July 28, 2006

50 That Changed music

Since we're in the UK it seems appropriate to link to The Observer | Review | The 50. These are “The 50 albums that changed music” and what I like most about it is the 'Without this there'd be no...' bit. It's a fun game to play, one that homies often engage in. I sometimes wish I liked the Velvet Underground more but I just don't. I once asked Michael Franti of Spearhead about his time with The Disposable Heroes of Hipopracy. He said that he wanted to something more fun, that the DHoH were like broccoli, good for you but you didn't necessarily want to have it all the time.

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July 27, 2006

UK Update

Picture 1-5 It seems like Cali's not the only place seeing a heat wave. It's balmy in Essex. There are beautiful birds here. Some birds can even beat box: We head to Nice on Saturday morning, I've got a rental car waiting for me to head to Saint Maxime. Why can only think of Borat at Cannes when I imagine myself on the French riviera? They drive on the right (not the left) side in France right? Ah well, trial and error.

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July 23, 2006

Thom Yorke & Ed Grimley

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iPod War

This game is rad. Who's in? We can play over AIM...maybe it'll have to wait three weeks...I'm headed out of town for a while. Two weeks of no work then a week from London. I'll try to post something fancy from Europe.

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July 15, 2006

Soccer Finale

Like shark attacks, some say that the the incidence of racist behavior on the futbol pitch is nothing new; it's just being reported on more now. It seems to matter very little if we agree that it has no place in the game. I mean really...hissing noises to simulate gas chambers for teams thought to have Jewish roots?! No, I mean really now. At this point it's normal to feel a little sick to your stomach, it proves you might just have a soul. The New York (from whence I write this...sunrise in Bryant Park...thanks Google for the free wireless) Times wrote of futbol's uglier side before the World Cup and it's associated controversy(ies) were under way.

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July 14, 2006

Friends in Fun PLaces

Among the many benefits of attending the SXSW Interactive conference is the wonderful people. Who am I kidding, that's the benefit of the thing. I met Eleanor Grosch there and she told me that she worked on poster for rocks stars (Wilco among them). She was so humble that it took a weekly newsletter from a trusted source to tell me that she was a design badass and was now guest-designing shoes for Keds. Let's hear it for excellence living peacefully with humility!

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July 13, 2006

Zizou (again)

Some lightheartedness around this whole, ugly, thing.

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July 12, 2006


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Hello Jupiter

I need an excuse to go to Portland to stay at the Jupiter Hotel. It looks NYC pretentious and I say that in the most positive sense) without the NYC price. It looks amazing.

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July 11, 2006


Because I care about you, my readers, I lovingly curate the many links I find each day to bring you just those tasty niblets I believe you will most enjoy. Today's happens to come from The Onion's AV Club and it's a cheat sheet of quotes from The Simpsons and how to use them in every day conversation. Please enjoy. And while we're on the topic of The Onion, it appears that this pro-lifer thought it was a real publication. The results are funny/sad/weird/funny/sad.

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July 05, 2006

Deadly Serious

Deadly Serious
Originally uploaded by pedraum.

I couldn't resist posting this one. No political or hip-hop undertones. just Sophie dressed up with a pink fedora and neon green Elvis glasses.

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