Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Barware - a photoset on Flickr

Barware - a photoset on Flickr
I finally got around to taking pics of most of my collection of vintage barware. I've also started a group for fellow collectors on flickr so hopefully I'll get to enjoy more pictures. Please join the group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/barware/

Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy Mardi Gras

Hope you're enjoying Carnevale wherever you are. Here are some shots from our parade Saturday:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Street Fighter 2 VALENTINES!

Who thought this was a good idea?

Via Dethroaner

Eye of the Goof: Vintage Valentines

Eye of the Goof: Vintage Valentines
Three great vintage valentines, especially the one with the cocktail onions.

Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentines
Great collection with snyde comments. Lots of bad puns and inappropriate or creepy imagery. Here's a couple that stand out.

Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Big Easy Rollergirls: Big Easy Rollergirls do Muses!

The Big Easy Rollergirls: Big Easy Rollergirls do Muses!
Check out their throws for the Muses parade Thursday night.

More throws at the site.

You Go Grillfriend

, originally uploaded by Miss Retro Modern.

Wish I could take credit for the fantastic captioning in the comments on this photo, like,

"So, Gordon, after you're through blowing on my wiener, would you mind putting it in my bun?"

From the As He Was photo pool.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Empties, originally uploaded by sbest2048.

Had to highlight this photo before it gets pushed out of the slide show.

Friday, February 09, 2007

It's that time of year

Sadly missed Krewe du Vieux for the second year in a row. Here's a flickr slideshow from some who did attend.

betterPropaganda - Free MP3s and music videos.

betterPropaganda - Free MP3s and music videos.
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of bumping into a long lost friend, betterPropaganda. When I got my first computer with high speed internet connection I immediately delved into the world of online music, generally being frustrated with shady legalities and bad music. At some point I found betterPropaganda and I was set, except after a while it seemed that they weren't adding new music and the site wasn't running as good as it should, so I moved on. Well, I'm pleased to say that betterPropaganda is now my new/old favorite spot for new tunes. It's got the best mix of indie, electronica, and hip-hop, but if you prefer you can filter out any of those genres. They highlight 15 recomended tunes in the right column and all you have to do is click stream and away it goes. If you like a song you can download it free and legally. Based on their recomendation, I'll be downloading the New Young Pony Club tonight (great party music, check their myspace page for a few more tunes). Below the recommendations are the 10 most recent additions to the site, also streamable. If that's not enough they have a streaming radio link that's been perfect for listening while at work.

When you want to dig deeper into a band, they have pages for each band with bio stuff and list of all songs available on bP. Again you can stream them. I have run into one small problem, when I stream one artist's songs, then go to another artist's page and try to stream the new artist's songs I get the original stream. Hopefully that won't last forever. Also nice, while on the artists page there is a list of similar artists, again all streamable. So, if you're in a Brazillian Girls mood, but don't want to listen to only Brazillian Girls, click the stream similar link and get Slow Train Soul, Danger Mouse & Zero 7, Bjork, Royksopp, Nouvelle Vague, and others. Great for finding new music.

If that wasn't enough you can also rate artists and get more personalized recommendations. I haven't even begun to dig into the reviews, interviews, and podcasts. Now, some of the features require signing up, but it's a free login and they don't ask much. I actually had an old login that I forgot about, so I can't recall what they ask. They also send newsletters if you opt in.

Sorry soma.fm, last.fm, accuradio, and kcrw, I won't be spending much time with you in the near future.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Video Game Art

Rosemarie fiore

Very cool long exposure shots of 80s video games.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

For Greg - Flickr: Librarian Trading Cards

Flickr: Librarian Trading Cards
Something to go with the new job perhaps? Stumbled upon while fooling around with fd's flickr toys.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Undercurrent Arts

Undercurrent Arts

Looking forward to gallery walking Saturday night, and especially checking out this space. With a show titled "Out of the Ashes."

Friday, February 02, 2007

ESPN.com - NFL - Super Bowl Rings

ESPN.com - NFL - Super Bowl Rings
Nice stories and close-up pictures of all 40 super bowl rings. Quite a progression of bling. Is anyone still saying bling? Many rings have been lost or stolen over the years, and many returned. They take ring measurments soon after the superbowl and most linemen's hands are still swolen from the game/season so when they get their rings they are impossibly large. The largest ever made went to William "the refridgerator" Perry from Super Bowl XX. It's large enough to pass a half dollar through.
Here's my favorite, but I'm a fan...