Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ang Lee nominated

Ang Lee and his movie "Brokeback Mountain" pick up a load of Oscar nominations. How many nominations do you think will turn into wins? The nominations include best director, best film, best actor (Heath Ledger), best supporting actress (Michelle Williams), cinematography.

This has nothing to do with Ang Lee, but UMass, like CU, is trying to curb binge drinking. You know what that means in Amherst? No funnels. And no 99 bottles of beer on the wall. Story

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Big fat burritos aren't the only thing the Denver-based chain Chipotle has going for it. Check out the IPO

Beating gridlock

Where we live, you can't drive in an HOV lane if you're by yourself and don't have a hybrid. Today Westminster police arrested a guy caught driving alone in an HOV lane with a mannequin dressed up like a passenger. Busted!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Some people are richer than I am

Nike's CEO has resigned over differences with Nike founder Philip Knight.

"Nike will pay Perez $4.5 million in salary and bonus, and buy his Portland house and reimburse him for remodeling expenses, to the tune of about $3.6 million, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission," according to AP.


Voxtrot! in Denver! at the Hi-Dive! on March 3!
With the Hot IQs. 7 p.m. early show. Voxtrot's new EP should be on sale at the show, a month before you can get it in stores.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Super Bowl

Detroit is getting ready to host the big show. More from nytimes.com
And Detroit's take: From the Detroit Free Press

Ummm, how bout them Steelers? AP Sports coverage (And holy cow, scroll through the headlines...Kobe Bryant scores 81)

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Broncos skiing

It was a crowded day on I-70 from Denver to the ski resorts today. Just about everyone wanted to get their ski on Saturday instead of trying to ski before the AFC championship game Sunday. That meant crowded parking lots at the Morrison exit, where carpoolers left their vehicles, crowded frontage roads as people tried to avoid the parking lot on the highway, and crowded parking lots at the resorts. Wish I could've taken a photo for you while I was driving, but that would have led to certain death.

Go Broncos

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Drop and gimme 20

More evidence, as if you needed it, that exercise (and a regular crossword!) is goooooood for your mind and body. Story.

Seth Green, Dave Chappelle

My friend designed the Web site for actor Seth Green. And I just learned today that a friend of a friend's friend was a writer for Seth's new TV show.

Also, a friend travelling in Ecuador as part of a Spanish immersion experience says she ran into Dave Chappelle there randomly at a store and helped him talk to the locals.

We will slowly meet the whole world, six degrees at a time

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sunday news

  • Broncos win! Aaaaaaaaaah! Next up, AFC championship game. So far no riots....

  • Big changes (monorail? Water park? what??) proposed for Navy Pier in Chicago. Photos and Story

  • These would be fun places I'd like to work one day! (Check it out, fellow music lovers)

  • Today on ESPN2, U.S. Figure Skating says you can catch a repeat of the pairs competition at U.S. nationals, which is cool because you can see an unexpected pair pull off an upset by LANDING a throw triple axel -- the first one landed in competition. If you can't see it on TV, well then, here, Read it
  • Friday, January 13, 2006


    Denver's got three bands so far going to SXSW, including Erin Roberts (Porlolo). Apples in Stereo and Cephalic Carnage got invited too.

    Update: The latest list doesn't have Apples, but other CO bands going are Born in the Flood, Dressy Bessy, The Great Redneck Hope and Uncle Earl


    Can't stop laughing...Read this

    Wednesday, January 11, 2006

  • Cat-a-Tac, on woxy.com, 2 p.m. MST Thursday. They're from Colorado....

  • For the first time in three years, the Denver Broncos don't have to face the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of playoffs. So will this be the year the Broncos finally win a playoff game? The Broncos have already made it farther in the postseason than in the past two years, when the Colts ended their season in embarrassing fashion. This year, they face the Patriots, who are 10-0 in their last 10 playoff games. You be the judge. Any bets????

  • CCS and KW in Denver are still both in PR, but they're no longer partners in their own public relations firm. That didn't last long.

  • Pix of Little Radio's New Year's Eve party are on Flickr
  • Monday, January 09, 2006

    Saturday, January 07, 2006


    Congratulations to the Colorado woman who took third place in the Wacky Warnings contest. Story.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006


    More great snow in the mountains today. Sure, the wind was blowing, and so was the snow, but if you bundle up, you'd hardly even know it as the snow whacks you in the face as you ride down the back side at Keystone. There was even some powder to be had. It's still snowing up there...Meanwhile Denver: should be 65 degrees on Friday.

    go denver

    spinART (Apples in Stereo, Frank Black) is digitally releasing the Hot IQs music. Good news for the self-described Denver wit-pop trio.

    Tuesday, January 03, 2006


    1/6 Planes Mistaken for Stars play two shows at the Hi-Dive, one early, one late, to catch the youngsters and those over 21

    1/28 Denver's own Hot IQs and Thank God for Astronauts at the Hi-Dive

    2/5 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with Elefant and The Morning After Girls at the Gothic

    2/25 Matt Pond PA and Youth Group @ the Bluebird

    3/1 Rogue Wave returns to Denver! Opening for Nada Surf @ Bluebird Theater

    Cat-a-Tac from Colorado plays live at woxy.com January 12, at 2 p.m. MST, plus they've got two shows this month at the LL.