August 2008 Archives

strike up the bus


In lieu of an autoresponder: Hi. I’m on vacation until Sep. 3, and won’t have access to email or phone messages until then, so if you’re trying to reach me… well, I’ll look forward to talking to you in September.

(And if you happen to be on the playa, I’ll be DJing at BMIR Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM!)

attention New York pals


This Wednesday night, Getatchew Mekuria and the Ex are playing a free show at the Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell. GO SEE IT. I AM NOT KIDDING.

The Ex are a Dutch punk band who are one of the three or four best live bands I’ve ever seen; Mekuria is an Ethiopian saxophonist from the golden age of Ethio-jazz. And here’s what they sound like together (from a show they played at the Black Cat in Washington, DC last week):


"Strange and Stranger" review


I’ve got a review of Blake Bell’s Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review!



I linked to this over on Circle the Globe too, but this is worth a double-link: Jan Chipchase’s photo of a karaoke bus’s icons for its rules—no smoking, no durian, no drinking, no pets, no sex. Wow.

I'm not avoiding you, I'm just lazy


Honest. Plus I've been traveling: New York City (where my Internet access is reached either via sugary beverages or via holding the computer JUST SO and hoping I can find an open wireless network) and upstate New York (where I get distracted by miniature golf very easily).

A few people have asked me for my Burning Man packing list, so I figure making it available to the public might be helpful. It appears behind the cut, so as to not take up the entirety of this page.