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|Thursday, August 15th, 2013|
|Hi from the Left Coast
I've lived in Seattle for all of 5 years now. It seems pretty unreal. I miss Kansas City like crazy, but this place ain't terrible by any means. I hope all of you reading this are well. Say hi if you are reading it.
|Thursday, May 5th, 2011|
Haven't logged into this thing in ages. Basically doing so this morning to check to see when Punky, my cat, was born. 5 years ago today. So strange.
In other news, I'm engaged. So, there's that, too.
Howdy, all who still read things here.
|Tuesday, August 15th, 2006|
Photo of me from outside of the Hale Arena/Kemper.
|Wednesday, May 17th, 2006|
so, my band (jackie carol) is playing with the constantines in a month. i am excited.
SO, tonight, i got off my ass and actually designed some fliers.
flier and silkscreen poster behind the cut.( Read more...Collapse )
|Thursday, April 6th, 2006|
i made a list of things i want to do before i die. it was kinda scary, especially knowing that i might fail at some of them and just kinda being sad about the thought of inevitably dying someday, but i've got some good goals/dreams.
i'll tell 'em to you later.
|Tuesday, March 21st, 2006|
i'm about to go see this band for the 8th time in my life.
|Wednesday, March 15th, 2006|
as artists, i guess you call them "diptychs". i decided to keep going w/ my circular theme on fliers, and make another one in the same vein, this time for our show w/ dead girls ruin everything this saturday. i wish i could see this thing silkscreened.
|Wednesday, March 8th, 2006|
i'm going to lawrence, kansas.
i'm not coming back until i have a ticket to go see dinosaur jr.
|Saturday, March 4th, 2006|
tonight was a shit-ton of fun.
if you were there, i hope you thought so too.
|Monday, February 20th, 2006|
i went to the library to get some stuff for jackie carol shirt designs. i perused their cd's and found some awesome stuff.
at home with me now:
dire straits--brothers in arms
andrew bird--and the mysterious production of eggs
why didn't anyone ever tell me how awesome andrew bird is?
if you haven't heard of him and like semi-orchestral songwriter pop like sufjan stevens, check out his stuff. it's a nice cross of sufjan, sondre lerche, and maybe some richard buckner? i'm really loving it. i wish i had heard this last year, as it would've been in my top 10 albums of the year at year's end.
|Sunday, February 19th, 2006|
it was far too cold to do ANYTHING today.
so, i stayed home and made fliers for shows we have coming up.
enjoy the fruits of my labor. i also got my oil changed and started writing a PEOPLE MOVER song.
my website is getting updated soon.
|Monday, February 6th, 2006|
oh, and i forgot to post the flier i did for the giants chair show.
|Friday, December 23rd, 2005|
band practice was all late and shit tonight. my back now hurts, and my ears are ringing a bit. i'm really loving the tone of the epiphone through the marshall, with a hint of distortion pedal in there. we ran through the arrangement of the new old song, and it's awesome. looking very much forward to playing it. hopefully a bunch of people will come out, as i'm thinking we're starting to "gel".
i watched two bums get in a fight tonight. i ate at thai paradise (15th and grand) and came out to go to my car. two guys approached me from opposite ends of the street, both of them asking for change. my friend greg gave one of them some change, and all i had on me was guitar picks (i emptied the change from my pockets last night into my change mug). i went to my car and was looking for something, and saw an apple. i went over to one of them and offered it to him, and he said he couldn't eat it because of his teeth. the other guy stood aloof, not paying me any mind. i finally shouted "HEY BRO!" and got his attention. i asked him if he wanted the apple. he said "no, but i do want to stab this MOTHER FUCKER!" and pulled out a knife. he walked over toward the toothless bum and started slicing a switchblade at him. the toothless guy only had a cardboard sign, and held it up to defend himself. it was simultaneously hilarious and frightening. i think it was a big turf battle. i just think it's hilarious that i offered the other guy a perfectly good apple and he snubbed me, after he was "begging for food" right before that. i rarely interact with street people (i've had awful experiences, and it always just makes me freak out and fear for my safety, and doubt the good of humanity in general), but tonight...i was kinda forced to. and more than anything it bummed me out.
i also tried going to two places to drop off my toys for toys for tots, and neither place would take 'em.
i guess i have to find a place that will do that tomorrow.
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2005|
|2 Tix for Chiefs/Chargers game, row 5, section 118, for sale
My friend Andy won these tix (which I think are 5th row behind the Chiefs bench right on the 50 yard line) from a raffle. He's going to Detroit for Xmas, so he's trying to get rid of 'em.
He's asking 70 a piece (which I believe is face value) for 'em, but he will take offers. Email me @ watershipdown00 at hotmail dot com to get the hook up.
Seriously, buy these things.
|Monday, December 12th, 2005|
|Saturday, October 1st, 2005|
|Wednesday, August 31st, 2005|
New Orleans cops ordered to stop looters
8/31/2005, 8:00 p.m. CT
By KEVIN McGILL
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin ordered 1,500 police officers to leave their search-and-rescue mission Wednesday night and return to the streets to stop looting that has turned increasingly hostile as the city plunges deeper into chaos.
"They are starting to get closer to heavily populated areas — hotels, hospitals, and we're going to stop it right now," Nagin said in a statement to The Associated Press.
The number of officers called off the search-and-rescue mission amounts to virtually the entire police force in New Orleans.
Amid the turmoil Wednesday, thieves commandeered a forklift and used it to push up the storm shutters and break the glass of a pharmacy. The crowd stormed the store, carrying out so much ice, water and food that it dropped from their arms as they ran. The street was littered with packages of ramen noodles and other items.
Looters also chased down a state police truck full of food. The New Orleans police chief ran off looters while city officials themselves were commandeering equipment from a looted Office Depot. During a state of emergency, authorities have broad powers to take private supplies and buildings for their use.
Managers at a nursing home were prepared to cope with the power outages and had enough food for days, but then the looting began. The home's bus driver was forced to surrender the vehicle to carjackers.
Bands of people drove by the nursing home, shouting to residents, "Get out!" Eighty residents, most of them in wheelchairs, were being evacuated to other nursing homes in the state.
"We had enough food for 10 days," said Peggy Hoffman, the home's executive director. "Now we'll have to equip our department heads with guns and teach them how to shoot."
At one store, hordes of people from all ages, races and walks of life grabbed food and water. Some drove away with trunkloads of beer.
At one point, two officers drew their guns on the looters, but the thieves left without incident. One of the officers said he was not going to arrest anyone for snatching up food and water.
One young man was seen wading through chest-deep floodwater, carrying a case of soda, after looting a grocery store.
"It's really difficult because my opinion of the looting is it started with people running out of food, and you can't really argue with that too much," Nagin said. "Then it escalated to this kind of mass chaos where people are taking electronic stuff and all that."
Gov. Kathleen Blanco said she has asked the White House to send more people to help with evacuations and rescues, thereby freeing up National Guardsmen to stop looters.
"We will restore law and order," Blanco said. "What angers me the most is that disasters like this often bring out the worst in people. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior."
John Matessino, president of the Louisiana Hospital Association, said he had not heard of anyone breaking into the hospitals, but he added that thieves got into the parking garage at one hospital and were stealing car batteries and stereos.
New Orleans' homeland security chief, Terry Ebbert, said looters were breaking into stores all over town and stealing guns. He said there are gangs of armed men moving around the city. At one point, officers stranded on the roof of a hotel were fired at by criminals on the street.
Authorities said an officer was shot in the head and a looter was wounded in a shootout. The officer and looter were expected to survive.
|Wednesday, August 17th, 2005|
|Thursday, July 21st, 2005|