Friday, July 31, 2009

u give me all 5 score please









Hello. U give me all 5 score please.
That's what the greeter-lady at the bank said to R today after she asked him to fill out a survey about how she was performing her greeter duties. So of course that's our new thing to repeat over and over like a coupla myna birds.
And speaking of great lines, i'm thinking of Dean Wareham's fantastic line "it's hard 2 think straight when you're feeling so great" after having a cappuccino at Cibo in Sausalito just now. I feel unnaturally good. I hope it doesnt swerve into the Alan Vega line "gonna crash gonna die...".
Yesterday's non-functioning link was a picture of several young adults in a tour van. It was night-time so the flash was on, and 2 donkeys were sticking their big heads in thru an open window. That's my new feature here...describing yesterday's bunk link. Why it shows up as a working link on my lappie, i have no idea. (I find out these links arent working only when it's brought2my attention by others.) Probably Paul Dodd would know.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy hoping this link works.
And how YOU doin'?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

donkey otay












Hello.
Still thinking about the complex freaky lyrics of Scott Walker.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy trying 2 get my motor running.
And how YOU doin'?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

whispers/whiskers












Hello.
Watched the Scott Walker documentary last night. Wow. Those lyrics. Those videos. Those eyes. R and I keep quoting the "stained-glass whispers" line. Say what, Scott? In an interview, talking about his working style, he said "i can do almost one thing at a time."
No tour or shows or anything...2busy washing windows.
And how YOU doin'?

Monday, July 27, 2009

rich's new girl










Hello
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No tour or shows or anything...2busy stunning u.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

chee-bo rich















Hello.

Here's R at Cibo in Sausalito 2day. (Again? -Ed.) He looks soooo handsome with those devilish whiskers. We walked on Issaquah Dock.
Just watched a pbs thing about hot dogs...nae offense, but gag me with a spoon. (Honk if u remember that phrase.)
No tour or shows or anything...2busy making dinner.
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

wish i was here










Hello.
This is Mirene, Stewart Brand's houseboat. It's next to the one A and R stayed on recently. In the early mornings, we would see him coming back from the bay in a paddle-boat, the kind u pedal with your feet.
Here Stewart is back in the day. Remember when the Whole Earth Catalog came out? That was a real moment, wasnt it?
No tour or shows or anything...2busy wanting what i dont have.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, July 24, 2009

this is why we love rich stim



Click here 2 see what i'm talking about. (note2rich:u made me cry, mate.) And where is that 'u made me cry mate' quote from anyway? Honk if u remember. In my head i'm hearing it spoken with a rough english accent. And speaking of Sandy Pearlman, look at this cool photo i just found.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy sitting here.
And how YOU doin'?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

it's cold at Ocean Beach












Hello.
A and R r again thinking about houseboat living. Looked at one on Commodore Dock yesterday in Sausalito.
Is this real? Is it just me or is it hard2 tell these days?
No tour or shows or anything..2busy trying 2 find links that work.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A and R's mini-vacay 6










Hello.
You've reached the end of A AND R's MINI-VACAY entries.
Scroll down to A AND R'S MINI-VACAY 1 and start there, at the beginning, a very good place 2 start.

Every trip 2 Sausalito includes spotting cool cars like these. But u dont really need a car there, u can get 2 everything by bike.
No tour or shows or anything...2 busy recovering from blog session of 3 hours.
And how YOU doin'?

A and R's mini-vacay 5














Hello.
There's a new place 2 eat in Sausalito, Cibo's. (say CHEE-boze) Highly recommended:the tapioca with blueberries. AND they serve Blue Bottle coffee.
Thank u Cibo's!!! (Those r big cans of Napoli tomatoes being used as a doorstop). We ordered our panini without the pancetta.
More pix on the way.

A and R's mini-vacay 4


A and R's mini-vacay 3













Hello
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The houseboat came with a cat that R named Pickles.
I dont know why Blogger is not letting me manipulate the order of my pix or control the placement of my text. Wow i sound a little like Paul Dodd, discussing the tech innerworkings(Ooooooh. -Ed.)of my blog. Anyway, i know these vacay entries look like ass but i dont know how 2 fix it.
More pix coming.

A and R's mini-vacay 2b



A and R's mini-vacay 2




Hello.
R pulled up 2 the houseboat bumper and i handed him a yogurt fruit and granola bowl. Then R paddled off. I hope the pix get arranged in the order that shows R paddling away. (If that doesnt happen, please imagine it that way.)
More pix2 follow.

A and R's mini-vacay 1


Hello!
It was fantastic being back on a houseboat. This time we stayed on a different one than b4. This one is an actual boat so it moved from side2side whenever we walked around. We wore the seasick armbands which really worked; we werent bothered at all by the motion.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy watching an insect fly in circles.
(And speaking of insects),have u ever see one play the piano?
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

when i first came to california...




...i thought "wow, even the parking lots r beautiful." This is a parking lot in Sausalito, a little b4 sundown yesterday.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy working on follow-up entry about recent houseboat mini-vacay!
And how YOU doin'?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

i want this hair



Hello
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Boy am i mad. This afternoon at my food co-op a super-cute girl employee told me "I hope i look as good as u do when i'm your age." Fuck.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy looking online 4 those clamps u put on underneath your hair and the clamps pull your face back.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

a penny for your thoughts, a nickel for a kiss, a dimebag if u tell me that u love me












Hello.
While performing a photo assignment last week, i found this by Jeff Koons. My search term was "monkey train", and it turns out that Jeff has a series with that name. The monkey train image comes in various colors, like "blue monkey train", etc., and u can get a really bitchin' skateboard with the monkey train image on it.
A few years ago i ordered these, but they were a lot smaller than i wanted so i gave them as a gift. I wonder if that person still has them.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy hangin' with my homie.
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

hair r your aerials. they pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain


Hello.
I love Dean Wareham, that's all there is 2 it. Here's his big hair in Dunfermline, Scotland. It was Dean who reminded me of the great quote used 4 the title above, spoken by Danny, the dealer in Withnail and I.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy looking 4 funny pix of ppl with big hair. And speaking of pix, apologies for non-working links here. I dont understand how they can work one minute and not the next. Grrrrrr.
And how YOU doin'?

Friday, July 10, 2009

5th beatle, er jackson


Hello.
Last night when i couldnt sleep, i laid in bed trying to think of the names of all 5 jackson brothers but could come up with only 4...Tito, Jermain, Randy and M. So now ima google and find out. Of course! Marlon.
Also while not sleeping, went on a virtual walk of all the trails and lil roads i loved when A and R lived in Mill Valley. Looks nice there, huh? If it's so nice, u may b thinking, why did A and R move? Here's why. I loved the redwoods b4 i lived with them. But they r like black holes, swallowing up all light, and casting giant dark shadows. R used to tell me "cant u pretend the redwoods r hugging u? That's what i do. They're cozy." "Cozy my ass", I'd say, "pass the flamethrower."
No tour or shows or anything...2busy disrobing in anticipation of the arrival of massage therapist.
And how YOU doin'?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

this just in












Hello.
Just talked to a crazy guy in Glasgow who had just seen Dean And Britta's 13 Most Beautiful in Dunfermline. His review: Mighty Tasty.
Thanks for the call, Chief. We look 4ward 2 your full-on report after u haul yer bahookie up outta yer scratcher.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy re-booting.
And how YOU doin'?

Monday, July 06, 2009

more chicken!













Hello.
Have u noticed the new linkydink on my linkydink list? From your friend and mine, THE Rich Stim. That's what someone said on the phone 2 Rich the other day: "Am I speaking to THE Rich Stim?" Yup, the one and only.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy looking at chairs.
And how YOU doin'?

Sunday, July 05, 2009

hope u all enjoyed your bar-b-q












Hello.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy with a photo assignment.
And how YOU doin'?

Saturday, July 04, 2009

glory of love


Hello.
And speaking of love, 2day is George Earth's birthday. Happy Birthday G!
I fuckin' love u.
I saw this and couldnt resist getting it for u. Enjoy!
I remember when i first met George, around his 30th birthday. I heard him say softly 2 his girlfriend Tommy, "it's all downhill from here." I had no sympathy.
And speaking of genius guitar players, A and R had a bet about some Lou Reed lyrics on Glory of Love and it looks like A is the loser. A thought it was "somethin' like a circus or a _________ but the correct lyric is "somethin' like a circus or a ___________".
Time 2 pony up.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy trying 2 determine if this is 4 real.
And how YOU doin'?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

honk if u hate the 4th of july


Hello.
My sentiments ezzackly.

No tour or shows or anything..2busy being patriotic.
And how YOU doin'?

various and sundry


Hello.
Had lunch here just now, it was bold, colorful, fresh.
Saw a guy with his german shepherd working in his garden, and i missed a certain bad-ass bossy beautiful somebody.
Hey,what about this?
No tour or shows or anything...2busy taking in one of the major food groups with my afternoon coffee..
And how YOU doin'?