Sunday, September 24, 2006

Isaac in DC, 2006

Here are some pictures from my nephew Isaac's visit to DC in August 2006.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Guitar tabs shut down!

Apparently, all guitar tab sites have been shut down due to pending lawsuits from ... the suits, maaan. Kinda sucks because I've used them often. But apparently, you can still find stuff on either usenet newsgroups and

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Trip to the National Building Museum

Liz and I recently went to the National Building Museum. It was my first time there. The building itself is very cool -- amazing space inside. We took in two different exhibits. The first was an exhibit on eco-friendly houses and building materials. It was actually very cool. I was skeptical about it, thinking it would be just a bunch of solar panels and stuff like that. But it was actually interesting and the materials they recommended -- recycled stuff mostly -- were actually pretty nice looking. Turns out the counter tops in our condo are eco-approved material called Richlite. They used the same counter tops in the demo house in the exhibit. Richlite makes counter tops out of paper mixed with resin. It's sustainable because it's made out of paper. That's right, we're green.

The other exhibit was about a Frank Lloyd Wright apartment/office tower, the Price Tower, in Oklahoma. That was pretty good too. I'd count myself as a FLW fan, although a fairly unknowledgable fan. Anyway, it was a good day trip, good city thing to do, and a beautiful day too.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Raconteurs with Lou Reed

This is a pretty great clip from the MTV VMA 2006 of the Raconteurs and Lou Reed doing White Light/White Heat by the Velvet Underground.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Check out one harDCore (and one hardcore) related item that has popped up. The first is a cell phone-delivered tour of DC punk rock sites... Pretty cool idea: you send a text a message and then get a "guided" tour via text messages on yr phone about each building/place on the tour. They have 10 (?) tours in DC covering different neighborhoods. Also, go to follow the links in the post below to the site to see videos of interviews w/ the hardDCore elders. Pretty cool. I drive by the old Wilson Center everyday while going to/coming home from work. Here's the info as posted on

And while reading the comments in that post, I saw a link to an upcoming movie about the national hardcore scene called American Hardcore (from Sony Picture Classics!?). This looks pretty interesting, although I hope they have some good old footage.