Monthly Archives: August 2006

QotD: The Best Part of Waking Up…

What's your morning beverage of choice?  Coffee, tea, juice?  Homemade or store-bought? Earl Grey, hot It used to be Earl Grey, hot. Nowadays? Probably Amp or Pepsi One. But my water-club dues are paid, so I really ought to be tramping over to the cooler in the paper's features department and topping off this-here empty […]

I once sang a song (or should I say, it once sang me)

"Borderline/Norwegian Wood" Lately? I've been singing. Why? Because it feels good. I don't mean in the car at the top of my lungs on the way home from work. I've gotten a lot more mileage and less grief out of covering others' works. Today I had Madonna's "Borderline" on my mind, so I sat at […]

QotD: Easy Like Sunday Morning

What do you usually do on Sunday? Roll around in bed until I feel good-and-slept-in. Then comes tea (with or without breakfast), some goofin' around on the guitar and some readage. Then A. comes back from work and we do dinner and a movie or a bookstore hangout.

Feel, feel what it’s like to be new

A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere

Spoon, Greek Theatre, Berkeley

Do you remember when you were small / How everybody would seem so tall Girls Can Tell "Don't Make Me A Target" The first song's "Me and the Bean." The second one? Lead singer Britt Daniel's "Don't Make Me a Target."

Mates of State triptych

QotD: My Intro to the Big Screen

What was the first movie you remember seeing in a movie theater?  Question submitted by mainmor. "Pete's Dragon."

MySpace’s new competition

Not quite the cover of the Rolling Stone, pt. 1 Not quite the cover of the Rolling Stone, pt. 2 "Blog-oriented, which will start taking new members later this year (it's still in development), enables users to integrate media and content from sites like and" (Sorry it's so blurry, my cameraphone starts […]

Voyeur = weight watcher?

The Dieter's Guide to Weight Loss During Sex, front The Dieter's Guide to Weight Loss During Sex, back

QotD: Hello, Cleveland!

If you had a band, what would you call yourselves?Question submitted by Zoot. I toyed around with "Empress Moon" at one point. I blame tarot cards.