June 11th, 2001


All over, but not finished.

A 7:14am EST, Timothy McVeigh died a perfect, fearless martyr's death, his eyes open. This is punishment?! Nothing is resolved. Like it or not, many people will feel that much better about defying and striking back against the government and those who work for it. Another day, business as usual in America...


"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scrolls,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."

Some cool musical news...

I got an email from Keith Dion, a former member of the band The Ophelias. Looks like they will be remastering and releasing two retrospective CDs, containing all their wonderful archive material,. They also plan on going into the studios to create a new album.

While The Ophelias might not be commonly known by most people, they were probably the biggest local band in San Francisco during the late '80s/early '90s. The singer of the band, Leslie Medford, is apparently sitting on a ton of strong material, and plans on collaborating with Keith and former bandmember David Immergluck to record new material. David Immergluck has gone on to a good deal of success himself, working with bands such as the Counting Crows, Cracker, John Hyatt, Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom, Papa's Culture, Sunkist, and The Sneetches.

I might be helping them out a bit with a few things relating to the web and getting the word out. It will be interesting to see what comes of all this. Above all, it will be good to see their old albums released on CD finally -- the band definitely had their moments!