Wednesday, September 29, 2010

on the rock

rodney on the roq that is...

Penelope on Rodney on the ROQ, 1978

here is a scene of germs interview with rodney in the big hollywood movie... go holly wood...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

for mr. kent

I am not sure why Magic Mountain opened Spillikin Corners in 1978. They billed it as the only year long large scale crafts village in Southern California. It was kind of like the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach but smaller and full time.

But I loved it as a kid and basically ran around the entire park to get there. Once I got there, the only thing I remember doing was making some candles. But I kept those candles for years and never lit them.

1978 Magic Mountain brochure

1978 Magic Mountain map

for the record the information and pictures above was written and uploaded by another blogger

the link can be found here

thanks - mistertoast

it has begun to bloom


bowling alley
spillikin corners

all miss you...

Monday, September 27, 2010

it's that time again

classical underground gigs commence...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

mr. schmid

painting from the 1960's

Friday, September 24, 2010

i will be watching

mr. ho paint tomorrow.

it is true...

i will learn.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the show is on the road

rolling it's way to indiana...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

there will be no blog today -

it is official

see you tomorrow...

Friday, September 17, 2010

sam and gus

good guys

When Sam, the owl, teaches Gus, the firefly, to write words in the sky, cars crash, movies are free, and hot dogs are cold.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

okay alright

Elliott Smith Elliott

SM: We'll try to make it short for you.

E: Okay.

SM: Have you lived in a southern town before?

E: Yes, I grew up in Dallas.

SM: So you know.

E: So I know.

SM: When we moved down here it was like that song all of the sudden had new meaning.

E: Oh, yeah? Yep, I lived in Dallas for ten years.

SM: We wanted to ask about your Ferdinand tattoo. Is that representative of you?

E: Well, really it's just a tattoo. I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.

SM: Were you hoping less people knew who Ferdinand was?

E: No, I think it's a good book, but I just had no idea. I wanted to get a bull and this was the one. I never think about it anymore. I'm glad you like it.

SM(Kelly): It reminded me of the story so I went and got the book for one of my friend's little boys.

E: Yeah?

SM: Mm-hmm. What major label is Heatmiser on?

E: Heatmiser is on Virgin.

SM: And have they ever approached you at all to do anything with your solo career?

E: Um, yeah.

SM: Are you going to do anything with them?

E: Uh, no.

SM: No?, (laughter)

E: There's like some legalities involved with it that I can't entirely control but they're not making any motions like they're gonna force me to do anything. I'm very happy working with Kill Rock Stars. But Virgin's actually been very, very nice to us. I can't say anything bad about them.

SM: When is the new Heatmiser album going to come out?

E: Not until August. It's already done, but it's not coming out until then. I mean Virgin has been very supportive of my solo stuff, and they haven't been like, "oh, we're not going to let you do it with Kill Rock Stars." They've just been like, "if you want to do it with us, we'd like that."

SM: Do you find your work as a solo artist more fulfilling or rewarding than Heatmiser or different?

E: Yeah, in a word. There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can't do by myself you know. But it's sort of more a group of friends type of situation than a musically fulfilling one to everybody in the band. Everybody's got things that they'd probably rather be doing differently, but we've all known each other for a really long time and we're really good friends.

SM: So you have fun playing together kind of thing?

E: Yeah. Most of the time. I think we're all variously sort of dissatisfied in one way or another with our recordings or what happens to our songs once they go through the band. The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.

SM: Do you ever foresee a time in the future where you have to choose between the two? Devote your time to your solo career more?

E: Maybe, yeah. Probably. But I think it's pretty clear to everybody in the band which way that would go. It's just comes more naturally to play on my own with minute people. I'm trying to be careful because I don't want to make my band mad. It's a little touchy.

SM: So, when you're in New Orleans do you have any plans for mardi gras?

E: No, I've never been to mardi gras. I have a friend who lives there who says it can be kind of gross and I'm interested to see it, but I don't have any real plans. Probably drink a lot of hurricanes or something. (we all laugh) I'm not going to be running around in the street telling people to take their clothes off or anything like that.

SM: We haven't seen it yet. It'll be our first.

E: Yeah. So you're going to go?

SM(Chris): Tomorrow. We're going to one of the parades. We've gone to some. I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It's an experience.

E: That's how I look at it.

SM: It's free entertainment.

E: I'm looking forward to seeing what it is. I just don't want to get swept up in a crowd of crazy people like drunk frat guys or something.

SM: Understandable. That's one thing to avoid, because they've shown stuff on the news about it. One thing to avoid is Bourbon Street.

E: Yeah, I just have this mental picture of it as like a human equivalent of the running of the bulls. Except the bulls are like frat guys and stuff then I'll sort of have to not get in a dense area.

SM: Good comparison. Do you perceive your last album as being 'darker' or moodier than the first one?

E: Yeah.

SM: Why is that?

E: I just wasn't in as bright of a mood when I was making it up. The first one was more about people, that was the angle of it. The second one wasn't hanging out with people as much. Sometimes people are like, "oh, the second one is all about drugs and stuff," and it's not about drugs. It's a different angle or topical way about talking about things. Like dependency and mixed feelings about your attraction or your attachment. It's good for you on the one hand, and on the other hand it's not really what you need. I just thought I'd answer that question in advance in case you asked.

SM: Actually, that wasn't on the list.

E: Well, I just get that a lot. 'All these songs are about drugs.' Well, not really. No.

SM: We didn't have it in our minds, so that's okay. Actually, the question was going to be is your life as bleak as your songs seem to suggest?

E: I don't think that they're that bleak really. I mean they have their moments. Those songs didn't come from nowhere so if it seems bleak, then I guess the answer is 'yes' but they're not bleak to me.

SM: Well that's good. That's what is important.

E: That's just how they turn out. I don't intend to write depressing songs and I'd probably rather write happy ones. But to me they have their happy moments. Maybe that's strictly mine. My own belief.

SM: Are you working on a new album at all? Writing new songs?

E: Yeah, I'm going to do another one when I get back from this tour. It'll probably come out late spring or early fall. I'll try and write some happy songs. (we all laugh)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

living in paradise

Every day I see a rich man in a poor man's disguise
He's counting on the future while the past plays on his mind
Once when he had diamonds replaced in his eyes
He couldn't see so well, but ooh how they shined
And when they pull the shutters down and throw up in the dark
He finds that all the dogs outside bite much worse than they bark

Here we are living in paradise, living in luxury
Oh, the thrill is here, but it won't last long
You better have your fun before it moves along
And you're already looking for another fool like me

Well place your hand upon your heart and tell me you won't lie
Are you holding out for guarantees before you go to die
But meanwhile up in heaven they are waiting at the gate
Saying, "We always knew you'd make it, didn't think you'd come this late"
And now it's much too dangerous to stop what you've begun
When everyone in paradise carries a gun

Here we are living in paradise, living in luxury
Oh, the thrill is here, but it won't last long
You better have your fun before it moves along
And you're already looking for another fool like me

Looking down upon the earth you still can't understand
How I can't argue with the man who's got the money in his hand
You talk as if you had no choice, you took all you could grab
But it looks just like a bed, but it must feel just like a slab
You don't have to worry and you don't have to try
Just lay down your body, it's a lullaby

Oh, here we are living in paradise, living in luxury
Oh, the thrill is here, but it won't last long
You better have your fun before it moves along
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me
And you're already looking for another fool like me


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

charlie don't surf

Willard: Are you crazy, Goddammit? Don't you think its a little risky for some R&R?
Kilgore: If I say its safe to surf this beach, Captain, then its safe to surf this beach! I mean, I'm not afraid to surf this place, I'll surf this whole fucking place!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

classic natural beauty

the words i typed in a google search
got me this...

love you ms. winslet

Friday, September 10, 2010

russian color

Korovin, Constantin (1861-1939) - 1910s Still Life, Wine and Fruit (Tretyakov Gallery)

color of kanstantin

Thursday, September 9, 2010

xcel this winter

he Infiniti Comp 3/2mm Wetsuit from Xcel. A runaway success with pros, this suit is Xcel's most flexible suit yet.
  • Fusion seams infront chest: High-density, Ultrastretch closed cell Pressure Bonded sealed seams.
  • Fusion seal "gripper" tape at wrists.
  • Geometric Taitex ankles grip and seal.
  • Pressure bonded lower body: durable Ultrastretch pressure bonded tape seams.
  • All seams are double glued, blind stitched, and curved for maximum strength and flexibility.
  • 3/2mm features a stitchless outer upper body.
  • Materials:All Nylon-2 neoprene outer chest (makes suit much lighter in weight).
    Details:X-Zip system: water-resistant interlock zipper on front outer flap; double glued and blindstitched zipper flaps.

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    the king - mutt

    Name: Rodney Mullen
    A.K.A: The king,Mutt
    Became a Pro At Age: 15
    Born In: Gainesville , Florida USA
    Sponsors Are: Darkstar, Enjoi, Globe
    Skates: Street Tech
    Videos: Globe - Opinion
    Skaters Comments: Became pro at age 15, inventer of many flip tricks.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    a simple question


    red sky at night = sailors delight



    red sky at morning = sailors take warning

    than what does

    red boats at midday


    Monday, September 6, 2010

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    he wanted to be an artist

    'modern' art gets bad-mouthed for being something misunderstood, by sheer ignorance of people that fail to study and think about what it is they are commenting on... "Hey y'all! Grab the pitchforks and flaming torches! It's an abstract!"

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    a place to live

    "Persimmons, Sebastopol, CA, 2006" Douglas Hill