Thursday, February 26, 2009

This May Explain Starbucks Instant Coffee

They grew up thinking instant coffee gets you sex.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Microsoft Bungles Severance and Asked for Money Back

On Saturday we published a letter sent out to some recently laid-off Microsoft employees explaining that they had been overpaid in severance - and that Microsoft wanted some of its money back. Something had clearly gone wrong during Microsoft’s first mass layoffs...

"Last week, 25 former Microsoft employees were informed that they were overpaid as a part of their severance payments from the company. This was a mistake on our part. We should have handled this situation in a more thoughtful manner. We are reaching out to those impacted to relay that we will not seek any payment from those individuals."

Well if THAT aint a kick in the pants.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Starbucks Decides To Sell Instant Coffee

Starbucks will begin testing a "soluble" coffee - a term that conjures up images of instant brands such as Folgers and Sanka - by selling it in Starbucks cafes as early as next month.

It wasn't enough to decide to sell breakfast Happy Meals, now they are planning to sell instant coffee. Wonder how much they are going to charge for a two piece chicken 'n biscuit?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Austin City Limits on Feb. 21

(Check your PBS listings for local time & date.)

From the ACL Taping Program on November 12, 2007:

Roky Erickson is a near-mythical figure in Texas music history. From his pioneering 1960s band the 13th Floor Elevators to his solo work over the last few decades to the 2005 documentary about his life, Erickson’s songwriting has influenced musicians from all genres.

His1960s band the 13th Floor Elevators was the first act to use the term “psychedelic” in relation to music with its 1966 album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, featuring “Fire Engine” and the hit single “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” His work was influential enough on punk rockers and garage revivalists that he was able to resurrect his career in the ’70s with horror-themed rock and jangly pop. During the ’90s, his music was honored with a tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye, featuring famous fans like R.E.M. and ZZ Top and a box set I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology.

His well-publicized personal turmoil sometimes overshadows his contribution to rock ‘n’ roll. Rolling Stone wrote his legendary music is “deeply intertwined with a history of drugs, schizophrenia and institutionalization” and “in all his music of the past 30 years, Roky Erickson dances with the terrors of the abyss and leads the whole night through.”

Having re-entered the public eye thanks to the acclaimed documentary “You’re Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson,” the reinvigorated singer/songwriter has returned to the stage. Erickson’s performance at the 2005 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Festival marked his first full concert appearance in almost two decades. He has spent the last few years making music festival appearances around the globe.

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