Friday, April 30, 2004

40+ centigrade

Yahoo! News - Coachella Fest Flashes Back: "'When Morrissey played during the first year, there were a lot of goth kids in the blazing sun,' said Michel. 'I could see everybody's pancake makeup kind of melting as they were sweating in their long sleeve black clothes. I'm sure there will be a lot of that this year because of the Cure.'"

Hay un perdedor, mas

Beck also joined this Saturday's [Coachella] lineup at the 11th hour.

Other than the 100+ temperatures, it's going to be sweet.

If you're nae in Scotland

Go here. But careful with the doobage, and be prepared to spend $8 on a 24 oz. Coors.

Sasquatch! Music Festival: ": Thievery Corporation
: The Roots
: The Postal Service
: The Shins
: Built To Spill
: Sleater-Kinney
: The New Pornographers
: Cat Power
: The Long Winters
: The Black Keys
: Gary Jules
and more... "

'be safe'

So, about 4 different people have told me to 'be safe' on my trip.

I'm somewhat concerned by this. You don't say 'Be safe' to a kid going off to computer camp. But a Magelllaaaaaaaaaalllaallaaaaaaaan, you do tell that to.

As if I'm bound to do something incredibly dumb and risky otherwise. Like accidentally take 'k' and see the end of the world. Or hitchhike into a music festival. Or try to sneak a bag of 'e' taped to my waist onto the plane. I didn't put my drugs in an aluminum foil wrapper. Nope.

Side note: it's jgo's birthday today. Wish him love.

Side, side note: I may go to Scotland over the Sasquatch festival.

Accomodations at a Scottish castle were offered, perhaps not so seriously. When will people learn I have hard time saying, 'No.' ? My roommate Dean Kelly and his wife got in a terrible car accident there 4 years ago. Elizabeth Stegenga (full name for appearing on google purposes) had to spent 4 months in a Scottish hospital.

So, possibly going to Scotland, possibly as the original title of Good Will Hunting, 'Going to see about a girl.'

We shall see. Maybe.

The friends of my friend Tess (the Apple switch hottie) from last year's Coachella know me as 'Naked Guy'. According to Tess, I was a hit. Heh. It's her birthday on Saturday. Wish her love, too.

Hey, be safe out there.


Blogging myself while searching about for my blogs about last year's coachella, which were remarkably meager.

i got carposum carsisikssss (eh, somethin') in the hot tub last year. they were like little bites all over my body. the doc had to freeze them off with liquid nitrogen, which was kinda neat. until the bill arrived.

again! again!: "'Be patient toward all the questions that lay unanswered in the heart,
and try to love the questions.'
-Rainer Marie Rilke"


Many, many frequent updates while avoiding the smog, or no frequent updates while playing in the sun.

Hard to say, as of yet.

The Sure Thing

Off to what John Cusack knew as The Land of the Sure Thing. (I mean this as a reference point, not as any sorta sexual thing).

California. Land of Butterworths and traffic jams. (Note for further research: are the two phenomena related?)

Having a mini-Burning Man reunion with Claire aka Singletrack. Worth going here for the sexy house party avatar. Glen aka Spec. Alex aka Rollergirl (i must ask about this). and Michele aka the girl with the best hugs in the world. And that does *not* have anything to do with the fact that I'm usually really high around her. 8)

Just celebrated the day of being announced as an Kelly Award Finalist by staying up until 11pm on a Direct Response TV script, and spending the day getting lambasted for following a brief and campaign format for another agency. I've made it now, baby.

Saw an article in SOMA mag today. The man on the street thing, with the questions being: if someone wrote the story of your life, what would it be called? and who would write it?

Anyone? Click on that there comments section. Would love to hear your response.

2004 Coachella Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Kelly Award Finalist

Heeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, Yeah!

The Gerber Knives work is a finalist for the Kelly's and a perfect excuse to head to NYC for the award ceremony.

2004 Finalists

Monday, April 26, 2004

Coachella the hottest ticket on the web - NME.COM

5 days...

Coachella the hottest ticket on the web - NME.COM: "CALIFORNIA's COACHELLA festival has become the hottest ticket on the web.
Ebay is now flooded with high-priced auctions for tickets to the May 1 and 2 event, which is sold out of tickets for the first night and weekend passes. The full event is expected to sell out within days.
On Thursday (April 22) a single ticket for Saturday May 1, headlined by Radiohead and the Pixies, sold for a whopping $405, almost six times its original value. Two weekend passes went for over $700, over twice their original value, and one pass is even listed for the ridiculous amount of $1 million dollars.
The demand is so high that some fans have decided to even auction off their pre-reserved hotel rooms and their places at the official camping sites."

Sunday, April 25, 2004

new burning man name

thanks to Bill, who called me magellan mistakenly off-playa, thus giving me my burning man name. (sorry Bacchus, 'Key Largo' really didn't fit.)

a lot of people in my camp have 'The' names. The Eye, The Bass, actually, i can't do an etc. because i can't think of any others. or like on, The Cheat. anyways, i want another playa name, and I think i've found it in my newfound poker obsession.

and, given my emotional proclivities for mostly down, really high up, really down and then back to normal, i think it fits. j-go?

plus, it has connotations of Don Quixote, going after windmills.

introducing, miguel aka magellan,

The Tilt!

*I* love it.

The Tilt. - Poker Strategy - Tilt: "Poker Strategy - Tilt
Being on tilt means letting your emotions disrupt your ability to play. All poker players go on tilt at least once during their career, but limiting these episodes is essential to winning at poker. Poker is a game that requires reason. If you have JQ of spades, and the flop comes AQ10, all of hearts, and there is a lot of betting action, you need to know to fold. If you were on tilt, you would let your emotions take control and make you do whatever it took to take down the pot. You would keep chasing, hoping to catch a king and hoping that no one had a flush."

st. jordi's aftermath

final tally: 18 bottles of wine, for what i would guess to be 30 people. Alkies, all.

i was left with 7 books, and a vase full of flowers, which noticeably brightens up my apartment. (note to self: paint next apartment).

the books, which i'm hoping weren't a hint, but instead merely the dregs of what the men at the party wanted out of there house:

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Light Her Fire 'How to Ignite Passion and Excitement in the Woman You Love'
The Sun Also Rises (Spanish themed?)
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
The Camera (Revised Edition) A Time Life Book - which my new upstairs neighbor brought down. Side story below.
Love and Relationships - Inspirations for Meditation and Spiritual Growth
The Woman's Book of Courage - Meditations for Empowerment & Peace of Mind.

The best book, I think, was a compendium of the 'Best Naughty Bits' of other books. Julianna left with it, along with some comment about 'me and my rabbit will enjoy this'.

Oh, on to the upstairs neighbor, Laura. She and her husband just moved in. Apparently, he's not much of a drinker, and regardless, he was at the NABERT convention (National Association of Instrument Repair Technicians. And yes, Virginia, I know that I blanked on the 'b'.)

She was one of the second group to show, arriving downstairs with a wine glass full of water. Not because she's not a drinker, but because she was on call.

She's a mortician. For reals.

So, about half an hour into the party, she suddenly gets a buzz, and says cheerily, 'I have to run.'

As she runs upstairs, I ask aloud, 'Is anyone else creeped out by that?'

Someone says in a blase manner, 'People die all the time.'

To which Aaron Mahoney replies, 'You know, hundreds of people die everyday.'


Big kudos to Burning Friends Kirk & Cheryl for showing up and bringing strawberries and chocolate. Kirk is a firefighter (bonus points: in my neighborhood!) and he invited me to join his firehouse no-limit texas hold 'em game. buy in: $2.00.


the cat came back

sometimes, hope works out.

kudos to kate for helping me craft a letter that led to a phone call.

maybe my back will be ok. 8)

bhangra news, and party updates to come.

Animation Greats!: "(5) 'The Cat Came Back' is a film I had heard about for years, and I was afraid it wouldn't live up to its praise. It more than lived up to the kudos it has justly received. It is about a guy, who makes the mistake of taking in a cat on his doorstep and comes to,uh, regret it. He keeps tossing out the cat. The cat returns and as only a cat can demolishes the guys house and life. Never has there been such sunny black humor. This is as funny as the best Loony Tunes and better than the average. Pure gold with an ending that makes it a gem. Masterpiece every moment of the way."

Phantom Planet

Looking on iTunes at Celebrity Playlists, Phantom Planet put together a pretty nice mix.

Included current sun-kissed cathedral of crush favorite (well, all-time favorite, but recently back in heavy rotation) 'She Bangs the Drums' by the Stone Roses. A bunch of Shins, More than honey by the Jesus and Mary Chain, Serge Gainsbourg, Leonard Cohen, The Specials, some band named Quix*O*Tic, Pulp, and the Replacements. Impressive taste if nothing else.

Got into a conversation last night with Liz about the greatest forgotten bands. I was talking about the Replacements and Teenage Fanclub, wondering how I might possibly have missed them the first time around.
She also included the Stone Roses (my favorite band of all time) and REM and very strangely, the Connells.

We also got into a oneuppsman over wierdest show we saw. Gatorpallooza easily won. 8)

james, Black Sheep (The Choice is Yours - 'you can deal with this, or you can deal with that'), TomTom Club (boring - the crowd started doing the wave), the Soup Dragons, and then Public Enemy.

Tiny Mix Tapes: "When I tell people that my introductions to the band Phantom Planet and the movie Rushmore were exclusive of each other, yet both in 1999, I'm usually met with looks of skepticism. Jason Schwartzman is, after all, the drummer in the band and the star of the movie, and so being a fan of one must always logically follow from the other. This is one of today's most celebrated actor-in-a-band situations. But oh, it must be said: not anymore! Following the recording of Phantom Planet, Mr. Schwartzman departed the band, to be replaced by the unfamiliar Jeff Conrad."


so Molly came over today and left 2 magazines with me, Blender (Maxim type music magazine) and Playboy.

The girls were over here looking at my self-help/women understanding books, and were assuming that Playboy still does the stuff for men.

Had to explain that A) i didn't buy it, and B) it wouldn't work anyways.

Meredith was going to bring a 1982 Penthouse Forum as her book gift yesterday, but never made it.

tao's, recent break-ups, bhangra dancing

so, i got a call from the crush. apparently, my reputation is slightly off-putting.

this was right after having an ex over to consult on her life plans, which are courageouos and wonderful. she's going to be so much happier.

and then, bhangra dancing, which somehow we manged to get about 20 people to. so much fun. and a good mix of lady friends suddenly dancing with hindi guys. ben fong torres showed up sans susan, and we made a new brit friend named kell (?). and ginger had news for us, that we had all been expecting. (bully for her, as Teddy R. would say.)

afterwards, i brought meredith and nikka over here for water and conversation. we were going to bring beer back to meredith's husband randy, but meredith vetoed. dammit. we're still going to be there in the desert in two weeks.

and coachella next weekend.

how do you react when someone you're interested in is an ex of someone you know, but aren't necessarily close to?

life is strange. bhangra is big from now on. i think the 20 turns into 40. big ups to DJ The Incredible Kid and DJ Anansi (Anasi?)

Saturday, April 24, 2004

The Stone Roses Promo and Live Videos - Waterfall live on the Other Side of Midnight

Amazing for how beautiful the music is, and for how dorky the coolest band ever looks.

The Stone Roses Promo and Live Videos - Waterfall live on the Other Side of Midnight

more sports guy

funny stuff, as always, if you like that kind of thing.

someone quizzed me about my love affair with Mike Ward last night. i said that he was the biggest fan of the blog, and therein lies the explanation.

what i shoulda said was, "it's a blog thing. you wouldn't understand."

i've gone 3 weeks without hitting on anyone. this has to be some sort of record. strangest thing? i don't really want to. and it's too early for the new meds to be affecting this. Page 2 - Jetting through the NBA playoffs: "It was like watching a buddy who hadn't gotten lucky for a few months suddenly fall in love with a stripper. "

Fluxblog : Selling Like Gothcakes

My new favorite blog, providing mp3s for all.

Fluxblog : Selling Like Gothcakes

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Hug an Evangelical

Interesting column about anti-Christian bias. As we learned in our (sexual) harassment class at voxeo, we learned that you can't make fun of someone for their religion. You *can* make fun of someone for being home-schooled, just as long as they weren't home schoole religiously.

Neat, huh?

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Hug an Evangelical

Friday, April 23, 2004

The Andrew WK show

He's the butt rock rocker that we all love so.

If I were to email him for advice I would ask things like:

Dear Andrew: I want to have fun and I want to get wasted. Do you have any suggestions on how I could accomplish this?
Sober in Portland

Dear Andrew: Sure I'm Partying Hard, but how will I know when I'm Partying Too Hard?
Zen Partier in Puddletown.
BILLBOARD: "Andrew W.K. Wants To Be 'Your Friend'

Having already secured his place among the ranks of party-loving rock acts, Andrew W.K. is turning his attention to a new line of work. The artist is gearing up to host a new advice/video show on MTV2, 'Your Friend, Andrew W.K.,' which will debut May 22. W.K. will answer E-mails from viewers submitted via and will also interact directly with fans on each episode.

'MTV2 asked me what I wanted it to be about and I said, 'The show shouldn't be about ME, it should be about US', and that's the way it works,' W.K. says in a statement. 'People can write to me and I get to go and visit them at their houses and hang out and try to answer their questions! I don't know if I'm really qualified to be giving someone advice, but since people are asking for it, I'm going to do the best I can to help them out!'" - NFL - Ex-NFL player Tillman killed in Afghanistan


If we're at war, shouldn't there be sacrifice? - NFL - Ex-NFL player Tillman killed in Afghanistan: "WASHINGTON -- Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan after walking away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army Rangers, U.S. officials said Friday."

Sidebar on the article:

"I never played football with or against Pat Tillman and I didn't know him, but I wish I had. Simply put, he was an American hero. He had the courage of his convictions to walk away from the money, prestige, celebrity and fame that an NFL career offers. To do that takes incredible amounts of integrity and heroism.

Tillman made the ultimate sacrifice so that the people of this country could be protected. He should be honored by Arizona State University, the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL. I regret that I didn't know this amazing human being.
-- Mark Schlereth"

Atkins Sangria Recipe



Off to go make real sangria. Ward, you can still hop on a plane and make it.

Atkins Sangria Recipe - Low Carb Sangria Recipe - one of many Sangria Recipes at Lisa's Sangria Pages: "Atkins Sangria Recipe - Low Carb Sangria Recipe
This easy recipe is low carb, perfect for atkins and south beach dieters, and is quick to make! "

Google Search: miguel caballero

Google Search: miguel caballero

Google Search: miguel caballero

You don't hit me until page 5. Long after the bulletproof vest company...

Google Search: miguel caballero

Well, it's a bittersweet symphony

From the irony, irony, irony files.

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change...

superswell(dot)com : samplelaw : horror stories: "The Verve and The Rolling Stones : Truly Bittersweet
The recently defunct British outfit The Verve sampled an orchestration on their song 'Bittersweet Symphony' from The Rolling Stone's 'The Last Time'. Before the release of the album, The Verve negotiated a licensing agreement with The Rolling Stones to use the sample. In 1997, The Verve's album 'Urban Hymns' peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Charts. What ensued was a bitter (and not sweet) legal battle settling with The Verve turning over 100% of the royalties of their recording of the song to the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones argued that The Verve had violated the previous licensing agreement by using too much of the sample in their song. The Verve argued that The Rolling Stones got greedy when the song became successful. Herein lies the issue of moral rights of a samplist.
'The last thing I ever wanted was for my music to be used in a commercial. I'm still sick about it', The Verve's lead singer Richard Ashcroft said in a recent interview. So, that's exactly what Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein did. Capitalizing off the success of the song, Klein licensed The Verve's 'Bittersweet Symphony' to Nike, who proceeded to run a multi-million dollar television campaign using The Verve's song over shots of its sneakers. Klein also used the song to hark Vauxhall automobiles. Additionally, though the song was authored by The Rolling Stones, the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra performed the recording and also filed suit upon the success of the song. To add even more insult to injury, when 'Bittersweet Symphony' was nominated for a Grammy this past year, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were named the nominees and not The Verve. What could be more 'Bittersweet' than your song reaching the top of the charts and not being able to en"

Happy birthday, Miguel & Bill

Today, according to my Burning Man calendar, is Shakespeare's birthday. According to my crib notes on St. Jordi's Day (see below), it's also Miguel Cervantes birthday, who wrote The Da Vinci Code.

Bacon-Shakespeare-Cervantes: "In 1917 an Austrian author claims that Francis Bacon was the author of both Shakespeare and Don Quixote. One key proof is the frequency of unique phrases in Bacon's diaries which reappear verbatim in both Shakespeare and Don Quixote."

Watch Blur's video to new single 'Out Of Time' here! - NME.COM

And you've been so busy lately that you haven't found the time...

All Spanish/Moroccan guitar and haunting. The video was reshot on a British naval vessel. (Destroyer? Battleship? I couldn't see how many squares it occupied.)

Interestingly, at Coachella, Damon Blur looked like some bloke showed up for a pint after work, suit jacket on, tie hidden in a pocket. Wandered off to find something more interesting.

Watch Blur's video to new single 'Out Of Time' here! - NME.COM: "They're everywhere, even if you don't realise it. They're there every time you don an adidas T-shirt, scruffed up jeans and white trainers. They're there in every shaggy bowl haircut and every cockney knees up. Britpop heroes Blur have been away for a while and it's not been an easy ride getting back here. But, here, they are.

New album, the partly Norman Cook-produced 'Think Tank', hits the shelves on May 5 and the first single to be taken from the album, 'Out Of Time', is out on April 14. Can't wait that long? NME.COM have the video for the single right here"


still a Cubs fan at heart, i realize that i'll always be the type to hope when hope should be gone.

thinking of a cat that ran away and hasn't been seen for weeks. i'll keep checking the back door and the new milk i've left out. it'll be months before i stop checking. and yet, i wish i had a way to turn that spigot off.

that's hope.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

from another blog

Mine is from 'Sand in my bra.'

"Disillusionment was mine and a lovely friend she was."

From Tyrone Shoelaces:: "1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
'Eventually he brought me back to my room.'
A meme. Wow. I feel like it's 1999 all over again. And damn but that quote is dull."

The Tao of Sean

Sean Keener and I talked about the Tao of Steve. He hadn't heard it before and he laughed about how true it is. So, I explained about the letter that I was going to write and then I explained about the Tao of Kate/Say Anything.

Sean's response: So, you're pretty well fucked either way.

And then he laughed at me. That's what friends are for.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Coachella sells out! - NME.COM

Hey, lookie!

Coachella sells out! - NME.COM: "The first night of CALIFORNIA's COACHELLA music festival has completely sold out.
Tickets for the May 1 date of the event featuring Radiohead, Kraftwerk and a reunited Pixies reached their capacity last weekend.
Also playing on the Saturday are Josh Homme's 'Desert Sessions', LCD Sound System, Stereolab and Death Cab for Cutie.
Though Radiohead are a sizeable draw in nearby Los Angeles, able to sell out two nights at the Hollywood Bowl, sources close to the festival say the Pixies' first festival performance of the year has drawn a lot of attention. The live series of CDs they have been doing from all of their comeback dates has already sold out of its pre-sale Coachella allotment.
Weekend passes for Coachella are also sold out. Only $75 tickets for Coachella's Sunday night, May 2, headlined by the The Cure, remain. Also playing on night two are The Flaming Lips, Air, The Cooper Temple Clause, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dizzee Rascal . "

Happy 4/20

Not that I really smoke the good herb, but I strongly support it's fans.

Google = Skynet

Paging Sarah Connor. Ms. Sarah Connor, please meet your future son at the terminal.

Holy crap for crap. Someone's blog description of what Google is up to. The Dawn of the Machines has begun. Weblog: The Secret Source of Google's Power: "I've written before about Google's snippet service, which required that they store the entire web in RAM. All so they could generate a slightly better page excerpt than other search engines. "

happiness, eventually.

Had dinner with my friend Sean Keener tonight. (Go to Boots'n'All for more info about his world. Or his personal blog , which goes up and down like ...)

Anyhow, told him that I view being a happy fulfilled person like a Red Sox fan views an eventual Red Sox championship. I'll always believe and hope in the long-term possibility, but I know that it's probably not fated, and if it is, it's going to take a hell of a lot of misery to get there. - Page2 - Paradise lost, again: "Paradise lost, again
By Bill Simmons
Page 2 columnist

Twenty minutes after the Yankees eliminated the Sox, I called my father to make sure he was still alive.
And that's not even a joke. I wanted to make sure Dad wasn't dead. That's what it feels like to be a Red Sox fan. You make phone calls thinking to yourself, 'Hopefully, my Dad picks up, because there's at least a 5-percent chance that the Red Sox just killed him.'"

Newsweek - The Great Back Debate

The cover story in Newsweek is about back pain and 'alternative' therapies like acupuncture and massage and chiropractic. Probably what we would consider 'normal' here in Portland.

Part of the article mentions that MSNBC - The Great Back Debate: "The Great Back Debate
Is massage better for you than surgery? As millions of Americans seek relief from this ancient ailment, doctors are trying simpler, less invasive ways to end the agony"

Peep this: "The answer, Carragee and others believe, has as much to do with the mind as it does with the body. In the HIZ study, the best predictor of pain was not how bad the defect looked but the patient's psychological distress. Depression and anxiety have long been linked to pain; a recent Canadian study found that people who suffer from severe depression are four times more likely to develop intense or disabling neck or low-back pain."

So, wtf am i supposed to do when having the continued lower back pain causes more depression which causes continued back pain which causes ... ad nauseum?

A sidebar - not on the web - entitled "Don't Fear Pain" says "if you avoid doing the things you love, it won't help you get better and you could become depressed."

It's all bullshit! It's all lies! It's a Gordian fucking knot and I'm going chop the mother fucker in half someday soon. Also, the sleeping pills seem to be losing their effectiveness, and my insomnia is leading to further back pain, which is leading to more depression, which is exacerbating the insomnia, et fucking cetera.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

like crossing streams in Ghostbusters

this is what was said about last Bhangra night, by, um, me: again! again!: "Shook my ass off at Bhangra night at the Fez. Local DJ The Incredible Kid and ... shit, i can't remember, but it's not like you'll find rival bhangra gangs in Portland. A half-assed, half-hungover search on the net yielded the sampler below.

Anyway, this club night is not to be missed. The Fez's groovy Moroccan decor and good vibe lays a perfect foundation for a mixed (in the Indo/European sense) group of people happily shaking their asses. At one point, the Hindi guys started running around in some kind of mad mosh pit, hava negila chair raising. "

last saturday = more bhangra

Y'know fellas, what this track needs is more bhangra.

It's time to head back to the Fez for some bhangra beats courtesy of The Incredible Kid and Dj Anjali.

An interview with her (yes, her) here: "AP : What kind of music do you collect and listen to?
AH : Ever since I started Djing, I started doing Bhangra. That is my specialty now. American as well as Indian people seem to be very excited about it. As a young kid, I listened to British pop music and also Hindi sound tracks. So I play those tracks too. I also listen to a lot of Asian Underground music, which mostly comes out of England. It is performed mainly by desis who grew up in England and who have a feel for both cultures. "

in which I start going all Bridget Jones

MSX indicators:

0 drinks since Friday - even
0 non work-related personal human interaction since Friday - down
1 conference call with production company for pro gay marriage spot - up
0 emails from crush (give it up kid, give it up kid) - slightly down (analysts have been expecting this)
0 progress on cleaning my place for St. Jordi's - even (procrastination rulz!)
back report - still shitty, with seeming cockroach like immunity to Alonzo Mourning level kidney destroying anti-inflammatories and what i'm starting to believe are placebo 'muscle relaxants'.

btw, is it legal for pharmacists and doctors to conspire to give you placebos? anyone?

overall, MSX is slightly down. but with scheduled after-school activities tomorrow and friday, and World's Greatest CheeseBurger lunch on Thursday, things are looking up for the week.

Metaphysics and Microsoft

Working on a treatment for a tv project tentatively titled 'Love'. After a few revisions, I went to close out the document. At which point, MSWord (2000) asked me, 'Do you want to save the changes you made to Love?'

How do you answer that?

Tao of Kate

Kate's retort: The Program - Solutions: "To quote from the movie Say Anything:
'Don't be a guy, be a man!' "

Of course, since she cancelled on Coachella, Kate doesn't get a retort. 8)

Yahoo! News - Prostitute Nails Vince Neil

From the 'Man bites dog' standard of is it news or not.

Dull story actually.

Yahoo! News - Prostitute Nails Vince Neil: "Prostitute Nails Vince Neil"

Memorable Quotes from Tao of Steve, The (2000)

The guy who plays Dex turned up on ER recently. The key to this movie was hiding a chick movie inside of what seemed like a male perspective comedy. American Pie turned the trick a year earlier.

Memorable Quotes from Tao of Steve, The (2000): "Dex: Look at me. Look at me, okay? Technically, I shouldn't be getting laid, but I do. And do you know why, Dave? Because when I'm hanging out with a woman, that's all I'm doing is hanging out, talking, listening. I'm not sitting there thinking about how to get in bed with her. And this completely confuses them because they're saying "Wait a minute. I'm so much better looking than this guy. Isn't he attracted to me?" The basic principle: We pursue that which retreats from us.
Rick: It's from Heidegger.

Maggie: [to Dex] But you've never been happy with any women you've dated.
Dex: Well, that's Male Insanity Syndrome. Ya know, that is just you're with a woman and no matter how cool she is, you're always thinking "Maybe I could do a little better or I could trade up somehow.
Syd: "Trade up?"

Dex: I'm serious. If you're hanging out with women as friends, your doing your research in the wrong library.
Dave: What's wrong with being friends with women?
Dex: Nothing, but getting out of that category of 'friend' is harder than like getting out of Alcatraz.

Syd: Don Giovanni slept with thousands of women because he was afraid he wouldn't be loved by one.
Dex: Both men and women want to have sex. It's natural, except we're on different timetables. Women want to have sex, like, y'know, fifteen minutes after us, so alright, if you hold out for twenty she'll be chasing you for five. "

Kerry's Hidden Strengths

How do you get a rich heiress to marry you? (Two rich heiresses, if memory serves.)

Kerry's Hidden Strengths

Monday, April 19, 2004


Miguel Stock Exchange (MigSEx - sorry, i couldn't resist).

New Psychiatric Diagnosis: Even/Sideways.
New Meds: Even/Sideways.
Possible side effect my skin falls off in a terrible rash: Market jittery.
But both only because the whole market is down.
No One Show: Down.
Remembering other show award: Up.
Back shaky today: Down.
No email from crush: Continued downward trend.
Poker game theoretically getting better: Up.

Overall, the MSX is generally down today. Trading was mixed, with shorts getting a run in from the Japanese. Party on Friday improves outlook for the week, and Coachella in the near future provide a near term positive projection. Long-term, lack of stem cell development for back transplant indicates a bear market for years to come.

Recommendation: Hold.


No One Show this year for me or JohnsonSheen. Guess all those blowjobs weren't worth it.

There's a term in Major League Baseball for a player who does exceptionally well in the minors (designated as A, AA, AAA leagues), but for whatever reason can't do much in the pros. A Four-A player.

That'd be me then.

The One Fucking Show.

The Nautilus Is Back

In a, ahem, dream at Disorient, Captain Nemo (before he was Nemo) had a vision of the Nautilus. He camped with us last year, and we just received word he'll be returning this year.

Nemo even let me drive the thing 10 yards. One of the highlights of last year's burn for me.

Burning Man :: Image Gallery - The Nautilus

bernard shaw quote

In a review of a Courtney Love show on
"If you can't get rid of the skeletons in your closet, you'd best teach them to dance."

Saturday, April 17, 2004


just got home (4 am pst) and while passing the bakery spied a guy already making the donuts.

time to make the donuts. time for sleep. where *are* those sleeping pills?

shout out to mike ward, who i just emailed.

Friday, April 16, 2004

What is Disorient?

from the fantistic (you mean fan*tast*ic/fuck it/you'll get yo ass kicked/challenge my verbal gymnastics/or acrobatics/vocabulary calisthentics) kate, a description of our burning man camp.

The Puddle :: View topic - What is Disorient?: "disorient is what happens when you realize you cannot control other people's experience and you stop requiring an experience based on control and you throw back your head and laugh and see that we're all just being extras in each other's movie and its the hotest flashin'est sexiest smartest silliest saddest most perfectly orangalicious movie anyone's ever seen.

disorient is a giant duck serving drinks and lovely ladies slinging salvation and feathers and fur and light and dark and hugs and a l'il old fashioned hedonistic slap and tickle.

disorient loves you even if you disappear. as long as you come back and visit sometimes.

disorient is what happens when the cool kids are nice."


the word for the day is sucker punched.

strangely, is a porn site. have i missed out on some 'dirty sanchez' like phrase?

Wednesday, April 14, 2004


I think it's never getting better. If there were surgery I could go for, I would. Not sure what to do. Other than lie down, (which hurts), stand up (which hurts) or well, fuck, i don't know what to do. (as a great man once said).

Yahoo! News - TV viewers idolize, (miss out on) reality

The stuff in parens is what the onion might say.

Just got off the phone with my psychiatrist, who apparently does gangbuster business in the spring here in portland. If anybody has advice on how to blow the snot out of your nose while having a meltdown while lying on a massage table with acupuncture needles in your back, i'd sure appreciate it. Ack. How long til solstice?

Yahoo! News - TV viewers idolize reality: "TV viewers idolize reality

By Gary Levin, USA TODAY
TV viewers idolize reality Reality shows are among the most popular this season: Three of them -American Idol, Survivor and The Apprentice- rank in TV's top 5, and they've even eclipsed the departing Friends as subjects for water-cooler chat. (Related chart: See the week's top 20 shows)"

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Hairy Human's Hair

I was at a bar last night, when the bartender said, 'Hairy chest with gold chain: Italian. Hairy chest, no chain: Scottish.'

That prompted a google search 'scottish chest hair', which thankfully didn't turn up gay porn.

Hairy Human's Hair: "As I am asking you to send me descriptions of your hair, I thought it only fair to write a description of mine. This page can also be used as guidance notes for answering Hairy Human's Hairy Questions For Men
I am a white Englishman, aged 31. My grandmother is American (from California) and her father was Hispanic. Her mother was of British descent. From what is known of my genealogy, I am aware that I have Scottish ancestors and I believe Welsh, French and Italian as well, though all these are way back many generations. I am predominantly of English descent.
My hair growth is as follows:
Chest and abdomen: completely hairy. The hair is densest on my sternum and I would rate my abdomen as being exceptionally hairy - even when compared to other hairy people. The hair colour is brownish-red. The length of the hairs are as follows:
Abdomen - 3.5-4cm
Chest - sternum - 6.5cm
Chest - top, middle - 6cm
Chest - top, side - 4.5cm "

Monday, April 12, 2004

The Original Site Dedicated to Vincent D'Onofrio 'Professional Profile by Dr. K

My biggest guilty pleasure, Law & Order. OK, one of my guilty pleasures.

The Original Site Dedicated to Vincent D'Onofrio 'Professional Profile by Dr. K: " only became aware of Bobby Goren about three weeks ago. Stella made me watch a few episodes while at her house and when I mentioned it to my neighbors' wife, Nell, she gave me the full treatment. She's an ER nurse and works Sunday nights so her husband has taped every episode for her and she had them all. She also has this little sheet in which she has written down all the personal things that she has learned about him over the last two years. I tell you all this because she asked me to do the same thing. Look at Robert Goren as if he were a REAL person.

I haven't seen every episode of Criminal Intent, but Nell queued up what she considered the important or telling scenes from many of the episodes, and the more intense episodes were watched in their entirety. Some important assumptions were developed from the presented information, the most important being that Robert Goren was an only child. The information presented in the last episode, Legion made it possible for me to form an opinion. (God, I just realized that sounds just like the standard opinion qualification for a criminal presentation. Guess you can't break habits even when playing.) Ok, so here is how a psychiatrist with a PhD in abnormal psychology would write a case file on Detective Goren: "

Jews for Jesus Site for Jews Who Want to Know About Jesus

As has been said, Jesus: Jewish guy, Hispanic name.

Bloom was being a mean one yesterday, just like Passion of the Christ teaches us about the Hebes. (Please note the sarcasm). He called one guy's wife 'wenchy', told me that my 'influence wasn't welcome [this weekend in Vegas at the Phish show] and got away with both comments.

But, *he* doesn't have a blog, and *he* can't talk Mike Ward off his anger.

Jews for Jesus Site for Jews Who Want to Know About Jesus

Limoncello di Capri

Courtesy of Monica, who brought everyone a tray of limoncello to the roof. Perfect. I'm going after the account.Limoncello di Capri: "The 'Limoncello di Capri'

A perfect fusion of the colour, flavour and zest of lemon with the creativity and tradition of the island.
Place of birth: Capri.It is its quality which makes it special: the classic after-dinner drink, chosen not by us but rather by the sophistication of taste through the years. Everybody drinks lemon liqueur. Today you’re drinking Limoncello, the Limoncello di Capri. Like all exceptional things, it can be made in only one way: the perfect way, from start to finish.
The starting point? The ingredients: just one type of lemon, the best, the most well suited, the “Oval of Sorrento and Capri”.
Sun, sea, summer, elegance. Straight or with ice, it can enrich the flavour and aroma of other drinks, can be used in cooking and baking, on ice-cream or fruit salad.
Limoncello di Capri, exotic, inspirational, versatile, like all things Italian, possessing all the attributes to become an outstanding player on the international market."

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Saint-Exupéry Lands at Last

Those damn roses keep breaking my heart.

Put Van Halen's 'Jump' on a mixcd yesterday, a mix of happiness and crushes and sunshine. My friend Monica Taylor (the Portland one) had an Easter brunch, including limoncello on the roof.

Brought out the poi for the first time in a while, too.

Anyways, my great mood turned into a crappy mood, but that wise old man David Lee Roth still had some good words for me: 'You've got to ro-wo-wo-wo-woll with the punches to get to what's real.'

Note the odd difference in numbers between translation.

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Saint-Exupéry Lands at Last: "The French pilots in Corsica knew Saint-Exupéry as a prize-winning author and a pioneer of aviation. The Americans knew him only as an outsized, overaged, undertrained wreck of a man, one who only eight weeks into his time with them mangled an $80,000 aircraft. For that mishap he was unceremoniously grounded. He begged for leniency; he was, he protested, willing to die for his country. 'I don't give a damn if you die for France or not,' Col. Leon Gray informed Saint-Exupéry, 'but you're not going to do so in one of our airplanes.' It was a case of one national treasure against another.

...He had all his life dreamed of escape, pined for broader horizons, threatened to change planets. ...

From his personal frustrations and his inability to make his political positions understood came 'The Little Prince,' the modest volume under which has swelled a great grassy knoll of literature. Published in 1943 but a best seller only later, the text read eerily as a death foretold, its mystique enhanced by the parallel between author and subject: imperious innocents whose lives consist of equal parts flight and failed love, who fall to earth, are little impressed with what they find here and ultimately disappear...

Naturally it is easier to predict your own death if you are willing to commit suicide, and for those inclined to such readings there is the mystical matter of the sunsets. The little prince lives on a planet so small that he is able to watch the sun set precisely 44 times in a day — case-clinchingly, the age of Saint-Exupéry at his death. (For some inexplicable reason, the prince witnesses 44 sunsets only in the English translation. In the original, he watches 43.) That Saint-Exupéry had no desire to go on living was clear; that he meant to kill himself is not."

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Fighting the Wrong War

A very Zen, and very Burning Man thing to say, at the close of an op-ed by Bob Kerrey (who I believe also had an affair with Linda Ronstadt.)

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Fighting the Wrong War: "Time is not on our side in Iraq. We do not need a little more of the same thing. We need a lot more of something completely different."

Justice Scalia is a total cocksucker

Disgusting. Fucking disgusting.

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Justice's Sense of Privilege

"Justice Scalia, the big shot, does not like reporters to turn tape recorders on when he's talking, whether that action is protected by the Constitution of the United States or not. He doesn't like it. And he doesn't permit it.

"Thirty-five minutes into the speech we were approached by a woman who identified herself as a deputy U.S. marshal," Ms. Konz told me in a telephone conversation on Friday. "She said that we should not be recording and that she needed to have our tapes."

In the U.S., this is a no-no. Justice Scalia and his colleagues on the court are responsible for guaranteeing such safeguards against tyranny as freedom of the press. In fact, the speech Mr. Scalia was giving at the very moment the marshal moved against the two reporters was about the importance of the Constitution."

Saturday, April 10, 2004 - Found: Quintet of NBA good guys

They're not all nanny-rapists. - Found: Quintet of NBA good guys: "Found: Quintet of NBA good guys
Though negative news often seems to dominate, there are good men in the league, especially the five nominated for the community service award


Friday, April 09, 2004

The Puddle :: View topic - why NOT to go to burning man

The Puddle :: View topic - why NOT to go to burning man

from JGo.

World of Quotes - Spanish Proverb Quotes.

World of Quotes - Spanish Proverb Quotes.:

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. "

and so it begins

Ran into my friend and firedancer Lauren today at lunch. We sat in the sun and ate and caught up and then a friend of hers came in with a brand new tattoo of a galaxy on his arm. It was swollen and meaterized, and kinda looked like a burn. But you could see the beginnings of something beautiful.

But it's sunny and beautiful and now I will return to exercising my rights as a Spaniard.

Oh, and new Exploding Dog whimsy.

and so it begins

the chapman brothers skipping rope for the glory of god

boring intro, but worth the wait.

the chapman brothers

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Beatallica! (ohmigod!ohmigod!ohmigod!)

Many of you often wonder where the hell I find a lot of the music I listen to. One of the sites which generally reviews indie music veers delightfully off into pop, r'n'b and hip-hop territory in their 'We are the World' section.

Get on a file-sharing service and download this stuff. So far, 'Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band' is my favorite, but 'The Thing That Should Not Let It Be' is pretty damn good too.

Pitchfork: We Are The World: "Beatallica: 'Everybody's Got a Ticket to Ride Except for Me and My Lightning'
Beatles songs reworked in a classic Metallica style seems like such a moronic concept on paper-- but that doesn't mean it can't be hilarious in execution! I don't know who these guys are, but their vocalist's impression of James Hetfield is fucking uncanny, from the extended, wavering delivery of the word 'rye-ayy-ayyde' to the way he ends most lines with a menacing 'yaaaahhhchhh!' The band's technical proficiency and perfect emulation of mid-80s Metallica's Lloyd-Webber Metal go a long way towards making the concept work, but another reason it's so entertaining is that the band has the good sense to take their gimmick beyond the simple, ironic juxtaposition of Lennon/McCartney's bouncy pop hooks and Hetfield/Ulrich's pyrotechnic theatricality.
For one, they give these songs brilliant, mashup-esque titles like 'A Garage Dayz Night', 'Blackened the U.S.S.R.', and 'Got to Get You Trapped Under Ice'. And better yet, on most of the 15 tracks they've made available at their website, Beatallica alter Beatles lyrics to mock Metallica's bombastic metal imagery. In 'The Thing That Should Not Let It Be', the lyrics are combined to form the genius couplet, 'When I find myself in times of trouble/ Hybrid children come to me.' But by far their best performance lies in 'Everybody's Got a Ticket to Ride Except for Me and My Lightning', which, of course, merges two Beatles songs into one 5+ minute thrasher, with both the band and the vocalist's imitation in peak form. Don't tell Bob Rock, but this cleans the floor with St. Anger. [download] | [Ryan Schreiber; April 8th, 2004]"

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Subservient Chicken

Holy crap

Subservient Chicken

THE VIRAL CHARTS - the No1 Viral chart

Occasionally, I like to say, 'Bacterial' when referring to this kind of marketing on the Interweb.

THE VIRAL CHARTS - the No1 Viral chart

A War President's Job (

Fuck, conservative columnist George Will is getting all feisty these days. Maybe his beloved Orioles lost.

Side note that may only interest me: George Will has a down's syndrom son, now in his 20s, who loves baseball. I've read a proud, but compassionate column from him about his son before.

See 'W'? Conservatism can be compassionate. For reals, even.

A War President's Job ( "Since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have been told that they are at war. They have not been told what sacrifices, material and emotional, they must make to sustain multiple regime changes and nation-building projects. Telling such truths is part of the job description of a war president."

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Yahoo! News - Chocolate During Pregnancy Has Good Impact on Baby

Good news for women.

Yahoo! News - Chocolate During Pregnancy Has Good Impact on Baby: "Chocolate During Pregnancy Has Good Impact on Baby
Tue Apr 6, 4:57 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Pregnant women rejoice. Eating chocolate is good for the baby, say Finnish researchers. "

Yahoo! News - Frequent Ejaculations May Counter Prostate Cancer

Good news for men.

Yahoo! News - Frequent Ejaculations May Counter Prostate Cancer
"Tue Apr 6, 4:03 PM

By Michael Conlon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sexual activity does not cause prostate cancer, and men who ejaculate frequently may even be protecting themselves against the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday."

Monday, April 05, 2004

It's never pretty in heartbreak city

For you non-sports fans out there, the Cubs are a story about eternal hope, or what Johnny Carson, in reference to remarrying the same woman you divorced, called 'The triumph of hope over experience.'

And I just so happen to have reason to believe in hope again. (Note: not faith. See Adams, Douglas.)

Unfortunately, the columnist below is right. 'Karmatically' (Karmarically, like grammarically?) the Cubs have no shot. With a visual of 10 nearly identical sunrises, an old favorite ad for an investment bank gave the mandatory legal line: 'Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

But what else is there?'

Or to put it in the same way as the t-shirts round 'Rigley: The Cubs. Anyone can have a bad century.

It's never pretty in heartbreak city: "Once again, the Cubs will fall short. It is karmatically impossible for this team to win a pennant when so many people are expecting it. Sox fans will laugh, everyone will hibernate for the winter, and we'll all be back this time next year performing the same, quintessentially Chicagoan ritual."

La Diada de Sant Jordi Lovers Day Barcelona Spain

Mark the date. Early evening sangria and bookgiving at my place, if you're in town.

La Diada de Sant Jordi Lovers Day Barcelona Spain: "Barcelona's best day? Easy. April 23rd, Saint George's day, La Diada de Sant Jordi, Barcelona's Valentine's day, a day when kissometer readings go off the charts, a day so sweet and playful, so goofy and romantic, that 6 million Catalans go giddy from dawn to dusk. Patron Saint of Catalonia, international knight-errant Saint George allegedly slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful princess south of Barcelona. From the dragon's blood sprouted a rosebush, from which the hero plucked the prettiest for the princess.
Hence, the traditional Rose Festival celebrated in Barcelona since the Middle Ages to honor chivalry and romantic love, a day for men and mice alike to give their true loves roses. In 1923, the lovers' fest merged with International Book Day to mark the anniversary of the all but simultaneous April 23, 1616 deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. Over four million roses and half a million books are sold in Catalonia on Sant Jordi's Day, men giving their inamoratas roses and the ladies giving books in return. Bookstalls run the length of the Rambla, and despite the fact that April 23rd is an official workday, nearly all of Barcelona manages to play hooky and wander. "

Sunday, April 04, 2004

no linkin'

back from Canada.

there's a story on Headline News about William Hung, the 'She Bangs' dork from American Idol. it ends withe phrase, 'there's a little William Hung in all of us.'

eh, no.

Friday, April 02, 2004

downloading is not a crime, it's charity

Really fucking cool. I've been wanting to send my favorite artists money for the tracks (rarities and bootlegs) that i've downloaded over the years, but this takes the cake.

See what happens when we act out of love and not fear?

Tiny Mix Tapes: "Wilco Fans Set up Online Charity Donation Center for Downloaders

It's no secret that A Ghost is Born, Wilco's upcoming release, has leaked all over the internet. According to the band's website,, the official release date is June 22nd, so the album has surfaced approximately three months in advance. Wilco has long been recognized as a band with very loyal followers, but this week three fans have acted upon an unprecedented idea with the permission of Wilco and its manager, Tony Margherita. In a continued demonstration of loyalty, Ronen Givony and Jeff Dashley, owner of the extensive Wilco lyric website and co-owner of the Wilco message board, respectively, have set up a website for Wilco fans to make a 'down payment' for downloading A Ghost is Born before its actual release date.

Upon contacting the band's management, Givony and Dashley were encouraged to send the donations from fans to the charity of Wilco's choice, Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors without Borders. Medecins Sans Fronteres is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical care to victims of war, disease, and natural/manmade disasters.

The benefits of this donation site are threefold, as Dashley sees it. Besides showing support for Wilco and providing support for these doctors who 'face hostile environments, the sick and the dying, day in and day out,' another objective of the project is 'to make a simple statement to the record companies that the fans aren't the problem.' Givony thinks that the bone-dry well of the music industry is due to the poor quality of mainstream music available in most media outlets: 'people (both the public and the critics) are just so goddamn fed up with being spoonfed nothing but mass-marketed and mediocre blather for years.' Givony and Dashley hope that this project will show the music industry that there's money to be had for "interesting artists" whose music is intelligent and genuine enough to earn respect and loyalty.

According to the donation site's statement, the money fans give represents "a show of thanks to the band for its continuing generosity and trust—on behalf of the fans of Wilco, and of real, original music everywhere." If you're interested in contributing "to the radio cure," you can donate as much or as little as you would like at There's also a link included to show how much money has been donated thus far. If this thing goes far enough, we may be lucky enough to see Wilco eventually performing at the Super Bowl. Then again, that's probably damn hard since Tweedy doesn't believe in touchdowns and is probably unwilling to reveal copious amounts of cleavage. Of course, a girl can dream."

cute babies

Had lunch already? Ok, go here.

New drug: Prescription anti-depressant Colpacetic

Just saw an ad in my freshly delivered USA Today for my new anti-depressants, Colpacetic XL. The ad strangely enough has a guy wearing a sports coat and playing saxophone. ... the fuck?

Anyway, here's what the warning label says: (which despite the side-effects, i highly recommend):

Colpacetic is prescribed for the treatment of depression, but it is not for everyone. If you take Colpacetic, there is a risk of sickness, including a condition of thickness of the head. Do not take Colpacetic if you are driving, as it may make you crash your car. Additional side effects may include: hurting your head, dry mouth, and eyes too red.

Colpacetic may increase nervousness, disorientation, but calm feelings of loneliness and heighten intimacy, which is increased in patients with certain medical problems or in patients taking certain medicines.

Colpacetic has a LOW INCIDENCE OF THE FOLLOWING SIDE EFFECTS: Low spillage. Low cost. Does not come in a pill. Colpactic XL will stay in the system indefinitely, does not cause insomnia nor excessive all-day drowsiness.

Colpacetic XL is guaranteed to do what it should. Colpactic XL will not cause excessive manic happiness and will not cause excessive depression. Colpacetic decreases weak-mindedness, allowing for the return to normal feelings of 'no doubt'. Colpacetic XL alleviates anxiety and nervousness as well as feelings of disorientation and indecisiveness.

Colpacetic is not intended as a replacement for being alone with you, yeah.

Do not take if you have or had a seizure or eating disorder. Don't use if you take an MAOI, or any medicine that contains bupropion such as WELLBUTRIN XL or ZYBAN. You should not take Colpacetic XL if you are abruptly stopping the use of alcohol or sedatives. When used with a nicotine patch or alone, there is a risk of increased blood pressure, sometimes severe. To reduce risk of serious side effects, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems. Other side effects may include weight loss, dry mouth, nausea, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, and sore throat.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Ebola Monkey Man: Nigerian 419 Scam

A must read.

Ebola Monkey Man: Nigerian 419 Scam: "ATTENTION: This site is dedicated to all the hardworking people who have either been scammed or annoyed by a Nigerian 419 Scam Artist. My intention is not to offend anyone. OK, that's a lie. My intention is to offend anyone who will sink low enough to take advantage of a hard working person. I love all people, except those that cause pain. If you are not a scammer and find this page offensive, use your head and please do not add it to your favorites section. Oh, and relax, it's all in good fun"

Frank Frazetta Art Gallery/Paintings

Yeah! Hell, yeah!

Frank Frazetta Art Gallery/Paintings: "The incredible paintings of Frank Frazetta have brought him worldwide fame, legions of loyal fans, and scores of imitators. His darkly dramatic Conan oils and the equally powerful and erotic compositions for the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs have become the ultimate standards of excellence in the fantasy and adventure field. " - MTV Gets Burning with the Man - MTV Gets Burning with the Man: "MTV Gets Burning with the Man
April 1, 2004 Posted: 1:27 PM EST (1827 GMT)

The Burning Man festival joins the big time with an exclusive MTV deal set to start later this year.

By Cynthia Salinas

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) -- Is the world ready for a mud-covered Carson Daly introducing the newest Blink 182 video?
Executives at MTV seem to think so. Today they announced an exclusive five-year broadcasting and merchandising deal with Burning Man LLC, the organization responsible for the wild annual festival of the same name.
'To say we're thrilled with this deal would be an understatement,' said Terry Oldam, head of development at MTV. 'We've been courting Burning Man for years and I'm happy we were finally able to strike a deal that everyone is excited about.' "