Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pattern. Texture. Color.

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wood pattern 1


lotus flower, kuai


[Top to bottom: three trees in Tuolumne, chard with ginger, turmeric, and coriander, lotus flower in Kuai, Sierra shooting star]

Earth: 6/20/08

Dylan Carson and Earth makes the music that Ozzy's children should play. He has climbed inside the cone of an amp is looking out at the rest of us from within. Not so much within a note, but a tone. It's more than the sound of a hesher buried to his neck in molasses, trying to play the opening riff of 'Fairies Wear Boots'. He's reaching for something further out there; further than Sunn; further than darkness at the edge of town.
dylan earth

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Buttermilk/Tuolumne Video Teaser

Sierra Segment Trailer from Neil Gill on Vimeo.

This is from a film by Dave Gill. That should be out in November 2008. From the look of the Bachar-Yerian footage, it'll be fantastic. Check out Dave's site at: http://steepmedia.blogspot.com/
Likewise, the fine still images for the film are at Neil Gill's blog:


For the last 25 years I really haven't been able to breathe through my nose. Severe allergies, nose-revolt around smoke, and a deviated septum have pretty much made my nose useless. This month I dropped $10 on the Kaiser co-pay and had it carved up. (At that cost I might as well tear my ACL!) Anyhow, so far so good...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Take the gates of Heaven by storm

"They're talking about the round and round/but tell me who's got the real anti parent culture sound?" (N.O.U., 1992)

"Ulysses, ulysses, beloved of the youth."

"The Nation of Ulysses must prevail!"

[Justine Demetrick images from Dear Jesus. B/W image by Shawn Scallen. Video from YouTube. ]

Ridges, aretes, and traverses

Minarets 7 am
South Notch to The Gap, Minarets


Tyrolean cast-off, Sun Ribbon Arete, Temple Crag, Palisades

Bugaboos classic, West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, Purcell Range

Thunderbolt to North Palisade Traverse, Palisades

Matthes Crest, Tuolumne Meadows

One Less Car, Literally

My trusty Civic was stolen last month ending a pretty good run here in the Mission--four years with no parking problems, no theft, and only minor vandalism. For the time being I'm not replacing it, instead delving headfirst into a car-free life. My current ride is my dad's old 1980 Eisentraut 'limited' that has immense sentimental value and some really cool hand-made detailing. With luck this shift in lifestyle will afford me lots of new chances to explore the city and stay in shape in the dark days of the school year. At least that's what my inner-Deepak Choprah thinks.