Sloshow.com ICANN Inaccurate Whois report

Reader's note: If you're new to this feud between Peggy and myself, I set up SloShow.com to act as an index.

I received the following email on 29 December 2015 from my hosting provider.

I've owned sloshow.com since September 2013 and never had an issue with my inaccurate whois info. I owned​ earbleed.com since 2010 also with inaccurate whois, and again, no issues. I have yet another domain I've had since 2000, again, with inaccurate whois, never hassled. That is until Peggy Lou Pinhey (aka Peggy Penny) figured out she could report inaccurate whois info to ICANN.

Didn't get a complaint on earbleed.com but corrected it anyway; running under the assumption she reported that domain as well.

My first question is why in the living hell would she want me to provide my personal information to the world? Secondly, and perhaps the better question, why is she still obsessed with me enough to do this three years after the initial dust up? I can't even remember the last time I so much as paid her any thought. Nevertheless, I've since got it sorted out.

To my enjoyment, and hopefully yours as well, she provided comments in her complaint. I'll add rebuttals and comments of my own. My commentary will be in bold and I'll italicize her comments.

Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al, the genius we've all loved since the 80's had the great idea to release a new single every day for the next 8 days (if my memory serves me properly). I'll edit this post as time goes along. I wanted to make an easy one stop place to view them all as they come out. Figured others would like that as well, so here we go.

A fix that was a long time coming.

Anyone who came to this website may have been wondering why they were redirected to the directory "/z". Well, that was the directory where I built this website and I never moved it to root. When it comes to stuff like SEO and loading speeds it's a n00b mistake. I knew right from the start it was a bad idea but been too lazy to move it. Drupal was in bad need for an update along with a number of modules and CKEditor and I felt this as the perfect opportunity to make this fix as well. 

Earbleed 3.0

I decided to start the process of redesigning this website once again. It's been around two years since the last spruce-up and looking at the modules how they're not really fitting anymore, it's time to change things up a bit. I want a little more streamline setup that will load quicker, look less messy and just that much more user friendly. I'd also like to see if I can implement new stuff that's been developed since my last redesign. I don't intend on changing the icon too much; I like its simplicity but make it smaller and part of the general layout.

The Wild World of Jan Terri

For those who don't know who Jan Terri is, she's a woman from Chicago, Illinois who always wanted to be a music star. In spite of singing and making music videos since the early 90's, she never received any real attention until her videos started going epic on youtube. Because of her short and girthy frame, horrible singing skills, lack luster lyrical style, cheesy, canned instrumental accompaniment and impressively low production quality in both the audio and video realm, she's prime for epicosity. We've already covered Excuse My Christmas, Losing You and Get Down Goblin. There's a lot of wonderful brown that she has done, so I decided to blog them all out right here, right now. Hopefully there will be other's popping up as time goes on and I'd like to get these out of the way first. So buckle up, we're going to dive right into this.

Welcome To Earbleed 2.0

It's a new year and I couldn't think of a better time to launch the new design of this website than on midnight January 1, 2012. I've been working on this site on and off the past few months, getting it exactly how I want it and, even though it's not 100% how I want it, it's already better than the old website. I wanted to build this site a little more facebook-centered; making it, considering everyone and their mother is on facebook these days, just that much easier for people to share the worst music the Internet affords us.

Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz

I remember back as a child, I grew up around a lot of musically enriched people. One person we knew had artwork in his house like freehand coal caricatures of jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong. He also had scores very much like this one. I always felt they were simply made for the artistic appeal; the use of the visual affects musical manuscripts, especially those of classical music, can include. I felt they weren't intended to be performed in any fashion but this piece, Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz (Page One & Page Two), appears to actually have a performance aspect to it.

It really is quite amazing. The silliness-for-silliness-sake style holds brilliance. This piece poses as a perfect example of how humor is a powerful vehicle for creativity.

Yes, this piece has actually been performed. How anyone could decipher anything playable out of the dynamic range, madcap time signatures, the endless string of pauses and other almost random - in many cases made up - artifacts boggles the mind. In the very least, it's far beyond my musical ability. Nonetheless, here's one example I found on YouTube. Musicians dressed up in silly costumes, big joke glasses and cow outfits. Every command placed on a cue card and, in most cases, acted out as a visual performance. One can only guess if this specific performance comes close to the composer's envision. The sheet music indicates everything was "arranged by accident" so maybe even he doesn't know.

Happy Independence Day, St. Kitts & Nevis

I just wanted to wish everyone from St. Kitts & Nevis a Happy Endependence Day!

Ellie Matt is a talented calypso artist who greatly illustrates with this song the feeling of love and pride most every Kittitian has for their homeland. I'm sure it's fair to say this song also makes everyone who moved elsewhere homesick. It sure as hell makes me want to venture back for another visit.

 

 

 

 

SPIN Tribute to Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

SPIN magazine recently released a free compilation album of covers for every track on Nirvana's Nevermind album to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its release. This compilation is a celebration of the legacy Nirvana created and the effect they had on popular music. The day it was released on their facebook page, I was giddy, couldn't download it quick enough. Since I was a pre-teen in the early 90's, I've always been a huge Nirvana fan. Like many other's my age, I wore my Incesticide t-shirt until eventually it evaporated in the wash.

Lot of the chatter I've been hearing have been mixed. There are those who are so rigged, the very idea of anyone doing a cover of any Nirvana song is unforgivable. I personally don't have that pretentious stick driven as far up my ass. After all, this is Nirvana we're talking about; the brainchild of Kurt Cobain. He had a great love for music, all music. He also loved covers, so I believe from the bottom of my heart he would have felt honored by this compilation.

I've listened to this album from start to end several times over the past few days. I feel it's not a perfect compilation but SPIN has done a pretty damn good job; for starters, you won't find Miley Cyrus' cover of 'Smells like Teen Spirit' on this disk.

Inspirational Bands get Involved.
I was pleased to see the Meat Puppets and The Vaselines on this album. Kurt had a large admiration for both of these bands and even covered some of their songs on the MTV Unplugged session. Them covering a couple tracks is completely natural and in the best taste.

Lady Gaga is Such a Hack

Yeah I know, what a shocker!

Ever since the Grammy Awards, there's been a lot of chatter about Lady Gaga grabbing the melody from somewhere; From where and whom, was up for grabs. Recently more has hit the net about Lady Gaga hacking her song Born This Way, but this time from the French singer/songwriter Mylène Farmer's 1986 hit, Libertine.

Someone posted a mashup comparison on YouTube. You be the judge.

This is a pretty obscure artists/song, at least in this country. I suspect if we look a little deeper at her other songs, it'll turn out the majority of them were rehashed from, I would guess, 1980s Euro-Pop.

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