Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thursday, December 20, 2007

No More Papyrus Font, PLEASE

This week, some improvised signage went up at the yoga studio where I practice. As you might guess, since it's a yoga studio, it MUST be in papyrus font.

Why oh why? Anything healthy, organic, non-GMO, vegan, progressive, socially conscious, etc. needs to be represented in papyrus font. Now it just makes anything look like it was made by stupid hippies. And why do most things marketed to vegans assume that we're all birkenstock loving white people with dreadlocks? Maybe I just feel that way because they ALL USE PAPYRUS.

For more info:
Wikipedia
http://deckchairs.net/2006/04/papyrus.html
http://tenning.com/top_ten_misuses_of_the_most_misused_font_papyrus
http://www.iheartpapyrus.com/

Jazz Cat

An adorable piano playing cat. What could be better? Too bad her human counterparts aren't better at improvising with her... Nora doesn't care about our silly tonality or functional harmony. She's way past that stuff, man. Dig?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Vegetable Orchestra

I just got back from an arts coference. The closing night included a performance art piece that used lots of animal entrails in an effort to be revolting and shocking. Yawn. Here's something much more veg friendly.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jon Stewart on Bill Moyers Journal

The dream team... Stewart and Moyers - oh what they could accomplish together. So, yesterday I posted a few clips of David Byrne. Today, two other "heroes" of mine...

Part One


Part Two


Part Three


Part Four

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

David Byrne - Nothing But Flowers

You've probably heard recent press about Alan Weisman's book "The World Without Us." Mr. D.B. actually wrote it many years earlier - as a five minute pop song. A perfect little gem of a five minute pop song.

Well, ok, it's not really about a world without humans, but a possibly post-apocalyptic future where humans live in harmony with the earth and are nostalgic for the old days. Even better.

David Byrne - Knee Plays - In The Future

Byrne's "Music from the Knee Plays" is finally being re-released this month. (but I've been able to enjoy it all along because I'm soooo cool and have it on vinyl)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sonny Rollins and Jim Hall (part 1)

Sonny Rollins and Don Cherry

with Henry Grimes (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums).