Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My Roller Girl

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Sirens in my Head

Last Sunday evening I was watching one of my all time favorite movies, Kill Bill I and II on TNT.
In the movie, the Bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback ... with a vengeance! Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn't start but is determined to finish!

The same siren of rage that sounds off in Thurman's character's head when she spots her enemies sounds off in my head every once in a while. Although I wasn't shot, buried alive nor attacked by a thousand Yakuzan ninjas, I was wronged a year ago by a group of greedy bastards, stealing every ounce of credit of my work and lined their pockets with all the money it has generated, shutting me out completely.

The good thing is I'm a creative person and I can build and move forward without feeding on the creativity of others, unlike these folks. I can move on to new cool things that inspire me... free from the weight, paranoia and guilt of guarding a stash of gold that isn't all mine. Although they haven't really left their dark and slimy cave, they will... so beware of fluid people who give you false images of who they really are.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Roller Derby: It's a contact sport

I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of my wife, known by Roller Derby fans as Betsy Bones. Saturday the Renegade Rollergirls made a huge splash, selling out their event and putting on a great show. It was so fun to see the look on people's faces when fights broke out. I felt as if I was at a hockey game and a crash up derby and speed way.

Folks this stuff is entertainment. I highly recommend that you attend one or all of the monthly exhibitions in the future.

Am I worried about my Shannon getting hurt? What if she gets injured? Well... yes I am a little worried about her hurting her self or someone causing her to get hurt. But in my opinion that's the risk you take in all sports. If she was a snowboarder, even if she was a marathon runner, I'd feel the same way. That's where the sport comes into it, knowing your skills, limitations and ability is key to athleticism and avoiding injury. She walked away with a bruise on her leg... a nasty one at that.

Anybody else go?

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Never Do This Downtown Bend....

With so much construction going on it is very important that you don't run around, screaming "look OUT," while covering your head.

You will cause wide spread panic.

*Not that I did this or anything... I'd just guess that'd happen.

Rest In Peace WOXY

Thank you Woxy for giving us the future of rock and roll. I will miss you.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Goodbye Bend Bloggers

Good things don't come to an end, they just re begin.

Thank you to all who have read my blog over the past year. I've got great news! My dream of starting a band in Bend is becoming a reality. I've officially started a project last night with Chris, a very talented local musician/filmmaker.

Together we have about 7 original songs to start working on in his garage. We have decided to document our rock & roll journey from day one in an independently produced film to be released in early 2007.

We've named our band, KouseFly, an indie/folk/psychedelic band.

I have created a new blog:
There you can read about the progress of our documentary, watch some clips, learn about our music project and everything else in between.

We also have a band MySpace page:
There you can listen to our music and see our live schedule.

Thanks again everyone. I'm looking forward into reading your blogs and hope that you stop by and read about, watch and listen to KouseFly.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Great L-Day weekend

Last weekend was great. We went hiking and then later, thanks to a couple of friends who work at Mt. Bachelor, we enjoyed a trip up to the summit after a very good lunch and free beer at Sunrise lodge. My dog, Charlie, rode up to the top of the mountain on my lap. He was surprisingly very calm. People were shocked to see a dog on the top of the mountain. One woman who was riding the chair lift in the opposite direction yelled, "hello puppy!" I said back to her, "how did you know that my name is Puppy?"
Sunday we had a few friends over for a BBQ. It was very fun. Cooked up some hot dogs and cheeseburgers. That day I learned that WOXY is going off the air. What am I going to do? Anybody know of any good Alternative/Indie Rock online radio stations out there? Monday I layed around like a dog and wrote another song. I was sad to learn that day about Steve Irwin's untimely death. So sad, he's such a hero to so many kids.

Friday, September 01, 2006

What's in a Name?

So many bands out there are fighting to get noticed by fans. Yo La Tengo, out with a popular song, Pass the Hatchet, which in my opinion is drivin' or joggin' music, came up with a very unique way of getting their name out by simply coming up with a very unique name for their album;

I'm Not Afraid of You and I will Kick Your Ass

The music is great, but I have to say that the album name is a little more catchy. The band started a website that invites people to say "I'm not afraid of you and I will kick your ass," and they post it on this site that features a wall of fans.

Has anyone heard Pillar of Salt from the Thermals? Right on Portland, Oregon rockers! Thanks for keeping Oregon on the indie map.