My New Website

.com website

The domain name I really want to get is It’s unavailable, and has been for a long time. I missed it going to a new owner a few years ago (after having been with the same person for several years before that).

Long story short, I cannot have

Any other cool arrangement of my name .com is not available.

get a .co domain!I love the .co web extension. It’s new, it’s hip, it’s sexy, and it’s short! Who needs that extra “m,” anyways?

I have been watching since I found out it would expire in mid February. The expiration date came and went, and I was anxious to register

However, that’s not how domain expiration works. It’s a process!

After the original expiration date, the domain’s owner has about a two week grace period in which they can claim the name.

Checking everyday to see if the owner decided to reregister the name was like being tied to the train tracks Vaudville style, and watching an old turtle make its way to rescue me (except the train is made of cotton candy).

Harmless, low stakes waiting. Except I *REALLY* wanted the domain name.

I thought about signing up for a service like to help make sure I got the name when it became available. If you don’t know much about the comptetive game of snapping up expiring domains, I will just briefly say it exists, and it is VERY competitive. You should [look into it] sometime, as it is kind of fascinating and horrible.

I decided against it though, as I doubted (hoped!) that there were not several other Markeys in the world also eyeing this domain name.

My laziness gamble paid off, and on one of my frequent checks to see if the domain was available, I saw that it was and snatched it up.

I don’t plan on changing domain names again unless I can score

So welcome to

this post is brought to you by Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain DressCouple of interesting things related to Kurt Cobain popped up recently, so I figured three things make a post.

I’m not a huge fan of Nirvana… I guess I’m not a medium fan either.  I’m more interested in Kurt Cobain himself than his music (though I do enjoy a few songs).

 I Found it Hard, Was Hard to Find…

Would people say he changed the entire face of music if he hadn’t died?


Would he have ended up pissing a bunch of people off and not have had the huge following of posthumously adoring fans?

Also probably.

His disdain for fame and for the music that pushed him into the spotlight is fascinating.  To read his suicide letter, you get the impression he had a ocean’s worth of passion hidden somewhere inside himself, but he had no idea how to tap into it.  You can hear him trying though; it’s kind of painful to read.

For example when we’re back stage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins., it doesn’t affect me the way in which it did for Freddie Mercury, who seemed to love, relish in the the love and adoration from the crowd which is something I totally admire and envy. The fact is, I can’t fool you, any one of you. It simply isn’t fair to you or me. The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it and pretending as if I’m having 100% fun.

If you want to read his suicide not, though, you can do that here.  [I’m not going to really get into all of the controversy surrounding the note.  Doesn’t everything have its own conspiracy theory now?].

Top of the Pops

I guess the UK t.v. show Top of the Pops likes to use a soundtrack when having their guests play “live,” but with live vocals.  This has caused a bit of conflict in the past for other artists.  However, when Nirvana was the guest on Top of the Pops, they protested the requirement to sing live to a backing track by CLEARLY NOT PLAYING THEIR INSTRUMENTS, and by Kurt Cobain dropping his voice to Morrisey-esque octaves and changing the lyrics for hilarious results.  I kind of love this a lot:

A Capella

And finally, here is a studio track of just vocals from “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”