Wednesday, February 25, 2009


On my mission away from Forward Operational Base Yamhill Freedom, i have encountered:

KimChee III
The Big Yellow Ball of Heat and Light

Mission notes will be distributed on a need to know basis.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hello Internet peoples...

i am here:

21°18′32″N 157°49′34″W


Tuesday, February 17, 2009


The timing of this borders on:

  • Irony
  • Prophetic
  • Silly
  • Very Silly
  • Mega Huge, Brutally Brutal Silly

and i am writing of, you wonder? Details soon. Please join me in looking at the snow on the mountains.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The 14th.

i cooked.

Happy Valentines day, Aloha!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

hoo da hot

Did i say it was pushing 60°F a few days ago? It's snowing. Now.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Scale.

The word "Scale", when used in music terminology, is from the Italian Scala or ladder. Sometimes i think of the device used for weighing things or people..

Here in Forward Operational Base Yamhill Freedom, i am the primary mess officer. i am by no means a "foodie", "chef", "gourmand", or "gourmet"... however i do enjoy cooking, and the missives of Chairman Kaga. Why am i mentioning this? When i arrived here, i weighed 135-138lbs, clothed. Now dear internet person, i have experienced the full wrath of Winter; the need to constantly stuff your face.

Can you hold that mental picture in your head? Please stop thinking about the beach and that blue drink for one second. It's so cold that people head out to restaurants /bars /inns etc. in droves so that they can:

  1. Get warm on someone elses' dime (you have to pay for heat? what a country -ed)
  2. Drink
  3. Eat
  4. Drink
  5. Eat
  6. GOTO 1

What do i weigh now? We don't have a scale.


So folks, when you decide to join us here on your own adventures, please make note of your weight- pre Oregon status. We will be collecting data for statistical analysis and will be sending this data to our insect overlords stationed in Zeta1 Reticuli.

Bon appetit, and Aloha!

*here is a scale for you:


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunny at 57F

i was persuaded to take a trip into Beaverton, as there are no Borders Books or Barnes & Nobles nearby. No books called out to me today- though i did get a little music manuscript notebook.
Will i finally write my symphonic trilogy in six parts? My ode to Mozart and Bach...a Mach piece?
A hauntingly familiar music done in tone rows? "Mustang Sally" reworked in a slack key style Open "G" tuning ?

Look at the date. Please note i have yet to go to Powells Books! Also note, dear readers, the 12th is almost upon us.

Remember, there are two words that make any sign instantly more fun and emotionally charged!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nicks'...Brew Moon...

Nicks Fish Market and Brew Moon have closed on the island of Oahu.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Damn Right, I gots the Blues..

Even if your day totally sucks... this will fix it ( for six+ minutes anyway...)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snark, it's for Breakfast...

In all fairness, here are some cars worth considering if you are member of the celeb set:

BMW 7 Hydrogen fuel cell car.
Honda FCX Clarity Hydrogen fuel cell car.

No emissions, ZERO. *THAT* is good for the environment.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Cult of Personality

I saw this on some online news website:

Miley Cyrus says her mom's black Porsche -- which she inherited around her 16th birthday -- was driving her crazy.
So she ditched it for a new set of wheels.
"I didn't like it 'cause it was bad for the environment, and it was too big," she says in a new video on her Web site. "My dad surprised me last night with a black Prius."
She likes it better because it's "good for the environment, and it's adorable!"

Ok this is easy:

1: When you go on tour, do you have:
  • a private jet or plane
  • a tour bus or buses
  • limo or multiple vehicles for press or publicity
  • limo for the entourage
* if the answer is yes to any of the above, please tell he people that write your press releases to shut your fucking holes about the environment. Hear that ? Mother Earth is calling, and she wants to kick your ass (and we are speaking of the collective ,"celebrity" ass but what do i know..)

2) Those environmentally "friendly" Prius' still burn gas when at speed...and what i find incredibly amusing, is that they carry an ARRAY (that means more than one..) of mother earth hating lead acid batteries. Lead? Acid? Sounds green to me. Lets see:

plastic for the battery housing "from the rain forest!"

lead, nickel , copper and other heavy metals "from the rain forest, and it makes me feel good about being better than non celebrities!"

sulphuric or muratic acid "hand made by indigenous tribes in the rain forest, with unicorns running the co-op in an almost ashram-kibbutz fashion." oh yeah... i went there..

So i'm glad that one person, it would seem the only person who cares, has actually thought of their environmental impact and "carbon footprint" and is truly active in being a caretaker of Gaia and not some vapid, shallow publicity excursion. Perish the thought..

*please note the use of satire, thank you. It's the U.S.A, freedom of speech and all that..

Disclosure: My current vehicle currently burns coal, gold and depleted Uranium and Cobalt isotopes as fuel. The current mileage is 5 feet per gallon (in volume ) of fuel. Giant flames shoot out the exhaust an the vehicle is currently street legal on the planet Mars and in certain areas of Easter Island.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

More Sunday Guitar

This guy! Obey...


i like Music, don't you? i like guitars too..

Here is Shane Gibson playing "Dooosh" and "Ducksinapond"

Superbowl Sunday

From Trask Mountain Outpost: Yamhill, Oregon: