Intonation 2006

Tower Of Timmy
I posted the pictures I took at Intonation 2006 with my camera phone in the gallery.

Anyone care to discuss the awesomeness of that festival? It had perfect weather (down to the dramatic sprinkle during the Bloc Party set), unexpectedly entertaining bands, rooster sauce, and all the Sparks you could drink. I couldn't ask for much more than that.

My rock 'n roll high points were Bloc Party, High On Fire, Rhymefest, and Lupe Fiasco. But, everything was at least pretty good in a chilling in the sun context, with the exception of The Streets. (That marks the second time in two weeks that I left a Streets performance after about 3 songs.)

Rhymefest was particularly amazing. I don't know if I've ever seen an MC who knew how to work a crowd that well. There was this subtle, racial tension at the beginning of the set, what with all these white kids in the crowd (like me) who weren't quite sure how much fun they were allowed to have at a hip-hop performance. It's stupid, but it was there, and I wasn't the only one feeling that way. Rhymefest must have noticed, and he worked a few lines into his first freestyle about how the crowd was white and he was black, but it doesn't matter; everyone just needs to chill out and enjoy the show. His version was a lot more stylish and eloquent. It may sound silly, but it was perfectly delivered, and you could feel people starting to relax afterward. It's hard to describe the experience, but it felt good. I wouldn't miss another chance to see him live.

P.S. - I suppose this is a good time to point out that I integrated the gallery into jeaun more closely. You should be able to add new albums from the "gallery" link in the "create content" menu. Most of you should have permission to do this. If the link isn't there, and you want to add some photos, send me an e-mail and I'll add you to the list.

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Best Place to Be Ironically Hit by a Bus: Boardman's Art Theatre

Ultimate Donny's Birthday Party/Gil Mantera's Party Dream

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2006-06-28 21:00
2006-06-28 23:59
America/New_York

I don't know whether you New York people have seen Gil Mantera's Party Dream, but tomorrow night would be a good time to do it. Tomorrow is Ultimate Donny's birthday and they're playing a show at the Knitting Factory. I've had my grille rocked off every time I've seen them play, and I'm sure this show will be a blast. Unfortunately, I can't be there, but you should go and then write a comment about how awesome I am for telling you to go see it.

Details:
Wednesday, June 28
Knitting Factory (Main Space) - New York, NY
11:00 Gil Mantera's Party Dream
10:00 Harlem Shakes
9:00 Alan Astor
All Ages; $10

tickets -
http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=socal&query=detail&event=669349

Friend of a friend (or: Hey, I know Superman's cousins!)

2006-06-20 17:30
America/Chicago

Location:CBS, on your TV
Tonight on David Letterman, Brandon Routh (aka: Superman, aka: Jarrod and Kateri's cousin) is going to be on (along with Nicole Richie, Ade).

l33t

I just got this from keester. These guys are ridiculous.
check it

Grand Theft Auto, guns, hoes and cars Its the best way to be the gangster we pretend we are...

Touch and Go 25

2006-09-08 14:00
2006-09-10 14:00
America/Chicago

Location:The Hideout, Chicago, IL
Touch and Go Records 25th Anniversary Celebration at the 10th Annual Hideout Block Party. September 8-10, 2006

Here are a few of the 25 artists who will be performing at the anniversary party:
The Black Heart Procession
Calexico
CocoRosie
Didjits (all original members)
Enon
Ted Leo + Pharmacists
Pinback
Scratch Acid (all original members)
Shellac

Click here for show details.

Post-WASTE or "Tired of Waiting For Silent Tristero's Empire"

Considering that development on WASTE seems to have stopped, and that it doesn't have a decent OSX client, or even a decent Linux client, and also considering that currently only two and a half people are connected to it right now, maybe we could try something better supported that serves the same purpose.

I was looking at Hamachi last night, which should work with Windows, Linux, and OS X. It's a bit harder to set up on linux and OS X, but it's at least theoretically possible. From what I've read, it's like a VPN, but easier to set up, which is really what we're trying to get with WASTE anyway.

It's a girl!

Macy Pearl, born at 11:45am today! 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches. Mom and baby are happy and healthy.
http://home.comcast.net/~keester311/051106_1220.jpg

Soon my genetically superior progeny will rule the world!

Separated at birth?

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So I was party-shuffling my way through another iTunes work day, and McLusky's Rock vs. Single Parents came on. "Shit," I thought. "Why don't I remember this Reverend Lovejoy song?"

Is it just me, or does Falkous' voice sound exactly like Win's when singing that song? It's right here, for the sake of reference. Don't steal it, or

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