"You can see that our real problem is another thing entirely. The machines only do figuring for us in a few minutes that eventually we could do for our own selves. They’re our servants, tools. Not some sort of gods in a temple which we go and pray to. Not oracles who can see into the future for us. They don’t see into the future. They only make statistical predictions—not prophecies. There’s a big difference there, but Reinhart doesn’t understand it. Reinhart and his kind have made such things as the SRB machines into gods. But I have no gods. At least, not any I can see."
Entries tagged as My take on life
Thursday, May 2. 2013
Wednesday, September 26. 2012
Came across a an interview with Kurt Cobain, that was published in Rolling Stones magazine in January, 1994.
"I just hope," Cobain adds, grinning, "I don't become so blissful I become boring. I think I'll always be neurotic enough to do something weird."
On "Teen Spirit"
But I think there are so many other songs that I've written that are as good, if not better, than that song, like "Drain You." That's definitely as good as "Teen Spirit." I love the lyrics, and I never get tired of playing it. Maybe if it was as big as "Teen Spirit," I wouldn't like it as much. .
"Teen Spirit" was such a clichéd riff. It was so close to a Boston riff or "Louie, Louie."
Where did the line "Here we are now, entertain us" come from?
That came from something I used to say every time I used to walk into a party to break the ice. A lot of times, when you're standing around with people in a room, it's really boring and uncomfortable. So it was "Well, here we are, entertain us. You invited us here."
On Axl Rose (this just makes me smile)
A few years ago, we were in Detroit, playing at this club, and about 10 people showed up. And next door, there was this bar, and Axl Rose came in with 10 or 15 bodyguards. It was this huge extravaganza; all these people were fawning over him. If he'd just walked in by himself, it would have been no big deal. But he wanted that. You create attention to attract attention.
About the band's music
We have failed in showing the lighter, more dynamic side of our band. The big guitar sound is what the kids want to hear. We like playing that stuff, but I don't know how much longer I can scream at the top of my lungs every night, for an entire year on tour. Sometimes I wish I had taken the Bob Dylan route and sang songs where my voice would not go out on me every night, so I could have a career if I wanted.
About the future of his music
It's impossible for me to look into the future and say I'm going to be able to play Nirvana songs in 10 years. There's no way. I don't want to have to resort to doing the Eric Clapton thing. Not to put him down whatsoever; I have immense respect for him. But I don't want to have to change the songs to fit my age [laughs].
Sunday, October 31. 2010
Today is my Significant Other's birthday. Some measure of romance was added by these flowers that I put on the bedside for her in the morning
I treated her to a full day of fun.
First, I took her shopping to a few of her favorite stores and gracefully took the burnt .
Next stop was at the shooting range, where we fired some rounds.
Today also happened to be the Halloween. We dressed up for the night and had dinner at a nice San Francisco restaurant on Valencia street. In case you are wondring, I dressed up as a well groomed man-witch. Throughout the dinner we were entertained by the Halloween party goers in their well done costumes.
Wednesday, October 27. 2010
Saw this beautiful sight on my way to the office.
I also saw a rather worrying sight. The car ahead of me changed lanes near a traffic light in a slightly wobbly manner. I slowed down and peeked inside the car to see what was going on. The "driver" had a book open on the steering wheel and was reading that.
Sunday, October 24. 2010
Thursday, October 21. 2010
Tuesday, October 19. 2010
The statue "Death Song" is one of the most moving pieces of art for me. I saw this statue at the Crazy Horse Memorial.
In my first viewing of the statue, it appeared to be the statue of a hunter standing over the animal he had just hunted.
I then read the description of the statue (quoted below)
"Death Song" depicts a heroic member of the Miwatani Society of the Western Lakota. The warriors of this elite group of fighters, called "Sash Wearers," would stake their sash to the ground in the face of an enemy attack. This allowed freedom of actions, but under no circumstance could the sash wearer pull out the lance and retreat-an action would bring scorn from fellow warriors and Tribal members. Only exceptional performance in battle would allow another warrior to remove the lance and permit the sash wearer to escape otherwise certain death. In the bronze sculpture, one warrior, with his sash pinned to the ground, is standing beside the body of his exhausted pony preparing to do battle, singing his "Death Song."
I did a double take after reading the description and looked at the statue from the side. I could see the stake and I could make out the horse lying on the ground.
The statue really amazed me. From the front, it appeared to be ahunter with his prey. But closer inspection showed it to be a warrior most probably making his last stand.