Morning Becomes Hectic This morning I saw a busin…

Morning Becomes Hectic

This morning I saw a business man in a black suite and white tie fall asleep while standing. It was on the bus and he appeared to be lifting the cup to his lips when he just stopped and closed his eyes. He fell over when the bus started moving and woke up. It’s pretty cool he didn’t spill a drip of coffee on himself or anyone else or end up hurt. A copy of Airplane the Movie fell out of his briefcase which struck me as something he wouldn’t be carrying around on his way to work.

When I stepped off the bus there was a man singing and dancing broadway songs, he was only wearing adult diapers and a business tie. I don’t think he was busking, there wasn’t a hat out or anything.
Then I saw a four car pile up next to the train station. All of this within the same 5 minute period.
So I’ve been trying to unpack stuff as I get the chance, I keep finding really cool shit that I’ve been missing for a long time. Yesterday I posted some of the smaller paintings that I’ve found from my pile of Minneapolis stuff. This morning I found these 10 bootleg cds. Beck with Flaming Lips, Gastr Del Sol live, Hum rarities, etc…
I found the art for SuperTop #2, so I’ll start working on getting that finished soon.

I love the fact that The Return of Dr. Octagon subscribed to my blog, but hasn’t added me as a friend yet. That’s so backwards.

I’m performing at Paul’s Absynthe party tonight, whee.

Check out this video of Beck playing "Clap Hands" …

Check out this video of Beck playing “Clap Hands” on the Sarah Kuttner Show in Paris. It’s a great video, and cool sound, but one of the best parts about it is that Matt Mahaffey was on this tour as a drummer in Beck’s band, so he’s in this video. He’s the guy hitting things on table to create a musical beat. This and other videos are availlable on Stewoo.net.

Matt Mahafey is the center of Self, one of my fave rock groups from Murfreesboro. Huge inspiration to me personally. Someday their new album will get released.

No Blogging in Line

The sign in the register line at Ritual Roasters is quintessentially San Franciscan.

Now that I have used this picture in a blog, that would mean that I am ostensibly breaking the rule, right? Despite what my intentions may have been at the time this picture was taken.

After I assured him I would not post this pic in a blog, the barista showed me a cool ass blog gang sign (based on the “blood” gang sign):

Which reminds me of the Wiki hand sign (I love that it takes two people to make it, and it also reflects some of the anger or imaturity you may see on a wiki from time to time):

San Francisco’s myspace is getting some cool stori…

San Francisco’s myspace is getting some cool stories in the comments page, I think that’s neat.
Last night was the Best Of San Francisco party, and of course the issue came out on Wednesday.
I was certain I was going to get a call Thursday morning saying I was fired, but that didn’t happen. The day after Best of is typically a big “restructuring” day, lots of folks get fired, but not this year. At least not yet. Now work will be back at a normal pace and I wont have to spend as much time explaining why I’m not going to come in over the weekend or why I’m not willing to stay extra late.
I don’t really care about who won what award, anything that could give a Best Burrito award to either Taqueria Cancun or El Farolito Taqueria is fucked up. So the awards carry very little merit in my mind. note: Papalote is NOT an upscale taqueria, it’s just as fast as Farolito, and only like $.75 more expensive. That drives me nuts that they don’t win this award every year, now that they are opening up a second location maybe they’ll start to get credit for having what is easily the best burrito in the city.
One of my clients, the Church of Scientology, got an award for “Best Cult“. Yep.. That’s my client, I think I’ll give ’em a call right now, “Hey guys, I saw your award… Congratulations! Any press is good press, right! So now you want to keep up the momentum, let’s run a two page ad thanking the city for this award and listing upcoming BART and street corner appearances!”
Shit, we’ll there’s a thousand bucks in revenue gone each week.
Someone in editorial actually said I received two votes for Best Cartoonist. Neat. I didn’t win, some guy named Don Asmussen did, I guess it takes three votes to win or something.
Best Thai went to Osha, I bet Ta Wei’s restaurant in Benders could have had a chance if any of us new what it was called. “Thai Research Wagon” or “Enter the Wagon, Thai Research Kitchen” or “that place in Bender’s bar”.

Whatever, special issue over, only 51 more weeks till the next issue, better reserve your space now!

Tonight I’m going to see Art School Confidential with Sha-nanin at 7pm. I guess I’m going to dry a diet for the next month, apparently I can’t go wrong with chinese noodles, so… yeah. Oh speaking of Art School, Art School Sluts pretty much sucked, but Neu Wave Hookers is very very good. Three thumbs up if you know what I’m saying, and I’m sure that you do.