Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Check out this site -- a comic strip of sorts, with live photos....funny and philisophical at the same time.

A Softer World.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Highly recommended roots album. This album is honestly magical. Track it down, and get your groove on. I am officially over indie rock at the moment. Hip hop and funk and roots and dancehall are back in my life. Oh and electronica as well.

Tahoe Times 2

2 trips to Tahoe. One Sunny. One Snowy.
= pictures.
(BTW, Matt has fallen victim to two efforts at photoshopping with filters...)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Canadian Cultural Marxism

Check this out -- apparently the Liberal Government of Canada was run by cultural Marxists (and apparently same sex marriage and abortion are "marxist" issues). Way to go Harper.
Harper vs the Marxists.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Two Hot New Albums

Hey all,
Am listening two albums right now...
Cat Power's new one "The Greatest" is growing on me.
And if you like the live album format, and you like Bonnie Prince Billy, check out his newest
"Summer in the Southeast".
Finally...Bush commenting on Brokeback mountain:

Monday, January 23, 2006

Konono #1

Well...looks like a minority gvt. Perhaps not as terrible as it may seem...NDP increased their numbers, I spose. Hmmm. If anyone is passing through here, and have an opinion on Canadian politics, I would be interested to hear em.

You guys ever heard of Konono #1? This is awesome stuff. I mean check out the wood microphones...
Like the Beastie Boys on the streets of Kimchasa

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Katy's New Years

Katy did New Years at Lee's palace this year. Apparently "riding" polar bears was part of the experience. Yeeehaw. But a rare drunk katy pic. is a treat.

Also is a treat is our old friend Spooky gettin' some drink in him and taking on Lee's elvish cats. Get em' spooks...yeeeaaah.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Amnesia at Amnesia and Political Prices Paid


I got out to see Hopper and company spin some records last night at Amnesia. Saw Burcu for the first time in a long time. Drank a couple 2 buck red stripes. And shot some crappy low light pictures. Then I couldn't remember where I parked the car. Seriously. Spent twenty minutes walking around Valencia, in the rain, confused. Not sure what it means, but it is a sign of something.

Anyways, here's a pic of Hopper on stage, and at top a lil' composite of the evening. (By the way, the sideway hats and "westside" gang symbols are a joke. No, really. Nobody does that - especially no one I know)

Uhm. And what the hell is happening in Canada? Can someone please tell me? I know Ontario, especially Ottawa, has not been as kind as it should to the other provinces...and I understand being pissed off at the Liberals. But, uhm, is going so right that you are hit in the fucking head with Bush's cowboy hat really a good idea? I am going to cry in a bar full of Canadian ex pats, in a similar way that I did in November of 2004. And for yall yanks who don't know what's happening, I think perhaps you should look into it, as your "fleeing North from the draft" and "heading north for some sweet gay understanding" days may be coming to a close for a while.

Meanwhile let's hope that Bolivia doesn't go so far left that it forgets the attrocities associated with Che and Castro. I think he is playing the game, and that's fine - he certainly has more right to play the past than other Bolivian leaders have ~ but the reality is going to set in. So I hope he has all the background wheels turning to sort out the economic issues.


Happy Days...

Friday, January 20, 2006

Peanut Butter Wolf

Hey, yo.
If anyone is actually checking this blog out, I recommend heading over to the charivarious section:


Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw 101 up for the masses.
You like madlib? Dangerdoom? Koshik? Etc etc.
Recommended in a big way.

As long as I'm in the hip hop mood....if you haven't checked out this yet...you need to:
SNL drops some rhymes on Narnia:

In other crappy news, Konica Minolta (the producer of both my cameras) has just been bought out by Sony. Shit.

And I'm out.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Here is a new one from The_Shins...not sure what I think...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Some sunset pics

So. I have become a total digital photography nerd. Yes, I like visit websites and forums, and upload pictures, fishing for compliments. This blog will be an extension of this need for "pats on the back". But in exchange, I will give you potential reader, sweet tracks (legally found most of the time!), such as the flaming lips cut below. Seems fair, right? So, here are some more sunset pics I got around Berkeley yesterday.

See if this works

A new blog

After haunting various spots for the past few years, I have decided to further procrastinate, and join the revolution. So here I am. With music requests/samples, photos and musings about archaeology, politics and other academic b.s. Shouting out into the void, I can hear the echo.