Saturday, June 2, 2007

Soundtrack for the Weekend

Check out this crazy Western video for this band with some amazing guitar and Queen-esque 4-part harmony. You know we love us some Queen. This is the theme music @ Casa de Blankenship.

This is the outside of the 2nd apartment we're interested in...up Trinity off of Burnside. Behind that gate there's a slate patio and a few steps down to an apt. Mark is moving stuff out of it, so we should be able to look at it soon. Roxanne said we could look at both and decide...

I read a great book this week called This Book Will Save Your Life. It was the first book I've finished in...a while. I usually read about 7/8ths and then go, Well, I get it... and return it to the library. Several times I had to stop and think: Wow when I was reading this one.

Keith and Mia @ the Triangle this morning

I just saw a guy riding the nose of the Face in the Crowd sculpture like a bull on the west side of PGE Park. And his frat brother buddies took some flash photos. These are the people that are carousing on the sidewalk at 2am under our bedroom window. But we don't have to listen to them anymore since Keith put the a/c in the window. It's summer now. Drunk sports fans and various others bar patrons whooping it up. What ever happened to Quiet Hours: 10p-6a?! Damn kids. And did you know that garbage trucks are exempt from city noise ordinances since they are considered Industrial Noise and that's part of living on Burnside, I guess. So, either way--moving into the interior of the building on the 2nd floor or up the street in the basement I think the crashing of glass out of recycling containers will be a little more muffled. We live on a block that has 3 bars in it---there's a lot of glass. It's loud!

eastside Face in the Crowd sculpture

Also: Keith and I are very interested to see this movie called Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa if/when it comes to town. It's still in film festival rotation apparently. You can watch the trailer here.

Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of radicals live in the desert, struggling to survive with little food, less water and no electricity, as they cling to their unique vision of the American dream.

It looks crazy.

Tell me this isn't the scariest photo you've seen today:

More here.


kntgrl said...

wow, is that an underwater Tiger?

Were you talking about A Winter's Tale?
Do I need to wait until winter?

I'm reading a Booker Prize winner right now, but it's not going well. I hate to just abandon, but sometimes you gotta!

KBAB said...

No, it's really called This Book Will Save Your Life.

yeah those tigers were diving after meat---scary but cool

Lysa said...

What awesome pictures! White tigers are my favorite animals, after domestic cats. Well, don't tell my kitties this, but tigers are actually my *real* favorite animal.