Raccoons?

A typical Japanese public-service sign. The thinking seems to be that the mental image of having your fingers wedged in a subway door is pretty disturbing, so they lighten it up a bit by adding a couple of cute animal characters.

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To Japan

Wow, no posts for over a month. The simple explanation for that is I’ve been working, arguably too much, on Audio Damage’s sequencer. However, that all came to a halt on Friday because we’re leaving for vacation tomorrow morning. We’re off to Japan for two weeks of visiting temples, shopping, sight-seeing, and so on. I’m going to try to at least do the one-photo-a-day blogging I did on our last visit. You may also see some activity on my Twitter and Instagram accounts, but no promises. read more

Hey Ho

I saw this on the chalkboard at Whole Foods today:

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I was indeed saddened by the news of the death of the last Ramone. They were a big favorite of mine during my teen years, for their humor as much as for their music. While I can’t say that I’ve listened to them much in recent years, it’s just sad that the world no longer has any Ramones at all.