Archive for the ‘Me!’ Category

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Taking Blogging Seriously

June 9, 2009

I would love to write more.   I would love to put provocative, witty, and intelligent posts up on a daily basis.   I just can’t.  I think it is because I take blogging seriously.  If bloggers are going to be taken seriously then to a certain extent we have to take this thing we do seriously.  So I try not to be lazy and actually find sources that confirm what I say.  I read lots and comment little… I blog even less.  This is because I try to ensure that my posts find some sort of grammatical and logical coherence.  I still believe in capitalization, periods, and spellchecks.  I have some difficulty with paragraphs, but I’m working on it.  

I blog little because I want to blog write well.  Maybe this defeats the point of blogging, but if all I leave is this little corner of cyberspace I would like it to not embarrass me posthumously.

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Stripping Hyperbole.

March 31, 2009

I’m addicted to adjectives.  It started when I was young.  I remember a friend saying to my siblings and I: “You guys use a lot of adjectives, do you really mean what you say.”  It stuck with me.  What I’ve discovered in my turn to twitter is that adjectives are the first things to go.  Twitter forces you to distill what you want to say to its fundamental meaning.  Hopefully it will help me in that regard.  

Speaking of Twitter, WordPress has just added a twitter widget which you will find to your right.  You can follow me at twitter.com/liamkinnon.

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Waking up…

November 22, 2008

It has been a long week.  I shut down earlier this week and only finally got enough sleep to feel alive again last night.  I’m reading and writing again, but I’ve got a lot of catch up to do.  I need to figure out a healthier way to work.  I need to write about 40 to 50 pages in the next week and a half, and I’m still not done all the research I need to do for these papers.  However these papers are interesting enough that I might be posting some thoughts here in the next few days.

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Substance over Style finally releases new songs.

September 15, 2008

It has been almost three years in the making.  We had planned to release an album a long long time ago and wrote, recorded, and then worked on a number of songs for what felt like eternity.  Well the first of those songs has finally appeared online.  We will be releasing them over the course of the coming months at www.purevolume.com/substanceoverstyle, myspace.com/substanceoverstyle and on our facebook page (Become a fan!).  I’m really excited about this new stuff (new to you at least).  I hope you will be too.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2008

A little something for Valentine’s Day.

Music: When You Love, Rich Mullins

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Not that I’m expecting mail but…

September 19, 2007

You can send me letters, postcards, hatemail, etc. at

Liam Kinnon
MSB PO Box 545
StFX University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5
Canada

I finally confirmed that my key worked and that MSB PO Box 545 is really my box after deciding to order a couple of books off of Amazon.  Thanks to a gift certificate from some amazing people.  Anyway, if you want to send me stuff I’d love to have it.  Mostly.

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Friday Five #2

August 17, 2007

Well it’s another Friday and another top five for you all. I’ve been listening to more music but don’t think I have enough new songs to give you a good new selection of music. This week instead will be the top 5 things to come out of the eighties. That is right, I’m under the impression that we can do some work at redeeming the 80s this week.

#5 Peter Gabriel. An artist who can trace most of his biggest hits to the 80s Peter Gabriel may be one of the more brilliant songwriters and arrangers out there. While songs like 99 red balloons dominated the air Peter Gabriel released subversively intelligent music like “Red Rain” and “In Your Eyes”. I say subversive because it also did quite well on the charts. He is someone I hope I get to see live.

#4 Footloose. A fun movie about dancing, rock n’ roll, and the small town mentality. Also has a great song by Kenny Loggins.

#3 The Police. As you can read here I love the Police. They came from the eighties. That is all.

#2 The Princess Bride. I really don’t think you can talk about this movie. All I can say is that it is hilarious, fun, and an all around good time. I heartily recommend it. I’ve linked to what may be the greatest scene in any movie ever. Which also features a line that I frequently use in Risk.

#1 U2. I throw them here because they too are amazing. It’s hard to call a band that has managed to stay relevant and continues to have chart topping albums an “eighties” band. But if you have such classic albums as “The Joshua Tree” released in the eighties there is no choice but to place these guys at the top of the list. The song I linked to has one of my favorite solos of all time in it. As well as my favorite Edge solo.

Notable Mentions… MTV, Michael Jackson, and I was born in ’87, so you can throw me on this list if you want.