Archive | August, 2005

Media reenforcement of stereotypes

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Media reenforcement of stereotypes

Posted on 31 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

When minorities do it, it’s “looting”. When whites do it, it’s “finding food”.
Compare the two:
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/480/ladm10208301530
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1
EDIT:
Yahoo has removed the offending story, here’s a screenshot of it before it’s removal.

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Those worst is yet to come

Posted on 30 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

Looks like the hurricane damage is far from over in New Orleans.
The levee protecting New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain broke last night and water is pouring into the city. As of now, 80 percent of New Orleans is flooded and some areas are under as much as 20 feet of water. The water mains have broken and contaminated the drinking water.
If you want to help, please donate to the Red Cross.

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Damn

Posted on 29 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

I really hope New Orleans survives the hurricane. It’s my favorite city in this damn country. All those amazing old buildings could all be gone soon.

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Sometimes I amuse myself

Posted on 26 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

It’s 11:30pm…is it obsession that makes me tweak my mix the night before a show?
“I think the high-hats need to be .02dB louder here”.
Hmm…maybe.
BTW, thanks Mike, Mike, and Jeff for letting me borrow the amp for tomorrow. Mine is going to have to undergo surgery again soon.

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Where’s the media?

Posted on 23 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

Why isn’t the national media covering this bullshit?
A rave in Utah was busted over the weekend by the National Guard with helicopters, machine guns and tear gas. People were forced to the ground at gunpoint and attacked by dogs. Others were beaten.
Here is a video someone got of the event and also some first hand testimony.
If you are outraged by this excessive force, contact the Utah state goverment here:
http://www.utah.gov/government/contactgov.html

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New Shows

Posted on 20 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

I’ll be performing two shows in the upcoming weeks. I hadn’t planned on playing out at all until the new album was ready but these are both for worthy causes.
I’m a bit nervous as I haven’t played out since January of 2004. Divine Reich rehearsed for 6 months and had shows booked but we never actually played them.
Practice has been like meeting up with old friends and making some new ones. We’ll have a couple of new songs in the set and some old favorites.

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Benefit Shows

Posted on 19 August 2005 by Kheperi Global Media

D’ will be peforming two benefit shows with Deviant in the upcoming weeks.

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Sausage

Posted on 19 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

Our new cover seemed to work out okay last night in practice, I just need to tweak the live mix a bit. It’s still a little too quiet compared to the other songs in our set. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone recognizes it. I’m sure a person here and there in the industrial scene would but
I bought some turkey smoked sausage and cooked it up as part of dinner the other night. The package says “New, better flavor!”. It tasted just like regular smoked sausage in things like jambalaya but I noticed by itself it just wasn’t as good as the beef sausage. I guess it has less fat, which is good but how much better for you is it really?

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Color me surprised

Posted on 17 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

The latest version of Soundforge, Soundforge 8 finally lets you run VST plugins and they put CD Architect back in.
This is excellent news for me because now I’ll be able to do more audio processing inside Soundforge instead of hopping around between three different programs. It seems like I just got used to using version 7 not too long ago.

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It’s coming

Posted on 15 August 2005 by D' MacKinnon

We had a long practice yesterday, worked on reviving some old songs we haven’t played in forever and added some new songs as well.
There are two shows coming up in the immediate future that we’ll be announcing soon. Both will be benefits for worthy causes.

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