Saturday, August 6, 2005

An electric vehicle could have an electric suspension system in addition to an electric traction system

An electric vehicle could have an electric suspension system in addition to an electric traction system. In the same way that the vehicle could recover energy from braking, it could also recover energy from cornering (but not as much). Bose has already developed an electronic suspension. Many companies have already developed electronic traction. I would like to see a vehicle that combines both.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

The Girl with the Cruel Face

The lyrics I transcribed below are from Billy Corgan's "The Girl with the Cruel Face", as sung on 2002-11-04.

i met her out walking
lost in the conversation and thought
i forgot nothing
but who i was
to let me off
easy
she passed with a wink a nod a smile
i caught enough to miss her at least
not for a little while

hey hello
how are you
didn't we meet at a costume ball
she laughed said it's different it was
a dark alley pissing up on a wall
i know we're all
meant to fall
and one day
you'll find
i've got just what i wanted here
old hooks and the empty books
with the names of the girls with the dull
embrace

we stood and talked of no one else
of premonitions come and gone
everything you know is wrong she says
i know you know you're wrong
she said i don't
know your songs
and one day
she'll find
i've got just what i wanted here
some old soot and the vacant look
of the girls who just enjoy the chase
hey hey

strolling by the river to take her in
she laughs out loud and pushes me in
now let's see if you'll sink or swim i do
what you can't do for them
'cause this won't even hurt one bit
we'll wash away all our sin and grin
yours without and mine shoved in forever
and ever always there

she says
let's go
for a walk or picture show
one wish
honest
to wipe away the loneliness
and one day
you'll find
i've got just what i wanted here
some dirty hooks on their dirty books
on top of a world without disgrace

tied her to a tree
tried to kiss her bow
i tried to pry inside that soul
she turned her face as if to go
said there's really nowhere else to go
said i know i love you
as simple as i'm sweet
she hissed i know you know no love that does not
repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat
now won't you please repeat after me
and one day
she'll find
i've got just what i wanted here
a little touch for a little love
from the girls i can't attract to the race
hey hey

i need you i slipped and she began to come
she caught me watching
said i'm never bought
i am the girl of the bitter embrace
i am the girl you'll forever chase
with your loins burning and your eyes of hate i'm calling
you out to face
why could you leave me so
it's so funny you don't even know
one lone crane standing in the shallows
you seem so bold
and she says
let's go
for a walk or picture shows
within or without
you're so lucky to let this out
and one day
we'll find
the broken arms and the tarnished charms
of the girl with the cruel face