… here is a goddess that I am happy to worship…
Anyone who has spent some time in India is sure to have noticed the slogans painted on the back of trucks, autos, and other vehicles advising “we two, ours one”. This is part of India’s “family planning” efforts–efforts which have had a pretty bumpy history that included a forced sterilization program.
Originally, the slogans were “we two, ours two”, or at least that was the catchy English version–regional languages usually had a slogan more along the lines of “one family, two children”. And, the change to the new slogan led to at least one humorous math discussion with an auto driver who commented that, “Earlier, it was ‘we two, ours two’; now, it is ‘we two, ours one’. What’s next? ‘We two, ours half?’”
Anyway, keen observers might have noticed the following new addition to selected trucks:
… but if I did, then I would probably miss out on some of the fun that Indian English has to offer.
I was making a feeble attempt at cleaning out some of the clutter in my living room, and I quickly got distracted when I remembered that I had brought back a copy of the booklet that had accompanied the DWAB “One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence” record. What should I do? Continue cleaning? Or scan the booklet and post it online?
It was a tough decision, but I ended up deciding to go with the booklet option, so here it is…. Lots of mellow drama….
I know… you are all rockin’ out so hard to the new DWAB album “New and Found Songs Keep the Music Playing” and you just don’t know what to do with yourselves while you wait for new DWAB music.
Well, your wait is over since I found another song that I hadn’t included on NAFSKTMP. I couldn’t figure out what to call it, so I simply called it “The Song that Didn’t Make it.”
To add to the findings, I also found my original cover ideas for this album which, by the way, are dated 2004 (just to give you an idea of exactly how lazy I’ve become in my old age).
I was looking through my posts the other day and I just realized that somehow, my Gallery2 installation totally disappeared. What that means, unfortunately, is that there are a whole bunch of old posts (like my 2007 India Vacation posts) which have a whole bunch of broken links.
Browsing through my file manager, I found that all the albums were still there, but the way that Gallery2 dealt out photos hid their actual album location and gave some sort of “fake” link. I tried to reinstall Gallery2, but in the process got a whole bunch of errors, so I thought I would explore the Gallery3.
So, now, all of the photos have been migrated over to Gallery3 (which I think I already like a bit more than Gallery2), and when I have some time to do some boring link-fixing, I guess I will get around to fixing my broken links. In the meantime, if you find any references to photos which show a broken photo placeholder, you can head over to photos.mrdwab.com and see if you can find them there.
Well, honestly, that’s somewhat irrelevant, especially since I tend to have stuff posted in so many places.
And that wasn’t the point of my writing today. No—the point of my post today was to share a nice hefty PDF file of “The Art of 2657 Productions” which you can also buy (in a different version—the printed version doesn’t include all the text) from Blurb. I know. Now I won’t get any sales on my book. But that’s OK. Y’all know that I like to give stuff away all the time…. Consider this my one-hundred-one-post gift.
Anyway, you can get the book from Issuu—so check it out….