Monday, March 05, 2007

Craig Carothers with Randy Sharp this Sat Mar 10th at 7:30

Here we go again; albeit a little late out the gate for the notice. Sorry 'bout that…

This time however, Craig's playing here with his buddy Randy Sharp, who has a pocket full of #1 songs to his credit. You'll be enjoying a song he's playing you suppose to be a cover, until he tells you after it's over that he wrote it.

The best part is, he and Craig together are a rare treat indeed—my personal favorite pairing.

It doesn't happen very often, so don't miss this one!

See you here!

b ÷ ]

Thursday, February 15, 2007

blutonic at the sapphire hotel

Hey folks, my crazy jazz trio Blutonic is playing this Sunday, February 18th at 8:PM at the Sapphire Hotel , 5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (503) 232-5333.

We'll have singer Paul Creighton on hand from the R&B/funk group Intervision, who'll lend us his soulful tenor for the second set.

Should be a good one. (I always say that though...)
Hope you can make it!

b ÷ ]

Monday, January 29, 2007

senduit simple

Make some space in your bookmark bars Ladies and Germs, this is awesome. If you've got a big file to send to someone, and you think FTP stands for "Fuck tha Police," then senduit is for you.

Its disgustingly simple interface allows you to upload any file up to 100MB and store it for up to 7 days. Then it generates a unique URL that you email to your recipient, letting them download the file from their browser. I did it with my 7MB portfolio, and it worked like a dream.

How something so useful can also be free is a mystery to me.

Simple. Brilliant.

b ÷ ]

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lady Sings the Blutonic..

Sorry about that, but I’m pretty sure there's a pun in there somewhere...

In any case, Blutonic, the trio I play in will be at Sheila Baraga’s hip new space Maiden in the Mist this coming Sunday, January 28th for a brunch set from Noon till 2PM.

Ms. Baraga, of Sapphire Hotel fame up on Hawthorne Blvd, threw open the galley at the Maiden just last month down on the corner of SE 6th and Morrison. As always, good food and an interesting constituency will be on hand.

This will be a first attempt at live music there in the new space, so come on out and be a part of history...


b ÷ ]

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Steely Dan on The Making of “Peg”

Praise be to our Father and God in the highest for my family and friends, my health …and for YouTube.

I mean, come on—Rick Marotta and Chuck Rainey talking about laying down their parts for Peg..?!?
Watch for the part where Donald Fagen and Walter Becker diss the guitar solos that didn’t make it on to the final track.

(Big ups to Paul Creighton for the link.)

÷ ] b

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Go Elf Yourself

Now I know that by posting this I'm playing directly into the hands of the viral marketing team at OfficeMax (and not those stuffed shirts at Office Depot mind you), but hafta say, in this instance, the fun-to-advertising ratio is more than favorable. The concept is clever and entertaining, the execution is top drawer, and the OM logo is a diminutive little tab down in the corner.

It’s a Flash site that lets you paste your picture into the head of a slightly rubenesque elf, and then watch him/her dance around like, well, a drunk guest at the office Christmas party.

My friend Kat Bauer first sent me this using her face, and I promptly tried it with my head, but then I remembered that I already had a video of me dancing like this, except I was in a French maid’s outfit instead of an elf’s—and I was covered in corn syrup (some of you might’ve seen it on YouTube…)

Anyway, I tried it again with Chrissy’s noggin and, voilà — instant laff-riot!

On the flip side, it’s not hard to imagine this getting out of hand when college students, tired with using friend’s and relative’s mugs, turn to other body parts for the plump little sprite’s bean. Yikes...

H’ppy H’days

bb *{÷ ]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

So, So, So Wrong.

Beloved Illustrator Jotto Seibold, known by most for his “Mr. Lunch” and “Olive the Other Reindeer” children’s books, recently had his eponymous website "" purloined recently by some shithead cybersquatter.

For now anyway, if you go there, there's a crap online gambling site. I'm both pissed and troubled at the same time. Mr. Seibold was one of the first illustrators to exploit the possibilities of the web. It's painfully ironic that something like this would happen to him of all people.

The big question for me is, what kind of sociopathic maladroit finds pleasure in things like this? I'm trying to imagine the stank-breath cretin that did it: "After I’m done scratchng my balls here, I'm fixin’ to replace this sublime oasis of art and beauty with a f**king online casino, because there just ain't enough of ’em to go around…"

My current theory is that, on some sub-atomic level, it’s not enough for crap to fill only the empty voids of space, it must also corrupt and destroy anything that’s not crap.

For the time being, Jotto has set up a temporary URL with only a splash screen at, but in case you’ve never seen his work, you’re in for a real treat. Here’s a couple of quick links for you to check out.

_ Ready. Sit. Read.

_ Alice in Wonderland

b ÷ [

bb ÷ [

Say Frank..

According to sources (ie: all the cool-hunter trend sites I never have time to read) this Ze Frank (Zay- Frank) fella is the Funniest Guy on the Web. Damn, I was really hoping that spot was still open.

the show with zefrank

Check out his helpful instructional video on "Finger Food" (not what you're expecting), then as usual, settle in with a tube of Pringles and be prepared to waste, oh, about 2 hours watching the rest of the archived series.

bb ÷ ]