Thursday, August 30, 2007

this city knows what's important


bright lights, big city...

Big hugs on camera for my new friend: Brothers in coffee.
come 'ere you...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

I miss this landmark day of school days past...

remember this? I don't remember it being quite as surreal, but memories fade sometimes.

note: The fellow with the hat makes me very uncomfortable. he keeps glancing at me as if he knows me or knows something I don't. What's his deal? He's a charlatan that's what. This product has no mascot. It robbed teeth of fillings and slipped out of hands too quickly and gathered hair and gravel instantly! And that's why we loved it. Not for him... not for him...


1:20 minutes of belly, dog and shuffling baby for those who aren't afraid of sci-fi action.

the gentleman

These two fellows are our upstairs tenants. We let them stay for free, for they bring us much joy. They are enjoying testing all of our incoming child's accouterments. Owen is looking forward to fall, so he can hang on the front porch. Bj just wants someone to sit with him while he eats.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Working Together Part 1

We knew they had buried the money here. That's why we rented the house. That's why mysterious gas leaks were reported in the house. It's not safe with the baby coming and all... Yesterday, just as we imagined, the Deere showed up. The contractor got the repairs started, and like we imagined, it was going to take a couple days, "what with the rain and all". Perfect.

All I had to do was scoop a little off the top to the right of the gas line, and Winston could pick up the trail.

Working Together Part 2

I just needed to orient Winston with the controls. It took about 30 seconds. He has a knack for machines; operation and repair.

Working Together Part 3

Once Winston saw exactly where the goods were, he took the helm. His keen sense of touch and smell allowed the 'transaction' to take place with precision.
I taught Winston how to wipe the joint down so his pad prints wouldn't be detected. I had him go ahead and wipe mine down too.
Today, first thing, the contractor was back to finish the job and finalize our cover.
cha ching.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

attention bassists

check out this--particularly the fretboard printer.

lovely winst

photo by nigel begnaud

expectant family members

found lists

Are these yours?

I could take a lesson in organization from these; especially 4&5



Wednesday, August 22, 2007

look, a grasshopper...


Thanks to uncle nigel for this little gem...


uh, some days you don't have words for. I know my fingers and shoe smell like rotten trash, for I threw away someone's littered real fruit beverage. It was open and unfinished. The fermented rot spilled all over my hand and shoe. One should check and see if the litter one is disposing of is empty of course. It's one of those days where I can't get out of the cycle of thoughts in my own head, so this funk is a wake up aroma. It says,"wake up. you stink. you are loved nonetheless".

I am glad people that litter are drinking healthier beverages. That's a positive thing.
Did I mention I picked up someone's littered rotten fruit beverage and spilled it on my hand and shoe? Ah yes. I did. Oh the troubles we have as Americans...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

today's rough cut

Here's a little tune we done did last night. Go easy on us: we're new to the KC scene. More to come. Tempo and relaxation to follow...

in addition

This one fella was sitting next to me last night with a long white beard and pony tail to match, commenting on various aspects of life.

He vowed never again to cut his beard or his hair.

He traveled in 19 National Parks picking up trash back in the 50's.

He is less expensive than the Iraq War.

He wrote a little plea on paper to me and God and to the american people in hopes that we have a benevolent God, and otherwise we have a lot of making up to do for how we trashed the earth(fair enough).

He cracked off a soundtrack quality fart as he was getting up to leave.

All I saw was his faded overalled old man slightly round or anti butt butt in my face as he gassed a lovely melody. Sarah and I were equally impressed. Bravo to you, Sr. Farting Man.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

and finally...

le freaks

today's scenes

So, we received our 120 kilo coffee roaster today. It was pretty amazing to watch two truckloads of equipment hoisted up through the 4th floor wall. Here's a few points of view from the day.

today's cliffhanger

Monday, August 13, 2007

30 weeks +

baby train's a comin'!

today's view

largo bridwell spoof

Dig this recreation of that humid and bloody

shot of John Long and Jim Bridwell in Borneo. Anyone know

what I am talking about? This one's a bit more modern.

Less tube socks and blood. Nicely done though.

Friday, August 10, 2007

a fine tortoise

today's stone

photo taken by Sarah on holiday in Scott, Louisiana.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

bass geeks delight

just what you need...more gear.




check out the basses for those of you who are in to such things...

blue steele

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


So, yesterday, I was walking Winston in the morning, and in my american haughtiness, I was like, "man, why do these dudes root through the recycling and the trash every week?" Then I thought, "well, at least they are using what we consider trash. I could take a lesson from that." Either way, it's somewhat disconcerting in our american haughtiness to see one rooting through the trash. I guess it reminds us of the ugly truth that lives in need outside our happy wealthy lives. Anyway, long story short: last night when walking winston, I picked up a sweet piece of wood from an old entertainment center sitting by the side of the street. I got me a fine pedal board now. Ahh, sweet irony...

today's lesson for musicians

Sunday, August 5, 2007

today's threat

what's kent, my father-in-law saying to me?

Friday, August 3, 2007



today's must see

this is a bit sacralicious, being Kanye West, but wow; what a portrait. This tickles me, and I hope it tickles you too. [possible language for kids in earshot]