Wednesday, September 17, 2008

new Jem CD!

Down to Earth is the name of the long-awaited, some may say hotly anticipated, second full release by Jem. Good first impressions. A number of tracks such as "Keep on Walking", "It's Amazing", "On Top of The World", "And So I Pray" keep the CD going, while "Aciid" shows Jem's earlier influences such as Basement Jaxx and Tom Tom Club.

I'll have a more in-depth review in a bit. In the meantime, you can catch a live glimpse of Jen at imeem

Sunday, September 14, 2008

price gouging?

The price of unleaded gasoline for October delivery at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) on Thursday, 11 September 2008 was trading at $2.670/gal. The price of premium gasoline that I fill up with was at $3.67 at this particular Sunoco station on Route 9. The price of unleaded gasoline at the NYMEX for October delivery on Friday, when the threat from Ike to the coast of Texas and the refineries and chemical plants region was getting worse, ended the day trading 6 cents higher at $2.72. At the pumps, meanwhile, premium gasoline was about $3.89. Fair enough, so far. However, today (or more specifically tonight), unleaded gasoline is trading about 10 cents lower at $2.62/gal while at the pumps premium gas is being sold for over $4.00/gal. Short supply maybe? Price gouging maybe? What do you think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new blog layout, new post...

It has been quite a while but I think it's time I started posting again. For now, let's just say that I'm just peeking through the curtained window to see what's going on out there and very, very soon I will follow up with news, books, music, movies, reviews and other random postings. I hope you join me.