dimecres, de juny 27, 2007

I'd have to agree with ya there, Dr. Post
The Presets are an Australian band I just discovered, here's the video to their song Girl and the Sea:

Kids is a great song from The Concretes' new album Hey Trouble:

we're not in the Milky Way after all

I am always amazed by how much we actually move through the universe. You may think that you're perfectly still in your chair in front of the computer, but the earth is actually rotating about its axis (~1,000 mph at the equator), the earth is revolving around the sun, the sun and the entire solar system are moving in tandem with our star neighbors, the galaxy is rotating around it's center, and is moving outward from the center of the universe, so we're actually zooming through space at mind-boggling speeds. If only we had a point of reference from which to easily gauge our movement.

dilluns, de juny 25, 2007

I went down to San Antonio last week and visited three (san jose, concepcion and san juan) of the five Spanish missions there. My favorite was San Jose:

my photo

It’s another tequila sunrise
Starin’ slowly ’cross the sky, said goodbye
He was just a hired hand
Workin’ on the dreams he planned to try
The days go by

Ev’ry night when the sun goes down
Just another lonely boy in town
And she’s out runnin’ ’round

She wasn’t just another woman
And I couldn’t keep from comin’ on
It’s been so long
Oh, and it’s a hollow feelin’ when
It comes down to dealin’ friends
It never ends

Take another shot of courage
Wonder why the right words never come
You just get numb
It’s another tequila sunrise,this old world
Still looks the same,
Another frame, mm...

diumenge, de juny 24, 2007

If we nuke Iran, i'm leaving the country
I'm really very afraid.
I know I shouldn't say we. I wouldn't have anything to do with using a nuclear bomb, but if Mr. Bush does push the button on the Iranians, the people who come after us won't care who we voted for or how we felt about the war; we'll all be innocent Americans, and those are the best targets.

dilluns, de juny 18, 2007

I rented Manhunter over the weekend, and though certain parts are kind of cheesy, its still a real solid 80s film. I love the music and the wide angle shots, and of course Michael Mann isn't a bad director, either. Tom Noonan is scary with a shotgun, or any other time he's doing anything.

In-a-gadda-da-vida, honey,
Dont you know that I love you?
In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby,
Dont you know that Ill always be true?

Oh, wont you come with me
And take my hand?

Oh, wont you come with me
And walk this land?

Please take my hand!

this is what DFW could look like:



I'm going to Costa Rica for a week in August!

dimecres, de juny 13, 2007

The gov't protects drug cartels
The host is a total dufus, but milton is sparkling

more sparkle in black and white

dilluns, de juny 11, 2007

Don't let Texas down, Rick


are everywhere

These are cropped from pics I took at my brother's house

I really like the modified 747s that are being used to transport bits of the new 787.
I think its hilarious that in the midst of airbus' whole A380 fiasco, Boeing whips up a giant plane too, but its no big deal.

dimecres, de juny 06, 2007

dimarts, de juny 05, 2007

You're my favorite
Of my saviours
You're my favorite
Oh no

Yes you're my favorite
Of my favors
You're my razor
Oh no

And the situation wasn't quite
As intense as I thought
I need you around
To remind me when not to be calm
And the situation wasn't quite
As intense as I thought
I need you around
To remind me when not to be calm
Calm, calm, calm


dilluns, de juny 04, 2007

I saw the Blue Man Group last night at The Venetian, which was pretty cool; I really didn't know what to expect. Today I went on a side trip to the Grand Canyon, with a stop at the Hoover Dam. I would post pics, but it's late and the air is so dry here and my eyes feel like sand.

divendres, de juny 01, 2007

The Fertile Valleys (Las Vegas)

Fertile valleys my ass. I'm not 21 yet, and being here in Vegas is a painful reminder, but I was in Amsterdam only last week, so I guess its all good.
Tomorrow is my 20th birthday and I have a mustache. I grew one a few years ago during my junior year of high school, and being in Europe made me want to do something new. And I think I'll keep it for a while.
Anyway, today after taking the early flight to LV, I walked up the strip and went into The Bellagio, The Venetian, and The Wynn, which is bad ASS. I would sooooo like to walk into the Brioni store and just be like, um, yeah I need something to wear to dinner tonight, and maybe tomorrow, and oh, could you have that sent up to my room? But I am not that rich. Yet.
Heres a pic I took of the lobby cieling at The Bellagio:

I wandered into the promo. center for the new Las Vegas City Centre development, which is going to be really cool, and probably one of the few examples of good design in LV. The model they had is sweet, but the lady wouldn't let me take pictures. So I stabbed her.
I watched Hannibal Rising last night at my mom's and I really liked it. I dunno if it's because Gaspard Ulliel is so attractive or if it's just because I'm a sick fuck who has always had a soft spot for violence. I think both. I also read all the Hannibal books back in junior high, so i'm hip to Hannibal's story, though I have not read Hannibal Rising because it got a bad review, which is really just another way of saying I have way too many books as it is.
Speaking of movies, I think its about time sensible movie watchers got together and started to vigorously campaign for Nicolas Cage's immediate retirement. He just keeps on making big budg klunkers, and he's always the same FUCKING PERSON! Just fly your jet to your island and stay there, please, for the love of god and everything holy, just stop making movies.