chord progressions on every number. You know your chords, Guitar George, no one can question that, but if you put on a bit more of a show, go a little outside your comfort zone, that could lead to better venues and bigger opportunities.

Please take these thoughts in the spirit of helpful concern in which they’re intended. Also, we might have a chance to play way on down south in London town next month on the 16th. Harry, please advise me on whether this is OK with your work schedule.

‘Special Mention must also go to

Notes on “Sweet Child O’ Mine,”
as Delivered to Axl Rose by His Editor

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I’d hide—Delete. Fix. Do something. You’d hide in a place that reminded you of hair? Never show me such phrases again!

And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by—Whew. OK, listen to me now: Thunder can’t quietly do anything. It’s thunder. And, more importantly, do you really want to come across as a wuss who’s constantly on the verge of weeping and skittering into hair caves to escape from rain? Is this a song about love or climatic anxiety? You need to work these things out.

he did not get lucky…

Remembering the Cray 1

Released: 1976
Price: ~$5m-$9m
OS: Cray Operating System, UNICOS
Processor: 80 MHz
Memory: 8MB max main memory

has anyone ever got lucky on top of this super computer?

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