Asides my good college friend getting married in Portland this past month, one of the highlights was to finally meet IRL mi longggtime cyberamigo Dave y his wife Patrina. It came as no surprise that they are both awesome.
The first night we walked around a few brick buildings. In California we don’t have that many brick buildings due to our grounds shaking and doing their platonic dance often. There are some, but not many. After a few turns, from SW 6th street and we walked right into some cilantro scented imaginary cloud and we ordered some vietnamese food. The sandwich I had for dinner was delicioso, the beer was light and easy. The company was the best.
I don’t have many pictures from the first day other than the train and at the airport.
A handful at night.
It was my first time to the beaver state and as soon dinner and pals was planned, everything else was to be left behind in the hotel.
After dinner, we spent some time walking in the rain, drinking and the rain. Theater spotting!
It happened to slightly rain everyday we were there but it was the very brittle kind.
Dave y Trina were very patient to show us around and also give us places to check out and things, food, and spots they are fans of. I love these two Oregonians.
There is a minute wine bar at the bottom of their apartment with a small black chalkboard next to its tiny entrance and most people talking and chatting the night away all over the place. They were plenty of tables but most people preferred to hang right by its rather small bar. If I recall correctly there was only one person wine-tending.
We ordered some post-dinner spirits while it was raining. We sat on the curbside tables without anything covering us the light rain. Chatted.
Mellow bohemian súper cool at its finest.
Thankfully thin polyester dries quite fast and after a wonderful evening to be had, back to the train it was. Shortly after met with Morpheus.
Gracias Dave and Patrina, was beyond wonderful to spend some good times with you.
The sequence of events is in no particular order.
Gracias to Jesus from El Zumpango films for letting me know of his newest short film, featuring local cyclist and fellow randonneur Manny Acosta. This was recently shot over in Half Moon Bay. For those of you outside the Bay Area, that is about 30 miles south on our beautiful coast.
+ Previously posted: Back to Earth (I) last summer, was glad to see it had a great response around Zumpango films’ social media channels.
8AUG2013 | Back to Earth
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Keep up the great work you both, they are so beautiful.
♥ | Have a great weekend everyone.
Well we are now in September. 2013 you are a strange one, feel like I’m just starting to know you and you will be gone shortly.
Here are the latest news, shows I’ve attended and recent musical finds I thought I’d share with you.
EL CAFE TACUBA
Café Tacuba. Got to see them for the billionth time. Third time w/la Calitexican in the Bay Area.
m. a. g. i. c. a. l.
Their shows are jumping. Non-stop jumping.
But for a change here is their vocal twist. Meme. Everything he sings, he does it with his beating, dripping hot heart on his sleeve. Hot damn.
ALERTA: Bikes, cross-gender roles, makeouts y a very sexy voice:
And Japan, jumping non-stop:
And the timeless 90s unplugged, pure goodness:
Oh Pilar. We love you so much. Asides bikes +the internets, I think it was the same 2006 or 07(?) show la Calitexican and I were both at, without knowing each other (yet!) at the Great American with Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto opening para ti
→AND→ she recently replied to one of my tweets… IMELTED-IMELTEDDD♥ESCÁNDALO!
@meligrosa Gracias for the ❤
— María del Pilar (@mariadelpilarrr) September 7, 2013
She has new material out: The story behind “Huaso de Los Angelitos” music video+song:
Also, not sure if ever showed this video when the Los Abandoned were still together. Super cute is an understatement.
ALERTA: bicis, nite rides, lights y hearts. ♥AY!
A new 4song EP is out this month, hadn’t seen the video until this past week. Remind me of Enigma a bit. Here is their latest:
TV ON THE RADIO
Good song to wrap up and listen to during the homestrech of the workday, me thinks:
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
They have an upcoming show in Mexico City this week. rad!
THE BLACK ANGELS
ALERTA: One of my favorite bands.
I’ve also seen them numerous times in the last few years throughout the state. Last sold-out concert this past May in San Francisco was at the local & legendary quasi-ripoff-off-super-pricey-livenation-ticket-purchase but-we-do-it-anyways aka → The Fillmore.
Thankfully for Woody getting tix way ahead, I got to buy a ticket from him(!) A new bond was found w/MK of our mutual love for the band and a fellow other Angels fans, though I lost them once inside. However I very much enjoyed the full view from the way-back with one of my fave Texans, Big Papi. You don’t mess with Big Papi. He is the best.
The latest Black Angels concert was SUPERB, as is my crush on vocalist Alex Maas… ♥besobeso!!
This new EP “Live in San Francisco” is 3-track available to share/download.
(via the BayBridged)
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OK, that is all for now y thanks for reading.
Have a rock-star week,
I agree with Tom Hanks’ twitter bio, it reads “I’m that actor in some of the movies you liked and some you didn’t…” –@tomhanks. I can watch some of his movies over and over. Some I can’t stand. And a few have kept my mom and I talking about it for years, and years, and years (ie. Philadelphia).
I recently came across an article he wrote in the NYT and I not only liked the way it is written, but how many times I closely related to it and how it made me think about my own appreciation of hand-written notes and not losing a tactile tradition. There are a few sentences in his rather short article I enjoyed a little too much, first one:
“I use a manual typewriter — and the United States Postal Service — almost every day. My snail-mail letters and thank-you notes, office memos and to-do lists, and rough — and I mean very rough — drafts of story pages are messy things, but the creating of them satisfies me like few other daily tasks.”
We have this in common. As a matter of fact I have an affinity with postal offices. Even when passing through a town, I like to stop by and send a postcard, or two. The first time I visited Mexico City, I was lucky to be near it during business hours and got to go to the main postal office near the Zócalo, across the street from El Palacio de Bellas Artes. Amazing! I sent two postcards to the north of Mexico which took over 3 months to arrive and well, that’s just another story altogether.
I am known to always have stamps with me, question is which need do you need? – a forever one, or just a postcard one? Yes, I have both.…
“No one throws away typewritten letters, because they are pieces of graphic art with a singularity equal to your fingerprints, for no two manual typewriters print precisely the same.”“For less important doodles in text, the kind that go no farther than your desk or refrigerator door, the tactile pleasure of typing old school is incomparable to what you get from a de rigueur laptop.”
Do you have pen pals? Hope it isn’t a thing of the past – When was the last time you sent a postcard, birthday card or letter?
Saturday couch feature: while watching the As game from the VIP front row seats (aka the couch), this commercial came up. Pretty cute, reminds me of a very special 20year old angel ♥
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