Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

I can't get this tune outta my mind... I guess I just miss my baby.

I also love this song by Prince Buster:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Smokey & his best friend Rat Boy

Ness' paper mache birds at the craft fair

Mykey & Margaritte, gettin' hitched in 2010! whoo-hoo!


Rachael Lang

Vanessa Wade Lang

Mykey Arthrell

Margaritte Knezek

Joel Augustus Brazzel

Sara Calland

Emily Beanblossom
I recently got into HOT DICE / FARKEL and found a travel set for $7 at Wind Up Here. Mykey introduced me to this game, yet Ilya is encouraging me to turn this into a gambling kind of game to make it a bit more interesting.

Here's Mr. Ilya M******'s thoughts on FARKEL:

"the cosmic significance though, i fully believe in that. there's a certain zen aspect to the rolling of the dice, as well as the cruicial strategy of deciding whether or not to keep pushing your luck with each subsequent roll or to just end your turn and potentially let the next roller capitalize on your score (or roll your "karmically tainted" dice and lose their turn!).

theres a strong 'trust your gut' factor at play as well. you learn your limits, as well as the limits of your good fortune, as well as whats ethical and whats unethical. you rarely roll a score you don't in some way deserve. do not toss the dice in the wrong frame of mind, or with the wrong intentions. respect the game and it will respect you. beware: dont let this knowledge lull you into a sense of 'zen complacency', as the lazy are always eventually punished.

in farkle, as in life, both the human propensity for greed and the capacity for infinite patience are tested with very real consequences. only the strong and benevolent of spirit and mind will succeed in the long run."

"if you really wanna make it 'interesting' start putting up money for each game. like everyone throws in a dollar and plays for the whole pot. then, smoke some pot to imbue each dice roll with cosmic significance. there are no coincidences in farkle. justice is not blind. she's just resting her eyes."

who wants to play for money money????

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

an art show curated by Vanessa Wade Lang, featuring: Ryan Hudgins, Shelbi Chew, Tyler Ball, Rachael Lang, Erin Tanner, David Weinburg, Jean Nagai, and another fella Ness can't remember the name of.

Monday, December 07, 2009

cold & delicious times 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

how did I never see this before?

Nervous Norvus was the performing name of Jimmy Drake (1912 in the Oakwood district of Los Angeles, CaliforniaJuly 24, 1968). His novelty song "Transfusion" was a major hit in 1956, as was a second song, "Ape Call," released later that year.

The lyrics in his song called "Transfusion" concern careless drivers who (cheerfully) receive blood transfusions after each accident. Graphic sounds of a car crash are included after each verse. Each stanza concludes with the refrain "Never never never gonna speed again" followed by lines such as "Slip the blood to me, Bud" or "Pour the crimson in me, Jimson." The song was banned on many radio stations of the '50s. The song was later played on the radio by DJ Barry Hansen, which reportedly led to Hansen's eventual nickname of Dr. Demento.