March 28th, 2007

Robin Hood (Adventures of Robin Hood)

I've Hit A Ceiling

It has come to pass. Artoo is almost completely full, and I have finally gotten to the point where I have to deal with the limits of a 60 gb hard drive. However... this is not the disaster that it might have seemed when I first bought the thing. Having had three different portable hard disc players for going on three years now, I have gotten a bit more familiar with what my own music listening habits are.

I have made the decision to cut all genres but film music from Artoo. It is true that I do listen to classic rock, jazz, reggae and other forms of music, but I listen to those at home or in the car. I almost never listen to them on Artoo. There is a huge amount of music that just ended up sitting there taking up space... music I like, don't get me wrong, but doesn't get listened to under the circumstances during which I'm using Artoo. I have the entire Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin collections, a smattering of CSNY in various combinations, the majority of Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, most of the Ozzy era Black Sabbath records, a few ...and you will know us by the Trail of Dead albums, for example... a lot of good music in there, but I just don't listen to it when I'm out and about.

I wonder how much of this is attributable to the focus on film music that, while always there, has become much more concentrated in the years in which I started keeeping this journal. By providing me with an outlet for a lot of my thoughts on the topic (and a means to network with others who have the same interests), I have started listening to film music more and more. I normally would listen to more rock in the summer, but that hasn't happened of late. I don't have a problem with this happening, but it does mean that my personal tastes seem to be deviating even further from the norm than they used to.

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According to The Prehistory of the Far Side, this cartoon inspired an angry letter from the Jane Goodall Institute about how it was disrespectful of her work... which was far from Gary Larson's impression. The matter was then left alone for a while until National Geographic wanted to reprint it for one of their anniversary issues. Larson declined, citing the letter; this left the editors of the National Geographic confounded. "That doesn't sound like the Jane Goodall we know," they stated. It was then discovered that Goodall loved the cartoon.

Larson then was invited to Gombe to meet Ms. Goodall, where he was attacked by a bullying chimpanzee named Frodo. Goodall quipped that he must have gotten news of the cartoon. I think that perhaps Frodo may have believed that he was the male chimp depicted in the strip...