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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for April, 2009

The curiously-named FasTrack

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been trying to sign up online for two days. After four attempts I think I’ll give up. First attempt: can’t get past the “agree to these conditions” screen. I get a message saying too many users are trying to access the system. This goes on all Sunday night. Today I logged in again and, [...]

Emmylou Harris quote – whence?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Can anyone give me a source for this oft-quoted Emmylou endorsement? I keep reading it in Lucinda Williams articles, yet no one ever mentions where it was first published. “[Lucinda] is an example of the best of what country at least says it is. But, for some reason, she’s completely out of the loop. And [...]

Shearer, McKean, Guest – Unwigged and Unplugged

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

This SF Weekly blog entry is almost like being there, minus (thankfully) the aging, drunk fanboy behind us screaming and W00Ting and shouting at the stage. Oh, and Shearer was also playing an electric 5-string bass. Not to be pedantic. Or anything.

Sunday at Briones reservoir

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Dean Trail, Huddart Park

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Grove of madrones (Arbutus menziesii) framed by young oak and redwood. Between Silver Springs and Chinquapin Trails. Kings Mountain/San Mateo County, CA. iPhone pic.

I need to begin charging for this stuff

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Number 1 on my top 10 list of advice to MySpace: Ignore Jason Calacanis.

Camo Tortie

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

PunkRockCat goes all chameleonic on the Army-surplus poncho liner that now drapes the Foof chair.

Easter in Orinda

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

iPhone pic from a lovely Easter afternoon walk with Kate in the Orinda hills.

Ridge Road Cat

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A neighborhood cat near Ridge Road’s dead end.

“More Than Just a Punk Rock Ghetto”

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Do It Yourself – The Story of Rough Trade Thanks to Brian Turner for the link.