4.30.2008

IT'S EXCITING TO BE ITALIAN

my dad explained how to bake peppers like my grandma use to. i recorded the song in the video 7 years ago this may. it's crazy to think so much time has past. i ended up making about 4 or 5 songs that month and passed them out to a few people on tape cassette. here's another one. almost friday. almost may.

4.27.2008

HSA MIX TRADE 2008: APRIL

get the april mix here. i got it myself on friday. it was a sunny day and i didn't have to go into work. amy browne was visiting & she, karen & i drank a six pack, made salsa verde & listen to it start to finish. it's perfect. the cd (& bonus cassette with 4 extra tracks) came tightly wrapped in the pages of an old art book documenting robots & space travel. this was all then wrapped again in the pages of an old text book describing evolution. the tape and cdr are marked rasta. thanks so much sam!
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track list: sierra leone's refuggee all-stars, the dead bodies, malvina reynolds, daniel paquette, mice parade, hi! hello!, murs & slug, jules & jim, peter salett, minus story, obechoir, jape, the real people, bill ricchini, andre nickatina, andy williams, the wilderness, water island, the ruby suns, audio out send... the mix was too long to fit in a podcast. so, a couple songs were cut off, including "big sur" by mason jennings.


4.24.2008

LIFE LISTER

i love public radio. here's a segment for my pops. dad, press play below the "w":

4.20.2008

DUDE(S)















MORRIS SUPPER CLUB IV

this time felt different from last. maybe the nice weather has all the guests showing up. makes for a crowded house but i was still able to meet some kind people and eat tons of real good food. actually sold out and tried an oyster. it made me want to go swimming in the ocean. poor little guy. menu is below & doesn't list the vegan stuff.




OYSTERS (on the half shell) WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN (with truffles) POLENTA WITH GORGONZOLA (and toasted pecans) ARUGULA SALAD (fried capers, croutons and pecorino) HOMEMADE FAVA BEAN RAVIOLI
(with pea shoots and fresh herbs) BRAISED RADISH SALAD (with pickled ramps) RHUBARB AND HIBISCUS SHORTCAKE (with fresh whipped cream) & lots of wine.

M.DZAMA @ D.ZWIRNER

"last winter" by albatros note



more on fecal face. new book with prints in june.

4.18.2008

COUPLE SONGS FOR SUMMER

"broaden a new sound" & "coyote's song" by nobody & mystic chords of memory
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all around me were the unmistakable signs of summer - the genuine article, without reservations or conditions. the glow of the sun, the smell of the breeze, the blue of the sky, the shape of the clouds, the whirring of the cicadas: everything announced the authentic arrival of summer. - h.murakami (i'm still reading the wind-up bird)
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here also is a zip file of 12 dntel ring tones, "they're just plain mp3s, so you'll probably have to do some sort of converting to make them work on your phone..."

4.17.2008

FEELS LIKE FRIDAY

i miss santa rosa in the summertime.


pizza from viva herbal on 2nd ave between 11th & 12th

4.15.2008

RYAN MCGINLEY @ TEAM (GALLERY, INC.)

if you like looking at photos, this guy's show is real good. go see here.



good photographers are super mellow & never make you feel weird. carlos & dave:

4.12.2008

DIRTY P'S @ SXSW 2007

"gimme gimme gimme" by the dirty projectors
"gimme gimme gimme" by black flag

4.10.2008

TAKE IT ALL IN AWAY.

N A M S A K E | 4 – T R A C K R E L A T I O N S | { S F – C A | 0 2 – 0 7 }
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i've been hopeful before, it can last for daysour refrigerator doorss.i.o (m.carey cover/4-tracks no bouncy)m p hcantiga de jesus estrada (25th & harrison)morning message machinewhen you were mine (prince cover)an astonishing portrait of the natural worldbully! bully! bully! (pigeon fight – 24th st. bart)in dubious battle& all those words (2nd try)katrinathe june/july age: 22 - 25 (hot & cold #7)space age love song (flock of seagulls cover)you are the proudest thing i've seen a lot ofboring lonelyanywhere down the linelike long lost leviathonbroken tonyrearrange a roombass for tmossi'll change completelyhamburger eye& all those words (original)
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100 cdr's, recorded with one mic on a few different 4-tracks in san francisco between september 2002 & june 2007, not mastered, some are loud, some are not, wood cut print by nathalie roland, zine by amy browne, art on cdr by jay howell, font & layout by megan greig, print labor by steve ziagos, some songs cleaned up by robert cross, christian lyon, ellery samson & daniel mckenzie, jon fee plays bass on june/july & alexandra sangmiester cello, brandy knight didn't know she was writing "morning message machine" or that i wrote "you are the proudest thing i've seen a lot of" for her, tommy guerro wrote "bass for tmoss" as a bass solo for thomas campbell & did not intend for me to track over it as i did, broken tony is in memory of tony vadakan,
"cantega de santa maria (24th & harrison)" was renamed after a man who stood up for me & another, losing his life in the process. if i have given you this stuff over the last few months, it was missing a couple of these tracks because i began to second guess the purpose of sharing.
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4.08.2008

NEITHER MORE NOR LESS

here's documentation of the neighborhood i live in without all the art junk getting in the way. note that following the story of jewels (scroll through link) is pretty epic. i seen this dude get bashed more times than once. hope i have a friend or two planning to put out a fire tomorrow. here's "look hard again" by the be gulls. good night.

4.07.2008

LISA OPPENHEIM @ LISA COOLEY

the sun is always setting somewhere else

4.05.2008

I BELONG TO A GANG CALLED CALIFORNIA

"tri city rough" by shove
this guy makes paintings that look like bird poop. this one is up at deitch right now.

4.03.2008

"fata morgana" & "final de archipielago" by el guincho (from this guy)
+ here's the song from the video above on senduit.

GROUP SHOW @ APEXART

dave eggers is extra rad for realizing how rad jay is & for puttig him in this rad show.