W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org > November 2006

Off topic

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:56:55 -0500
Message-Id: <>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>

Those of you who attended the FTF at my house near Meaford
will recall our Wednesday evening foray to Ted's Range Road Diner.
Since then I have been working with four of the musicians that you
saw/heard there that night. I encouraged them to form a band and
produce some music so that they could apply to showcase at the
annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas -- home to Paul and Paula.
Two weeks ago, the band -- Bad Elements -- made an application to SXSW
and are now waiting to hear whether they will be accepted.

In the meantime, Bad Elements new website is up and running at

I hope that you will take a look and a listen the three songs that are
posted there. Please send me private email to let me know what you
think of the band, its website and its music.

The band's name came from a comment made by Yuri Rubinsky
at an SGML conference many years ago in which he suggested
that the musicians in the SGML community should perform at
an SGML conference with the name "Charles Goldfarb and the
Bad Elements".  Yuri's suggestion was never realized and I have
taken it upon myself to borrow the name for a group of musicians
who are, like me at times, bad elements in their own right.

I hope you enjoy their music. It's mostly rock with a strong blues
influence and a jazzy undertone.


Received on Thursday, 9 November 2006 17:58:02 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:32:41 UTC