Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Show #23 The toys we never got

This episode contained a discussion of the toys Seano and Jefe wished for but never got. I have included some photos of the toys mentioned in this segment.

The first photo is of the Green Machine. One look and you see why run of the mill Big Wheels were for pussies. This was for the rich kids in the hood. My driveway was a quarter mile of loose rocks and it never would have worked there.

These pics are of the Video game system for the lower class families of the suburban 80s, otherwise known as The Odyssey II by magnavox. KC Munchkin was the poor mans Pac Man. In six months after purchase it went into one of our many "barn sales".

The last two pictures are of the 2 Kenner's Star Wars vehicles I really wanted but came up empty. Here are the Millenium Falcon and Boba Fett's personal ship Slave One. I was going to post a pic of my personal ship the Ziplog Bag but I reconsidered.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Imagine 25 years

John Lennon left this mortal coil 25 years ago today. Let us pause and remember what he gave us. Maybe sing one of his songs to yourself today. It will make you feel like you can smile a little, take on a challenge, stand up for what you don't like. We miss him.
I'll always remember being in the library in 7th grade on the morning after in my little suburban junior high. Thats where I heard the news over the school's P.A. And I knew that the musical world had just had a hole punched through it. 25 years later that hole still remains.
These are just some of his songs that mean so much to me...Mother, Come Together, I Want You(shes so heavy), Isolation, Imagine, Cry Baby Cry, Sexy Sadie, Watching the Wheels and I Am The Walrus. Maybe you can make a list of your own today and play them.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Show # 22 : I'm a Pussy

On Show #22 we talked about my experience going to the Cat Fancier's Cat Expo. I saw many strange breeds I'd never seen before. The cats are treated like royalty and travel more than you do. But they still all cough up their own hair and shit in the house.The people that handle the cats and the frumpy hair covered owners of the cats are a show in itself and I observed these characters in depth as I watched the judging. They kept in depth statistics and ran cats back and forth between stages like a good stageparent would. Its their only excercise, really. But I bet they could burn a few calories excessively groooming their pets as well.
I did have a good time though and am including two pictures of my personal newfound favorite breeds, the Abyssinian Cat (top)and the British Shorthair(bottom). The British Shorthair is a cat that looks like you should not fuck with it, sort of a feline equivalent to a bulldog. But they actually just sleep alot.

I still like dogs more.

Show # 21: Rock Hall of Fame Update

The discussion we had about the remarkable reluctance of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to include the likes of Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Sex Pistols and Blondie took place about a week and a half ago. Those four bands finally made the cut this year, and will be inducted in March of 2006. I'm sure those responsible had been listening to the Seano and Jefe, even though the show posted yesterday. Anyway, its the thought that counts.
I'd love to see if Ozzy and John Lydon do indeed show up to the ceremony,though. The two of them could care less as expressed in interviews in recent years on the subject. Its also worth noting that Black Sabbath was inducted into the British Rock and Roll Hall of Fame about two weeks ago and the entire band showed up and performed. Ozzy threw the crowd a good moon as well. His recent facelift made Geezer really look like Geezer.
Miles Davis was inducted this year ??? Although a jazz genius with a groundbreaking fusion period in his repertoire(Bitches Brew, Miles in the Sky)....He never really brought the rock. let the purists argue that one out. Meanwhile Iggy Pop and The Cars are still out in the cold.
I don't really have anything to say about Blondie.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

This is My Kid

Hey, I just wanted to share with the world these premier pics of our child. Notice the hands waving in the first pic. It's like they are just begging for a guitar or microphone. As of this time, we're calling he or she Nugget. Please send any suggestions for names in your replies. Everybody should try having a baby. It's fun. But no more than two, please. This place is getting crowded.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Halloween in the Castro 2005

This woman was dressed as Hurricane Katrina. How insensitive! Posted by Picasa

Halloween in the Castro 2005

These guys were dressed as "fudge packers" ! Fabulisimo! Posted by Picasa

Halloween in the Castro 2005

No, its not Tokyo Disneyland, this is right down the street. Second after this photo was snapped, he stole that poor girl's scarf. Posted by Picasa

Halloween in the Castro 2005

This is what happens down in the Castro District on Halloween.The gay community goes all out, and the latinos come down for a free show(because its free). This big bear was dressed as a piglet and these fine folks will now have something to share with their five children and 2 grandchildren. Posted by Picasa

Pictures From Halloween in the Castro 2005

This guy was a glory hole....brilliant! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving Musings: The Bird is the word

Today we devour a bird and spend most of the day/evening recovering from that action. This brings up some memories and an opportunity to tell everybody what you're thankful for. When I lived in NYC, I had become known as the guy who deep fries turkeys. Out in suburbia or anywhere you might see a deer hanging from the rafters of a garage, having a turkey deep frier is fairly popular. There is a burner with a propane tank attached that you put out on your patio or in the garage. Propane is a no no for the indoors. Anyway, my brother in law had a frier and one Thanksgiving maybe 12 years ago, he brought it to my Dad's and we fried a turkey. Five gallons of oil in the pot, then when you hit 350 degrees drop that bird in and in 45 minutes you're eating. Let me just say I was a skeptic at first and not really a fan of deep fried anything, but this method is the shit.
I've never had anything like it, and when I moved to NYC in 1999, I brought my own frier with me. For the next 5 years we had many parties on Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on our little back deck in the biggest city in the world, and frying those turkeys was the highlight. We marinated, we basted, we tried so many flavors. And city people went nuts. Many had never seen anything like it. The birds were gone in minutes, vegetarians faltered, relationships were started, cops were was madness. Madness and delight.
Today, we live in a third floor flat in San Francisco and the frier is buried in the garage somewhere. Sometimes when I'm in there putting another box of books in storage, I hear it cry out for me. Someday, it will make its return.

There are so many things to be thankful for this year. I might have solved my headache problem with my ear surgery this past January, we got a car so I never have to ride the bus,we've travelled to some beautiful places in and around the bay area, we live in a very clean and happy neighborhood..I discovered the world of podcasting...but finding out we were having a baby recently is the thing I'm most thankful for. That and having Pamela around to share it with me. What a year 2006 will be. We're thankful for our friends and family and all of the well wishes we've recieved this past year as well

Here's hoping you'll be be the victim of tryptophan somewhere today, maybe watching a turkey fry on a back deck...cmon you know you want to.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

More Bands that I don't "get", but you do (Show # 18)

Bloc Party
Belle and Sebastian
Sigur Ros
Bjork-??????????????? remind me never to go to Iceland
Fiery Furnaces
Pavement-most overrated band of the 90s
Franz Ferdinand- stop dancing like that, you look stupid
Secret Machines-one good song on an average album
Modest Mouse-one big headscratcher
Bright Eyes
Interpol-dull and of the reasons I left williamsburg, brooklyn
Gorillaz-I'd rather watch Jabberjaw or Goober and the ghost Chasers
Kanye West-shut up shuttin' up , an idiot does not a genius make.

Photos of the Mysterious Jamie and Eve from Show # 18

These are our guests from the#18 show, Jamie and Eve. Jamie is teaching me how to grow a proper beard. Approximately 10 minutes after this photo was taken, Eve was drunk. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

This Is Austin City Limits 2005

This set of pics include me and Iced Tea, Thongtastic Man, My Wifes Dirty Foot and a random Sunset.

More Pics from Austin

These pics include one from Spoon's set, White Trash Hippies, An Austin moontower and Roky Ericsons first public show in twenty or so years.

Austin City Limits Festival Photos 2005

Emo's on 6th St.,Birth control on the dirty ground,Zilker park and the two of us.

These are photos from the festival. My six year old digital camera is shitting the bed, so the pics are a bit "off".

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Seano and Jefe show # 17

We had a segment called The top 3 Catch Phrases we can't stand. I came up with : #1) You're Fired #2) My Boo and #3) "Know what I'm sayin' ?"
Jefe's top three were #1) She's a diva #2) I don't care what anyone thinks and #3) My Bad. We went into our reasons for the intense hatred for these sayings on the show. If you have any to add, please put a comment here and we may mention it in a future episode. By the way, I did lend Jefe three Bob Dylan albums and now he can't get enough of the guy. Its still hard to believe he went so long w/o any appreciation for him. Jefe's not normally known for suprising me, but this time he did.
Look for some pics from the Austin City Limits Festival 2005 here soon.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Back For More

We've been back from Austin City Limits for a week and I have not updated because blogging is hard. The weekend was hot ..103 degrees on average and the hurricane rain never came..(that sounds like lyrics from a country song. I took along jefe's iriver and recorded entire sets of all the bands I wanted to see. Wilco..outstanding as always, The Drive By Truckers-rocked steady, Steve Earle really friggin impressed me.Built to Spill were super. Robert Randolph and the Family Band kept us going. Black crowes were late and we were tired. Allman Bros. are still chugging along with one brother, but Derek Trucks may be just as good or a better slide player than Duane Allman. A couple of new bands(new to me anyway) got my attention as well...Mofro(swampy blues rock from Florida) Aqualung(from the UK), The Frames(from Ireland) and Grady(great heavy blues from Gordie Johnson and Chris Layton who was in Double Trouble with SRV).
I missed out( on purpose) sets from The Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Fiery Furnaces...I'm not cool enough to be that indie anymore. Besides, we were in Texas. I wanted to hear some rock and blues, damnit! All in all despite the heat and dust bowl atmosphere, it was a smoothly run festival that never felt crowded.Very few great bands overlapped and water was plentiful for only 2 bucks. We would surely go back. I saw at least 3 girls wearing high heels and one midget as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Lovely Rita

My wife and I are flying to Austin today for the Austin City Limits Festival. Hurricane Rita is going to hit the Texas coast sometime on Saturday.
Even in the center of the state, we should be pretty wet for most of Saturday. Looking forward to seeing Wilco, The Allman Bros., The Drive By Truckers, and the Black Crowes. It's good to get away.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

20 Years coming up

I just found out......Next July will be the 20th Year High School Reunion for members of the Fairport High School Class of 1986....I'm not sure whether or not I will go. Even though I still have all of my hair and maintain my extremely good looks I'm thinking that the 10 year reunion was enough. I don't want to look at pics of everyone's kids. I want to know who got fat, who got divorced, who's been in trouble with the law, who's gone to war, who went gay, who found God and who's still lost.I want to hear some real horror stories and reminisce as well.
In the 20 years since , I've lived in Buffalo, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Yakima, Seattle, New York City and now San Francisco. I've seen and done so many things, yet don't feel like I've accomplished much except writing 100 songs, writing 1000 poems, creating two cds, fronting 3 bands and playing drums in 2 more, playing CBGBs, co- designing five nightclubs in NYC, driving across the country five times, being in NYC for 9/11, loosening the slow choke of depression, being on a game show on VH1, getting married to a great lady and staying very close to 5 friends from Fairport, New York .(four of which still live thereabouts).
Most of my 640 or so classmates probably stayed put and pushed out babies and built bigger houses than their parents did. Some are probably on their 2nd family van, playing fantasy football, addicted to the Fox News Channel, and climbing their ladders wherever they may be. I hope some have had a storied life such as my own. I'm sure some have....we shall see.

Monday, September 12, 2005

3 Gig Weekend

I had a 3 gig weekend and I'm still tired. We played in Chico, Ca., San Francisco, Ca. and in the Napa Valley, Ca. I don't know how those guys in the band do this every weekend. Now I'm back to the daily grind of making peoples houses beautiful for them. This post is boring. Goodbye.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sleep Comes Down

I took a sleeping pill last night. These are the same sleeping pills I keep handy to drug me into oblivion when I'm flying. To me flying equals dying, and the pills have actually never worked. I end up in like a paralyzed state in my seat but still able to hear everything around bottles falling off of trays and old ladies screaming through bad patches of turbulence. I get off the plane in a foggy,drooling mess.
After a year of sleeping terribly in a constant dream/switch/toss/turn mode, I thought I'd try one of those little French pills I got on my honeymoon. Well, it worked . I woke up in the same position I fell asleep in and my back doesn't feel like I got beat up by a bunch of soccer hooligans. hurrah.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Jefe Is Away

Jefe is at Burning Man for the sixth straight year as we speak. For those of you who don't know, Burning Man is a freakout celebration of just about anything you want to celebrate(mostly creative expression) in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. There's lots of friendly drugged out nakedness occuring and incredible art installations to be seen. It is held every year on the week leading up to and including Labor Day.Here is a link to all things Burning I have sent him there with recording equipment and hopes that he will get some good material for some upcoming podcasts. I hope to post any really good photos he gets here as well. But for now, you can listen to the most recent shows (#12, #13). There is a direct link to the download feed in my links section to the right, or you can go to itunes or (search for The Seano and Jefe Show at both locations.) have a good day........seano


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Born on the Bayou

Thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost everything in Louisiana and Mississippi. I've just been mesmerized by CNN these last few days. Maybe we could send some soldiers who are sitting on their asses in Iraq back home to help. At least they would know what their mission was... Shame on the looters. We're all watching you...the whole world is watching you snatch sneakers ,beer, jerseys and guns from department stores as your brothers and sisters cry for help or die around you.

Monday, August 29, 2005

The 2005 VMAs: How Low Can We Go

I watch the VMAs every year for one reason only: to turn into the Hulk and smash up everything in the room. I'm a rock guy - I know what to expect when I watch the Video Music Awards. Every year hip hop further propels the awards into the vortex of idiocy. In our own world exist ideals driven by the ridicule,misogyny, empty vocabulary, incorrect diction and violent,careless, soulless non- message fed to stupid suburban white kids via its bling fiction, gangsta Krap and award shows. I know what you are saying..."There's alot of good hip hop out there, you just have to look for it. " That's my point. We know who we are and where to dig to unearth things we want but the lowest common denominator does not seek culture out. They want it shoved right in front of them, fed to them, sold over and over to them . They want easy access to everything. So they get the shit we saw last night. Fine. Bad examples of what is deemed "music"will always be. What scares me is why they want it. Nobody in this ridiculously large target market learns anything except how to kick it in the club, drive-by your enemy, take stock in fancy rims and an oversized medallion? I don't get it. I thought people listened to music to connect to something...a lyric, a melody, even a beat. What does a 15 year old caucasian kid from a suburb of Cincinnati have in common with 50 Cent.? Where's the fucking connection? Is he envious of the shots to the chest? The ability to mumble incoherently through a slurred rhyme while grabbing his nads? Somebody tell me why SO MANY KIDS ARE SO FUCKING CLUELESS? They have nothing in common with these idols. Nothing! But there are plenty of DIFFERENCES between that kid and Mr. Curtis Jackson.... That kid can form a sentence . That kid knows you can actually settle a difference with some words or fists thown around w/o spraying the room with bullets. That kid better find some music that can change his mind.... Can you tell hip hop is my universal conspiracy theory? Some day I'll connect it to holes in my ozone or bombs on my buses. But for now its just the major cause of the deterioration of our youth. Go out and do something about it damn it.! Give your niece or nephew or little brother a Beatles or Radiohead album.. ...

Sunday, August 28, 2005

If I Could Turn Back Time

All I wanted was a nice little blog site for our Podcast: The Seano and Jefe Show. It seems I've opened up my own can of worms.....HTML, wysiwyg, formatting, in school should have different choices while choosing a foreign language I.E. Spanish, German , French, seems I missed it too late to trade in My five years of Spanish? All I really use it for now is to tell my Co-worker Nestor where to put the ladder. Meanwhile as soon as I go and edit my blog, I'm in a foreign country with no berlitz Guide . I know there's some 10 year old web page designer laughing at me right now.

Yours Truly

I'm really wiped out after Figuring out how to post this photo.