Friday, November 30, 2007

painted leaf

painted leaf, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

keep your eyes open!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

last day

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

tragic limerick

there once was a boy named wayne
whose scoring was insane
a broken thigh
in junior high
his dreams went down the drain

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

pup feels for baby

pretty amazing the empathy these two have for each other -

Monday, November 26, 2007


escape to the words
somebody else wrote
when somebody else felt
sparking lump in his throat

Sunday, November 25, 2007

shantaram movie update

it looks like that book i read about the bombay slums, shantaram, is having a hard time getting to the silver screen.

The Times of India

In Depp Trouble! - Casting Hollywood star Johnny Depp in a film is a luxury that director Mira Nair cannot afford, perhaps.

According to our sources, Nair’s ambitious project, Shantaram , has been shelved because the actor demanded a huge price. “Mira Nair will be unable to go ahead with the film because Warner Productions has decided to back out of the project. Also, the amount quoted by Johnny Depp is very huge. The producers don’t see how they will be able to complete the film with such big money involved,” says a source.

Mira Nair had announced her ambitious film, Shantaram , based on Gregory David Roberts’ book of the same name, earlier this year. Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan had been roped in to play key roles.

She had also approached Vishal Bharadwaj to score the music of the film. Our source says, “Mira Nair was to start shooting with Amitabh Bachchan from January 2008. Unfortunately, that will not happen any more.”

Deals with all the other actors had fallen into place but things did not somehow work out with Depp. Our source says, “Depp loved the novel by Gregory Roberts. He even invited the author to visit him in London. Gregory Roberts did go and meet him. Everything was going fine until Depp quoted his price! All activity related to Shantaram came to a screeching halt after that.”

It may soon be officially announced that the film has been shelved. Our source says, “Warner Productions will hold a press conference announcing the cancellation of their Shantaram project in the second week of December.”

The official spokesperson of Warner Productions kept mum about the film being shelved because of the sky-high money quoted by Johnny Depp. The spokesperson just mailed the production house’s official statement that says: “Production on Shantaram is being postponed due to Hollywood writers’ strike and the inability to guarantee a February start, which would then place the production in India in an inclement weather corridor.”

greedy americans

human babies

human babies, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

cheer up

nothing to be
sad about
so smile til your
teeth fall out

Friday, November 23, 2007

american toad

american toad, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


6 cans of trash, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

waiting for scraps

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


ole, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

thanksgiving pups

thanksgiving pups, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

have a fabulous thanksgiving this year

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

what about this guy

dennis & elizabeth kucinich

makes sense to me i must confess

Monday, November 19, 2007

visual excitement

google image search = "fist pump"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

rocking tots

recent conversation between me, lande (6.5 year old girl) and ryal (3.5 year old boy):
me: is dan zanes your favorite rockstar?

lande: dan zanes is my favorite - or hannah montana - no dan zanes is my favorite THEN hannah montana THEN hilary duff

me: who's your favorite ryal?

ryal: daddy


me: are you gonna be an accountant like your dad when you grow up?

lande: no a rockstar

me: what instrument are you gonna play?

lande: the microphone

Saturday, November 17, 2007

road warrior

he took the train
he caught his flight
he hailed a cab
he rode his bike
he walked a mile
a million times
with hope
out there
his love
he'd find

with shoes wore down
he heard it all
the tragic spring
the comic fall
the coldest days
he hummed the song
my love
is right
here all

Friday, November 16, 2007

tumor or not tumor?

the vet called with holden & nacho's blood tests & they're both "pretty much perfect" which is great but she's recommending surgery to take off holden's tumors.

she stuck a needle in them to test while we were at the office and said she's 99% positive they're benign.

the tumors have been there for about 4 years now, starting with one - the biggest golf ball looking one - now there are 4, all on holden's ribcage (cheetah chest) and don't get in his way.

they'd have to put him under for the surgery

he's 9 1/2 years old, which is like in his late 60's people years

it would cost $500-600, which really means $750

i don't want these to get to be the size of grapefruit & put stress on his other organs

if i wait much longer he'll be too old for surgery

but they're not cancerous and he's in great health and that's a lot of fucking money

anybody with tips, experience, advice, pointers, a rusty razor, let me know

holden votes "no"

Thursday, November 15, 2007

it's snowing!

40 AM

40 am, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

drove back and forth to chapel hill yesterday thrifting along the way. it was great to get back to tar heel country after 5 years. got a tuna sandwich at foster's and it was just as good as i remember. here's a driving & clicking photo from around 730 am coming down off the mountain.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

scattering tea leaves

i almost feel like someone died. i got this email last night:

"After ten great years on the road as a touring musician, I have come to the realization that this life is not for me. As a result, I have decided to leave Tea Leaf Green to pursue some of my life's other passions. I wish my brothers in the band only the best. Their future is surely bright. Most of all, I am so grateful to my family, friends, and fans. You've always encouraged my free spirit; thanks for your continued support.

Ben C.


In any band, there exists a dynamic between the collective's goals and those of the individual members. At times, aspirations that were once aligned, diverge. This is one of those times. We support Ben's decision without reservation and wish him only the best. We know he put his heart and soul into thinking this through, just like he did with Tea Leaf Green these past ten years; we admire Ben for staying true to himself.

As one chapter ends, so another begins. In this moment of transition, we've reached out to our good friend, Reed Mathis, who enthusiastically accepted the torch. Please join us in Santa Cruz as we welcome Reed to the band. Let's get this show on the road!

Tea Leaf Green"

he went by many names - milky chambers, the weed, franz hanzerbeak, & more - he was hard to photograph because he moved too constantly, always grooving head bobbing chicken walking plucking his bass hard and when they passed the mic to him he rapped heady funky goodness and the dancefloor was instantly transformed from manic schwirly chaos to a community getting down to ben c. all together now.

and today he's off to pursue other passions and i wish him extremely well but my heart aches with i feel like we let him down, i as a fan let him down, he wasn't happy enough playing for us to keep doing it. i shouldve gone to more shows, shouldve burned cd's for more people, all that stuff a band as talented as tea leaf green deserves but i also feel like could be they're tilting in a different direction from the planet of green love into the rock n roll band and they're playing 100+ shows a year back and forth and back and forth across the US and canada & a lot of those shows are short festival sets and opening for other bands, and hardly ever do they pass the mic to ben c. in a show like that. life on the road for these people is never easy i imagine. i'll always have a biscuit from NYE '05 to remember him by, and the memories, good god the memories, and the live music archive.

can't wait to see the new tea leaf green, hope they come this way soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

it's a husky world

the la times says disney is fixing the ride "it's a small world" so the boats stop getting stuck in a couple places. they're making the water deeper and the boats more buoyant. when boats stick on the ride now, a disney worker goes back there and asks somebody to get out of the boat & gives them a food ticket for their trouble.

here is a shirt they could give out instead

in related news, a dunkin donuts just opened nearby, with plans for more to spread into the area soon.

Monday, November 12, 2007

happy birthday brother

peanut butter time 3, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

little brother henry turns 2 today! he's a good boy.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

wild weekend bits

i met a friend of a friend who rode his bike here to asheville from nashville tennessee last week by himself in 4 days with all his stuff in saddlebags, i think 380some miles.

i went to see porter batiste & stoltz at the garage at biltmore and was impressed with everything, the music, the place, the reconstructed vintage clothes store attached to it, all cool

wheels chipotle got a tarheel tattoo - tar tattooed onto his heel

he said it didn't hurt at all and we agreed that it's magical

i went to see dan zanes
rock out this afternoon with some '21st century all ages folk music'

and lande lost a tooth at the orange peel!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


point of the twist

Friday, November 09, 2007

vet checkup today

time for holden & nacho's yearly doctor's visit. rabies shots for everyone! aspirating holden's tumors! should be a blast.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

before the music dies

they're showing this tonight at the fine arts theater downtown. and be there i will. it's a documentary on the state of the music biz. music will never die.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

scented motivational fruit?

care to guess what scented motivational fruit might be?

(click to see what it is)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

not very nice

not very nice, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

maybe i was the brat too. here are some pictures of us on that trip to florida mostly riding fake horses.

Monday, November 05, 2007


saturdays full of potential
sundays full of regret
projects parties list to get done
good friends you never met

Sunday, November 04, 2007

fight depression

tooth & nail

Saturday, November 03, 2007

trevor garrod @ las tortugas, last sunday morning 10-28

angel from montgomery (john prine)
just like heaven> (the cure)
don't let it down
? 'water, wind and wine' -tg on harp and guitar
16 tons (merle davis)
where the forest was
'i wish i was innocent'
i've got a truck
edge of the world
blackbird on a wire
love reveals
brokedown palace (hunter/garcia)
drink of streams

taped & posted by AG of jambase

Friday, November 02, 2007

can you believe it's november

nacho thinks it's been a loooong week

going to a japanese steak house is like taking a bath in sesame oil

inadvertent hieroglyphics