Conan O’Brien and City Lights Records: A eulogy?

I’ve been tweeting about these things for a few days now, but I haven’t posted anything here for a month, so let me collect and plagiarize some of my recent thoughts.
I’m feeling sadness for Haiti (text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti) . . . and also [...]

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, logos and photography

After the WebVisions conference last week, I headed north into Washington for the Sasquatch! Music Festival.
Here are the bands I saw at Sasquatch! on Saturday, May 23: Blind Pilot, Doves, M. Ward, DeVotchKa, Animal Collective, The Decemberists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Crystal Castles. I also caught the last couple of songs from the sets [...]

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DLF.TV, Jason Lytle, BigDog robot, Hotelicopter

David Lynch Foundation Television (DLF.TV) was officially launched this week. It’s an online TV channel that features events and exclusive video content from David Lynch. This production wing of the non-profit David Lynch Foundation shares its mission to provide at-risk students with the opportunity to learn how to meditate. Lynch is a famous advocate [...]

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2007 Blogger Boobie-Thon for breast cancer

So, you may remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but do you know about the annual Blogger Boobie-Thon for breast cancer? I just learned about it last week. It’s a website organized to gain donations for breast cancer research, through nudity (which, as we all know, is a consistently successful fundraising [...]

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Feral kittens on Father’s Day (and LOLcats)

There is a large feral cat population around where we live. Even more specifically, there is a feral cat colony underneath our apartment building. Here you can see the entrance to the kitty lair, full of black plastic and yellow insulation.

Today two male kittens showed up on our doorstep. They are obviously littermates, approximately [...]

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Pink bats, Pink Martini, and Pink Floyd

I have three pink-related stories for you at this ridiculously early morning hour:
1. Yesterday, on Mother’s Day, over 200 Major League Baseball players used bright pink bats during their games. And many more wore pink sweatbands and wristbands. This is the second straight Mother’s Day that MLB and the Susan G. Komen foundation [...]

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Armchair activism **

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Crisanta, my sponsored child **

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