Static From My Attic

With Andy Senior
  • Every Month, a New Boulder Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!Sisyphys (1548–49) by Titian, Prado Museum, Madrid, From Wikipedia Each month when I begin work on the following month’s issue of The Syncopated Times I often think of Sisyphus, king of Ephyra, condemned for his self-aggrandizing craftiness to push the same boulder up the same hill each day throughout eternity. As I reflect ...
  • On Going Postal(ly) Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!Ed. Note: You’re reading this because since the publication of this column in March we have joined the ranks of true online publications (take that international shipping rates!) Every story published in the paper is also online, as is our archive.  Now wherever you are, and whatever format ...
  • Paying the Piper’s Lawyer Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!(Image from http://www.techtter.net/2016/11/how-to-watch-restricted-videos-in-your.html) There is a song, whose title I dare not quote lest I incur the wrath of the copyright holders, that states something to the effect that the greatest boons in life may be obtained without monetary expenditure. Even if you know the composition to which I refer, ...
  • Come Visit Our Dot Com Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!Perhaps it is just my Inner Reactionary talking, but some days I find very little that is delightful about the internet, or (as I am inclined to call it) the Infotainment Stupidhighway. At such times I fully empathize with those who eschew the computer. I consider that I was ...
  • Sorry, Right Number! Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!It may indicate a distinctly unbusinesslike attitude, but I regard picking up the telephone receiver to make a call with the same enthusiasm I’d muster picking up a poisonous snake. I realize that this is antithetical to all that is supposedly good and true about Our Way of ...
  • Turn Off Your Radio Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!(Related Story: Hot Jazz Saturday Night Cancelled) Static From My Attic Most of my life I have been fascinated with radio. My childhood, of course, was dominated by television—because TV is always the loudest and flashiest thing in the house. It commands attention and kills conversation—and precludes the enjoyment of ...
  • A Needed Touch of Hedonism Life is Better with Syncopation. Spread The Word!Certain matters of local pride in a community invariably become annoyances to particular members of that community. Twenty years ago we bought a delightful Victorian house in a not-untoward section of our city. However, one day a year it feels as if we might as well have set ...