"I really didn't mean anything against [John Mellencamp]. He's a pretty good songwriter. He's from Middle America, and that's what he writes about. Maybe too much sometimes. "I was born in a small town." OK, we get it. But, you know, he was
born in a small town. Look at me and New Orleans. I've spent a thousand days there total, and I've squeezed every last drop out of that place, right down to the accent."--Randy Newman
Linguistic changes I'm not necessarily thrilled about: 'biker,' used to mean 'bicyclist'; 'gauge,' used in the context of piercing as anything other than a unit of measurement.
Unrelated linkdump: Oh Word has a nice gallery of Beijing graffiti
. Here's a gorgeous MAME cabinet
. And here's Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches' Tony Oxley mixtape
. Oh, and DIY audiophile projects