Bobo and Miss Alicious Wedding
So a couple weekends ago, I went to the wedding of Bobalicious and Miss Alicious, down near Rye, Colorado, about three or four hours from Denver. It was fantastic. It was held at a YMCA camp in the hills; tons of trees, rustic cabins, hills, etc.. Just about all of my favorite people in the Denver/Boulder Burning Man/freak community were there, so it was like a huge family reunion. Pictures up...
Inglorious Basterds (2009) - I really liked this; maybe not as much as Jackie Brown or Pulp Fiction, but more than Reservoir Dogs. Not nearly as gory as some people were saying. Four stars, outta five. (Denver Pavilions) Ultraviolet - I get that there’s “suspension of disbelief,” but this just asks you to suspend too much. Not my thing, I guess. Two stars, for good sets and...
Hey, The Pixies
Dramatic Reading →
A dramatic reading of a real break-up letter, from a real person. This is so old, but still funny.
Apparently it was last week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine that included a BUILT-IN COLOR VIDEO SCREEN in one of the ads! Damn, I missed it—I just stopped by a store and they’re already selling the next issue. Well, I’m sure it will be in other magazines, I just wanted to see (hack?) it. Yeah, the screen was tiny, and it just showed one ad…but a TINY FLAT...
Fixed the flat tire on the bicycle (hopefully…we’ll see when I get out of work!), then rode to Five Points and got a new license plate. Took all of five minutes, including wait time, and the woman was super-friendly and helpful. Cost was $4.17. Yay, Denver!
I got my weeks mixed up. The Red Elvises are playing next Thursday, not this Thursday. Good, I guess, ‘cause I’ve got lots to do before the weekend, but I was looking forward to the concert. Will have to look forward seven days more… Also, rats x 2. I forgot to bring in the paperwork I need to get the replacement license plate at lunch. Will have to do that tomorrow for...
Aargh. Running late this morning, and come downstairs to a flat tire on my bike. Had to haul the still-playafied backup/snow bike out, which still gets me there way faster than the bus, but isn’t nearly as fun to ride. Also, I have to ride over to Five Points to get that new license plate for my motorcycle at lunch. I guess on top of everything else I need to do in the next couple days, I...
So I was really bummed on coming back from Burning Man, to find out that someone had stolen the license plate off of my motorcycle. Grrr. The one good thing is that I hadn’t put the new year sticker (that I’d just paid $45 for) on it, so whoever stole it only has it valid for a month or so. I’m wondering if it’s because of the jump in registration price (a year ago,...
Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast
The Asian-kawaii store Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast is closing their storefront and going to an online/occasional-IRL model. They’re having a storefront closing/webstore kick-off sale this Saturday the 26th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m at 445 S. Saulsbury in Belmar. I’ve always wanted to go to this store; this will be my last chance, apparently.
We are not here to keep people from being stupid. Once they are stupid, we will...– Anonymous Black Rock City Ranger, over the radio, recorded by Rusty Hodges (via Boing Boing)
The Red Elvises are playing at Quixotes (2637 Welton St., Denver) on Thursday, October 1—they play rock and roll/surf/rockabilly with a Slavic twist. They were also the band in the movie Six String Samurai. I saw them in concert several years ago and we all had a lot of fun. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.
Rocky and I bought our tickets for Mexico, next March! A pretty good deal, at $307 each for a round-trip ticket to Mexico City. We’ll fly in there, then take buses and visit some of the old silver-mining cities in the hills north and west of Mexico City: Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. I can’t wait!
Man, cold and raining today! I didn’t have rain gear this morning, either, so I got soaked and frozen on the ride in to work. Yay fall and all, but…brrr! Fall. I want fresh-pressed apple cider. I want to wear tweed jackets and heavy wool sweaters. I want pumpkin and pecan pies. Freezing rain: do not want.
IAMX - Kiss and Swallow
Saturday the 19th I’m going to a wedding way way out of town. Saturday night (in Denver) the Starz Film Center “hosts writer/director/star Cory McAbee and a rip-roarin’ double bill of his new space/western/musical STINGRAY SAM followed by his cult hit THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT.” I LOVE The American Astronaut, and would love to see it again, especially as a double-bill with...
The Cat Empire - “Hello”
At Camp Videogasm at BM, I saw some of the 48-hour Filmmaker Project films. Some had been made at BM; others were from other cities’ competitions. The one that had me LOLing was Mimes of the Prairie (5:36). Hilarious! “At one point, there was a mime for every eight settlers on the open prairie. Or every six settlers, if you count horses as settlers.”
From the same Titty Totter guys, to a spectator taking photos of the topless girls riding the Totter: “Hey, that’s a really huge telephoto lens you’ve got there. Sorry about your penis!”
At the Titty Totter, the two guys running it (with megaphones) were hilarious. At one point, they were trying to get this one guy to take off his sarong. He kept refusing. “Come on! Take it off, motherfucker! Look, I’m taking mine off! Do it! DO IT!” He still refused. “Fuck you, you no-sarong-taking-off-motherfucker!”
BM Daily Schedule
I was so very organized this year. I even went through the What Where When events guide and for each day made a list of things that I might want to do, in case I found myself with time. Here, for example, is the list of possibilities from Thursday: 6:00 - Greet the Dawn 8:00 - 5K run <9:00 - Sign up for Art Car Tour 9:00 - Breakfast of Champions (free pancake breakfast) 11:00 - Bloody...