Saturday, October 11, 2008

nights filled with longer hours

Like a slew of people playing Rock Band 2, I'm only just now encountering The Main Drag. So far everything I've heard is good. download some songs here:
mediafire link
and visit their website, which also features downloads, here:
official website

Friday, October 10, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

I hate eBay/PayPal

Sorry, I have to vent. here it goes.

a while back eBay took away the ability to leave negative feedback for buyers. as a sometimes seller this pissed me off, but honestly, I have 100% feedback, so I figured I'd cross that bridge if/when I came to it.

Fast-forward to today. I received a PayPal payment for an eBay auction for less than $100, and I see something I had never seen before: "Payment Status: On Hold - Ship now"
WTF? long story short, here is the new, seemingly arbitrary policy:

I called PayPal and asked them why this particular payment was put on hold, but they could not or would not tell me. I received two other payments over the weekend, one for more, one for less, and neither was held. I'm guessing this one was held because the buyer made an eBay User Information Request. Perhaps he did it on purpose, to trigger the hold, I don't know. He said he did it to get my payment information, but of course I had sent him an invoice the day before, right after the auction closed. I know, spam filter got it. could be.

In any event, this new hold policy, combined with the lack of negative feedback for buyers puts me in a bind. all a buyer has to do is claim they had a problem with the item after they receive it, and I am screwed. I have no recourse. No way to recoup the money, I was never given, not even the shipping cost (PayPal holds *ALL* the money, including the shipping) and I can't even leave negative feedback. I refunded the money in this case, and told the buyer why. I hope they understand. I refuse to ship and item before I am paid for it, not without prior authorization. nobody else works that way in the real world, why should I?

When will somebody create a real alternative to eBay/PayPal?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

on my radio

I'm late to The Toxic Airborne Event party, but better late than never:
mediafire link to Sometime Around Midnight

Katy Perry covering Jill Sobule:
mediafire link to I Kissed a Girl

Friday, June 13, 2008

Shepherd's Pie


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Fresh Step Scoopable ad

this ad has been cracking my family up for the past two days (I'm sure the potty training makes it funnier). I pulled it out of a recent issue of People magazine.
visit the site at

Friday, May 23, 2008 Derby Summer Entry theme: Summer


Weezer Pork and Beans video, formatted for the iPod.

Download it here

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

glow-in-the-dark woot t-shirt submission

Glow-in-the-dark submissions are too few, and this one is not bad given the subject.

read more | digg story

Saturday, April 19, 2008

shirt.woot derby #39

If you've ever bought anything from any woot site, login and vote for this entry:
Voting ends at noon CDT on Thursday, April 24th.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

He Needs Me

more grist for the actor-turned-singer debate, here is Shelley Duvall singing the Harry Nilsson composition "He Needs Me" from Robert Altman's Popeye:
mediafire link

Or if you prefer a modern update, the Jon Brion remix which was featured in Punch Drunk Love:
mediafire link

Thanks to the 'Very Pretty Music' blog for the original Popeye version:

holy fuck the future of the ghost

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

free (as in beer) money

you get $25, I get $10:

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

Friday, March 14, 2008

nothing will be lost in the end

Tegan and Sara did a live set on XM Radio's channel 52, The Verge last November. here is the last song of the set, Burn Your Life Down:
mediafire link
The whole set, with interview segments is available here:
It's lower quality, and one long track, but definitely worth a listen.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Young Galaxy

download here

only the greatest

classic waylon jennings here

Thursday, March 6, 2008

asking for flowers

Two new tracks from Kathleen Edwards. The album should be good.

Download here

Monday, March 3, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Two tracks

Get 'em here

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Listen Betty

New from the LP Discography, download here

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008