the discovery that microSD cards are hackable creates the possibility of dirt cheap and ubiquitous of microcontrollers ( even cheaper and more ubiquitous than the popular arduino platform ). one would assume the nsa has probably already been exploiting the vulnerability from eight miles away ( or via drone ).
i was out mowing the lawn and “sunglasses after dark” by the cramps from their 1980 album songs the lord taught us came up on the ol’ playlist. and just like it does every time i hear the song, i recall listening to it on a boombox while doing 30′ boardslides across parking blocks connected end to end on a tony hawk powell peralta deck in 1985 while wearing, of course, wearing sunglasses after dark.
it’s a fantastically visceral memory. slow motion. leaning waaaaaay back on the boardslide. hands clasped behind my back. and sunglasses. it makes me want to skate again every time i hear it. maybe i will.
this funny video mashup of a bad brains song and a charlie brown christmas suddenly recalled a scene so vividly that it was almost as if i was transported back to a night in 1989 at saint andrew’s hall in detroit, michigan.
bad brains were touring for their quickness album with dag nasty opening the show. i’m standing in the back near the bar as was typical for me since i didn’t want to block people’s view of the bands. dag nasty starts their set and all at once H.R. and a few other members of the band walk up and casually stand around me. i assume they just smoked in the tour van because i could get a contact high from the weed wafting off them. so we stood and bopped our heads to the band for almost the entire set. every so often one of H.R.’s dreads would come close to hitting me in the face.
a long perfect moment. i suppose it could have only gotten better if brooke shields had showed up.