Thursday, February 28, 2008

Billboard Liberation is Alive and Well!

Brings me back to inspiring days in grad school, doing thesis research and finding treasure troves online of various forms of culture jamming.

Hat tip: BoingBoing

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

A magickal date

2 • 23 • 65 was a very special day, as it brought my sweetest one into this world.

Happy Birthday, Barrett! Long may you run.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Set list for a quiet February Sunday

hazel eyes, i will lead you josephine foster
s/t feathers
amulet fursaxa
mother of thousands mv+ee w/the bummer road

reminds of me of terrastock, which i learned is in louisville, ky this year, thanks to leafy's latest post.

dig the poster from talented illustrator iker spozio. if i ever get another tat, i want him to design it. ; )

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Strap Down! Get Ready! Be Refreshed!

My most favorite band, meat beat manifesto, is releasing a new album and will kick off a spring-time tour! This includes a stop @ the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel in DC. A stereogab doesn't get happier than this. Do yrself a favor and check'em out if they hit yr town. During the last tour, the band played fantastic sets, all synchronized with sampladelic videos - mixed in real time (I believe using Kaos pads).

Check out a snippet from the new album and watch a blast from the past:

San Francisco, CA - Seminal electronic band MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO (MBM) has just announced live dates, supporting the release of its new album Autoimmune on Metropolis Records on April 8, 2008. Known for both its groundbreaking albums and dynamic and awe-inspiring multimedia live shows, MBM's 2008 kickoff will be quite the event. "The live performance has become an integral component of my sound and production," sound sculptor and producer extraordinaire Jack Danger explains. "The question is how to do it better than last time. And outbest himself, he undoubtedly will.

Tour dates are as follow:
April 9 Neumos Seattle, WA
April 10 Barbati's Pan Portland, OR
April 11 Slim's San Francisco, CA
April 12 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
April 13 Canes Bar & Grill San Diego, CA
April 19 The Abbey Chicago, IL
April 21 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
April 24 Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge, MA
April 26 Highline Ballroom New York NY
April 27 The Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
April 28 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 2 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
May 4 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

What does Bowie think of this?

I may be like so last month in posting this, but I thought it was a chuckle worth sharing:

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

New Food Blog

Calling all gourmands. Mark Bittman (you may know him as the Minimalist columnist for the NYT has a new blog about cooking and all things delicious called Bitten.

Let's see, my Netvibes RSS reader now has a tab for work-related blogs, government info and policy news, philanthropy news, tech blogs, PR and media blogs, personal feeds (like Facebook, twitter, etc.), environmental news, economics blogs and now food. That's a lot of info!

I've been enjoying Bittman's show, The Best Recipes in the World (even w/its goofy intro) on PBS' Saturday afternoon cooking show line-up. I had the sniffles on Saturday and caught up on his culinary explorations. Now I want to go back to Barcelona and have tapas (Barb, eat enough for me!), make homemade raviolis with grandmotherly chefs in Italy, munch on Mario Battali's latest creations in NY, try nouveau American creations in Colorado... ; )

BTW, it's summertime in DC, and it's February. I can't tell you how disconcerting it is to wake up to very warm, muggy winds and forecasts for thunderstorms. WTF happened to winter?

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's all about disclosure

A reason I will cast my vote for Obama in next week's primary.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Look what the stork brought!

papa PJ and Sari
Hurray! A Brownlee is born! A very cute and punctual Sari Ava Brownlee, was born on February 1, to be exact. Congratulations to the proud parents!

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