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Loy Krathong Day

Thanksgiving weekend was spent with zero items checked off from the list of traditional activities. The flipside is that it was the same weekend as Loy Krathong festival which I had been anxiously awaiting every since I saw a picture from it years back. The picture I had was from Chiang Rai which holds the…

Radio Radio Radio

If you’ve never listened to Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour”; you’re in luck. Surf on over to these archives and pick up the entire first season and half of the second season which is currently airing on XM Satellite Radio. Top Five Music Radio Shows Jazz Classics – H. Johnson; WABE 90.1 FM Theme…

Election or Erection

It’s election time in the U.S. (…or erection time as some Thai people say), I have followed some of the news over here, but luckily I am not subjected to the constant and excessive overexposure present in the U.S. media. Looks like Barack Obama is leading in the nomination for the Democratic bid after winning…

Current Listening

Current listening: The Avett Brothers – Emotionalism Soundway Records – Ghana Sounds Vol. 1 & 2 Numero Records – Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up Now Again Records – Re:Sounds Vol. 1 Percee P – Perseverance Beat Konducta – In India Vol. 3 & 4 Paul Gonzalves – Boom Jackie Boom Chick Bongolian – Blueprint…

Pedro Ruy-Blas: Dolores

I’ve always had an inquisitive and investigative nature and most especially in the crate-digging department. Methods have included thumbing through fanzines, extensively reading liner notes, reading books, scouring the Web, spending hours in record stores, and, in this case, analyzing photographs. For example, I discovered Don Drummond’s In Memory Of… by checking out the fold-out…

In Need of NFL Action

Note to all my ATL folk. I’m raising the middle finger to you all because of my jealousy towards your ability to watch football (American football aka REAL football that is) on both Saturdays and Sundays. Goddamn I wish I could just bullshit on a couch and watch some bone-crunching action all weekend. Oh well.…

13 Roses is Dead

Looks like 13 Roses completely fell apart. After checking their site upon hearing about Watson’s departure to Portland, Maine; it was discovered that Russ Abbott had left the premises as well to start a new shop in Decatur called Ink and Dagger Tattoo Parlour. Guess there was a disagreement among some people about the shops…

Best Dunks Ever

You didn’t think I’d go all the way through this post without talking about some hoops did you? Well, I was watching television the other day and there was a commercial that runs on ESPN here that shows highlights from last year’s NBA season and is chock full of nice plays, buzzer beaters and nasty…

The Thailand Blotter Pt.5

Everybody Does It! NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT: Feared rapist of women, domestic animals and fruit trees, “Banana Tree Aek”, from the “Fuck Anything That Moves…Or Doesn’t Move” post, was finally taken into custody by police on August 27. Aekarat Dapngen, 23, was wanted for the rape of several women and animals in Nakhon Sri Thammarat City’s…