Thursday, September 29, 2005


The Absolutely Kosher Records sampler arrived in my mailbox the other day. It had "Chosen" handwritten right on it in blue marker. How much more DIY can you get than that. I liked "Hopeless" by The Wrens and Pinback's song on there, "Microtonic Wave." But "In the Union of the Wine," by The Hidden Cameras is one of my favorites too! The Pidgeon song is good too. Really good.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The joys of broadband

I'm normally not around to watch TV programs when they first run, and I don't have TiVo, so I thought I'd missed out on the first episode of Everybody Hates Chris. Thank goodness it's up at Google Video! I think it's my new favorite show. Watch it before the next episode runs Thursday, UPN.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Shoe gazers

"Shyness is simply a human difference, a variation that can be a form of richness." So says Dr. Marco Battaglia of San Raffaele University in a Time article.
Atlantic Monthly has more on caring for your introverted friends!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Sat. evening post

An AP story of note, on outsourcing surgery to Asia.

College football Saturday

Big surprise, Colorado lost to No. 12 Miami, but the score wasn't as bad as you might think, 23-3. CU coach Gary Barnett's last school, Northwestern, lost too. Grrr. It came down to the final two minutes. Northwestern should have run more time off the clock. Northwestern lost to Penn State, 34-29, after hopes of a miracle comeback in the final seconds dashed with an interception. I'm OK with Colorado losing. I wish Northwestern could've won one at home. ARRRGH! It's killing me. UVA still has a chance to win today, right? Right?!?

Friday, September 23, 2005

Greener pastures

Read it to believe it. An Idaho weatherman leaves his job to do something new... (Click on "Go" to get to the article)

Thursday, September 22, 2005


  • Listen to at 11 a.m. MDT for a live performance by The National! TODAY
  • Little Radio's branching out again. Soon you will see Little Radio magazine (online), plus Little Radio Studio is just about to open, so it can record music and do CD duplication and all that. It's talking to a couple of bands right now to sign on.
  • Since then it's been a book you read in reverse / So you understand less as the pages turn
    _The Shins
  • As you may have heard, Steve Jobs is saying no to any price hike on iTunes.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2005

    scrabble dabble

    One day, will return. In the meantime, Barn Ape Ted turned in a winning performance at a Scrabble tourney at Delicatessen headquarters last night, with the help of a bluff that no one caught. (For future reference, QUAT is NOT a word!) Carman could've won, if he'd challenged and played the bingo on his rack CONFESS, which he saw but couldn't see where to play. (Shameful, carman, shameful). Delicatessen shall hold more Scrabble bouts. Will keep you posted.

    Sunday, September 18, 2005


    KEXP has some great guests coming soon for in-studio performances:
    Mobius Band tomorrow (9/19) at 3 p.m. (Pacific),
    Nouvelle Vague 3 p.m. (Pacific) Tuesday (9/20)
    Silversun Pickups at 9 a.m. Pacific, 9/26
    Dungen 9 a.m. Pacific, Oct. 4
    There's quite a few more listed, so check it out

    Saturday, September 17, 2005

    Read it and weep

    The Daily Tar Heel's columnist Jillian starts off her Sept. 13 musings with the sentence, "I want all Arabs to be stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport." It enrages from there. I'm pointing this out only so you can read it yourself and post your comments, either here or at her column. Silence can be mistaken for agreement.

    Friday, September 16, 2005


    Little Radio samplers are like the best mix tape a friend could ever make you. The last one, passed out at SXSW, had gems from Feist, Silversun Pickups, Dungen, Viva Voce, and Giant Drag (20 bands in all!), and now that CMJ is upon us, the next Little Radio sampler is coming out. Denver's own Hobbs NM and Bright Channel are on it, plus Radio Control (with at least one member who fled Colorado), The National, and Stars of Track and Field, and of course more.

    Check out and click on the news cow for details.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2005


    Not only does Seattle's Utilikilts make man skirts with a patented pleat system, they're also hiring!
    Go here to see Utilikilts in action.


    A New York Times article on The Associated Press and its new service: Read it

    Sunday, September 11, 2005

    Movie time

    What did I discover on my jog/walk this morning: "Looking for Sunday" is filming in my neighborhood. 9th and Ogden. Then they'll be heading to the Bluebird.


  • Fantasy footballers, brace yourselves for another backstabbing season of forsaking the Broncos just cuz you need Peyton, T.O. or some other fool to score you some more TDs. Broncos play Miami at 11 a.m. MDT

  • You've heard the tune; now watch the video:
    "Panda," by Dungen

  • While my co-worker and I were toiling away Saturday night, the office landlord was throwing a youth tennis fund-raising par-tay outside. So in addition to Del the Funky Homosapien's "Mistadobalina" running through my head, there was also the broadcast of the U.S. Open women's final booming from the courtyard. They offered us free booze and eats. I opted for the free tiramisu. Three pieces. Thank you.

  • The Dave Matthews Band/Neville Brothers benefit concert for hurricane victims is Monday night at Red Rocks
  • Monday, September 05, 2005

    Labor Day

    What more appropriate city to fly into on Labor Day than DE'-troit? And that is in fact what I'm doing. I'm taking Frontier, which offers live TV for a few minutes for free or for the whole flight for $5. Thus I'll be closing my eyes the first 15 minutes of the flight _ shutting them tight! _ like Indy in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when he's tied to that post, or else Frontier is going to suck me in with some inane program that I saw free for a few moments and simply must pay $5 to see how it ends. Happy Labor Day.

    Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Things to do, 9/1

    This is late, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention D Tha Man is performing at Herman's Hideaway tonight as part of "The Moovement" Hip Hop Showcase. I'm thinking that's a reference to Denver as cow town, but we won't mention that. 1578 S. Broadway. Email us if you need a free ticket.