i actually watched this giant box come flying off the back of a truck last week that could have been a huge disaster.
I was going south on I-880 and the truck was traveling north on the other side.
I saw the thing come undone from the tie-downs and fall backward, like it was slow motion. The box flew off the truck and landed in the middle of the freeway. that's when i realized it was a washing machine.
It was a totally spectacular crash as the machine smashed into shrapnel, with pieces flying all over the freeway. Somehow, it didn't look like anybody hit it, which i can't really believe, but it looked like people were able to break in time, not following too close to the truck.
But as i said, i was going the opposite way, so who knows. unbelievable...but also very scary because it could have totally killed someone.
Can I just shout from the highest fucking rooftop that the self-titled album by Detroit band Downtown is pretty damn good?!
i don't know, something about it just kinda, kinda....no, i can't say 'moves me'....it hits me.
i dig on emotion.
there's this track, "one more trip downtown," that i've been playing over and over again.
i never heard of them before either. it's very dreamy, ethereal sort of rock, breathy vocals, slow and methodical. the production is quite good and you can tell they are accomplished musicians.
reminds of me of pink floyd, love & rockets and such.
i know i posted about this album before But it's invaded my head more since then.
damn, this sucks.
No protection for bloggers
To all young upstart bands, good news!
'You will become bitter enemies'
Or so says Peter Hook (New Order, Joy Division) to members of rising band the Bloc Party.
An interesting read.
Oh man, the Gates project by Christo currently in New York's Central Park look breathtaking, to say the least.
The Gates pics
pretty funny story about hollywood stars and their often confusing visits to Los Angeles-area Apple stores.
Stars take a shine to Apple
The times, they are a-changin'.
Billboard adds downloads to charts
Grammy Awards Not so good
On The Road, Again
you know...the latest obsession with the michael jackson trial is a total joke and is merely a distraction by our lame media to help us forget bummer-inducing news like oh, the iraq 'war' or the fact that bush is trying to snag all those billions for the pentagon and just happened to not include it on his budget.
that stuff is sooo boring.
so let's cover the latest facts about michael's trip to the hospital! now THAT's news!
and i hate writers that say sheesh, methinks.
just like i always hated the usage of 'boy howdy!' in creem magazine.
Sometimes, things have to end and we have to say goodbye
Burning through Napster's collection, for free
So wrong, so right, so wrong.
The Perry Bible Fellowship
I enjoyed many, especially The Happy Brothers, Astronaut Falling, Mr. Rex, etc.
Saw Mos Def last night, Interpol the night before.
I have a lot of confidence in saying i was probably the only person at Mos Def last night that saw Interpol the previous night.
Not a lot of crossover.