December 10, 2009

Music for Staying Warm

Filed under: Life through my lens,Music — base2wave @ 12:34 pm

Not a full podcast, I still have to get my head out of my ass long enough to do that, but I thought I’d share a song that has absolutely taken residence in my head for the day. It’s called Boy Lilikoi, from Jónsi Birgisson, lead singer of Sigur Rós, from his forthcoming solo album, Go. Enjoy.

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December 3, 2009

Not surprised

Filed under: Life through my lens — base2wave @ 12:10 pm

Clearly working last night didn’t happen. I’d like to be surprised. But I’m not. This hasn’t been a stellar week.

December 2, 2009

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

Filed under: Life through my lens — base2wave @ 4:48 pm

I know. I suck. It’s been over a year since I’ve made a post. This blog is clearly stitched together with good intentions and ridiculous pipe dreams. I really am going to try to devote the time necessary to make this a place people actually come to, but right now I’m at work and I’m too busy to… Maybe I’ll work on something tonight if I can divine the motivation/inspiration to not just dork around on Twitter and Google Wave. We’ll see.

November 12, 2008

I Found a Friend

Filed under: Geek-ery,Life through my lens — base2wave @ 11:15 pm

L found this little guy hopping across our living room floor. He was too small to physically pick up. After a brief modeling session, I set him free on the porch. Bye Froggy friend.

My Froggy Friend - On a Magazine

My Froggy Friend - On a Magazine

My Froggy Friend sitting in my hand

My Froggy Friend sitting in my hand

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March 3, 2008

Steampunk Badger

Filed under: Art,Geek-ery — base2wave @ 10:33 am

My good wonderfully talented friend Chris, over at The Shiny List was taking requests for art projects, and just finished this for me. You ought check out more of his work…


Steampunk Badger, originally uploaded by xtopher42.

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February 24, 2008

Listening in Blue Shift 05: New Americana

Filed under: Music,Podcast — base2wave @ 12:54 pm

I’m still playing catch up after a week away on my honeymoon (Again, details to follow). So, here is #5, later than I had hopes, but what’s new…

Listening in Blue Shift 05
New Americana: Traveling Music For those with Nowhere to Go

  1. [00:00] ill lit: Across Country
    [From Tom Cruise, 2006]
  2. [03:54] The Basement: Summertimes
    [From Illicit Hugs & Playground Thugs, 2006]
  3. [06:21] Howe Gelb: Get to Leave
    [From ‘‘Sno Angel Like You, 2006]
  4. [09:13] Grand Archives: Sleepdriving
    [From the self-titled LP, The Grand Archives, 2008]
  5. [14:33] Coyote Bones: Let the Burden Be Mine
    [From Gentleman on the Rocks, 2007]
  6. [18:39] The Secret Show: We Blaze a Trail
    [From Impressionist Road Map of the West, 2007]
  7. [21:18] Drag the River: Beautiful & Damned
    [From It’s Crazy, 2006]
  8. [24:24] Phosphorescent: Cocaine Lights
    [From Pride, 2007]
  9. [30:24] Eels: Railroad Man
    [From Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, 2005]

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February 18, 2008

Back to Life

Filed under: Life through my lens — base2wave @ 2:00 pm

I just came back from a week in the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday; L and I finally had the mutually agreeable “off-time” to take our honeymoon. I’ll take some time soon and write about the adventures and what-not we had post pictures soon, but I just wanted to make note that A) due to this, there was no podcast last week, despite my intended plan to get one out EVERY week (But I did NO work while I was gone, so meh…) and B) This week’s podcast MIGHT be a day or two late, while I catch up with everything that needed my attention whilst I was away. But rest assured, I’m working hard to keep the steam behind my intentions and designs. How is everyone else doing? (PLEASE feel free to comment, cause I can see visitors in my log, but hardly anyone ever comments. Grumble.)

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February 4, 2008

Listening in Blue Shift 04: Songs About Booze

Filed under: Music,Podcast — base2wave @ 2:06 pm

While it’s earlier than my planned Wednesday post dates for the Listening in Blue Shift Podcast it seemed appropriate that I got this up before Mardi Gras…

Oh, and fair warning, this is NOT a “feel-good” mix…

Listening Blue Shift: Songs About Booze

Listening In Blue Shift 04
4 Ice Cubes: Songs About Booze

  1. [0:00] The Magnetic Fields: Too Drunk to Dream
    [From Distortion, 2008]
  2. [2:57] Cold War Kids: We Used to Vacation
    [From Robbers and Cowards, 2006]
  3. [6:68] Earlimart: We Drink On The Job
    [From Everyone Down Here, 2003]
  4. [9:12] The National: All the Wine
    [From Alligator, 2006]
  5. [12:25] Guided by Voices: A Drinker’s Peace
    [From The Same Place the Fly Got Smashed, 1998]
  6. [14:15] The Handsome Family: Drunk By Noon
    [From Milk & Scissors, 1996]
  7. [17:00] Radical Face: Drink Until Your Brains Shut Down
    [From “From the Teeth of 4-Tracks”, 2002]
  8. [19:53] The Good Life: Album of the Year
    [From Album of the Year, 2004]
  9. [25:00] Spent: Excuse Me While I Drink Myself to Death
    [From Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, 1995]

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January 31, 2008

Listening in Blue Shift 03: Somewhere in Clip

Filed under: Music,Podcast — base2wave @ 1:32 am

Here’s to a first step towards a better track record of do things I want to be doing with better regularity. So without further unnecessary commentary, I present you with Listening in Blue Shift 03: Somewhere in Clip. A collection of songs to turn the volume up to…

Listening Blue Shift: Somewhere in Clip

Listening In Blue Shift 03
Somewhere in Clip

  • [00:00] The Black Spoons: Marie Curie
    [from My Dear Radium]
    I can’t say enough good things about these guys. Hailing from NYC, originally a trio, currently a duo, making straight forward rock music with insight and intelligence that is not often found in music. Tom Sean, the guitarist, lead singer, and song writer, has assured me they are working on their 3rd album currently.
  • [04:02] The Secret Machines: Lightning Blue Eyes
    [from Ten Silver Drops]
    When I first started this site the first article I wrote (and summarily NEVER published) was for The Secret Machines, Ten Silver Drop, which I had manged to get an advance release of. Now the album is 2 years old, but still lives in heavy rotation on my playlist. Yet another previous trio, now a duo from Dallas, TX making music that can best describes as “Arena Big” (without the irony).
  • [09:26] British Sea Power: Lights Out For Darker Skies
    [from Do You Like Rock Music?]
    The album title pretty much sums it up. No clichés. No pretense. This album is on my list for one of the best albums of 2008.
  • [16:01] Okkervil River: Unless it Kicks
    [from Stage Names]
    I can’t escape the urgency in Will Chefff voice. His pure, raw emotion is splayed out for all to see, and the music follows suit.
  • [20:38] Ringo Deathstarr: Starrsha
    [from the self-titled ep, Ringo Deathstarr]
    If anyone was to improve on the Jesus & Mary Chain, I’d put my money on these guys from Austin. Not simply imitating, Ringo Deathstarr (clever name, no?) have mastered the “Wall of Sound” made famous by JaMC, My Bloody Valentine, etc., while keeping their own unique sound in it.
  • [22:44] Hallelujah the Hills: Effie’s On the Other Side
    [from Collective Psychosis Begone]
    This album has been a difficult listen for me; one that I’ve had to walk away from several times, but I keep going back and finding new things that I didn’t catch the first time. I’m torn in regards to challenging albums like this; whether it’s worth the effort required to really catch the nuances or whether I can just accept it for what I like on a surface level and move on, losing no sleep. Regardless, there are some standout tracks like this one that took no effort to engage me, and didn’t simply prey on a catchy melody or what have you.
  • [25:42] Think About Life: Paul Cries
    [from the self-titled, Think About Life]
    How can you go wrong with highly dance-able and distorted, raw pop music?
  • [28:56] Parts & Labor: Fractured Skies
    [from Maps]
    Chest Pounding Vocals, Impossibly metronomic drums, driving rhythm, and all of that and they don’t even use any guitars. These guys make music that no else has thought to make before and do so with astounding success. High volume listening is a must, though likely to do some very serious damage.

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January 30, 2008

[Grumble]

Filed under: Life through my lens,Music,They Don't Pay Me Enough,Work — base2wave @ 1:35 pm

Podcast #3 (still lacking a title) is about 95% finished. I had the intent of doing the final edit today while at the office, but in my only vague-lucidity as I left the house this morning, I left my external HD @ home; without which I can do nothing of substance as it holds my music collection.

Then again, it seems the day has quickly tightened its reigns on me, as I spent the better half of my morning pawing through security footage to determine which employee of the restaurant walked out of the building last night with several hundred dollars worth of someone else’s stuff. Festive, I tell you.

And my previously scheduled morning appointment has since been time shifted to 3 PM, thus timeshifting the rest of my day.

And I still need to go to the grocery…

Be that as it may, expect a new podcast later tonight or in the very wee hours of tomorrow morning.

And in no way related, but a little something to tide you over until the podcast… DJ Lobsterdust: Jenny’s Superstitious [Stevie Wonder vs. The Killers]

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