Saturday, August 29, 2009

take the test mother fucker!

driving the wrong way in oc

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good job to Elizabeth for taking this awesome photo.

We saw Entrance again last night. It was just as good, if not better! And I said hi to Ian Svenonius who was really nice. Good night. And congratulations to Adam for getting a record deal. We are all very proud of you Sweetie!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh my gosh this was good. The sound is crap in the poor, in fact, that I'm not even sure why I uploaded it. But Entrance is about the best live show to see. It's a bummer that no one knows him, but there is something surreal about seeing a show that powerful and knowing that you are among the select few who have had that experience.

In other news, I just rode 10.7 miles on my bike and now Sawyer is licking all of the sweat off me.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Going to see the Entrance Band tonight!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

ok, what's going on here? how did this happen?

So I thought I had lost my ipod for good, but I found it under my bed last night! And with it, I have recovered all of Buddy's music he'd given me. I know there is a ton more, but I, at least, have some. I thought I'd put up two of the songs that I really, really love. One, called 'Tasty Moon', that he did with his band, The Jackastronauts. It is super awesome, really catchy pop music. It's hard not to like.

Tasty Moon | Online recorder
The second song is a song called 'Five Minutes to Monday'. I don't remember all of the details, but If I recall correctly he wrote it while sitting on his porch just before midnight on a Sunday night. I think this was probably while he was nearing the end of high school, so late 80's I assume. Steve, if you're reading this, feel free to correct me, or add any details you have. If you can get by the casio keyboard sound and drum machine, behind it is an intensely sad and beautiful song. I always told him this was my favorite one of his songs. The melody at certain points (mainly when he sings 'five minutes to monday', especially the last two times) will melt your heart.

Five Minutes to Monday | Upload Music

Also, if anybody wants a copy of some of his music, I'd be happy to mail it to you.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Awesome commercial. Spike Jonze does no wrong.

Ran into Danny and his boys at Acme last night!!! Danny took a shot of SoCo and almost puked!!!
Dead Man's Bones on tour this fall.

Dead Man's Bones Hypnotism from biz3 publicity on Vimeo.

10-14 Cambridge, MA - Brattle Theatre
10-15 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10-16 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
10-17 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10-19 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10-20 Toronto, Ontario - The Music Gallery
10-21 Chicago, IL - Schubas (early show)
10-21 Chicago, IL - Schubas (late show)
10-23 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
10-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue
10-25 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10-27 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
10-30 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent

Also at the Synagogue...

ANDREW W.K. & CALDER QUARTET - To celebrate his new solo-piano album, "55 CADILLAC", Andrew is embarking on a special piano tour, where he'll be performing with the world renowned CALDER classical string quartet. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seats in advance. This is a rare chance to hear A.W.K. in a whole new way!

Look, I like a lot of the songs that pitchfork put into their top 500 songs of the 2000s. I really like a lot of them. Love them. But they are fucking crazy. I mean, first of all, the idea of numbering 500 songs in order is absolutely absurd. It would be absurd even if you were working within one genre, but the idea of numbering songs and comparing Missy Elliot to Morrissey is fucked. It's amazing that they are such an authority on music. I guess you just have to say crazy things if you want people to read your website or magazine. It's just funny how people sell out. There isn't really anything on the list that isn't popular. I was going to go on a really long bit about there only being 1 or 2 Elliott Smith songs on the list, but I think I just realized that XO probably came out in the nineties. There still could have been more Elliott Smith. How about some Bill Callahan? Raphael Sadiiq? Ariel Pink? Danny's songs? Remy LBO? Tune Yards? Peter and the Wolf?
Bud Shank was a great saxophone player. I just found out he died recently. Although I think he was somebody in the jazz world, I just know him from doing the music for early Bruce Brown films...and he was great!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dogs drool. Fleetwood Mac Rules.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

sorry to continually bombard you with pictures of sawyer, but he's really cute and he just likes to sleep.


Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm sure some of you saw the story on pitchfork this morning about Bob Dylan being detained by police in NJ...or I guess it happened a while ago, so maybe you heard it before, and I'm behind the times. But either way, that is crazy! At first you might think that it's kind of funny, Bob Dylan being put in a cop car because he didn't have his ID...HA! But then you think about it more and realize how fucked it is. Why the fuck did he have to get into a cop car and go prove that he wasn't a rapscallion because he didn't have fucking identification?! It's illegal to walk around in the rain, unless you have an ID?!?! I mean does this guy REALLY look like he could do anything creepy?? But seriously, it's just stupid, and I feel like maybe it's extra upsetting because of what happened to Danny/Sterling/Julie/Mia last week...having to deal with some uppity bitch who decided to call the police when they saw Danny walking down their street with a case of beer. And then a fucking uppity cop who decided that they had nothing better to do then to sit in their car and watch the four of them sit on a boat and drink the if there is not one fucking other thing they could be doing with their time on duty. And then Sterling later having to move his boat from where he had anchored because other uppity assholes just sat there and stared at him for hours.

On a lighter note, however, i liked that story ABC wrote about how he was possibly looking for the home that Bruce Springsteen lived in in 1974/75 when writing Born to Run. That would be really awesome if that was what he was doing.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

tennessee jed!!
levon helm long black veil motherfucker!
new iron & wine song

Friday, August 14, 2009

whats thats?!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sorry Danny, Ben, Julz, Morgo, Bilbo, Taylor Made, Matty, Gordo etc. You see, I'm a cartographer now and that gives me the authority to claim that you are not safe in SF. Adam, you appear to be safe.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

These are three pictures that I've had on my desktop, with the intention of putting them on my blog, for a long time.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"there is not, what he comes to appreciate is comedy, he lives in through his work kinda thing, here is where he get all these rad dave attel, norm macdonald cameos."
Look at this beauty we have right above our door. We've had this for about a month and have decided that it doesn't bother either of us, really that it's just pretty cool. I've only been stung once and, while it was incredibly painful, it wasn't too big of a deal. But here is my dilemma...I wanted to keep them, assuming that they are honey bees (based on the honey comb), since honey bees are, of course, endangered. But i did a little research to try to identify them and I don't think they are honey bees. And if they're yellow jackets they can fuck off. They look like yellow jackets, but I thought they lived underground. Does anyone know what these are for sure?

They do, however, provide entertainment as well. Look at this battle I walked up to the other day. A bee vs. a spider! It was epic! Any guesses on who won?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

post oven

pre oven

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I really love this dude. And he had a cameo in Funny People!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Eric and I are scientists. I am concerned about the volume?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

We just saw Ian Svenonius' new band, Chain and the Gang, and they were fucking awesome. Definitely on top of it.


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