Saturday, February 16, 2008


I was in Ballard last night with my friend Will. We tried the best kept secret 'Coppergate' - a cute little resteraunt/bar in the 64th block of Ballard, tucked away in one of the more sleepy blocks. They feature a nautical theme with nudie pictures (*and somehow the theme works in a very irreverent way). The food was awesome Norski fare (as if my people knew to finally throw a spice or two into a dish) and an amazing assortment of Aquavidt. We later tried to get into the Mamie/Awesome show at the Tractor, but it was sold out (along with most of Old Town Ballard. It's no longer the sleepy, quaint block... It looks more like Capitol Hill with drunk het's n' hipsters swaggering between bars...) In any case -- I'm off to get my locks cut off today by Eug'. No more looking like an old fisherman... [Update, 2/21 - the times just reported that the Ballard Denny's was saved as a historic landmark. This comes as a big suck-it to developers wanting to de-colorize the area as much as possible and encourage more traffic gridlock. Heh-hah.]

Friday, February 15, 2008

Have you met Karen yet? She's Pretty Ordinary

Much like the Miranda July aesthetic that art embraces everyone, the English produced Karen Magazine promises to be just that: highlighting the ordinary over the gloss and overhyped: KAREN is more interested in the weather than what to wear, sell by dates than celebrity....
Unfortunately, their web presence is scant, but it is refreshing to see a mag that tells it like it simply is... No Brittany, No wars, No surface analysis of the 08 electoral process, just articles on your husband's feet and breads you like to buy.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day Redux

Well humph - my plan to upload the video I had been working on in imovie and final cut didn't exactly take off like I hoped. Final cut is a bit complicated to learn and the backup video in imovie timed out with you tube. So alas, I cannot give you the video I was hoping to make. I'll just use this as a place marker however and leave you with this offering from Wian Treetin.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cut Above

I'm playing around tonight w/my Final Cut Express. It's the cheaper version than the larger $1k editing suite and figuring I'd first get my feet wet here before doing anything foolish. It's pretty impressive. The video and title effects are good and I'm amazed at how extensive it is. I should add that while Final Cut is evolved, iMovie has rather devolved. They've taken the adaptability out of it. It's sad that Apple did this. They've raised one bar, and then lowered another... Sigh.
In the meantime - enjoy this video by Dirty Bros (courtesy of Jockohomo): Anal-Oral Issue Kitty