I am an apeman

“Cuz the only time that I feel at ease, discount is swinging up and down in a coconut tree. Oh what a life of luxury, to be like an apeman.” Thank you Kinks.

Deerhoof meets Harry Smith

The Heaven and Earth Magic movie+live music from Deerhoof the other night at the Castro was a good time. The first movie, Heaven and Earth Magic, is a 60 minute black and white film from 1962 full of moving collage elements suspiciously reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s animations in Monty Python. I wonder if Terry was […]

Nada Surf at the Fillmore

Thursday night we saw Nada Surf, Rogue Wave, and Inara George at the Fillmore. Nada Surf was excellent as usual. We missed the third encore and I missed them doing Meow Meow Lullaby which makes me want to cry a little, but only a little because I got to see them do it last time […]

Nada Surf at Bimbos

The Nada Surf show was a whole lot of fun. The sound was not so good. They had to do some thing for Live 105 and didn’t get a chance to do a sound check so it was rough. The drummers vocals were ridiculously loud and I kept waiting for the sound man to get […]

Tiny Black Dots on Wednesday

Hi, Tom’s band, Tiny Black Dots are playing on Wednesday night. I know it’s a school night but they are on at 8:30. Come down and see me and the band. It’s at the Cherry Bar on 5th and Folsom in SF, it used to be the Covered Wagon. I am obsessively listening to the […]

Tiny Black Dots Premier

Tom’s band, Tiny Black Dots played tonight and they rocked. It was their first show together and things went smoothly. They had a couple minor stutters, that I don’t think many noticed anyway, and a strange sound system to contend with but pretty fantastic for a first show. Go Tiny Black Dots! I gotta say, […]

Listening too long to one song

I snuck out and saw The New Pornographers last night at Bimbo’s 365 club. They are one of my favorite bands right now and the new album, Twin Cinema is helping me get through writing my book. I probably listen to it no less than 10 times a day. The show was a lot of […]

I heart The Rosebuds

Wanna know what album I plan on listening to for 16 hours a day for the next month or so? The Rosebuds Make Out. I just can’t get enough of my new Rosebuds album. I want to eat it. I want to implant it into my brain so I don’t have to worry about batteries […]

20 Minute Loop and James Combs

Last night we went to see 20 minute loop and James Combs at the Red Devil Lounge. I hate that place. Every time I’ve gone there, I’ve been forced to sit through some really terrible music to get to the good stuff and last night was no exception. Red Devil is always chock full of […]

Ten Best Running Songs

Well, viagra sale I was going to keep my lists on my semi secret list blog but oh well! Ha! 1. Properties of Dirt – 20 Minute Loop 2. The Sound of Settling – Death Cab for Cutie 3. Number One Son – Camera Obscura 4. Onion Soup – Vic Chesnutt 5. Psychedelic Ranger – […]

Too many things to say

I know it’s weird to be addicted to your own blog, but oh well, sometimes you just gotta post. Labcoat Dream Last night I had a dream that I thought of this really great idea for a self portrait. It involved a lab coat. I woke up and had that feeling like “If I don’t […]

Painter’s Block

I couldn’t paint today. I actually unpainted. I started two paintings and then decided they were crap and painted over them. I decided I would go home directly from class and finish my paper (due Thursday) so that I could concentrate on painting all day tomorrow. I instead updated Indiegeek with lots of new reviews […]

photos of my Oregon Road Trip

Ok, lots of photos, I of course didn’t edit them very much so you will be forced to look at pictures of my steering wheel as well as duplicates that will put you to sleep. But oh well, atleast I share. Oregon Road Trip Photos Prehistoric Gardens, Port Orford, Oregon Jon’s band: Summer Ono 20 […]

Bradley Wednesday

Today I hung out with my friend Bradley. Who today pointed out we’ve know each other for 15 years. I haven’t seen him in a long, long time, which is sad, but it’s happy now because I saw him today and got to have lunch at his favorite Indian restaurant. I am now mulling over […]

Well, pat me on the back

I just did a very smart thing and I can’t believe I did it. I turned down going to see a band with Ukuleles called “Tippycanoe.” It’s amazing I turned down this incredible evening because: 1. I really like Ukuleles and 2. I like to party and have a good time. I instead decided to […]

saturday lazy

I can’t seem to get motivated to get any work done today. I slept in until 11:30. We had a pretty late night. We saw Nada Surf at the Great American Music Hall. They were once again, great. We had sushi and many beers throughout the night. Tom’s not feeling very good today. I switched […]

Friday iPod Rotation

I’ve got some great music on my iPod Today. I’ve just got it on shuffle. “Alanna radio” is what I like to call it. I’ve been listening to lots of Long Winters, M. Ward, Neutral Milk Hotel, Decemberists, Lambchop, Jon Vanderslice, Jayhawks, and some old jazz organ with Brother Jack Mc Duff. It’s so nice […]