Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Logjam Documentary

In case you missed it tonight:

One more show tomorrow: Flight to Mars! or Mission to Mars! Or Flight to the Mission District 9 of Mars! At the Seattle Center Center House House at 7pm, free all ages! Now with video!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Avatar and The West: A Review

Avatar: An extremely entertaining white guilt redemption fantasy.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go back in time and stop the slaughter and genocide of the Native Americans? While you’re at it, you could prevent the clear-cutting of old-growth forests, the poisoning of lakes and streams, and say FUCK NO! to the ugly and environmentally unsustainable suburbs and strip malls? Yeah, sure that’d be nice. But we don’t have a time machine. What’s past is past. Shucks, sorry about that Indians! But there’s nothing that can be done about it now. I mean, even if we gave back your land (which we aint), what would you do with it? Most of your ancient ways of life are long forgotten.

But we whites sure envy your ancient ways. We like to start magazines like Shaman’s Drum. We wish we were one of you. (Except without the bad stuff like living on a reservation. Or puffy-nosed alcoholic homelessness. Or being forced to earn your daily bread with white people stuff like casinos and fireworks.) We like to drive our cars to the National Parks and say to our children, “Hey now, don’t just throw that Capri Sun package on the ground. Be like the Indians who used to live here: respect nature!”

Avatar is perfect for us. Because we love seeing war and destruction and kick-ass special effects. And we love imagining that we could become a kick-ass native warrior who could protect the trees and ride a mother-fucking dragon and mate with some hot “exotic” native lady. We’re so dedicated to these causes that we’ll buy the DVD!

So I guess I had mixed feelings about this movie. I mean, I actually really DID like it. I mean, at least insofar as it was fun and exciting to watch and visually beautiful. I didn't even care that they never explained how the floating rocks always had waterfalls coming from them. Now I wanna go back and watch it in 3D. But it made me think: What's left to say about The West?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today's playlist

Oh! You Pretty Things (David Bowie)
Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul & Linda McCartney)
Army (Ben Folds Five)
Outrageous (Paul Simon)
14th Street (Rufus Wainwright)
Kissing The Lipless (The Shins)
Free Man In Paris (Joni Michell)
In Ear Park (Department of Eagles)
Kicheneface (Jose Bold)
The Green Ray (Gavin Bryars)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A is for Awesome

You know, for kids.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Mountain

Damn what a fantastic show Mr. Jose Bold put on last night. I'm still thinking about it. So beautiful and so funny. Here's hoping he'll at least post a clip or two.

And the new album is amazing too.  go upload it all over your facebook right now:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday's gone...

...and boy am I glad. Here's the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, people:
[a string section? wow...]