Doug Liman’s 1999 film Go tells several intersecting stories from different perspectives, jumps back and forth in time and features a scene that takes place in a rave club. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2006 film Babel tells several intersecting stories from different perspectives, jumps back and forth in time and features a scene that takes place in a rave club. Coincidence?

In answer to the question about Really Rosie, one answer is eBay, though there appears to be some competition, understandable given that it’s out of print. Ah well, it’d be nice but not worth $30. Sooner or later it won’t be scarce.

You can get Carole King’s beautiful soundtrack to 1975’s Really Rosie at Amazon but where can I find the video? Over thirty years later I can still remember watching this projected on a rainy-day lunchroom wall in my Evanston, Illinois grade school. Now I work with a Rosie and have kids the same age I was when I saw the film. So I think about these things. Chicken chicken soup with rice.

Reading Neil Baldwin’s biography of Thomas Edison and enjoyed this retort to a young chemist in Edison’s employ who had tried ‘every reasonable’ approach to solving his problem: “‘That’s just where your trouble has been,’ the Old Man interrupted. ‘You have tried only reasonable things. Reasonable things never work. Thank God you can’t think up any more reasonable things, so you’ll have to begin thinking up unreasonable things to try, and now you’ll hit the solution in no time.'”

I’ve stayed on the AOLserver mail list despite living mostly in Apache/PHP these days, and was pleasantly surprised to see a recent posting by John Buckman of Magnatune fame. Looks like he’s using it for Bookmooch. Dossy Shiobara has the scoop. AOL baddawha? More here.