Monday, December 31, 2012

Musical Discoveries of the Year

Here are some of the best musical discoveries I've made this year.  These are bands that, for the most part, are not new but were new to me.

I've known Throwing Muses for more than two decades, but I sort of rediscovered them.

OK, so my French Canadian and Acadian (New Brunswick) heritage stills holds some sway over me...

Of all my musical discoveries this year, I consider Elizaveta to be the most amazing. Check out this Russian woman...

I may have known of Elizaveta for more than a year, but if I have, it still seems like yesterday...

Goals for New Year

Improve my archery skills.
Improve my marksmanship.
Lose weight.
Go to that place I've been wanting to go to.

Worst People I've Known

Lists are the kind of thing people come up with at the end of the year.  Last year I gave thanks to people who have helped me in life changing ways.  This year I am listing the worst, lowest, and/or most evil people I have known in life.  I list them in no particular order.  To qualify for being on this list you must have (1) demonstrated a lack of empathy for your fellow humans, (2) engaged in intentionally malicious acts against others, and (3) have no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Lowest Human Beings I've Known
Each and every one of them a sociopath

No particular order...

Karen Pr.
Mary Sh.
Douglas Le.
Bridget O.
Alan W.
Josiah H.
Jack (John) F.
Bjørn A.
Stefano B.
Michael A.
Michael W.
Robert Cr.
Holly S.
James Ca.
Keith G.
Paula M.
John J.
Cyndy M.

I think I've been on this planet long enough to have run into this many sociopaths.  I've actually met many more than listed here, but some sociopaths have redeeming qualities, those listed here do not.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012