October 27, 2008

be like ben

October 24, 2008

drivin' that train

Put my money in your meter,
so it won't run down.
But you caught me in the squeeze play
on the cheesy side of town.
Throw me a dime, throw me a line -
'cause there's a fat man in the bathtub with the blues.
Fat Man in the Bathtub
Little Feat

Was it Casey Jones or Casey at the bat
Who died out of pride and got famous for that?
Killed by a swerve, laid low by the curve -
Do you ever think they ever thought
they got what they deserved?
To the Dogs or Whoever
Josh Ritter

October 23, 2008

world serious

The Phillies are up a game in the World Series.
It's exciting, but the distraction fades quickly.

Ultimately insignificant, like most things
I dedicate my attention and efforts to...
To avoid raking my mind over the coals,
Imaginary ashes of what never was.

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My one addiction;
I have become so tired of this junk.
Yet, unable to throw it all away.

Hard to see past the threshold.
Still, it's nice to win game one.

October 21, 2008


The Joker combats the Federal Reserve's reckless monetary policy.

October 16, 2008

eclipse Q + A

Could the Sun need the Moon...
in the way that Moon needs Sun?

If Moon cried out, would Sun run?

There is no D.S.O.T.M., really...
as a matter of fact, it's all dark.

October 15, 2008

po·lem·ic - noun

  1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
  2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.

October 14, 2008


The Phillies/Dodgers game last Friday was a great experience.

Citizen's Bank Park was a blur of rally towels and RBIs by the fightin' Phils. The sellout crowd particularly enjoyed Bret Myers' d.i.y. approach at the plate as he helped himself with three hits (all on the first pitch) to drive in three runs. Incidentally, the end score was PHI:8-LA:5 after "Lights Out" Lidge applied the final touches to earn his 45th consecutive save. That put Philly up two games to none in this series.

The weather was perfect, and the seats were decent. Drank some beers, waved the rally towel, threw a few high fives. I know Davy had a blast; the thorough shaking I received when the Phils went ahead was a good indicator.

Last night Phils went up 3-1 in the NLCS, making a trip to the Fall Classic very likely.

P.S. - I was a little disappointed (none surprised) by a few "Manny Sucks" chants to greet Manny Ramirez coming to bat. I am generally hesitant about collective recitation, as it tends to appeal to the worst parts of our nature. Needless to say, sports arenas are quintessential for mindless crowd-speak. Groups often succumb to the boorish behavior of a few, even when it makes most of us uncomfortable (as anyone who went to junior-high or has worked at Parcels knows).

Also, the FOX broadcasts of this series have been abusive (and exclusive) in their alternating employment of the "Rocky" tune and "I love L.A." as cut music. The height of cliche, the lowest of denominators.

October 09, 2008

October 07, 2008


[Sauce: garlic, onions, pablano pepper, basil, oregano] heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken sausage, chevre (soft goat cheese), previously frozen pizza dough (Ciao)

Illuminated Grand Opera house, night of Wilco concert
(photo credit: DVD)

October 06, 2008

Playoff Baseball

Hardly made it to any Phillies games this season (one).
Saw the Phils blow out the Dodgers from the cheap seats.
I'll make up for any missed games on Friday.

Dodgers again, only this time it's October.
SECOND ROUND of the MLB Playoffs.

Come on Burrell!
Two home runs in the NLDS clinching game.
Forget about it.

October 03, 2008

skeleton sanctuary

first unitarian church in philadelphia
moonlighting as a concert venue
for alternative music.

tuesday november 18: margot & the nuclear so and so's

p.s. - bought the ticket, missed the show. oh well oh well.