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Monday, July 25, 2005
  Pics (not mine) from the Show

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  The 17th of Tammuz isnt All Bad

Mazel Tov! After 4 girls, my sister FINALLY had her first boy. Baruch Hashem.
- posted by Prodly @ Monday, July 25, 2005 (2) comments


Friday, July 22, 2005
  Ben Harper Rocks The Vic - 2005

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"My choice is what I choose to do and if I'm causing no harm it shouldn't bother you,
your choice is who you choose to do and if you're causin' no harm then you're alright with me"

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals 7/21/05 The Vic Theatre Chicago.
When the Zooma Tour was announced, I was ecstatic. Happy to see Trey of course, but Ben Harper was the main act as far as I was concerned. I got my tickets and was all set to head down to Deer Creek. Unfortunately the show got cancelled. Less than two weeks later, Ben Harper announced that he would do a small venue tour Tom Freund. The Vic is beautiful theatre in the wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago. The theatre is only a 1400 capacity. After failing to get tickets through the pre-pre-sale, pre-sale, and on sale I got 3 tickets through E-Bay.

We saw Harper 3 times before. The first time was just him when he toured with String Cheese. The second time was also solo at Bonnaroo 2002. The third was with The Innocent Criminals when he toured with Jack Johnson. All great shows.

"Is this really living sometimes it's hard to tell Or is this a kind of gentler hell
Turn out the lights And let me stare into your soul I was born and bled for you old"

Our friend who was supposed to come with us bailed as we were leaving for the show. we pull up in front of the Vic at 7:45 and found parking in front of the theatre. Anyone who knows where Belmont & Sheffield is can appreciate this small miracle. As we crossed the street to approach the theatre I asked the first person that I saw if he needed an extra ticket for $50. Without bargaining, or an acknowledgement of any kind, he gave me a $50. Sweet!

We got a great spot right in the 4th row of the balcony towards the center, just in time for Harper to come on. The sound was amazing and the setlist(below) was every fans dream setlist. It had intense trip jams, percussion solos, regular pop songs, solo acoustic, straight up pure gospel, and even a motown cover. My wife and I had another amazing post-Phish concert experience together.

"I'm leaving here on the morning train
And I will never see this world again
I've felt pleasure
And I have felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same"
- Ben Harper
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, July 22, 2005 (1) comments


  For Noah

Set 1:
1. Glory & Consequence
2. Please Bleed
3. Don't take that attitude to the grave
4. Brown Eyed Blues
5. Excuse me Mr.
6. Gather around the storm (new song) w/ Charlie Musselwhite
7. Homeless Child w/ Charlie Musselwhite
8. One road to Freedom
9. Please Please me
10. Burn one down
11. The will to live
12. Temporary Remedy
13. Suzie Blue
14. Waiting on an Angel
15. Steal my Kisses >Pressure Drop

E1: (solo acoustic)
1. Another Lonely Day
2. Walk Away
3. There will be a light
4. Pleasure and Pain w/ Thomas Freund

E2:
1. Aint to proud to beg
2. Dressed in Black (New song) w/ Charlie Musselwhite
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, July 22, 2005 (1) comments


Thursday, July 21, 2005
  Random Shots from my Camera Phone

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The building that you see is my office building. The view is from "getaway zone"

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The bad-ass Viper belongs to one of my 3 bosses.

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My wifes 2 lizards. Merlin and Crystal

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Cool cat at Pet Smart that my wife wouldnt let me bring home.
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, July 21, 2005 (2) comments


Wednesday, July 20, 2005
  What is up with this Jag-Off?

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2 Weeks after his city was bombed by arab terrorists, London Mayor Ken Livingstone came out with his latest preposterous statement.....
"I think the Israeli hardliners around Likud and Hamas [members] are two sides of the same coin; they need each other to drum up support, they point to the excesses of the other to recruit and I don't make any distinction because I believe the taking of human life is wrong. In particular, when you think of the illegal invasion of Lebanon, the illegal invasion of Egypt and Jordan in the Six Day War, all these exercises of going into Palestinian refugee camps and indiscriminately destroying homes simply because a bomber came from that area,"

WOW. I need a minute hear..
Ok, I've decided that there is no need for me to try and counter anything he said because the entire statement is ridiculously false, and is oozing ignorance and anti-semetism.

Livingstone has always been dangerously anti-Israel. He hates Israel, and he fails to protect his Jewish citizens. My assumption is that he has some sort of raunchy butt-fucking relationship with a young palestinian boy.

Hear is a photo of ugly arab fucker with Yusuf al-Qaradawi. That's right, Livingstone hosted one of the biggest outward supporters of arab suicide bombers in the world. al-Qaradawi is also a firm supporter of female circumcisions, and domestic abuse. Nice one Ken.
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When Prime Minister Blair hosted President Bush in London, the Mayor issued a statement to the press that President Bush was.....
"The greatest threat to life on this planet that we've most probably ever seen"
I'm sure the Prime Minister loved that one.

With London's 1.6 million muslims, I expect Livingstone will be around for a while.
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, July 20, 2005 (2) comments


Monday, July 18, 2005
  Just another day at The Office

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  Our Gush Katif Family

Great Website with photos from all of the Gush Katif communities.
- posted by Prodly @ Monday, July 18, 2005 (0) comments


Friday, July 15, 2005
  Escalation

An Army Radio commentator stated that Prime Minister Sharon's declaration that "there will be no disengagement under fire" has been rendered ridiculous.

The shit is spiraling out of control faster than I can say "yasser arafat was an aids infested butt-muncher". After the Netanya bombing that killed 5 people, Sharon must have finally felt SOMETHING and ordered the IDF to retake the arab town of Kalkilya which was recently handed over to arab control. In that swift takeover a PA "policeman" was killed.

Since that then the daily rocket attacks on Jewish towns in Gush Katif and the Negev have doubled. There have been over 15 a day. Thursday, as 22-year-old Dana Gelkowitz and her boyfriend were sitting on their porch at Moshav Netiv Ha'Asara, a rocket landed on the house killing her and injuring her boyfriend.

This prompted Sharon to finally send in the troops. The IDF divided gaza into 3 sections preventing terrorist travel. Apachies then bombed out 4 missile factories in gaza.

In the meantime, hamas has taken over 2 PA police stations. Abbas will hopefully throw in the towel as the PA "police" and hamas are basically at war with each other at this point. The PA "police" yesterday shot-up a hamas van that refused to stop at a PA checkpoint.

This morning Sderot residents awoke to the sounds of war as rockets landed in several different areas. Many residents there were treated for shock.

On the upside, terrorist leaders have been dropping like flies.

Not what effect all this has on Sharon's 'suicidal plan', but remember to pray hard this Shabbat. I think there are only like 30 days left until implementation, and your prayers are essential. Also, this Shabbat has been declared Orange (color of anti-disengagement) Shabbat so where your orange clothes.

B"H Gush Katif and the rest of Israel will have a peaceful Shabbat.
- posted by Prodly @ Friday, July 15, 2005 (0) comments


Wednesday, July 13, 2005
  Last 5 CD's Purchased

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The Hebrew Vibration Achdus Project is a compilation of songs mostly related to Gush Katif. I'd say half of the artists on the CD are huge names in Jewish music, and the other half are lesser known Jewish artists who support Gush Katif. All the songs that I knew before buying the album were the only songs that I liked. Soulfarm, Blue Fringe, and The Moshav Band all simply picked a song off of their latest releases for the compilation which I guess is OK except that I think each of those bands could have selected a better song. Regardless, I think everyone should buy the album anyways because of the the proceeds from the compilation go to help Gush Katif causes. Purchase here.

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X&Y is the latest release from Coldplay. The first two Coldplay albums were phenomenal. They set the bar way too high with Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head so unfortunately this album falls a little short. It's not bad, but it's not great either. 2 Stars for X&Y

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Audioslave (Chris Cornell + Rage) rocks plain and simple. There first release was better than most Soundgarden albums from start to finish. I'm happy to report that their second release Out of Exile is as good as the first. 4 Stars for Out of Exile.

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Ray was a great movie with an excellent soundtrack of all Ray Charles songs. I never really knew if I liked Ray Charles or not until the movie Ray came out. The soundtrack is basically a Ray Charles greatest hits collection. 3 Stars for the Ray Soundtrack

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Once again the Moshav Band has proven to Jews everywhere that they should only be singing Torah, and not cheesy English pop. Malachim is not quite as great as Return Again, but what is? Songs like Malachim, Kol, Lman Achai.......they bring a tear. Kidding. So my message to the Moshav is....leave the English Pop songs to Soulfarm because they do it better. You guys are way better at the Hebrew than Soulfarm could ever be. 3.5 stars for Malachim.
- posted by Prodly @ Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (8) comments


Tuesday, July 12, 2005
  This Just In....

Starbucks Tazo Green Tea frappacino is good. (I recommend no-whip for the easily nauseated)
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  Another Terrorist Bombing....Ho Hum....

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This evening in Israel an arab coward blew himself up amongst a group of teens outside a Netanya shopping mall killing himself and to women. There were at least 30 others wounded, and a couple may not even live. Pray for them. Bloodied clothes and body parts were stuck to the pavement.

Doron Shafir, one of the first paramedics at the scene, said he saw a woman whose clothes were on fire. "Another, her handbag was burning. We stepped on it to put it out. She was just sitting there. She did not know what was happening to her," he said.


Not that it really makes a fuck of a difference but Islamic Jihad proudly claimed responsibility for the murders. Palestinian authority, Hamas, PFLP, Islamic Jihad, Ugly fucks wrapped in robes....they're all the same to me. Any bets on the Israeli "response"? I say Sharon and or Mofaz will most likely cancel a meeting or two. Maybe if we're lucky they may even issue a statement. How about this one, maybe.....if they're really pissed....They'll condemn the bombing and issue an idle threat.

There is no hope for us under the Sharon regime anymore. We need a new Government. In the meantime.....Pray.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, July 12, 2005 (0) comments


  I Don't Believe It

They're on to us. Read.
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, July 12, 2005 (0) comments


Monday, July 11, 2005
  For all you Jewish Wageslaves...

Gideon's story. Via: Aish
- posted by Prodly @ Monday, July 11, 2005 (0) comments


Thursday, July 07, 2005
  Help Save Israel

If you are an American Jew you are undoubtedly feeling extremely frustrated by the Disengagement situation in Israel. What can I do to help? you ask.....

Pray. Listen to Lazer, there are no other options.
- posted by Prodly @ Thursday, July 07, 2005 (2) comments


Tuesday, July 05, 2005
  Circuses are NOT Magical

I was inspired to write this post by my wife. She did a great thing today that should inspire everyone to act against animal cruelty. The bank that my wife have been banking at for the last few years has signs up promoting the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus. My wife saw one of the signs while making a deposit and she felt compelled to speak to management about it. She met with the man upstairs at the bank and explained how circuses are a guaranteed hotbed for animal cruelty. He was either ignorant to the atrocities or just didn't give a shit, but my wife remained calm and offered to show the man some actual data to back her claims of animal cruelty. Hopefully, we'll see those signs come down in the coming weeks. Many people aren't aware of the horrors that occur behind the scenes at a circus. I hope to expose some of them to you right now.
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See here for a description of deaths at the hands of Ringling Bros. When we are children we just think that Elephants who can stand on tiny pedestals on command are just really smart, or Bears who ride bicycles are some sort of innocent trick. The fact is that to force wild animals to perform confusing acts, "trainers" use whips, muzzles, electric prods, and bullhooks. Animals are beaten, and starved. Elephants are left on short chains, and Tigers in tiny cages and anyone who believes otherwise is either in denial or an ignorant fool.

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Links:
Ringling Bros.
Shrine Circus
All Circuses are bad
Click here to order an Anti-Circus data pack
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, July 05, 2005 (0) comments


  Holiday Weekend Hatred

What would a secular celebratory holiday day be without some sort of public display of hate? I was lucky enough to witness two examples.

The first was on Friday night. At around 11:30 PM my wife and I were walking home from my in-laws house in a heavily orthodox neighborhood. As we were approaching a busy intersection we saw a car that was honking obnoxiously and driving erratically behind another car as it was approaching the intersection. As we crossed the street, some ignorant hateful whore in the crazy car screamed out to us either "Jewish people suck!" or "Jewish people smell". Not sure which one it was, but I was really affected by the whole incident.

The second incident happened on July 4th. Late in the day, I was standing outside my in-laws house talking to the neighbor. My sister-in-law was standing in the street talking to one of her friends through her car window. I noticed a sketchy looking black G20 driving down the street. It was driven by a shaved headed punk, which I'm sorry to say the neighborhood has plenty of. As he passed my sis, he decided to slow down and explode some fircrackers at her bare feet. I'm not talking about those little snap caps either. A cop drove by less than a minute later, and we put him on the G20's tail.

Have I mentioned that people suck?
- posted by Prodly @ Tuesday, July 05, 2005 (2) comments


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