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March 24, 2008

Yes to tour in 2008

Yes is going on tour in 2008. I can hardly remember the last time I saw them live. Must have been 10 years ago. VH1 Classic is sponsoring the Close to the Edge and Back tour. Tour dates are here, press release is here. More info can be gleaned from a February interview with Jon Anderson here. Rick Wakeman is sitting this one out; his son Oliver will man the Mellotron.

They'll be in Chicago at the Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island on Friday, July 18. Tickets go on sale March 29.

March 20, 2008

Star Trek Online


CBS has streaming video of the first three seasons of Star Trek. Caught a little bit of "Tomorrow is Yesterday"—looked pretty good.


March 7, 2008

Broken bits

The Currently Reading bit of the right sidebar should really be called Currently Broken. I was running into problems with an older version of the Media Manager plugin for Movable Type, which pretty much appeared out of nowhere. I upgraded to the latest version, which displays it data in an entirely different was (so not obvious based on the notes I'd read). I need to redo that sidebar to get things to appear correctly. I'm currently reading Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, And Discovery of the New World, which has been a pretty decent read on the rise of fishing and preservation technology in the Dark Ages to the discovery of North America.

Watchmen pix

There's a set of five character shots from Watchmen over at Dark Horizons. Looks like they've nailed the character designs, although Night Owl looks a bit darker than in the book. Looking forward to the film.