Friday, February 29, 2008

More Garfield Hijinx!!

Wow, this is some hi-tech Garfield cartoon action. Plug this into your NES and go frickin' bonkers!!

Happy Leap Day!

Yep, it's leap day - a very exciting time for all of us I'm sure. This is the last time that we'll have a leap day on a Friday until 2036, so mark your calendars on that one, please.

Here's something fun: All you kids on Myspace get to a friend requesting!

Take care,


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

Who knew that if you removed Garfield from Garfield comics that they would be so sad. Click here to find out more.

Dr. Who Silent Movie

I'm not one to be shy about my geek side but I don't think I've mentioned my Dr. Who obsession. I'm a total Dr. Who geek. This re-telling of the horrible TV movie from the 90s in fantastic and of special joy for those of us who sat through the whole mess (and no, the plot of the silent version is not really any more absurd than the actual version). There's a second part of this on Youtube, but personally I find part one a lot funnier.

Vampire Weekend at the Triple Rock

Wow, I just did something I haven't done in a while: I bought advance tickets for a show! I've been really digging the new Vampire Weekend CD and I found out they're playing at the Triple Rock on 4/3 so I got me and Noel some tickets. They strike me as the sort of band that will sound great live (whereas despite my undying love for her, MIA doesn't give out this vibe).

So, if anyone else is interested in joining us, you should - it'll be a blast!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rupaul for President

Forget Ron Paul, I want Rupaul for president! Elton John as VP - it'd be fabulous!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chad Vader Part Two

In this episdoe: Chad goes on a date, the triumph of night over day and Chad's secret origin explained.

Monday, February 25, 2008

St. Anthony Falls B Side

Got together with Todd and Chris tonight to work on the B-Side for the "Nihali" track we finished last month. I think it's coming together quite nicely - has a rather 80s feeling. Tentatively titled "Coolio Julio". I think we'll be releasing this stuff in May or June so I look forward to that point when all y'all can hear it and let me know what you think. It's just straight out poppy fun good times.

As We Wake and rub the Sleep from our Eyes

Waking up after winter. I feel like a bear who has just woken from hibernation. I'm excited that the weather is getting warmer and yet the over-riding emotion is sleepiness and lack of energy. Viva la Pisces!

Yoga Playlists (part one update)

I've put the playlist (minus the Bunk Data track and with a Neu! track in the place of Harmonia) up as an iMix on iTunes. It is available here

If you get the chance, stop by, download what you want and rate it high.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yoga Playlists (part one)

I've had some people ask me about the playlists that I use for yoga classes so I've decided to start posting some of the better ones here. This is Ka-Ba Vinyasa 6 and it works great for C1 classes or a mellower C2. This is one of my favorite playlists.

Ka-ba Vinyasa 6

1. Corsair by Boards Of Canada from the album "Geogaddi"
2. Playground Love by Air from the "Virgin Suicides Soundtrack"
3. Kit Wolveen by Øony from "Jazzflora, Vol. 2 (iTunes Version) - EP"
4. Silicon Minor by The Modernist from "Kangmei"
5. La Esquina (Nickodemus Remix) by Federico Aubele from "La Esquina - EP"
6. Jarat Fil Hub: The Chalice Remix by DJ Cheb I Sabbah from "La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed"
7. Nikita by Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band from "Indian Grooves: Dhol, Bhangra And Beyond..."
8. Morning Glory by Deuter from "Aum"
9. Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez from "Veneer"
10. Tengo frio by Ely Guerra from "Lotofire"
11. Flim by Aphex Twin from "Come To Daddy [EP]"
12. Rushing by Moby from "Play"
13. Walky-Talky by Harmonia from "Deluxe"
14. layer tone by Bunk data - unreleased
15. Aguirre III by Popol Vuh from "Aguirre (Original Soundtrack)"

Notes: Most of these tracks are available from iTunes. I don't think "Walky-Talky" is though. A good long track by Neu! would do in its place (something like "Hallo Gallo" would be perfect). "Layer Tone" was done by my friend Nathan as core material for the "Insomniati" collaboration we did so it is unavailable. There shouldn't be a problem with skipping track 14 altogether.

Track 8 is what I put on after the class has finished with crow. I also always switch to 14/15 when things move into savasana. I like to have more tracks than needed on hand so that I can flow with different class timings.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pat Robertson rats out Producer's Cocaine Use

Fantastic clip:

The Morning After the Eclipse

The lunar eclipse was very impressive last night! After yoga Noel and I stood outside and watched the eclipse with a couple of stoner neighbors of ours. Amazing how the additional colors added a three dimensional quality to the moon making it appear more like a sphere than a circle. After 10-15 minutes of watching in the cold we went back inside but did sneak out a few more times to watch the changes. Won't get another full lunar eclipse until 12/21/10 and there are no promises whether or not it'll be on a beautifully clear night like last night, truly a rare treat.

Hope you got to see it as well!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Total Eclipse of the Moon

Yep, more astrological info here

I'm going to celebrate by going to bed early, after my men's yoga class.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tonight: Transcendental Meditation Lecture - Please come!

Noel and I and some friends are hoping to make it to the Introductory Lecture on Transcendental Meditation tonight at the Maharishi Invincibility Center. If you're interested, you should stop by!

Maharishi Invincibility Center
2524 Nicolett Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
From edit 7:30-8:30pm

It looks like it's on Nicolett in that area with all the Asian Markets

Here's a link to their site. edit: I talked to the Jill Panzer, the woman running the program and she strongly recommended checking out the following sites prior to the event:



One of my favorite directors David Lynch is a regular and vocal practitioner of TM, so it will be interested to find out more.



Monday, February 18, 2008

Chad Vader Part One

Ha ha, the guy who plays Chad used to go to the comic store I worked at in Menomonie, WI back when I was a young'un. Pretty funny stuff.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Life Updates from the Weekend of DND


A few life updates from the weekend. Noel and I went to Joseph from Magus' birthday party last Friday and had an excellent time. I hadn't seen his and Mela's new place but it is fantastic! Lots of fun people to talk to and one of the first parties where I didn't miss drinking. Good times!

Not so good is that Noel's gone to Duluth to visit her parents and Grandma. We don't spend a lot of time away from each other and I definitely get a bit lonely and have a tough time getting to sleep when she's not around. I wish I could have gone along.

I hung out at Sawatdee (sp?) with Elizabeth to look over the photos from the photo session (was it just last week). I got a great shot of me in full lotus headstand and a really cool variation of the same shot where it looks like I'm doing it in the middle of either a psychedelic whirlwind or a snow cavern. I'll be scanning and posting these on Myspace soon.

Yesterday in yoga I think I pinched something in my neck as I had a terrible headache when I came home. I laid in the bathtub until I had to puke and then fell into a deep nap. Felt much better when I woke up but I always hate feeling poorly.

Nick and Cindy are in town house hunting (they're moving back from L.A. - hurray!) so when all hung out for hot chocolate at Common Roots (my new favorite coffee shop and they have great veggie food too). Had an excellent time talking various projects with Nick. He's been working on an amazing secret video project lately that I think is one of the best things he's done (and he's done some great stuff, witness the "Western Angels" video I posted a few days back).

Tonight I'm heading over to Todd's to listen over to what is probably the final mix of the first Saint Anthony Falls track "Nihali". I am really excited to hear it! We'll also be talking about stuff related to the project and the b-side track.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rules for Fortune Cookies

Yes, there are two rules for fortune cookies that have been handed down to me and here they are:

1. Never select your own fortune cookie, have someone else select it for you.

2. Break your fortune cookie in half, do not look at your fortune before you read the first half. After eating the first half, read your fortune - if you like your fortune finish eating the cookie, otherwise dispose of the remainder.

I hope this public service announcement is of help to you during your future fortune cookie eating experiences.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ping Pong Power!

Western Angels

Here's the video for Ka-baalim / Cupid's "Western Angels". Happy to see someone linked it to Youtube. If you enjoy this, please download the whole album over at It's one of the better music/art pieces that I've been involved in.

Goldfrapp A&E

Got the new Goldfrapp single. The remixes are good and the track itself makes me feel funny in a good way. Oh that Goldfrapp! Here's the video for your viewing pleasure:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Music: early '08

I love a new year as there is a special thrill when you first start to fill your playlists up with brand new to '08 music and see what sticks.

Today was a good day as I downloaded the brand new M.I.A. "Paper Planes" E.P. Only listened to it once so far but it's quite good. I'll be downloading the new Goldfrapp single tonight. I've heard it on her Myspace and I'm excited to hear more.

Also I'm in love with the Santogold "Creator/L.E.S. Artistes" (as previously mentioned) and the cover of "Cobrastyle" on the new Robyn E.P. is freakin' fantastic (so fantastic I've listened to it 50 times or so in the past week and a half, yikes!).

Vampire Weekend's album is really good but I've been mostly listening to it on shuffle with other music and I think it'll benefit from isolated listening. In a similar probably better as isolated listening category, The Magnetic Fields "Distortion" is the best MF album since "Get Lost" ("69 Love Songs" for all the critical praise had more misses than hits in my mind whereas everything from "Charm" through "Get Lost" was gold from first to last track).

I've picked up the Kanye West remix single for the fabulous track "Stronger" but haven't had the time to listen yet. I like the MGMT "Time to Pretend" EP a whole lot, I should pick up the album. I bought the Britney EP for "Piece of Me" but have to admit that I find it a little tedious. My BS fixation may be on the way out for a season or three. Of course, I've been listening to the rough mix of Todd and my new track "Nihali" a shit ton. I hope the final version sounds as good to others as it does to me.

I'll offer some more in depth reviews for a few of these as I find the time, I just wanted to throw out a lot of my current favorites for folks to mull over.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Call it Heartbreak

Dig the dude and the facial expressions (his, the audience's, the band's) - we're talking unintentional comedy gold:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Freakin' love Mala Rodriguez. Here she is with my favorite song by her:

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Political Post

Yeah, I don't usually write about politics. For those of you who'd rather not read about politics please avoid this one.

I think the "a Bush needs a Clinton to pick up after him" is a mildly dangerous way of looking at things in that it turns American presidential politics into a form of Dynasty. The next natural progression would be for Jeb to take over for Hillary and then who, Chelsea? We'll already have gone through 20 years of Bush/Clinton/Bush in the ruling seat (28 if you count Bush Sr.'s time as VP) do we want to make that number higher? If so, when does it stop? My voting life has always seen a Bush or a Clinton in charge and I'm 33, not exactly a spring chicken.

There are times that the Dem/Rep division seems a little Coke/Pepsi as it currently is, this just makes it that much more so. Historically, we're already closer to Dynastic Presidencies than we've seen before so I think it wise to tread a little carefully right now.

Personally, I'm all about the Obama and I really hope he wins the nomination. I think that Reagan was the last president to exude his degree of charisma. It'd be nice to have a president who was able to act as inspiration. We'll see how it plays out.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I'm sold hook line and sinker on Santogold. Hope the album is out soon, just got the "Creator/L.E.S. Artistes" single last week and am pretty well addicted. Oh yeah, Robyn's cover of "Cobrastyle" is also total musical obsession material for me.

Here's a live track, doesn't quite capture the power and the beauty of the recorded stuff, but it's still a lot of fun:

Friday, February 8, 2008

Some Up to the date David Not David News!

Today I've done much better following my diet. Tomorrow I test tomatoes. That should be fun. I hope I do well with tomatoes as pizza sauce and salsa depend on it!

Tonight I'm going to help my friend Elizabeth "Lizzard" for an art class. She'll be taking pictures of some of us yoga types doing various postures. Hopefully she will capture the majesty and joy of me doing headstand with full lotus legs on film. I sense a future Myspace avatar.


Stockhausen in the Atmosphere

This was on the front page of Youtube as a "featured video". I never thought I'd see the day when Stockhausen was a featured video. I used to have the CD of this, not his best work (I like "Kontacte" and "Sirius" much better) but it's a fun video.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Diet

Huh - broke the diet today by first deciding to test dairy a day early with a yogurt at an a.m. meeting. God, it made me feel feverish and gassy and drunk all at the same time - yum! Then I later had a veggie egg roll at work (because the rule tends to be if you break one rule once then it's at least twice as easy to break the same rule a second time). This of course also made me feel dizzy and added the joy of phlegm to the mix. So yeah I'm sitting here at the reception desk at the firm right now feeling more drunk than I have in years off not a drop of liquor and wondering why the hell I had to have the yogurt.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More Normaler

My theories and thoughts used to be a lot more frenzied and strange. I'm sure there are those who'd consider a chunk of what I think these days is pretty "out there" but it's nothing compared to the old days. But the thing is - I can get further these days with less. Further in life, further towards present mindedness, further into happiness, etc. That's kind of nice, it means things don't always have to be a struggle anymore.

Very best


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Liquid Days

Wow, definitely an intense experience moving through the three day detox cleanse of only broth and protein drinks. Liquid diet is an interesting experiment but it certainly ain't sustainable. Definitely noticed that my energy was lower Sat-Mon (the three liquid days). I'm back on food today and can tell the difference. That said, getting in really deep with eating also helped to get me in pretty deep with some firmly entrenched psychological issues that have been bugging me since I was a wee lad.

Tomorrow I move on to the food testing phase where I can introduce foods that I haven't had since before the first phase of testing and see how they hit me. I'm going to start with soy. According to the blood type deal, soy's supposed to be good for me. I hope it is as it supplies a lot of my protein and also I loves me some soy goodiness.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Sharkskin Shootout

Saw this over the weekend. "Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl" Very choreographed motion through much of the movie but this, the climactic shootout, is static. An interesting way to do it. Good movie, by the guy who directed "Taste of Tea"

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Daniel Corogeanu

This is like a modern day re-telling of Ken Russel's "The Devil's" movie and the exorcist himself looks like a Dungeons and Dragons character.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former priest began a seven-year jail term Wednesday for murdering a young nun during an exorcism ritual when she was bound, chained to a cross and denied food and water for days.

Former priest Daniel Corogeanu, center, listens to a court ruling as he is sentenced.

Irina Cornici, 23, died from dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation during an ordeal that stunned Romania and prompted the Orthodox Church to promise reforms and psychological tests to screen potential clergy.

The former priest, Daniel Corogeanu, and four nuns were all convicted and sentenced in September but Corogeanu was freed pending an appeal, which he lost Tuesday. He was picked up by police in the remote northeast Wednesday and sent to jail.

Cornici, who had previously been treated for schizophrenia, had believed she heard the devil talking to her. Corogeanu and the four nuns decided to try an exorcism ritual in June 2005 using techniques that the Romanian Orthodox Church condemned as "abominable".

The church, which has benefited from a religious revival in recent years, defrocked Corogeanu and excommunicated the four nuns, who in September were handed five- and six-year jail terms.

When arrested Wednesday, Corogeanu said he would serve his term if that was God's will, the national news agency Rompres reported.

Corogeanu, a Romanian, dropped out halfway through training for the priesthood, but still served as a priest for the secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania because of a shortage of suitable candidates for convents and monasteries.

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Ah February

February - it is the shortest month of the year on the calendar but for my dollar it can often feel like the longest experientially. I'm usually a very happy guy but it's about this time of year that I can get down, and it's not just me: worldwide Feb has the highest suicide rate. Now that's an interesting factoid as you'd think this whole "Feb Sucks" thing would be based around the cold weather but many areas of the world are experiencing very different weather than we MNtians are right now.

Last year, however, I took a step to help diminish the affects of this time of year. I enrolled in yoga teacher training. 200 hours in 9 weeks is a lot of time and I was too busy doing things that I loved and was driven to do to have the time to wallow in it. It worked really well and last Feb was absolutely great!

This year I'll be starting Feb with the Nutrition Program cleanse, I'll be learning how to teach yoga sculpt, I'll be teaching a lot of classes (though a couple less than I have been), I'll be going full force into Ka-baalim "volume three" work and I'll be prepping for an Advanced Teacher Training that I'll be doing in Mexico come mid-April. I'd guess that all of this should help a bit. Free time's for summer, Feb's for work!

Wish me luck.