Dean Gray Tuesday – Get Your Protest On

Dean Gray Tuesday

About Dean Gray Tuesday

Only 10 days after its release, the mash-up album American Edit, which pays tribute to the acclaimed Green Day album American Idiot through some of the best mash-up productions of 2005, was shut down reportedly after received a cease & desist order from Green Day’s label, Warner records, despite the fact that it was released as an internet only release with no commercial gain for the team of mash-up artists involved. In fact, the only possible profit to be made from the release was a plea from the creators of the album (known only by the shared alias Dean Gray) for fans who enjoyed the creation to donate to one of three possible charities that Green Day have been known to support. Furthermore, the mash-up versions were such fantastic productions that they were truly a departure from the standard Green Day performances and would not compete for consumptive dollars.

We hope to mobilize the online Mash-Up community by organizing a simple one-day organized event. Participants would be asked to post the American Edit album online for 24 hours only starting on Tuesday, December 13, at 12:00AM. Doing so is not intended to be a mass organization of music piracy but, rather, one single display of the consumptive power of the mash-up and home remix community in the hopes of encouraging the labels, publishers and artists who are curious about the mash-up community to consider giving the high quality productions of “illegitimate” music a legitimate consideration as a promotional avenue for all music.

We also hope to encourage club DJs and radio DJs to air portions of the American Edit release on “Gray” Tuesday and refer to this site by reporting their planned airplay in advance.

If you can commit to hosting American Edit for approximately 24 hours on your Web site on December 13 or can commit to giving American Edit airplay on “Gray” Tuesday, please complete the form below. If you are looking for a source to download American Edit for your personal listening, please return to this site on Tuesday, December 13th — “Dean Gray Tuesday”.

1 Paperclip = 1 House ???

Canadians, eh?

My name is Kyle MacDonald. On July 12th, 2005 I put a picture of one red paperclip on my website,, with the following:

This one red paperclip is currently sitting on my desk next to my computer. I want to trade this one red paperclip with you for something bigger or better, maybe a pen, a spoon, or perhaps a boot. If you promise to make the trade I will come and visit you, wherever you are, to trade. I’m going to make a continuous chain of ‘up trades’ until I get a house.

After several trades, I now have a snowmobile.

On November 28, 2005, The Jeff O’Neil Show on 99.3 CFOX FM in Vancouver B.C. Canada started their own one red paperclip style trading game. The Jeff O’Neil Show will make daily on-air trades for bigger or better things until the end of CFOX’s Santa Fox Food Drive. Since ‘The Fox Rocks!’, they started with ‘one fox rock’. Whatever CFOX has at the end of their campaign will be auctioned off with all proceeds to charity. The Jeff O’Neil Show franchised the one red paperclip idea for charity.

The New Stool Pigeon: Cell phones

As that classic 80’s hit by Rockwell says:

I always feel that somebody’s watchin’ me
And I have no privacy
I always feel that somebody’s watchin’ me
Is it just a dream?

Newhouse A1

Police are foiling criminals’ efforts to cover their tracks with evidence the culprits often overlook — their cell phone use.

Law enforcement officials say mobile telephone records have become a vital tool in solving crimes, not only revealing numbers suspects have called, but pinpointing their whereabouts in ways that can substitute for eyewitnesses. Investigators also make use of software that can extract the phones’ stored photos, text messages, contact lists and other evidence.

“People might be a little more circumspect about how they use cell phones if they were aware how much information they have about your activities,” said Bill Moylan, a former Nassau County, N.Y., detective and founding director of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s cyber crime center in New York. “We always say, `Thank God they (criminals) are stupid.”‘


Investigators in Pennsylvania used cell phone records to establish a timeline in the Nov. 13 slayings of Michael and Cathryn Borden at their home in Warwick Township. David Ludwig, 18, is accused of shooting the couple after spending the night with their daughter, Kara Beth.

Landscape architect builds Xmas Disaster

Leave it to a landscape architect to come up with a Katrina-themed diarama.

Homeless for the holidays Xmas diarama – Homeless for the holidays Katrina display draws ire – Nov 30, 2005

METAIRIE, Louisiana (AP) — It’s no ordinary holiday season in the Gulf Coast this year, so Frank Evans built an unconventional holiday display at a suburban New Orleans shopping mall to match.

He thought the tiny blue-tarped roofs, little toppled fences and miniature piles of hurricane debris in the display he builds annually for the mall struck just the right humorous tone.

The mall disagreed and told Evans, a landscape architect from nearby Gretna, to dismantle it.

“Although most people did enjoy the decorations, a few customers found the display to be in poor taste,” said a statement issued Tuesday night by Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.

Dumper from D-town

This freak originally hails from my own hometown, Doylestown, PA. I never met the guy, and I’m glad of it now. Go Eagles! Go Ashes! – Fan: I dusted mom’s ashes on field – Nov 29, 2005

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — A man arrested for running onto the field during the Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday told police he was spreading his late mother’s ashes.

Christopher Noteboom, 44, of Tempe, Arizona, ran onto the field holding a plastic bag, leaving a cloud of fine powder behind.

As he reached the 30-yard line, he dropped to his knees, made the sign of the cross and laid down on his stomach. Security personnel reached him moments later and he offered no resistance as he was escorted from the field.

Noteboom, a native of Doylestown, said his mother died of emphysema in January 2005, shortly before the Eagles’ Super Bowl appearance.

“She never cared for any other team except the Eagles,” Noteboom told WPVI-TV after he was released from custody Monday.

“I know that the last handful of ashes I had are laying on the field, and will never be taken away. She’ll always be part of Lincoln Financial Field and of the Eagles.”

Noteboom, a bar owner in Arizona, was charged with defiant trespass. He has a hearing scheduled for December 27.

“It’s bizarre, but we have a zero tolerance for people who run on the field,” Police Inspector William Colarulo said. “We especially have a zero tolerance for people who run onto the field and dump an unknown substance in a stadium full of people.”

Eagles spokeswoman Bonnie Grant said the team has declined requests to spread ashes on the field.

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Back from the bowels of repro hell


I came across this sucker about 6 weeks ago, but forgot I had the pic in my phone…. now you get to check it out. For those of you that have no idea what you are looking at, this is called a Vaccum Frame machine. It is basically a big glass table with lights underneath used to reproduce old “blue line” prints that were composed of multiple layers of tracing paper or mylar, the important part is that the vaccum sucked all the pages close together to prevent registration errors during reproduction. Whoah!

Even more significant is that any successful repro house or architectural/engineering practice had one of these behemoths until about 1995 and then they all died a silent death as inkjet and laser plotting coupled with affordable CAD software came on the scene full time.

Unless you’ve done it, it is pretty tough to explain and I’ve spent about 20 minutes at google to find a good description and nothing pops up. Maybe I’ll put up a description and some diagrams another time.

Amazing example of 1960’s reproduction tehcnology huh? And dig the fancy prop to hold open the lid, yes folks that is a log.

You can find this beast at CLR Design in Philly.