Wednesday, October 31, 2012

yellow snow, no. halloween cookies, yes.

Hello. Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy goin' out!
Planning to come home and change costumes then go back out. Then if there's time, change into a 3rd costume. Hope i get to wear it!

Monday, October 29, 2012

caught me looking

I'm not a baseball fan and totally not interested in baseball players but whoa how fucking cute is Sergio Romo? I got all caught up in the World Series the last few days, and now here i am surfing the interwebs for pix of Sergio instead of being outdoors in the Indian summershine.
Oh look, here's somebody else blogging instead of living.
Also watched a tiny bit of the post-game action in the Giants' locker room.  Gee i didnt know what a jizz-fest these celebrations r -- the team shaking champagne bottles then spraying the white foam all over each other.  But I guess they cant really do the real thing, at least not on national television.
And is Sergio somebody's babydaddy?  Even hotter!
No tour or shows or anything...2busy strapping one on.  :-)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

love me seagull

(Please click the pic). And speaking of seagulls, my man-crush Jason Segel and my gal-crush Michelle Williams moved in together? I like Jason because he reminds me of somebody i "know." And speaking of Michelle Williams, just saw her in Take This Waltz. Recommended if u have 2 see every MW movie. Or if u have to see every Sarah Silverman movie. Or every Sarah Polley movie.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy morphing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

bose knows

Oh hi! It's you!  New Bose speaker-thing here at NON TOUR DIARY. Listened to Dean and Britta's 13 MOST BEAUTIFUL first. It sounded great, almost live. I know this is silly but i get embarrassed whenever Dean sings "put my hand inside your pants" in Teenage Lightning.
And just now listened to SLEEPWALKER by ACC. I'm hitting my own like button on this one. Turn it up loud yo.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy getting a pre-natal check-up.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

her master's voice

Do i have a recommendation 4u or what:  Nina Conti's movie Her Master's Voice is terrific plus.
And the Parking Lot movie is also a must-see. The guys who work at the parking lot spray stencil messages on the wooden bar that goes up to let parkers out of the lot. My favorite stencil was LIKE I STILL CARE.COM.
They have a whole collection of these bars. There's even a bar with Elayne Boosler's name on it. See the movie and find out why. The guys r all really smart and come up with some great quotes; one of them plays bass in Yo La Tengo.
Monkeys, parking lots, that's it for now. Later ppl.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Here's Bruce Anderson recording a new MX-80 song at the NON TOUR DIARY studios (engineer  Rich Stim).
Bruce laid down some very emotional tracks;ACC was listening to him from upstairs and got all swept away in a big dark swirly thing overhead that seemed to be conjured up by Bruce's playing. When R and B came up to take a lunch break, A said that the lyrics R had written for the song didnt go with what Bruce had just played. And in his beautiful trademark deadpan, R says, "Uh huh. And do u have any ideas for album art?"  Ah gee, i wish u coulda been there.  Funnyfunnyfunnyfunnyfunny.
And speaking of girls butting in on band business, i am recommending the Tom Petty film made by Peter Bogdonavitch.  It's fantastic.  U wouldnt even have2 b a Tom Petty fan in order to enjoy the movie.  Some old home footage, lots of concert footage, great interviews,  and u find out that Stevie Nicks wanted to join the Heartbreakers in the worst way.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy going toward the light.

golden gate bimbo bridge

Thursday, October 18, 2012

large barge

This barge is next door to the NON TOUR offices. Being mezmorized and transfixed by its everchanging presence is one of ACC's  regular daily actibbities.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy worrying about this weekend's meteor showers.

on the wings of a snow-white gull

Still no tour or shows or anything...on the way to pick up the artist known as Bruce Anderson. New MX80 project in the works y'all.  Hells to the yes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

and whatta we got for her Bill? a Brand! New! Car!

Chuck Woolery,  that's who Mittens reminds me of. I kept thinking it was Wink Martindale.
With apologies to both Wink and Chuck.
No u dittint.


Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy getting pretty for my binder shot.
Oh poo...a reader has just informed us that the above linkydink isnt working (a gif of a colorful cute lil parakeet being groomed wif a toofbrush.) Love gifs.

help! i'm stuck in a binder and cant get out!

Monday, October 15, 2012


I'm not crazy about the custom of blowing out candles on a birthday cake. It's unappetizing 2 say the least;you've seen Contagion, right?
But anyway,  happy birthday Vincent.    Here, let me put those candles out for u.

that's my beach

Trying to work in Cramps' lyrics STICK OUT YOUR CAN I'M THE GARBAGE MAN, but alas,  giving up and moving on with my life, so click here to see what these folks at Ocean Beach were up to on Saturday.  And speaking of Saturday, tee hee here.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy role-playing.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

dont mess with me and my adidas

Woo hoo, new shoes for $10 at Prooflab.
Is this more than one person?

soul patch

These days everybody got them a soul patch.   Seem like it's soul-patchin' all over the world.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

hold on, these mushrooms just kicked in

Stumbled around town on a warm and sunny Saturday.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy trembling.


peel slowly and flee...

 your banana shoes. Careful!
No tour or shows or anything...2busy uh, oh what the hell am i doing?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

bite the bone: bop talk tutorial

Back in the daze, a big fat biker Scientologist taught me Bop Talk.  Here's how: Each vowel says its own name, and after every consonant, say "op".
Like this:
               "I'm so hot for you"...I mop sop o hop o top fop o rop yop o u.
               "Bite the bone"... bop i top e top hop e bop o nop e.
Better than pig latin!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

"best pet costume ever"

peel slowly and floss

Just spent 30 minutes or so de-seeding 2 pomegranates. Now to extract the seeds from my toofies.

Monday, October 08, 2012

no pets allowed

On a mission to help a friend find a place in the redwoods;alot of listings indicate "no cats".
Walking in the woods today i couldnt help but think of this song.

missing u

Sunday, October 07, 2012

didnt know that it was over til it was 2 late. but if i ever needed u, would u be there?

Yow im on a Streets-a-thon and just red on wiki that he used an emptied-out armoire as his vocal booth while recording the songs for Original Pirate Material. That must've been fun. I love this song from Original,  the way the voice fits on the music.

Friday, October 05, 2012

drink slowly and pee

Bottle of wine fruit of the vine.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy listening to the radio.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I'm not a young man anymore

Click on Dean and Britta.
My favorite song the first time i saw the 13 Most Beautiful show was I'm Not a Young Man anymore;Dean's sense of humor peeks out a little bit while he's performing it .   Looking forward to my second show this winter in San Francisco.  How cute can one guy be anyways?
And Britta's performance of I'll Keep It With Mine sent shivers up my , er,  backbone.

get a grip

Why do i think of Craig Leon every time i eats okra? Because here is one his favorite records.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy smuggling contraband.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

u scream i scream we all scream4pizza

Sha-zamm! Rossetti's.

yeah, dont blame THEM

Been listening to Our Inner Ape and am reminded of something i heard Slow Peter say one day outside Java Beach. ("Slow" because of a bike accident he had when he was a kid). "My own relative, the chimpanzee".
Looking around the interwebs for an app that allows one to watch a sound file run along the bottom of the screen during the debate tonite, but havent come up with anything.  There's a fascinating section of De Waal's book that deals with the pitch of a speaker's voice and how the speaker does or doesnt change pitch depending on who, well, i wish u would read the book because i feel like i'm over-simplifying/under-explaining the pitch thing.
This just in: R is in the Berkeley office 2day, and reports that as he greets each co-worker, he feels just like a chimp.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

up against the wall mother tucker

Russ Solomon celebrated his birthday at the Elkhorn Saloon last week and all i got was this purple tshirt.  And some other cool merch too, but more on that later.  Thank you Stanley for the ahem, nice package. (Stan's on the right, long dark hair. *sigh*).

Monday, October 01, 2012

such a bad idea

Been listening to the Gregg Allman memoir.  I was never a fan but the book is enjoyable and Gregg seems like a good guy.
He sure has had alot of wives. Cher said he was the best boot-knocker ever but when Gregg tried to help her improve her singing she didnt want to hear about it, telling him that he was the only one in the whole world who didnt like her voice.  It's not that he didnt like it, he thought she could work on it sounding less contrived,  more like her speaking voice, which he loved hearing.
Anyway, googling around looking 4 pix of Duane and Gregg, i found this great shot of Bruce Anderson. Hey Bruiser!
Still no tour or shows or anything...2 busy partying with NBT editor.