Thursday, March 30, 2006

Never be so brief as to become obscure

-Hosea Ballou

Universalism, is a sect of the Christian Church. Although I think Christianity hogwash, this quote resounds this evening for reasons unknown.

Went out to see Reggie Houston's Box of Chocolates last night. He played with Tim Acott on bass and Tracy Kim on guitar. He is always entertaining, a mix between Jazz and histroy lesson.

His lesson last night, Louis Armstrong and Sydney Bechet. How they parralelled each other by incorporating a bit of Klezmer into their shows, playing clarinet parts on their respective instruments. Pops on the trumpet and Sydney on the saprano sax.
If you get a chance catch him. He is a gem.

He plays every friday evening at the Laurelthirst Public House and also plays Wednsdays at Pshaw!.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Now help me, O ye Guardian Powers!

I found another of my little Nerd friends. This time a silver and green guy in a cubby behind a Chinese restaurant in the Irvington neighborhood. I will have to admit it is fun searching these guys out. Can't wait for the weather to swing for good so I can get out more. Watch for more...

I also think I took the first flash picture I liked with the mighty Nikon Coolpix.

I don't have a clue who the girl in the picture is but my housemate was going to use it for a Hi Fi Killers album cover for a record that never was released because the label (Loose Groove) folded. Kevin Lee Oakland (sic) and Johnny Horn (pictured below) made up the Killers.
They released four records and a few singles, compilation cuts and scored a movie or two for the label started by Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.

Anyway, Johnny now does a radio show on KEXP 90.3 FM called Preachin' the Blues and Kevin is rockin' it Hilbilly Bluegrass Style in a band called Cocks in the Henhouse.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Whispering words that scream of outrangeous sin

A strawberry mind
a body that's built for two

A kiss on the spine
we do things we never do.

I Love you Sally...

Friday, March 24, 2006

Haha, the cheapest stuff is all I need

Found another one of those Nerds guys over in Holywood (thanks JMD). This one is near NE 8th & NE Schuyler Ave. I think I am going to find all of these in Portland. Gives me something to do with all this spare time. Also sounds like an excuse to out and use the Nikon.

I know there is another a few blocks from this one and will try to get out Saturday and snag a shot of it.

Damn, I am exciting, huh!?

Here is the other Battle Axe Tooth drawing at the Crow. What does THACO! mean?

Well...this is fun. Check this out. I went to find out what THACO! means and came across a ThacO Records. I poked around on that site and found a band with a name I thought was funny and went to check it (Duran Duran Duran) out. Well you all know how much I LOVE the Cock...Anyway, Duran Duran Duran is a Breakcore band on a record label called Cock Rock Disco. I went to that site and came across this.
Could it be?

Why yes it is!

I think I found the label to send that OvA record to for distribution.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Got Cold After The Rain Fell

Prodded from a deep sleep by the presence is requested at the Crow. Chet wants to play pool and I am the man to help him out. I have been pennieless for a little over a week but somehow manage to close the bar down again. He's buying the beer so how can I resist. I got a few shots of the billiards fun. Here's one of Meghan. Ghostly ain't it?

Here's one of the Battle Axe Tooth drawings that adorn the bathroom walls at the Crow. One of my new faves. I think he is mad. ERRS...I am always surprised to find the gems on a wall as opposed to all the other garbage that clutters bathroom walls and stalls the world over. Keep it up guys.

Here is the snack I had before jetting off to sleep. Makes you hungry doesn't it? MMM...Of course I cooked 'em before eating 'em. Only two remain but I get paid Friday so I will be able to eat food again.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I Do Not Accept Finity!

I am finding it harder and harder to go to work every day. I have no problem waking in time to go but rollover and close my eyes again. I get the best sleep in the space of time I should be at work and when I actually go. My job is by no means laborious mind you. I just think I have nothing to learn or prove to anybody, especially myself. I feel better now thank you for letting me rant.

I downloaded the album Spiltmilk by Jellyfish last night. I always enjoyed the Bellybutton album but wasn't to sure what they would be like without Jason Falkner. Well you should all listen to it. It is the perfect mix of Beatles, Beachboys, XTC, Quenn etc. Any harmony based pop band you can think of is represented on this album, perhaps even more so than on the first. Pure bliss...

I hung out with my dear friend Katie last night. Frolicked right after work at Amnesia Brewing. I love the staff and Mondays are the shit because of bingo with Tom Heinl. Next week will be his last night of calling bingo and I recomend going. It will be the most fun you'll have on a Monday evening in your entire life. I promise.

After a few beers, a brat and a hot at Amnesia, Katie, Myself and our new friend Cammy ambled (or was it bumbled) up the street to Crowbar. More beer there as well. I think I am seeing a pattern forming here. Kate and I bumped into another freind (Michelle) at the bar and before too long, well if you have been drinking all night you know what happens...

The reason I went on about this is over time, all three of us cried for one reason or another.

My reason for crying came later on talking to a stranger at The Know. We got to talking about Mothers and Fathers. Something he said about Mothers struck a chord. I wept a bit...Thats all.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

I'm giving the 'wink' and the 'gun' like Ponch from Chips

The weather got nasty the minute I went out to wrangle up a few shots. I found some graffiti I liked. These two Images are about a mile apart. Ain't He Cute!?

I would like to say something cool happened in the last few days but nothing did!

Anyway, Enjoy the little dude.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Brain Fart or Jump Start

This here
bloggin' makes my head hurt. Give me some time I will figure it out! I thought it might be as easy as writin' a letter on paper...but it's not.

My good boy JT is makin' me use the creative portion of my brain by thrusting an under utilized Nikon Coolpix 775. I nearly cried. JT is probably the most generous dude I have ever met. Thank you so much JT.

So I will be posting what may or may not be good photos here. 'WARNING' I have never been a picture taker.