Went early last night to get in line for the MySpace BlackCarpet screening of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." I got there at around 6:30p, for an event with doors opening at 9, and the movie supposedly starting at 10p. But I'm a huge Borat fan, so it seemed a good way to see the movie more than a month before it hits theaters.
Seems like school (or something) has stirred up a lot of angst on the site lately. People upset at the behavior of friends, reactions of their peers, problems with their parents, and so on...
I just finished (like 10 minutes ago) reading the book "Inspiration" by Wayne Dyer, and found it to be profoundly moving and resonant. In the book, he referenced a parable about carrots, eggs, and coffee that made me think of Oasis and how people react and get so riled up by their interactions with people. A quick Google search spared me from having to type it in. It's definitely worth thinking about...
Can anyone else successfully add YouTube content? Roll call... may need Adrian to enable some permissions or something...
from now on (or until adrian tells me this is a security risk), you can now copy the "Embed" url from YouTube and paste it directly into your Oasis post, so people can watch YouTube content without having to leave Oasis...
It is going to get strange around here...
Went to see it last night in SF...
Always amusing, and it isn't the first time this has happened, but I decided to search on Camille Paglia's opinions on a specific topic and the first link AND the answer to the question I had was found in Oasis:
Worth a read, as I still find her fascinating... and
Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.
"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.
"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.
Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family.
It's not as dirty as it sounds. A "fisking" on Andrew's site is when he takes the text of an article and speech and intercuts it with his opinion of pointing out how they are twisting words to their advantage. As such, a podfisk, is that same practice done in audio/podcast form.
It is available here, and worth a listen:
Everyone add me on myspace, so I can see what this is all about...
jeff at jeff walsh dot com for e-mail
So, in my book, the main character documents all the things he plans to do now that he's changed his life. The length of the list will also show how long it has been on hold up until this point.
In any event, feel free to reply with additional goals that can be added to this list. Nothing sexuality-related, though. It's not that kind of book.
Here is the excerpt:
"I will take up yoga… go hiking, go out dancing, dress better, decorate the apartment, get a master's degree, buy a house, join a local sports team, have a relationship, go to Europe, go to fancy restaurants, learn to like red wine, read classic books, go scuba diving, pay attention to politics, learn a new language, go away for a weekend, make new friends, get a massage, take vacations, donate to charity, get a new car, write a short story, go camping, learn to cook, shop for clothes, walk on the beach, try absinthe, plant a garden, see a foreign film, swim, lift weights, become passionate about a hobby, go to an amusement park, get a pet, take a photography class, figure out my spiritual path, go to the beach, act in a play, make a web site, go skiing, volunteer for a good cause, buy a mountain bike, pay it forward, run a marathon, start a band, take up painting…"
As a lot of people on the site are into music and such, thought I'd pass along a new out musician that seems worth supporting, Laura Wolfe.
You can hear her music at www.myspace.com/laurawolfe
Here is some of her marketing copy:
"In her lyrics, Laura strongly expresses her views on pushing the edges of prescribed gender roles and appearances for women. In the title track, “Siren,
Excerpted from today's entry on my blog. Just posting this here for whatever reason:
On a few hours sleep, I had lunch Saturday with Anthony Rapp, in town to promote his new book and do an acoustic show at the Swedish American Music Hall. Once again, the bears made me nervous as every brunch place on my way to Nirvana was overflowing with lines onto the sidewalk, but apparently, Nirvana was too healthy for the bears, and I got my pick of tables. Anthony and I had the longest conversation of the time we have known one another, and it was certainly enlightening.
Resolutions have never been my thing, at least not in January. I always did mine at Gay Pride for some reason, although this was the last year that will be happening.
I don't get on Oasis as much as I'd like, but it's good to see that the site still seems to be vital and living up to why it was put together 10 years ago. There is something special about having a site that is about community that isn't segregated by sexuality and gender, which is how so much of the online world is carved.