Tuesday, January 31, 2006


New Morrissey Album Out April 3rd. Life Is GOOOOOD.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Reverse Cowgirl Pandas


It's Gettin' Better, Man

2 weeks and 15 pounds later, I am back in the saddle.

I'm a bit out of it, since all I've done is lay in bed. I walked to BART this morning and felt like I was on another planet - my blood hasn't pumped like that in awhile.

Since Saturday I have heard approximately 21 times: "God DAMN - you have lost a LOT of weight." Obviously it shows. The Old Lady and her mom have been saying, "Fuck a diet, I need to catch pneumonia."

Gonna visit y'all very soon.

Hello, Hello - it's good to be back, good to be back...

Monday, January 23, 2006


It was only last night that my fever broke, after 5 days. I still feel pretty damn bad, though - everything still hurts. I'm going to the doctor this afternoon, so hopefully they'll give me something to get rid of this crazy Pelican Flu, or whatever it is that is killing me slowly.

UPDATE: Fuck me running - I've got pneumonia. And not the Rockin' kind that is followed by a Boogie-Woogie Flu, I've got the "Come back in 2 weeks after these meds" kind. Shit.

Friday, January 20, 2006

I Hate Being Sick - Friday's Download

I am ill.

Physically. Mentally...well, I cannae remember a time when I WASN'T mentally ill. And I do believe my wife can confirm that.

The DayQuil is kicking in and making things go all fucking pear-shaped. Any comments I post today should be interesting.

Here's a brilliant, obscure song for you - 2m4s of psych-pop genius. Click the title to go to the download page.

The House of Love - Plastic

It feels like summer
Gosh my skin's so itchy
Not a feature on my face
Just a piece of yellow plastic
I never thought I'd sink so low
So slow...

Morning's always weak
God, it's hopeless when I'm talking
I'm lonely in the field
Just a baby treading water
It's red and dark
And God is my friend....
The end...the end...

Stumble on the dress
She's screaming that she loves me
It's not the way to give
It's the cruelest way to lie
I got myself a gun today
Hey hey.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pink Heart

Your Heart Is Pink
In relationships, you like to play innocent - even though you aren't.Each time you fall in love, it's like falling for the first time.
Your flirting style: Coy
Your lucky first date: Picnic in the park
Your dream lover: Is both caring and dominant
What you bring to relationships: Romance

Fookin' Twat

This is what passes for humor over at Pajamas Media:

"Sue and I have the Iranian Flu – it’s led by an irrational cough, fed by a religious fever, and it feels like I have a nuke hidden in my brain. It also wants to “wipe me off the map” as well.
Pretty weak, I know, but what the hell do you expect? I’m sick goddammit!"

Hehehehehehe! Get it, Virginia? Iranian flu - religious fever? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!

I could write shite like this for a hell of a lot cheaper than $7m.


We are experimenting with Pandora (per Kate Lilac's recommendation from way back) at work today - I am VERY impressed so far. Not only has it played what we told it to, but its first guess at what we may like was completely out of left-field and 100% correct (Tanita Tikaram's first album).

We have been lovin' on Yahoo!'s Launchcast (per indygirl's recommendation) a lot lately, but this seems to have more obscure stuff that is right up my alley. Hopefully it continues this way.

UPDATE: This thing is starting to suck pretty hard. Alanis Morrisette, Corey Hart...GAG.

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Belle And Sebastian


Belle & Sebastian / The New Pornographers
March 21st, San Francisco, Concourse @ The SF Design Center

Tickets cost $30 ( plus booking fee ). Tickets will go on sale on Sunday January 22nd at 10AM.

Tickets will also be available at The Independent (628 Divisadero, SF) box office beginning at 11AM on 1/23 for $1 service charge.

Many Thanks

...to everyone who made it out to the Hope Chest gig this weekend. We had a blast and it was great to hang out with everyone. A couple of impressions:

1) That bartender in drag, while terribly frightening, was probably the one person at Kimo's I would want with me in a fight.

2) Fuck me running - Fulsome is freakin' TALL. I knew it already, but he seemed even taller with Kimo's low ceiling.

3) Pinko on loads of caffeine would be a SCARY thing. However, I think a really stoned Pinko would be even scarier.

4) teh l4m3 is frighteningly funny. The Old Lady loves him to death and wishes he lived a lot closer so they could hang out.

5) Polk Street has WAY too many cops driving up and down it. Makes bowl-packing a bit of a chore (mental note: roll joints next time).

6) Kimo's has not changed in almost 10 years. Not sure if that's good or bad.

Rock on, people.

PINKO - either send or post yer pics!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Another Flyer

Courtesy of Sarai's Spine. See you Sunday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

4 Days 'Til Kimo's

This Sunday.

Kimo's in San Francisco.

Hope Chest live.

Bunch of new songs.

Show starts at 9p.


Be there.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


This post from the all-too-brilliant The Smoking Gun goes to show what happens when you just believe, believe, believe and cannae be arsed to do a little background checking. It amazes me that an editor would just swallow this incredible story wholesale, without some serious proof. And Frey pretty much pins it on his publisher and editor, saying in effect "Hey - they said it was cool to print."

So Oprah was denied the opportunity to buy a handbag in Paris, and look how effective what she did was. Now, this dude made her look like a tool on her own show and she made him a millionaire for it - if I was her, I'd rip him 3 new assholes and demand everyone return their books to the publisher. She got punked, big time.

Many props to The Smoking Gun - seriously fantastic reportage.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Look Out Gavin M.!

Dean Assmay probably soiled his shorts in glee when he read this.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Las Vegas, Anyone?

The Old Lady and I are gonna make our first trip to Las Vegas in a little over a month, flying out to see The Sisters of Mercy at the House of Blues on February 16th (damn band JUST scheduled a S.F. date - oh well, gotta go to that one, t00).

So - anyone got any Vegas suggestions? Things to do? Things to avoid?

We're probably gonna take in a Cirque du Soleil show on Friday night, with The Sisters' gig the night before. Past that, we're in the dark completely. We could especially use restaurant suggestions. Been to a decent strip club? Cool! Which one?

There's so much shit to do out there and we only have a few days to do it in, so any enlightened comments would be oh-so-welcome.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Go here and see how you fare...


I am recovering from a week's worth of non-stop drinking. MANY thanks to Pinko, Chuckles and Fulsome for coming by the house and making my birthday a very enjoyable one.

2 weeks til Kimo's! Flyer courtesy of Sarai's Spine.

Dig it.