Sunday, February 27, 2005

Friday, February 25, 2005


It's just a sad day when you realize that The Glove has turned into one of those old NBA veterans that get passed from team to team to fill a 'leadership role', as he tries to land on a championship team. I hope he gets a ring. I hope he doesn't hang around to long if he doesn't get one. It's getting close.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Kings of Leon on Letterman last night

They were great of course. Word to the wise: I bought their new CD at Best Buy for $7.99. However, unless you have a mac I would buy it at ITUNES because it is copyright protected on PC's.
I also have a data disc if anyone wants to trade.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Apple News?

Some big news about IPODS expected tomorrow. Unfortunately for me I just purchased three minis as gifts and an IPOD Shuffle for myself.
Oh well, you can't stop progress.

Barry Bonds

Anyone see his press conference? It's like he wants everyone to think he's an asshole.

Showbox- MIke McCready

Don't know if you guys already knew this or not but thought I'd post anyways. I know some of us went to the show last year.

Mike McCready is joining with Crohns and Colitis Foundation who are doing a benefit again at The Showbox on April 8th. Tickets are on sale at

I know last year it was a pretty good show with surprise guest Eddie Vedder...

Sasquatch Lineup

The Arcade Fire
Benevento Russo Duo
Bobby Bare Jr.
Be Good Tanyas
The Frames
Ray Lamontagne
Modest Mouse
AC Newman
Joanna Newsom

Wow. Pretty insane to my membrane with both Wilco and The Arcade Fire on the bill. And don't forget Modest Mouse and the Pixies...More bands will be added.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Basketball Junkie Rant

It's pretty sick that I am having withdrawals from Sonic basketball, considering they just played last Wednesday and four of our guys went to "All-Star" weekend, which by the way, I watched just about every minute of. Side note: Is it just me or does everyone else love Charles Barkley as an analyst? I would really enjoy a "Round Mound of Rebound" Reality show. Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone else saw the slam dunk contest (I know not very many people watch it anymore) because Josh Smith and Amare Stoudamire came up with some pretty creative stuff. If you did watch it, I thought definitely that the K-Mart in the chair dunk was the best of the night, and then of course the Dominique jersey was pretty cool. And the stuff with Steve Nash was really cool, especially the header.
Anyway, to my real point of this post, Isn't it great that Sonic basketball is back? Is anyone else hoping that we play Phoenix at some point in the playoffs just to see the track meets? We might even eclipse that Houston playoff game record for threes in a game. A matchup with Dallas would be pretty cool too. Thank goodness that things come and go in cycles because I was getting pretty sick of seeing these horrible shooting, defensive minded, 85 points a game teams winning in the NBA. It's so refreshing to see a little "Showtime" back in the league and Superstars who think pass first (Lebron) and buy in to the team concept (Ray Allen, Dwayne Wayde, Shaq, Pistons, Nash, etc.). Let's just hope and pray that the supes can keep up this pace and get home court in the first round.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Hunter S Thompson

Now, if you want to say that Hunter was more about the hype then the substance, I won't fight you about it. So many people expect to read his work and be overwhelmed by his creative writing style, but that is not what he was all about. In my opinion, he was more about being whatever he wanted to be as opposed to what he should be to make our society better. He could have written novel after novel about the injustices in the world, but instead he decided to write about things that the majority of the US society was living. Instead of creating a tale of good vs evil, nature vs nurture he decided to touch on real people vs zombies (people acting like real people). He seemed to write the first thing that popped into his head, especially when he was fucked up. To me, that is true skill, to make you feel like you are on a journey with someone who has not a single rational thought, and still when you are done reading, you feel like your life has been changed.
A great book by HST was The Curse of Lono. Check it out...

Author Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself

Author Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself

Writer Hunter S. Thompson dead at 67

Oscar Season Etc.

As a film instructor and geek I read Roger Ebert's column religiously. Every other week in his "Answer Man" column he addresses current movie issues and questions etc. I found this week especially entertaining due to the pending Academy Awards.
Please skip the Million Dollar Baby discussion if you have not seen it as there are Spoiliers.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Random Thoughts

Tried to get an IPOD Shuffle today. All the Apple stores are sold out and don't expect more til next week.

WSU handled the ball worse today than any college team I have seen in a long time.

Watching Adam Morrison this year eight or nine times has been an absolute pleasure. Just seeing that follow through makes me want to go practice my shot.

I am finally on Bright Eyes bandwagon. Conor Oberst is simply an amazingly accomplished lyricist for a 24 year old. The Wide Awake albumis like Dylan strumming Lou Reed lyrics. I realize that seems insane to say, but it really is remarkable.

The Brazilian Girls CD is the best party-vibe CD to come out in a long time. A little electronica-reggae combo that makes me want to boogie and/or chill and do some things I can't print here.

Heard of the Ruby Doe? They just went out on a West Coast tour and tonight opened for Mudhoney. They are in the NW top 20 and enjoy a featured spot on the Morning Alternative CD (great disc by the way). It's like Fugazi meets early Soundgarden. Very intense with no apologies.
By the way, they were called IODINE when they headlined Boobi's Bash 94 at Jeremy's parent's house. Items were destroyed. It was chaos. South Cove had never rocked that hard before that night and hasn't since.

Really enjoyed the Dylan tune on Verm's playlist. Great way to end a very accomplished playlist. Good Greenlake running music.

Cant' wait for the M's. Beltre!!!!!

Can't wait to watch the tourney at Jeremy's bachelor party.

Sounds like quite a few people will be at the HAD CD release party. Awesome. It's always great to support the house band. Forster is flying in from Arkansas.

Plan on making a night of it on March 5th. Word

I will be in Vegas starting Wednesday. It will be my first public attempt to count cards. Wish me luck!


P.S. If you still read this site please feel free to comment with your random thoughts.

Friday, February 18, 2005

The OC v. 90210

Awesome article for fans of both shows. I of course prefer the OC in terms of music and humor, however, 90210 did have a much larger cultural impact. Brandon is the reason I grew sideburns when I was 16 and 17. There, I admitted it.

FYI: The Flaming Lips played the Peach Pit.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Web singing sensation lands on VH1

Internet Dancer
Gary Brolsma became an overnight sensation with a home video of his singing a Romanian pop hit that swept Europe this summer. "Today" host Matt Lauer reports.

(note - they make you watch an ad before the video plays)

Lost Article

Sunday, February 13, 2005


Hey just thought I would pass a few things on.
First of all, I tried to cancel TIVO today because I want to record in HD and I now have the Comcast Box (the Comcast version is a very basic TIVO really...I miss the real thing big time)and they lowered my monthly bill to $6.95 instead of $12.95. I still doubt I will keep TIVO as I have already had three offers from Craig's list to buy it from me. Perhaps you might call TIVO and say the same thing and lower your own bill.

Secondly, I know everybody is already making plans for the summer and I just wanted to let you know that as soon as Rachelle finds out her schedule for July/August we will let you know about the Cabin Fever. Most likely it will be at the end of July or the first weekend of August at the latest. We should know more in a month or so.

Pretty disappointing hoops day today. The Huskies looked like ass the whole game and the Sonics were doing OK until they decided to take the ten worst shots of the year at the end of the game tonight. Get the ball inside for #$*% sake!!!

Oh well.
Enjoy Sunday night TV. Jason Bateman was pretty funny on SNL last night and tonight's AD looks good too.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Shameless, but kind of cool

Julie and I are famous. Click on the link above.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Postal Service

I heard the new Postal Service song tonight--- it is great!! Was just released today as a single on a B Side album ... (not sure if it is technically an album if it is just a few singles but anyway...)

Monday, February 07, 2005

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Friday, February 04, 2005

Wanted: U2 Tickets

I want GA U2 tickets. If you know anyone that gets any extra I will buy them. U2 rules.
Please help me in my quest to find tickets.
They are for me and my mommy. No joke.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 11:00 am.


Whistler Snow!!!!

Whistler finally got snow. 28cm / 11in. It still doesn't cover all the rocks but we're getting there. Any trips planned? Does anybody know the mountain down near Mt. Rainier (Crystal)? What are the conditions like there? I saw a trail map last summer and thought it looked like quite the little extreme mountain.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Pearl Jam

I am sure this is old news to everyone but thought I would forward along this info just in case. I just spoke with my girlfriend who works at the Paramount and Pearl Jam is doing a benefit show there March 18th. 400 tickets will be released on Ticket Master this Friday and apparently also through the fan club.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Arcade Fire

They are on Conan tonight. Rock on.

Snoop Spin Off