This One Stays at 11

6 years ago, on 11/11/11, Rodney Raines (Ace Custom Tattoo in Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte, NC) started a new tradition of tattooing knobs that go to 11. It’s been a few years since he’s done this (and I didn’t have one) so I jumped on the chance when I found out he was doing them again this year. 



In honor of the Noise Closet, Elephants  Jerald, Shannon’s Law (A Z), Shannon’s Theorem, my music library, and life in general, I now have a NOISE KNOB that stays  at 11.

Apple Maps to the Rescue

While walking around NYC testing a camera app, I searched Apple Maps for `coffee wifi` because it appears to be impossible to add a word to the search box after choosing Drinks > Coffee Shops from the categories. You can put the cursor in the text box beside the “Coffee Shops” tag but as soon as you type, “Coffee Shops” is cleared from the box. So I couldn’t search for “Coffee Shops” and `wifi`. No biggie, surely typing `coffee` and `wifi` would find places near me in Hells Kitchen that had both coffee and wifi in their titles or descriptions, right?


Nailed it.  

As I’ve said every day for the laat 10(? 13?) years, Apple has a search problem. 

A 10-Pack of Songs [Updated 2017.07.20]

I planned to drop a few songs from the playlist to make room for a couple/few Moon Tooth tracks. I can't stop listening to Moon Tooth. I miss Shudder to Think so Moon Tooth scratches a certain itch for me. 

Anyway, all 10 songs were repealed and replaced. Somehow, I managed to avoid putting ten Moon Tooth songs in the list. 

A 10-Pack of Songs : Apple Music playlist by sirshannon


R.I.P. Tremont Music Hall

 Tremont Music Hall 2017.07.12

Tremont Music Hall 2017.07.12

Another Charlotte cornerstone crumbles under the heel of progress. If there were suitable replacements, losing these venues wouldn't hurt so much.  

An abbreviated list of bands/acts I saw at Tremont Music Hall:

GWAR, The BBQ Grills, Rosewater Elisabeth, Bur Monter, Doug Stanhope, 14 Feet Wide, 5 Times Down, Pigface, Legendary Pink Dots, Whitechapel, Sparta, mewithoutyou, Fugazi, The Monorchid, The Make-Up, Etheric, Liquid Sex Decay

iOS/OS X Nonsense - Part 14 of 100

Today is Thursday, January 19. My iphone would not play any audio unless it was previously saved to the phone. Any streaming audio or video (youtube, apple music, etc) would have a nice glitchy static noise approximately every second and if there was video, it would not be in sync (also wouls not be N'SYNC, but that is not a bug). So, now that Apple's phone is the new Windows Computer, I rebooted it. 

When it powered back up, an iMessage my wife sent me on January 9th finally arrived. It appeared as the newest message even though the date and time were correctly listed.