I haven't checked on this for a while, but I'm still around, and am almost done with the column. I enjoyed writing it, but am feeling a little done with being a cab driver, or at least like I'll be cutting back on it significantly. And my computer sucks. So anyway, yeah, I'm (voluntarily) giving it up. But I fixed the link on the right, which will take you to the archive. When I'm done, maybe I'll start this back up, as plenty of things have happened which didn't really fit the WWeek formant.


I've just been WAY too busy with work and trying to find a place to live and woman stress and buying a car and everything else. A new column went up on Wednesday, I probably won't be back to blogging in any significant way until after I'm settled (early June? hopefully? please?).


Back in town

Memphis was awesome, the internet situation was not. I'm too tired to upload photos, but there'll be a bunch in the coming days.

There's a new column up here. No, he did not get me for $93.


I'm in Memphis

My sister's graduating from college. I'm very proud of her, and my computer's being very cranky. It's good to be back in the South, it's so different from Portland. I'm glad to be here, but I'm also glad that I don't live here.

I'll try and post more pictures tomorrow, when the computer's hopefully less cranky.


Ho Ho Ho

Another retread column's up here, likely the last for a while. Starting next week, most columns will be ones you haven't read before, though I may still slip in the occasional "greatest hits" piece every once and a while. The archive remains here.

I'm going to Tennesse in a couple of hours.




Whale Blubber


The Church of Swinetology


libations, hand-washing, and a schema for personality change


Another story you'll recognize

Column's up here.

End of the Shift

Western foot of the Broadway Bridge (NW 10th & Lovejoy).


A friend's house


Just Married

Yay for post 100!

(and C & R's marriage)


NE 42nd @ Alberta

Boo flash & dirty windshield.

I played a show tonight, and then I went to see an awesome one by Bigg Jus and Myka 9 (ohmygod). Then I worked for a couple of hours.

I feel completely beat, and wish that I had someone's rump to spank. Other than that, life is beautiful.


Happy Birthday to Me

(I did not take this picture)

I had a very happy birthday - dinner at Ya Hala, and then I got to see the amazing Konono No 1.

I don't want else to say except that I love my life. I know Wil wants music reviews, but I'm not sure how to describe Konono No 1.

"Awesome" is a good word.

"Fantastic" also works.

I have not enjoyed a show that much since I saw Afrirampo for the first time, and I can't reccomend their music enough. It was a real treat to be able to see them live, I just had a huge ear-to-ear smile on my face through the whole show. If you buy the album, you will love it, and all of your friends will think you are awesome when you introduce them to it, and be jealous of your taste in music. This is true for anyone of any age, no matter what kind of music you normally listen to.

Ya Hala's the best Lebanese food in town. I am a cab driver, and I know these things. Eat there.