Archive for May, 2006


Saturday, May 27th, 2006

watermelon art, japanese watermelon sculpture, watermelon carving, Takashi Itoh

Here are some mighty impressive watermelon carvings from Takashi Itoh. The multiple colors in a watermelon give the dedicated and insanely meticulous artist a bounty of possibilities.

It has been an exceptionally mild season so far in the Washington DC area; normally we jump from bitter winter to suffocating summer with only a week or two of spring between. This year however, it only snowed once or twice and the spring has been glorious and long.

That’s apparently about to end though, and golden summer swoop in on glistening wings of humidity, so it’s probably an appropriate time to showcase some people’s favorite viney, edible and nutritious summer friend.

There’s something for everyone in the Citrullus lanatus, whether you like them gargantuan, pyramidal, or cubist.

You should probably watch this introduction to watermelon eating if you are a beginner, and even the skilled melon masticator may learn a trick or two.


Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Lichterloh

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

kammerflimmer kollektief, absencen, lichterloh

Artist: Kammerflimmer Kollektief
Song: Lichterloh
From album: Absencen
Genre: Organic Instrumentartifice
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The song starts like the dawn, stirring as stars wink out, and you realize you are at sea. You hear the ropes of your tempest-tossed transport, creak-like in relaxed and satisfying ways. Your thoughts are arrested by an exquisite breeze and your gaze begins to focus on a distant verdant slope, luscious to the eyes as a sparkling fruit and circled in mist.

Oddly fearless though memory lost, you incline and bubble up all awkward manner of excitement like a newly sprung sandy spring. You drift closer, detecting hints of waterfall and cliff. The weights of time and age crumble from your shoulders as you fall deeply in love with breathing.
You are a once sinking-ship captain, reborn.

(not)The end of the world.

Thursday, May 11th, 2006


Well, I guess it had to happen. As someone intending to facilitate the spread of music it seems almost impossible to escape the beastly yawning maw of myspace. That gaudy fiend has pursued me for years, hell’s swelter pouring from its heaving flanks. Now I guess I’m turning to meet it, more resignation than resolve.

In other words: Let’s be e-pals!.

downy – Anarchy Dance (Video)

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

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How are you? I’m a little tired, thanks for asking. downy = love. I entreat you to enjoy this video. I’ll let it speak for itself, but I’m trusting you to listen delicately.