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