Thursday, September 30, 2010

For their consideration

My entry to the Fourteenth Annual Zoetrope Short Fiction Contest: "Changes."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Entertainment Inc. (speaking in tongues)

I don't know anything about Trig Palin, but this baby sure does know how to work a crowd. Watch out P-Nut...

and speaking of Trig Palin, am I the only one who didn't know about this?!?!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


"That's just the way it is..."

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Reflection, and Remembrance...

Fear of Pop

I always liked pop music. Before I ever had a taste for punk or the more aesthetically challenging realms of Rock n' Roll I could definitely be said to be a fan of pop music. Blame it on my dad or whatever, but the musicality and almost ethereal magic of a pop song that works is undeniable. Some are about love, some are about robots, and most of the time their all saying things that probably don't really need to be said anymore. But I have to admit I still am a bit of a sucker for a good pop song, and today more than anytime it seems quite a feat to write anything resembling an honest pop song. Most of them are failures, but I think I'm still fascinated by the effort to try. Here's a few that are worth listening. Syrupy to sticky icky indie cliches is the spectrum, but I think for most part their all well written. Where has "alternative" gone? Maybe it's for the best...

Magic Kids - Hey Boy (what else could the title be?)
Girls - Lust for Life
A Conspiracy of Owls - Ancient Robots
Real Estate - Beach Comber
The Love Language - Heart To Tell
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele - Meet Me In The Garden
The Morning Benders - Excuses
Aerial Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss

I don't know if pop is alive or dead really, but I think these are all undeniably pop songs.

P.S. I could have posted more videos by groups like Best Coast, or She & Him, but I've made up my mind and am taking a stand on those sort of bands, and their particular brand of pop idiocy. I just can't recommend any intake (audio, or visual) of their productions. It will probably do more harm than good.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


... a friendship beyond time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


anyone? anyone?

also (and perhaps more importantly)...

have i already done this? i can't remember.

Manufacturers of Chiclets

"I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I'm in favor of the music industry really getting out in front on this one, and becoming more active politically, and standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about social justice, we're not about accurate or objectively verifiable information, we're not about meaningful labor, we're not about a coherent set of national ideals, we're not about wisdom. We're about choosing what WE want to listen to and ignoring everything else. We're about ridiculing people who have the bad manners not to want to be cool like us. We're about giving ourselves a mindless feel-good treat every five minutes. We're about the relentless enforcement and exploitation of our intellectual-property rights. We're about persuading ten-year-old children to spend twenty-five dollars on a cool little silicone iPod case that it costs a licensed Apple Computer subsidiary thirty-nine cents to manufacture."
-Richard Katz, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom

Stevetimer Clawed in Perriello Donnybrook!

Schilling Show APB: Perriello supporter attacks AFP rally attendee

By Schilling Show on Sep 09, 2010 with Comments 2

A rabid supporter of Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello launched into a profanity-laced tirade at this morning’s Americans for Prosperity (AFP) rally, held at the Albemarle County office building in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The as-of-yet unidentified, middle-aged female Caucasian entered the parking lot with her vehicle’s horn blaring (suspected vehicle pictured below) in an apparent attempt to disrupt the event. She then approached the rally site and began to tear-up literature displayed on AFP’s information table.

As AFP Virginia State Director, Ben Marchi, began his closing remarks, the deranged Perriello supporter initiated a bizarre chant, loudly repeating the name “George Sorros.” Rally attendee, Steven Latimer, turned and attempted to photograph the hysterical woman. Upon doing so, he first was verbally assaulted, and then the attacker attempted to “claw” the camera from Mr. Lattimer’s [sic] hands.

The foxy assailant fled the scene when several audience members moved to Mr. Lattimer’s [sic] defense.

Can you identify this fine, fine woman? Do you recognize this car? If so, please email The Schilling Show, as the victim may be interested in pressing charges in this widely witnessed incident.

"Why was this woman so uncomforable being photographed?" -SL

Happy 5771

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Cruise

"I think that the great tour guides of Apple tours, y'know, in that sense, would've been Spartacus... y'know, Spartacus was one of the great tour guides of the ancient world. He would have fit in at Apple Tours. Um, Brutus and his conspirators right before the assassination of Caesar, they were Apple tour guides. But, ah, like, Willy Wonka is a Greyline tour guide. Also one of my great inspirations on the tour route, but that's the difference right there.
"Attilla the Hun would've been a good Apple dispatcher. Whereas Virgil in the 'Iferno' would have worked for Greyline."

Tour guide / poet Timothy "Speed" Levitch was also the voice of Puggler, the punk-rock juggler on Xavier: Renegade Angel. The documentary about Levitch, "The Cruise," from which the above quote is probably one of its least amazing, is available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Screen Shot

Gaia's Wrath... or Have We Gone Soft? (but what about our vacation?)
Al Roker, 2010

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