Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Coolest sorta Pixies cover ever

A cool video of Frank Black taking to the stage to join the Portland School of Rock kids at their Pixies cover concert. Maybe there is some value in the Guitar Hero/Rock Band juggernaut afterall. Where is my mind?
Stolen from Mark Lewman.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Mom Visit Pics

My mom seems smaller than I remember.

At Hakone Gardens in Saratoga.

A book, white zinfandel and Salem Lights=a content Gwen.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two Wheel Tuesday: Lorenzo v. Rossi

You're gonna wanna go full screen on this. The Italian commentary is almost as good as the racing.

Monday, June 01, 2009

That's a pretty good weekend

Mountain Biking
Saturday we did a rare weekend MTB ride in Santa Cruz which included this little episode:

Video and editing by Troy Super D Top Dogious.

We also got some veggie sproutlings at Love Apple Farms which went into the raised beds and hanging tomato basket we finished getting together on Sunday.

A modified Square Foot Gardening bed awaits planting.

Did you know there have been six different 'Peaches' in Peaches and Herb?

I also worked on the potting bench, which looked like this on paper:

...and thankfully looks much better in person...

Potting bench: Still have to finish it, but I'm happy with the progress.

I made a sink out of a bucket that would make MacGyver envious.

Giro d' Italia-ing
Then I watched the last stage of the Giro d' Italia on the RAI, the Italian channel (in Italian!)...after three weeks of racing it all came down to the final stage--a time trial--with only 20 seconds separating Russian Dennis Menchov and Italian Danilo DiLuca. DiLuca came out fighting but in the end it was the cagey Russian who bettered The Killer from Abruzzo despite this dramatic high-speed wipeout in the final kilometer. Nice to have a Grand Tour end in something besides a procession. Bravo!

Did I mention it was a good weekend?

Now if I could just figure out how to sleep!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Makes No Sense at All: Hüsker Dü on Good Company

I wish there were more footage of the grandmas in the audience moshing.
Link courtesy of Eli A. Want Out.