Sunday, February 24, 2008
Spread the word, The Appropriate Genius, a film by my friend Rob Hill and about another acquaintance, Jock Brandis could save the world. Jock developed a lo-tech, location appropriate, peanut sheller to save the world.
He's won awards from MIT, Popular Mechanics and the approval of many starving people.
Spread the word. He will be featured Thursday night on CNN, during the Larry King Show, as one of CNN's "Heroes". Save the world, make a difference in someone else's life.
ps- Jock, you still have my safety harness.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
The Medical Question Box is a musical podcast from the creators of The Heavy 30. This week's show runs 20 minutes and features the likes of Girl Loves Distortion (top), Parts and Labor (bottom), The Mooney Suzuki, British Sea Power and American Fantasy Camp. Enjoy the sonic explosions.
Medical Question Box MP3 (19MB)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
As the dog and I walked on the beach this evening our big satellite friend, the Moon, rose full over the Atlantic. Aircraft streaked across the sky and a smaller terrestrial satellite flapped it's wings along the coast. As the earth rolled away from that big ball of fire in the sky I started to think that me and Jack were pretty lucky to be walking on this satellite we call home.
Air:58 / Water:61 / Wind: NW5
Monday, February 18, 2008
Inspiration reared it three headed hydra via a long night in a dark bar and reading the blogs during the ensuing hangout to dry. Efficient mental updating comes easily with the Google Reader. Sometimes the update is made without words, as in the case of top pictured, Jeff Harris. A photo a day from Jeff, unflinchingly honest for over five years. Honesty also rears it head on the Pushing Tide blog. (Blogger spellcheck does not consider blog, blogger or spellcheck correct words). And finally Running From Camera is a perverse and often baffling form of entertainment.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
In the perverse and often baffling world of Redneck Agriculture there is a new and troubling growth of ecological responsibility. Participating as a loyal Sunshine Cracker, the author performed the miracle of the loaves, converting one 5' tall banana tree into five, 1' tall banana transplants. Using discarded paint buckets filled with dry paint, putrid storm water and lawn detritus (leaves, dog shit and sticks), the effort can only be categorized as using local and available resources.The twenty four hour growth rate has been phenomulous. Almost an entire inch in a single day. Bravo hearty and robust banana tree, bravo.
Air:71 / Water:61 / Wind:Windy