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Hey Hey What Can I Do

I don’t write about my personal life very often on this here bloggish thing, but I’m making an exception this time: my wife and I just had our second son. He’s named Dashiell, and he already rocks the house. For all the obvious reasons, posting here may be erratic for the next month or so.

posted 18 February 2009 in Self-reflexive. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Flipwalk #38

If you’re new to the flipwalks, you can catch up here. A detail from this week’s walk: I didn’t tweak the color digitally–it was really that orange. For the whole image, plus the story of how I got there, click here.

posted 13 February 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown: Commercial Break #12

If you’re new to the countdown: I’m plowing my way through actual videotapes of MTV’s year-end countdown broadcast on 12/31/1988. If you want to catch up from the beginning, you should probably start here. On a plate, there’s a piece of white bread in the shape of an M. It’s soon covered with a dollop […]

posted 11 February 2009 in 1988. no comments yet

After the Rain

Taken recently, around the corner from my home.

posted 6 February 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #72: Kenny Loggins, “Nobody’s Fool”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) We open with a hand pressed against a television set: somebody’s jacking into the matrix, or maybe getting in touch with poltergeists. Unfortunately, the world we’re entering is a Kenny Loggins video shoot, and we’re immediately assaulted by an elite squadron of pulsing synthesizers. Kenny Loggins was one […]

posted 5 February 2009 in 1988. 5 comments

The Springsteen Files

I deeply regret that Springsteen did not conclude his Super Bowl performance by playing a verse of “Outlaw Pete” (the first song on his new album, Working on a Dream) and then segueing into a barn-burning cover of Kiss’s “I Was Made for Loving You” (which hit #11 in 1979). If you’ve missed it, the […]

posted 2 February 2009 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet