Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The reason that I started this blog

was to have a home for the footnotes in my other blog.  Just like Terry does in his books.

So here we go.  BTW - if you have not read the Frog on the Pumpkin blog post, this will likely make no sense to you. :)

* from the box, PumpkinHead sounded a lot like the gargoyles from Fable :D

** Every time I see PumpkinHead I play the XTC song - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead in my mind.....love that song. So I am fine with that.

Friday, July 29, 2011


As many of you know I just love me some british comedy.  And one of my favorites was, actually let me clarify that....my favorite IS Black Books....LOVE that show.

So, from that I discovered Dylan Moran....who I equally love, and this particular piece of his has stuck in my mind for years....he does a bit about potential  and why most of us never "open the door" to our potential....cause if you never open the door, it is always like you see in your mind....we are all afraid of the reality....what if I am not what I think I am.

So maybe the under achievers have the right idea, you should stay away from your potential...you might mess it up!

I did not say that well or funny.....but he did.

Yes.....in my potential room....there are flamingos serving martinis!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

One arch down

Lots more to go! This is two vetical 8 foot panels to the arch and one 4x8 on it's side for the top.
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So it begins

First load of foam for the new abbey! Let the madness begin!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Saw Tim Minchin in concert

last night - it was amazing.  He is better in person that on DVD (no surprise) - I think he was genuinely touched by the standing ovations....I was shocked to see so many people in Portland at his show.

I was really wanting him to close the show with "White Wine in the Sun" - but I think I am equally happy to hear a great version of a cover from one of my favorite song writers. He sang "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen (in the Jeff Buckley style) I liked how part way through the song when we were all singing the chorus "Hallelujah" over and over again.....he turned to the audience, smiled and said

"You are all getting the irony in this right?"


I did not record the show - the venue police were quite on top of cameras last night.  But here is a link to a version he of the song he did in London earlier this year.

It is like Halloween, just got to get out there and find your people.  It was nice to be a heathen among heathens. I wanted to turn around at the end of the show and say "Hey, everyone can we exchange emails......yes, all of you."

But I didn't and they all disappeared into the night.