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Year: 2008

Seasons Greetings

Hope everyone out there enjoyed the holiday season and had a Merry Christmas. Again, I found it difficult to remember it was even Christmas season as there are essentially no reminders here in Thailand. No lights on trees, wreaths on doors, shops advertising their specials, jingles playing on the stereo, Christmas tree lots, chilly days…

The Surroundings

Here’s a small glimpse into what my daily surroundings look like. My “house”, it’s a room honestly, out in the mountains of Kuk Kak, Phang Nga, Thailand and the shores of Ao Thong and Laem Pakarang. Gorgeous landscapes aiding a pace of life that is both meditative and tranquil in nature.

Documentaries Galore!

After viewing Helvetica last week via Sasso’s recommendation, I was inspired to catch up on the documentaries that I’ve overlooked recently. A healthy stock of footage is what I came across and all of them were given the thumbs up by yours truly. Watching these films equals time well spent on your behalf. Enjoy! Helvetica…

Change We Need

In an effort to redeem myself in the world of politics, I dropped my vote for the Barack Obama/Joe Biden ticket in the mail last week. I’ve liked John McCain for quite some time, and still do, but he royally screwed up when he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. The little I have…

Alton Ellis: 1944-2008

It comes with great sorrow that I spread the news of the passing of Alton Ellis, affectionately known as Mr. Soul of Jamaica. The world was given this treasure in 1944 when he was born in Trenchtown, Kingston, JA. His career spanned nearly five decades and his ever-lasting impression on the future of Jamaican music…

Grupo Fantasma – Sonidos Gold

When you’ve got Prince’s seal of approval, little else matters. Grupo Fantasma, hailing from Austin, TX, have long been the Purple One’s band du jour. They’ve played various tour dates with Prince, performed at after parties, and logged a two-month residency at his Las Vegas nightclub, 3121. Sonidos Gold is the best document of GF’s…