Sunday, January 30, 2005

Trial Foreplay

Well, here we go ... the trial of the new century is about to get underway:

Michael Jackson released a video taped message via his website this morning as a preemptive strike before jury selection in his trial begins tomorrow. Here are some quotes from the message:

In the last few weeks, a large amount of ugly, malicious information has been released into the media about me. The information is disgusting and false ... I never intend to place myself in so vulnerable a position ever again. I love my community and I have great faith in our justice system. Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court ... I deserve a fair trial like every other American citizen. I will be acquitted and vindicated when the truth is told.

I love how he is worried about jury tampering or fears that potential jurors might be swayed by media reports but has no qualms about trying to influence them himself. Man, it's going to be a crazy trial ... we are sure to be talking about this for a long time.

I'm gonna save the news roundup for tomorrow ...

I managed to finally get around to setting up my newest iPod. It arrived Thursday but really didn't have much time to play with it. I decided to name him Phillipe:

He just looked French to me. It's awesome. So tiny and so portable ... perfect for carrying around when it's too cold to carry around the big iPod. I love him!

Last night was fun, a bunch of us met up with Ben and Sam at the Lager House for Sam's birthday. The 2 local bands (I, Magician and Thunderbirds Are Now!) were awesome ... the other band (Turing Machine, from New York) was not. Ben kept buying the pitchers so I kept drinking them down ... so fun! Also, it's amazing what you can find in bar bathrooms:

I loved this sign. I checked out the website and can't figure out if Jillian Ann is a singer or a model or both ... I guess if you're a more psychotic Tori Amos then anything is possible.

It's date night tonight so I prolly won't post again until tomorrow. Holla!