Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thanks for the paintings Ken.

Ken Smith of Wyoming sent us some beautiful paintings.

From Movies

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Boxtales Project Blog

Check out a new blog tracking the progress of a new Boxtales after-school project called "The Ages"

Boxtales has been producing high quality family theater and educational programs in Santa Barbara for going on a decade and a half. We have long been enthusiastic fans of their work, and we are very lucky to count the members and families of those involved with Boxtales among our good friends. Antara & I believe that Boxtales offers something that is fun, unique and valuable to our community standards of education, aesthetics, ethics, and tradition.

Boxtales is a non-profit that deserves community support. Tax deductible donations can be made on their website.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Radiohead Santa Barbara Show now availible as NPR podcast download

It will be nice to listen to this show again. I wish that it wasn't a tight-ass mp3 file, but free is free.
Thanks Radiohead.



Friday, August 29, 2008

Blown Away By Radiohead

We had been looking forward to last night's Radiohead performance at the Bowl for months. I'm glad we were able to share the experience with Brother Jeff and -- driving up from La Habra: Preacher John, young-blood Johnny L and his buddy Brian who all came up in Brian's Honda for the evening. The scarcity of tix kept us from sitting near one another, but we did finally meet up under the Doremus Stone Pine trees on Anapamu to chat a while. Glad for that.

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Radiohead brought us a perfect show. It was amazing how much sound 5 guys (and a huge crew and sounds system) could generate, and if felt good to alternately let it wash over us and then study their actions with the binocs.
Antara was impressed with Phil Selway's complex drumming and Roy was impacted by the near silence of the sold out crowd. It was wild to turn toward the crowd and feel the attention of hundreds of people intently listening.
Beautiful rock and roll experience!
This video might get yanked, but here is a clip from last night's show:

Update: Nice Flickr feed of show pics:

from: Clap Your Mirror Say Yeah
Here is the set list:
01. Reckoner
02. Optimistic
03. There There
04. 15 Step
05. All I Need
06. Nude
07. Talk Show Host
08. Weird Fishes (Thom: "Cool beans")
09. The Gloaming
10. Morning Bell
11. The National Anthem
12. Faust Arp
13. No Surprises (we all cheered at "bring down the government/they don't speak for us)
14. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
15. The Bends
16. Karma Police
17. Bodysnatchers
18. Cymbal Rush
19. House of Cards
20. Paranoid Android (Thom: "This is for anyone who has had (plastic) surgery. You're going to be dead soon. It's all going south, brother.")
21. Go Slowly (Thom: "I didn't mean it about the surgery. Whatever you want to do")
22. Everything in its Right Place (Thom: "Nice idea mate." after crowd was chanting "True Love Waits!")
23. Videotape
24. Lucky
25. Idioteque
(via: Green Plastic)


Monday, February 25, 2008

Big Waves

On Sunday the beach was all a flurry with nervous dog walkers and parents staying on high ground out of reach of "rogue" waves. The ocean was HUGE on Sunday. We saw one family get in their car who was fully dressed and soaking wet. This morning we heard that some big waves knocked people off the breakwater at the harbor. From our house we could hear the waves crashing on the beach and the sound of boulders falling.