Friday, December 31, 2010

Electropop Singles of 2010

This has a Moroderesque sound to it.

Twenty Years Ago

America was fighting a war in the Middle East and some musicians decided to remake "Give Peace a Chance." To me it hasn't held up well but it's a nice time capsule.

Cockburn looks back.

As 1990 drew to a close, this was the top song:

the top hit of the moment

Happy New Year

Reflecting on the year, I realize that each of us is alloted the same amount of time. The challenge for me in 2011 is how to spend my time more wisely. And decluttering physically and mentally is the first step.

5 January update: Good piece by Ralph Nader on taking back time.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I checked Matt Savinar's site Life After the Oil Crash.Net and saw this message:

Breaking News: Monday December 20th, 2010

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Last Friday's update will be the final LATOC Breaking News update. LATOC will remain as an archived resource here on the web but will no longer be updated. I'm moving on to focus on my astrological and related practices. Those of you who have asked about consultations, my standard rate is $200 for a full anaylsis of your chart in MS Word format. More infomation at my astrology site:

Best of luck,


Peak-oil cynics can bust a gut that Savinar is dropping LATOC for his astrology practice, but LATOC had a wealth of information, and also one of the liveliest forums (it stopped being updated in October).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Miley Pilau

That's all I have to say about that.

Peak Oil at the Crossroads

Item 1:

The religion of peak oil passed its own apogee in 2010. It has had its last innings. Everywhere peak oil notions are seen to be in decline. The media are all but silent on the subject.

Peakoilism became meta-language for resistance to higher prices for oil, and for concern that oil will be exhausted in our lifetime. Such notions are founded on ignorance concerning oil exploration, of how the oil industry works, and how the price of oil is fixed.

More at the above URL.

Item 2: Matt Savinar's decision to end the discussion board at, not because he disbelieves in peak oil, but because he thought it was a distraction.

I wonder if the idea of peak oil will break through to the mainstream or wither.

Sunday, December 05, 2010