Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A fucked up thing happened this morning.  I got up early,  felt good,  had just jumped on the highway well ahead of the rush and all of a sudden the cars are all braking.  Several pull over to the left and the rest of us crawl forward.  Then a couple cars up I spot something on the close edge of the carpool lane on my left.  We crawl closer.  It can't be.  It is.  I can't help but stare at the rag-doll'd body on the pavement outside my open window. So fresh there isn't any blood yet. Seconds old.  I pass the stopped cars as two crying women emerge from the first.  Traffic picks up and I zombie to work stunned.  Forty five minutes later the internet says the bridge jumper never hesitated,  she just climbed the fence and let go.

I though about a lot of different things today.  Thought about people I know, people I love and people I don't know. I thought about the selfishness of the jumper and the lives she affected and I wondered if she thought about those people - was it one final fuck you or did she just need to get out now?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Planets aligned this week for intense psychology.  Neighbors on both sides moved out (one glad one sad) and relatives not seen for 12 years hung out tonight - welcome to Minneapolis.  Then Heath stopped by on his DR.  Mind blown.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

1349 @ Amsterdam

Surly release party.  1349 from Norway + Todd Haug Celtic Frost encore.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Friday, May 29, 2015

So I felt like the biggest asshole. 
When I killed your rock and roll

Monday, May 25, 2015


Sunday, May 24, 2015

John Wayne


Saturday, May 23, 2015


Randomly rode to Surly tonight for some exercise and an excuse for some exercise.  Holiday weekend Friday and it was the least amount of people I have seen there yet, which is to say it was half full.  Upstairs was closed except for that space they plan to make into a restaurant...  lo and behold it was the opening night of that restaurant.  I didn't eat because I went late and by the time I stepped up there they were closing and I was riding shortly.  Received a thorough description of the menu from the cool man on the other side of the desk.  The bump is an app sampler not a shot.  The minimum whole table participation size is two.  Five courses skips fish and includes desert.  I could close my eyes and point.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daikaiju @ Turf Club was awesome



Saturday, April 11, 2015

Masked Jackals

Friday, March 27, 2015


Sunday, March 15, 2015


Saturday, March 7, 2015


Friday, March 6, 2015

Tonight I watched the second Dave Grohl Sonic Highways series in DC with Ian Mckaye.  It was going to be pretty hard to top Chicago with Steve Albini but it was pretty fucking close in the end.  These are great movies.  History for those who don't know and intimate scenes, tidbits and cool images for those who do.  I like Nirvana and I like Foo Fighters but I don't love either one.  I would say I like The Color and the Shape as much as Nevermind.  Great choice for the new album to record each track in a different studio in a different city in order to film the documentaries and tell the stories of the histories of the local music scenes.  He has the cred to call these guys on the phone to come hang out.  I only like his music but I love Dave Grohl.

Sunday, March 1, 2015