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stevie live at red rocks, 1986

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According to one youtube commenter, Red Rocks ’86 was the last night Stevie did cocaine.  If you don’t want to watch all 7 minutes of crazy bongo drumming, crazy leather-pants keyboarding, crazy Stevie arm-flapping, let me recommend you fast forward to 4:30 where some random dude shows up on stage, tosses his hair, runs in circles with Stevie for 30 seconds or so, then disappears into the night.  There’s also a good Mick Fleetwood shot at 5:45.  Remember my Mick Fleetwood outfit

Totally going to be Red Rocks Stevie for Halloween this year.

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April 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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friday walk to work

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Overgrown gated yard on Hyde St.

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More overgrowth.  I want inside that gate!

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A corner store.  A corner store that appears in the car chase scene in THE ROCK!!

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Ping Yuen public housing in Chinatown.

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The Sentinel Building.  Home of all things Francis Ford Coppola.

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Nice corner.  Nice that it is Friday.  Nice weekend, y’all. 

 

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April 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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t(hat) day

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Floppy hat!  Good for summer! Crazy high rise jeans.  Not good for figure. 

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April 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

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short cake

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See this strawberry?  It is my first.  I grew it on the windowsill and it is almost ready to EAT!  Hooray!  D.M. and I are going to split it tonight.  It will be like eating my baby.

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April 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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the calm

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Can we start a discussion about those “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters?  They bug the bejesus out of me.  They’re so British.  And they’re so EVERYWHERE.  Mugs, t-shirts, key-chains, rugs.  Toilet paper, probably.  KEEP CALM – CARRY ON CRAPPING.

So, I found a nice alternative, above.  The pink circle looks like a womb.  Or the top of someone’s bald head.  An egg, maybe?  And the font is a wee bit creepy.  As in, “Be Calm.  Because this gigantic pink egg/womb is coming to get you.”  

Anyway, if you need a daily visual reminder to calm the fuck down, please choose the poster less posted.  It’s from MOCA’s Louis Bourgeois exhibit, and available here.

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April 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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on nina simone

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In 1960, one year after Nina Simone’s first album, Little Girl Blue, was released, the poet Langston Hughes struggled to put the appeal of Simone’s music and presence “that dusky voice, that unblinking gaze” into words. “She is strange,” Hughes wrote in The Chicago Daily Defender. “So are the plays of Brendan Behan, Jean Genet and Bertolt Brecht. She is far out, and at the same time common. So are raw eggs in Worcestershire.”

Hughes was just getting warmed up. “She is different. So was Billie Holiday, St. Francis and John Donne. So is Mort Sahl, so is Ernie Banks.” He continued: “You either like her or you don’t. If you don’t, you won’t. If you do ” wheee-ouuueu! You do!”

via the NYT

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April 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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sonar

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This is the best video I’ve seen in ages.  By Renaud Hallee

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April 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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