Friday, August 31, 2007

Have you listened to the 1990's yet? Probably the most fun you'll have all day.

Jackie in Stockholm © Olle Kirchmeier /

The Nines trailer looks pretty freaky. This one is also getting some good reviews.

What the Seattle Times recommends at Bumbershoot this weekend.


Kings of Leon, from left: Matthew, Nathan, Caleb and Jared Followill. The rockers play at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium.

The Shins
2:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Yes, The Shins sound great on your headphones, but these indie darlings also know how to amp up their orchestral pop for a dynamic concert.

Gogol Bordello9 p.m., Fisher Green
This genre-hopping gypsy-punk band is known for its live shows: One reviewer called them "a bit like the Clash having a fight with the Pogues in Eastern Europe."

Panic! At the Disco10 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Panic!'s emo-pop-punk is nothing groundbreaking, but their theatrical live show — replete with a troupe of sexed-up circus performers — is worth the trek to the Mainstage.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
1:15 p.m., Memorial Stadium
BRMC's new album, "Baby 81," is a return to the loud, swaggering rock of their early albums. Expect a loud, swaggering rock show.

Kings of Leon3 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Arguably one of the most rock 'n' roll acts in current rock 'n' roll, these Tennessee boys serve up a sweaty, hard-driving, countrified good time.

Art Brut7:30 p.m., Broad Street stage
With more pop hooks than you can bob your head to, you can expect high energy from this British indie-punk quintet that grabbed the spotlight in 2005 with their cheeky hit "Formed a Band."

Roky Erickson & the Explosives
6:45 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre
Legendary guitarist Roky Erickson (of groundbreaking psych-rock 13th Floor Elevators fame) returns to the stage after a two-decade hiatus.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists9:30 p.m., Fisher Green
The infallible and unassuming Ted Leo and his band know how to please a crowd: vigor, diversity, sets that chug through their mighty catalog of consistently good albums.

Like Spiders much? Imagine stumbling into a 200 yard spider web.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Have you always wanted a documentary about Donkey Kong competitions? I give you King of Kong, one of the best reviewed movies of the year.

A new Band of Horses song is streaming here.

Neighbors Brian and Emily have some cool 30 week 3-D pregnancy pictures

Looks like they went some place called "Hood Canal" too. Never heard of it. Sounded fun though!

(3-D pics are in the title)

Kylee watches the M's lose three in a row.

The M's played so poorly they put my daughter to sleep.

Life is Cruel

Thanks to long-time reader Marylin of Vancouver for this one.

A Thriller World Record? In Seattle? And the world?

From neighbor Steve:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Report Finds Little Progress On Iraq Goals

The last few weeks we have heard Karl Rove, George Bush, and Dick Cheney tell us how well the surge is working. We also have been told the Iraqi government has been making big strides towards running the country more independently. Remember, Bush said "wait until September" to assess the progress. September is here.

"Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a Government Accountability Office report. The document questions whether some aspects of a more positive assessment by the White House last month adequately reflected the range of views the GAO found within the administration."

Read the rest from the Washington Post in the title link.

Best pics of 2006

This is real. Miss Teen USA. "The Iraq" and the "US Americans". You couldn't make this up.

Letterman to appear on Oprah

Sunday at Bumbershoot

The stranger has some great blurbs up about BRMC and Kings of Leon. BRMC is also playing a "secret" show at 5:30 courtesy of KEXP. Can't wait to see both bands.

The Strangers guide to Bumbershoot.

Pretty funny suggestions to the Shins r.e. their fourth album. They play Saturday.

Bottle Rocket: One of the best films ever.

Owen Wilson: suicide and drug addiction? Who knew.

Get better dude. You created and played one the funniest characters ever: Dignan in the movie Bottle Rocket. That movie plays better every single time I watch it. And, we ll screw it. I'm just gonna post the trailer above.Owen_l

Downtown Seattle Finally Gets a Grocery Store

This will make the people that buy our condo super stoked.

Flight of the Conchords: Business Time

Here is a free clip to listen to today. My buddy Brian at work was like "you gotta listen to this" and then hit play. I was like "Flight of the Conchords man, they rule! You should watch them on HBO." And he was like "Sweet!".

The video version from the special a few years back is here.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Naked Nurser

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Honking your horn can now cost you $124

The horn was designed specifically so I could honk at the a-hole that that waits the very last second to merge. It was also designed to let grandpa know they raised freeway speeds up from 35. It was also designed to let Barbie in the Benz know her erratic driving while texting and playing with her gum needs to stop.
We can't keep the Sonics, we can't build a tunnel, we can't build a monorail, we can't stop rising rent rates downtown nor curb violence, but we sure as hell can give people a ticket for using their horn.
Priorities people!

Block Party 07 Slideshow

Some Block Party Pics

Thanks to Mandy Rossi for the Photos. Click on each one to make it bigger.

Patrick Created an 85 Stoner Facebook Group

Log into Facebook and click groups. It looks like this.

COPS! Stone Ave Style.

Last night at the end of the block party a mini gang of teenagers started throwing rocks and chanted "white power" or something just as stupid.
People were chased, people were tackled, cops were called, and the mischievous youths were questioned and returned to their homes.
Here are some pics courtesy of Adam. If you know more (since I was chilling on the couch in Percacet Heaven), please add more to the story.

As always, click pics for larger view. Yes, that is Rachelle and Kylee in picture four making sure justice was served.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Move over Shawn Kemp, there is a new daddy in town!

Thanks to long-time reader Jimmy from Snoqualmie for this one.

Friday, August 24, 2007

N.J. teen frees iPhone from AT&T lock

Snake on a Plane, for real?

I hate snakes so badly I would have flown the plane straight into the ground, thereby assuring my own death but also simultaneously making sure I did not get bit by that snake.

Mean Rat Snake who hates Trent

The Coolest Slide Ever!!!

Thanks to long time reader Lena of Shoreline for this addition to the blog.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Reminder: The 2nd Annual Block Party is Saturday

We have two tarps, a keg, and a microphone!
Block Party will go rain or shine.
See you all shortly between 5:00 and 6:00.

We'll have BBQs set up in front of
8539A and 8539B (the Mitchell's and Rossi's).
Please bring a cup for the beer, a side dish, and your meat to cook up.
You are of course welcome to bring any extra items to share.

Party starts at 5:00 and will go until dark. Or even later.

Pics from last year's party are here and here.


Dan loves weiners.

Update: The Block Party is on unless we are receiving substantial rain at 4:00. 4:00 is the big decision making time. We have grounds crew standing by. Check the site at 4:00 if you are unsure of party status.

Listen to the New Eddie Vedder Song

More info about the Into The Wild soundtrack can be found here.

Sean Penn directs the movie and it arrives in theaters Sept 21.

VH-1's 10 favorite high school archetypes from the movies.

Great Daily Show in Iraq Video

Make sure you have Daily Show selected.
Scroll down to Operation Fluffy Bunny.

Laugh hard at the Forrest Gump satire.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Shoreline is headed for a strike

I participated in my first picketing session on Monday. I hope we don't strike, but it doesn't look good.


Lolla-Blue-Za in Seattle next week at the M's games

Mayor Nickels declares Aug. 27 "Mariners Monday" in Seattle. Fans are urged to wear Mariners Blue during crucial series against the Angels.

The Seattle Mariners are hoping to fill Safeco Field with a sea of navy blue Aug. 27-29, for the crucial upcoming series against American League West Division rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Read the whole press release here.

I hope to see many of you next Monday night at the game. Pennant Fever is the only sickness I really enjoy.

Scott found a cool local band today called With Friends Like These

Monday, August 20, 2007

A great collection of music videos from the old MTV show 120 minutes.

Hit next down at the video to scroll through all the videos from artists such as REM, Beastie Boys, Spritualized, and Built To Spill etc.

All week long the Daily Show will broadcast footage shot IN Iraq.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Photo Caption Contest!

Add your caption in the comments section.

The Mariners are only two out and maintain their Wild Card lead!

I am thinking of getting tickets for next Monday nights Angels v. Mariners game. Join me with your rally fries in tow.


Facebook is a social utility that connects
with the people around you.

OK, I admit it. I am addicted to Facebook. It's like MySpace for adults. Go ahead and give it a try and before you know it you'll be taking the music quizzes and looking up friends from 1987. Yesterday I poked Jolee, Rachelle, and Megan. Good times.


Evidentally there is not enough hemp left in the world to cover this girl completely.
Hempfest scares me.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Spoon Rules

Mando Diao Live

Great new band!

Real or fake?

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returrns in September.

You are missing out if you aren't watching this show. It's like Seinfeld meets Arrested Development. Thanks to Cheryl for turning me this very funny show.
You can watch a brand new episode here.

Pop Candy is a great music,movie, and TV resource. Chech it out daily.

Superbad arrives today and has received fantastic reviews.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cabin Slideshow

Cabin Fun

More photos.

As many of you know, we have been working hard this summer to remodel and update the cabin. It's been a whole family effort led by my uncle BOB. We planned on a huge unveiling party this year, but since we did not come close to getting what we wanted done (a long, bad contractor story) we had a few friends up over the weekend to test out the deck etc. These are some of the pictures. As always, click on the pictures for a larger view.

Next year I am thinking of an official Cabin Fever party. We'll see. We would absolutely love to get ALL of our friends up there a couple of times next year.

Now with even more photos!!!

Good Riddance to Karl Rove

This man is directly responsible the botched war, illegal wire tapping, and condoning torture as military practice. The country will be a better place after August.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pics from the Midvale hosted Block Party.

Don't forget, our shindig is going down the 25th of August. Two bands, three kegs, circus animals, the Reptile Man, and an ambiguously gay acoustic guitar duo set from Trent and Jeff (with Rhiannon on violin).
Click here for the full set of pics courtesy of Jayron.

Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby videos don't help your kids.

But do they help me? Ahh, now we have something.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Arcade Fire Coming to Town

From Seattle Times

Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem tickets go on sale Friday

Canadian indie-rockers the Arcade Fire will bring their tour to the University of Washington with a concert at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sept. 24. The seven-member band has had two critically acclaimed albums: the debut CD "Funeral" in 2004 and last year's "Neon Bible."

Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster (206-628-0888 or or through

Wow. Fantastic blog site.

If I had the time, means, and motivation my blog would look just like this. I mean White Stripes B-Sides? Pearl Jam rarities? M. Ward and Ryan Adams info? Fantastic.
Hell the title to the blog alone says it all.

Apple Introduces new IMacs.

They look fantastic, but it's ILife '08 that looks really good. They finally have truly made an all-inclusive piece of software to organize photos, music, and movies. Hell, now IMovie connects directly to You Tube.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The little Raccoons and Kylee (turn up audio)

Kylee meets the Raccoons at the cabin

My aunt Roni warned us that we had some very friendly raccoons living in the area. However, we didn't realize how friendly until I looked towards the screen door and three baby raccoons were stumbling in to see what was for dinner. Kylee was just minding her own business and then looked over to see the mini-invasion. I took a quick picture and Rachelle screamed at the raccoons to scare them. They didn't frighten easily as they just took up post outside.
(The picture is a bit misleading. The raccoons were not as close to Kylee as they appear. I promise.)
More pics here.

Click pics for larger view.

Best Horse Name Ever!!!

Download or Stream the Full Pearl Jam at Lollapalooza Set

Friday, August 03, 2007

Last night's Pearl Jam setlist from Chicago.

This is obviously a fan-club set list as it is filled with numerous B-sides and rarities.

Pre Set List: Trouble, Dead Man, I used to work in Chicago, Chicago Cubs song, Picture in a Frame

Set List: All or None, Education, Sad, In Hiding, Parachutes, I'm Open, Wishlist, Down, Undone, Off He Goes, Hard To Imagine, God's Dice, World Wide Suicide, Rats, Gone, Why Go

Encore 1: No More, Inside Job, Lowlight, Love Reign O'er Me

Encore 2: Black Diamond (a Kiss song sung by Matt and was dedicated to "Keith" a roadie for Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Ben Harper), Comatose, Sonic Reducer

Encore 3: Indifference with Ben Harper

A review.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Two Moons on August 27

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting in August. It will
look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug.
27th when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on
Aug. 27th 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars
may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

A message to the 85th and Stoner's

Jayron and Danny just stopped by to inform me that Midvale is having a block party next Tuesday night as part of the Block Party Around the Nation Celebration and Partization night across the US.
7-10 PM
Bring your meat.
Bring your beverages.

It looks like we've confirmed the 25th as the date for our block party. Perhaps we should invite the Midvale All-Star team? It would be the neighborly thing to do.

King County smokng rate continues to go down.

AP Video of the bridge in Minnesota collapsing

Sickest Wiffleball Curves of All-Time

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Mariners will finally call up Adam Jones for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

You heard it here first.

Bronx is Burning

Check out this series on ESPN that chronicles the New York Son of Sam killer and the Yankees World Series winning season with Reggie Jackson simultaneously. It's a kick watching the pompus Reggie Jackson interact with the every-man catcher Thurman Munson in mulitple squabbles, and even funnier watching Lou Piniella as peacemaker. John Turtoro will be nominated for an Emmy for inhabiting Billy Martin in all his piss and vinegar.