Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Ray of light @ Mount Madonna

August 3, 2010

PCE Release Party

August 20, 2009

Porkchop Express’s Fault Lines & Good Times just dropped, and Thursday night’s CD release party was a rockin’ good time. Rumor has it they will be the first opening band for Def Leppard’s SF/Mtn View show, along with Cheap Trick and Poison. THAT would be HUGE.

It's huge!

It's HUGE!

ELEW = Eric Lewis

May 31, 2009

“Mr Brightside” at the DNA Lounge

Eric Lewis (aka ELEW). Mir Brightside. Sick.

Here in Your Arms

Mr Brightside – remixed

May 9, 2009

Great remix of The Killers “Mr Brightside” …
I know the intro is long, wait for it. You’ll love it.


March 8, 2009

Live iPhone musical performance — “Kids”
by MGMT played on iPhones and iPod Touches

These geeky gadget girls ROCK!

Radiohead’s NUDE remixed by AMP_LIVE

February 26, 2009


Radiohead remix by AMP_LIVE ft. Too $hort & MC Zumbi
Video footage from the Radiohead film Scotch Mist

Radiohead & Apm_Live

Do you BAMBOO?

February 21, 2009


My grandmother lived in a BAMBOO nipa hut

My dad is the youngest of 10 kids. My grandmother survived her husband more than 40 years. She never remarried. While she rolled her own cigarettes and drank dark beer every day, she lived for more than a century. She loved life. On her 102nd birthday, she insisted she was 110 and that no one can prove her wrong. She lived most of her life in a provincial town in the Philippines. Even when a 3 bedroom house was built on her land, she insisted on spending most of her indoor time in her bamboo nipa hut built on stilts. I will write more about her in the future.

BAMBOO is not a tree, it’s grass

Bamboo is fast-growing and durable. Some can grow up to 24 inches per day. It can be harvested in 3 years to make hardwood, unlike 15 years for most trees. There are close to 1,000 species of bamboo that can be found around the world in diverse regions – from cold mountains to hot tropics.  Many of us may see bamboo as garden decor, but it’s also extensively used as building material and a food source.

CNN recently published a video that highlights bamboo.

Watch the CNN video –



The ASUS Ecobook BAMBOO Laptop

BAMBOO – the rock band

Do you BAMBOO?

You’re a Christian Boy and you can’t say No…

December 24, 2008


For all of us still stuck in the 80’s, here’s a rage gem. Robert Seidler’s “Christian Boy” features that hard to forget chorus haunt “No more scooter rides in the cemetery.”

The actually content doesn’t start until 30+ seconds into the clip. And towards the end he breaks out those signature 80’s moves. Even better than Molly Ringwald in “The Breakfast Club” – See below.

Y-Love? B-Cuz…

December 20, 2008

Orthodox rapper Y-Love and beatbox superstar Yuri Lane create all their music non-instrumentally. Here is a clip from an improvised piece filmed on a handheld at their CD release party for Count It, their Sefira album. (From youtube channel –

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds—Set List

September 20, 2008

Sept. 19, 2008 / The Warfield San Francisco CA

  1. Night of the Lotus Eaters
  2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig
  3. Tupelo
  4. Today’s Lesson
  5. Red Right Hand
  6. I Let Love In
  7. When Numbers Get Serious
  8. Mercy Seat
  9. Deanna
  10. Moonlight
  11. The Ship Song
  12. We Call Upon the Author
  13. Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry (my favorite song of the night)
  14. More News From Nowhere


  1. The Lyre of Orpheus
  2. Into My Arms
  3. Get Ready For Love
  4. Hard On for LoveGod is in the House
  5. Stagger Lee

The gods grew quite scared…

September 20, 2008

Some of you may know I studied the Classics at UCLA—ancient Greek art, architecture and literature. One of my favorite stories is told in Plato’s Symposium. The comic playwright Aristophanes tells the story of the Origin of Love.

In John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig & the Angry Inch, they put it to music and animate it. It’s pretty awesome. I also found a video where someone illustrates the story on the actual pages of a Penguin paperback.

The Origin of Love

Clip from the film Hedwig & the Angry Inch

Video that illustrates the story

Gotta gotta be down because I WANT IT ALL…

August 13, 2008

I’m coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine
Gotta gotta gotta be down
Because I WANT IT ALL …

I just can’t look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibi
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes …

When the bullet hits the bone

May 26, 2008

Flatline Transmissions rockit! Notes coming soon…

Hard Suikergoed

May 11, 2008

Let op de video’s van elk van Madonna

Zij zeggen de weg aan hel met goede bedoelingen bedekt is … Let op het gesprek RTL Blvd met Madonna


April 29, 2008

Snake Whiskey… it changed my life.

Nothing ventured nothing gained

Nite and day
Black beach sand to red clay
The US to UK, NYC to LA
From sidewalks to highways
See it’ll never be the same again
What I’m sayin’
My mind frame never changed
’til you came rearranged

(Lyrics lifted from Mel C and Lisa Lopes)

Late night with Anita Greencard

April 27, 2008

When I lived in losAngeles, I partied like a rockstar.

Too $hort @ 1015 Folsom

February 23, 2008


The show was hella fun!

Unplugged at the Bazzare Cafe

February 15, 2008

Bazaar Cafe

Ryan’s friends — Adam & Chris — All Strings & Joints
Live at Bazaar Cafe on California St

Who will be crowned Master of the Funk?

February 8, 2008



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Pour some sugar on me!

January 2, 2008


2007 flew by so quickly—didn’t it? … Here to help us ROCKET! the new year is my God son JACOB in a tribute to his dad’s all-time favorite rock guitarist — Phil Collen from Def Leppard. (See photo of Alexis and Phil below)

Tomorrow (Jan 3rd) is a very special day. Big Jake will celbrate his 1st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOY!

(Phil & Alexis—Backstage)