Laugh or we kill the lobster

February 19, 2003 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.

American Express Spam

February 2, 2003 at 1:32 pm | blabbing.

Excerpt from an email I sent to American Express about spam email that I received
I received an email from you that arrived in my “Bulk” mail folder. The return email address was
from a third party called “play4keeps” not only do I think it is sad that you would have third party
send out email to people who might be interested in your services but I would NEVER click on a link in
this email. With all the depth of resources that your company has why would you let random spam portals
send out email in your name. I think the person who initiated this idea is bordering on retarded. Go
get yourselves a couple of servers, get that names yourselves and spare your brand name the drag in
technological mud.

Metaphors speak louder than words.

January 28, 2003 at 7:54 pm | blabbing.

David Lazarus column in 01/26/03
JUST THE FACTS: Don’t know if you caught this the other day. President Bush
was at a St. Louis trucking company to cheerlead for his $674 billion
“economic stimulus plan.”

Ensuring that the right message came across, the president’s people brought
along a specially prepared canvas screen that created the illusion of Bush
standing before boxes marked “Made in U.S.A.”

They also taped over the real boxes at the company that were stamped “Made
in China.” The subterfuge was discovered only when reporters peeled away the
tape and looked at what was really there.