Noise Pop Day 1

February 26, 2003 at 12:01 pm | blabbing.

Went to the first day of Noise Pop last night at Bimbos. After getting our tickets and downing a few around the corner at La Roccas we headed in to see how things were stacking up. We missed the first band but were told that we really didn’t miss much. The next band was Velveteen which was a surprise because they now have a bass player and they sounded great, if not a little childish when talking between songs. We decided to stay in the lounge and listen to Trackstar play and we caught up with our friend Mike Spears who also has a pass for all the shows. When it came time for Malcamus I was a bit underwelmed. I think he has a great voice but can over do it when it comes to arranging. I think he needs to get away from the idea that his voice needs to follow the music melody exactly and vice versa. Next stop the Librarians at Bottom of the Hill.

PBS Program about the war in Iraq

February 22, 2003 at 7:14 pm | blabbing.

Great Program on PBS about the war in Iraq

The weird part about the Frontline program that was on thursday night is the fact that it felt like history but it portrayed events all the way up to the week before it aired. ( I have it on tape and am lending it to friends, how they re-air it )

Is there a split in the white house between the doves and the hawks? How will this enormous shift in American foreign policy effect the next decade on the worlds stage? Pass the popcorn this is going to be good….

Email Order Confirmation from CD BABY

February 19, 2003 at 8:10 pm | blabbing.

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved ‘Bon Voyage!’ to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Wednesday, February 19th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did.
Your picture is on our wall as ‘Customer of the Year’. We’re all exhausted but can’t wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Laugh or we kill the lobster

at 7:21 pm | blabbing.

This single phrase saved my sanity today. Feeling slightly depressed about
the state
of the world, my job, my life, the price of cookies and all things in
between. I decided to
take a walk around the block to see if I could cool down my grey matter. I
spotted this
phrase on the cover of the SF Weekly and I burst out laughing.

I smiled all the way to the coffee place and then got a discount on a muffin
from the
very nice coffee people. I even smiled at a old lady driving a car as she
got frustrated at missing
the light, and she smiled back.

It’s a fluke that the world got this far. We are the all singing all dancing
crap of the world.
There is no making sense of anything. Who wants a fig newton?

Laugh or we kill the lobster

at 12:09 am | blabbing.

Taking some time tonight to go over old song tapes. I have been recording small riffs and full songs on a little cassette tape recorder for about 13 years so some are incredibly bad. Then again some are just plain great, and I have no idea how to play them. 🙂

Since I am getting my audio house in order, I thought I would at least try to catalogue them. I should probable put them in digital format before the tapes degrade beyond repair.

Interpol Show and other Valentine excursions:

February 17, 2003 at 7:49 pm | blabbing.

Had some good fun this valentines weekend. Friday night Alanna and I went to a restaurant in the lower Haight called Bloo. This decision was made for us by the fact that every restaurant in a 25 mile radius was filled until 10pm. While I can’t say that Bloo was bad I can say that it was lacking. For more info you can read alanna’s blog.

Saturday night was taken up watchin “Big Night” which is one of the greatest Stanley Tucci films ever. I don’t think you can watch that movie and not come away hungry.

Sunday we went to seee Interpol at the Fillmore. The first band “Mellowdrone” was pretty good, they were 2 guys, one playing guitar and singing and another on drums. I think they were playing to a click track along with bass and other instruments on a DAT. I didn’t mind that much because they were good. If they had another guitar player and a bass player they would be unstoppable. The next band turned out to be “THE WORST BAND IN THE WORLD”. They were called “The Warlocks” yeah, the same name that The Greatful Dead” used when they first started out. I think the name might have something to do with the fact that they have 2 drummers 3 guitars a bass and a keyboard, just like The Dead. I have never been to a show where the fact that the band sucked made me as angry as it did here. Every song that they played was one riff played over and over again. Sometimes with lyrics and sometimes not. As I looked around the stage I realized that all the players could just barely play their instruments. With all the bands that could play they choose these retards?

When Interpol hit the stage it was like the whole crowd had come through a desert to find an 80’s themed water park. These guys were right on the mark. Every song seemed to flow and though they didn’t say that much to sway the crowd they seemed to be on their side anyway. No one seemed to mind all the Joy Division and Smiths references. I’m hooked.

Daredevil is a rental

February 15, 2003 at 7:10 pm | blabbing.

Except from NyTimes article: “A big man, Mr. Affleck is shriveled by the
one-dimensional role. Even his scarlet leather outfit makes him diminutive.
The interlocked double D on his left breast makes him look like part of the
food-service industry: “Hi, I’m Daredevil, and I’ll be your superhero this

Favorite Record of 2003 So Far…

February 7, 2003 at 11:25 pm | blabbing.

Got the new Nada Surf record “Let Go” today.  I am blown away…. The leap from their last “Proximity Effect” is huge. I will be listening to this record and bashing people in the ear with their talent for as long as I can. 😉

February 6, 2003 at 11:59 pm | blabbing.

Unbelievable class action suite brought by Indians against the Department of the Interior. If you read through the PDFs of court transcripts you will be amazed at the Department of Justices fraudulent practices on their behalf. The sheer ineptitude borders on mental retardation.


February 4, 2003 at 10:24 pm | blabbing.

2 laps around the panhandle tonight in my first run in a while. 28:22 was my time. I didn’t realize what running would do to my shins. I am going to be hurting tomorrow.