Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What the HELL are we waiting for?!

A country is not only what it does—
it is also what it puts up with, what it tolerates

—Kurt Tucholsky

More here.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Every dream I dream's a dream of dreamy little you

Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.

I rode my scooter to work this morning. It was a balmy, sunny 40 degrees. I loved it!

The sky was beautiful, everything felt new and clean.

Whenever I ride my scooter through downtown Cleveland in the morning I feel as if I am on vacation.

The way it looks. The way it smells. How happy and unencumbered I feel.

I love my scooter.

Thank you Pride of Cleveland scooter shop for being you!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

First South Dakota...

Link to comic strip homepage.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Double negative

I found this song online.

I hate the Rolling Stones.

I have always thought they were overrated.

But when PJ Harvey and Bjork get together and do a Stones song....well that's something to listen to.

I can't get no...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cleveland springtime sunset.

cleveland springtime sky
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
Well, almost springtime. When I got home from work the other night and had to take my little dog outside the sky was so beautiful.

It had been cold, wet, and dark all day, but near sunset there was a break in the clouds. It just lit up the trees and houses against that PMS#533 sky.

Speaking of PMS colors. What is yours?

Mine is Veridian Green. I am "Quick, Sophisticated and Capable".

Yeah. Sure.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Toni, with an i

Toni, with an i
Originally uploaded by
On Sunday I met Rebecca for lunch at Tommys. We ate and then decided to trek out to Pat Catans. She was going to do some painting and needed canvas.

I needed nothing but that never stops me. We found these sexpot heads on sticks for 25 cents each. We bought four and went on a photo shoot.

We went down to Wildwood Park to make the magic happen. Here is the magic.

Our work is a bit derivitive of Slint don't ya think?

Monday, March 13, 2006

You're like water for my soul, when it gets thirsty.

I just got to work about an hour ago and I have listened to this song about 8 times already. I love it! It's the one that is on Mtv all the time. The kids love it and now I do too. It's Matisyahu. The song is "King Without A Crown".

I was just doing some research on Matisyahu and came across the Pitchfork review of his new album. Ouch! Here is an excerpt.

"Authenticity and showmanship appear to be the stumbling blocks and great emancipators for Matisyahu. Inexplicably, he attracts jam-rock blaggards and disoriented hipsters with nowhere else to turn with his wacky ability to make beat noises out of his mouth. It was annoying when Justin Timberlake did it and it's annoying now. Still, as large venues continue to sell out, Baby Boomers remember they luuuhve Marley and hey, this guy, at least, kinda sounds like him if you can't remember the 70s that well. Plus he's worth an extra 20 minutes of convos at the steak house before the show. "Wait, he's Jewish? You're kidding!?!" It's sad that relatively innocuous musicians are indicted on the strength of their audience, but sometimes the demographics don't lie."

Tell me what you think. (too late...I removed the MP3)

By the way...I had a great weekend. More later. With pictures!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Banjo picking grrl

Banjo picking grrl
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.

Last night I went with Monica to interview a bunch of folks who have a weekly "old-time" music jam at the Algebra Tea House on Murray Hill Road in Little Italy.

It usually starts around 8pm and any talent level I believe is invited.

The people were all so nice. The music was really good. I enjoyed being there and taking pictures. I plan to use the pictures for a zine Monica and I are putting together for her telethon radio show on April 3rd. She is going to give them away to people who donate so much to her show. I don't think she knows what the donation amount has to be yet.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Praise Chicken

Praise Chicken
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
Jesus died for our dinner.

Hail Mary, full of JoJos.

In the name of the Father,
The Son, and the Value Pak.