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***September Twenty Ninth Two Thousand and Six***


THE A'S CLINCH THE DIVISION!!!
...And I've already got my playoff tickets for the entire postseason!  IT was a lot of loot to drop all at once
to watch a game, but I may not be in the Bay Area much longer so it's now or never.  Wish the good guys
luck!
(photo ganked from the chron website)


TRIP TO BODIE
Last weekend me and Chels went up to Yosemite and the surrounding area to see the sights and get away
from the Yay Area.  Most notably, we went to see the ghost town of Bodie...and it was incredible.  

Here are a chunk of pics I took of the interiors - without getting into too much detail, many of the buildings
still contained much of their belongings from the gold rush days when the town was bumping, as if all of the
residents just vanished into thin air (or turned to dust based on the layer of it on top of all these belongings).





You can get more pics of this amazing place in the Photo Journal section above, taken in color with the digi.
Next entry I'll post some of the black-n-white exteriors that I took with the ones above.

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MUSIC!
...or, not so much.  I don't have anything worthwhile to put up right now* so here are some covers!  Everyone
loves a good cover.

(* = this is totally a lie.  I've gotten gobs of good stuff lately, I've just been too lazy and even sometimes too
busy to actually upload it to my computer)

Snowden - Time of the Season (Byrds Cover). I'm really loving the new Snowden album, though I'm not
        sure why that is.
Sonic Youth - Superstar (Carpenters Cover).  One of my most favoritest covers by anyone ever.
Yayahoni - True Love Is Not Nice (Jonathan Richman Cover).  Yayahoni is also known as/part of
        Herman Dune.  It's fitting he is doing a cover of Jonathan Richman, since that's what I always think of
        when I listen to him/them.

And speaking of Herman Dune, you should just go over to their website where there are tons of downloads
and lots of fantastic covers.  Also, there is a track from their new album called "I Wish That I Could See You
Soon" that one blog was claiming is the best song of the year.  And they are probably right.  You can watch
the cute video here (via YouTube).  I'll try to upload the song itself once I can remember ot get the damn CD
out of my car.





***September Fourteenth Two Thousand and Six***



I have no idea what it means, but it makes me laugh.  A lot.  

A few random pictures I came across...

Drew - taken with my pinhole camera at Wallenberg High School in the NOPA area of SF.  
 

Todd  - A couple of random snaps from the night of my 21st birthday (which would mean these were taken
some 9+ years back, which makes me feel very old to think about it like that).
 


Also - updated a bunch of the areas up top - 3 new music reviews (Akron/Family, The Pipettes and Silversun
Pickups), a grip of photos from a recent trip to Idaho in the photo journal section, a bunch of crappy movie
reviews, and a freshly updated calendar.

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Some Random Musics...

Bill Janovitz - My Radio.  Most know this fine man for his work in the criminally underrated band Buffalo
        Tom (my second concert ever, with Firehose, Dillon Fence and The Connells).  This is a track from his
        third record "Fireworks on TV!" that was released a couple of years back.  It's a decent outing, not nearly
        as strong as his earlier Buffalo Tom work or his first solo record "Lonesome Billy".
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Young Shields.  Owen Ashworth aka CFTPA decided to expand his
        sound somewhat on this newest release by him "Etiquette".  This track almost sounds like the best
        Magnetic Fields song that Stephen Merritt never wrote.  
Sonic Youth - Incinerate.  Guess what?  Sonic Youth released their 472nd album, and it sounds like Sonic
        Youth!  Seriously, this track in particular sounds like it should have been on "Dirty".  And that is a good
        thing, cause that record still sounds amazing 15 years later.  
Spoon - Decora.  This is a cover of the Yo LA Tengo classic by everyone's favorite Austinites, Spoon.  Sure,
        this song is so great it would be tough to really screw it up - but Britt & Co do a fabulous job, keeping true
        to the original but adding their own little twist.
The Clientele - E.M.P.T.Y..  Um, I don't really have much to say on this except that The Clientele have been
        making beautiful music and this is more of exactly what you expect out of them.  They have never dis-
        appointed me.  
The Lost Patrol Band - Golden Times.  This is the side-project of (International) Noise Conspiracy and
        former Refused front man Dennis Lyxsen - they sorta mine a 60's sound and run it through a modern pop
        filter.  This track is from their self-titled album that came out last year (but their third release mind you -
        don't get me off on the tangent of bands making their albums self-titled past the debut release).





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