ThinkGeek offers some cool, geeky products for… geeks. Some examples:
This ain’t a commercial because I never bought anything from them. I just like some of their stuff.
I don’t have a "way" yet, so I’m looking for ideas. Any sites with good tabulature and solo transcriptions? I’m looking for well known tunes; something more popular than
Brook Trout, if possible. While you’re thinking about it, here’s a cool guitar chord reference site.
Rolling Stone magazine published their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The top 10:
- Jimi Hendrix
- Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
- B.B. King
- Eric Clapton
- Robert Johnson
- Chuck Berry
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Ry Cooder
- Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin ["of Led Zeppelin"?! duh]
- Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones [double duh]
Duane Allman?! Chuck Berry?!! If you’re a guitarist, don’t bother looking at the complete list; you’ll want to punch your monitor.
Soyouwanna.com "teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school." So you wanna…
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I finished Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal last week. It describes the influence the fast food industry has on aspects of our society: food quality, labor laws, eating habits, animal production. It seems to be well researched and it’s easily digested (haha); I read it in less than a week. In his afterword added for the paperback edition, he defends critical reviews of the book when it was first released, noting that his critics have failed to point out any factual errors. His extensive Notes section details where he gets his facts, admiting he used his own opinion in many cases, but the notes don’t reference directly back to where he wrote about it earlier, making them difficult to appreciate. It would have been engaging if he formatted the notes as footnotes instead. I’ve read some reviews say you’ll want to become a vegetarian after reading it. That’s not the case with me, although I am more conscious about what I buy now.
I’ve never rated a book before and it’s about time I started, goddamn it. I have to come up with a rating system similar to games, though. I’m thinking ratings based on: Appearance – how attractive the book is with its cover and illustrations, whether it’s easy to read (font size, etc.); Style – is it like a text book (low rating) or informal and clear (high rating); Rereadable – whether it’s worth reading more than once; Literate – how well it’s written (grammar, spelling, etc.). Any suggestions?