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Sunday, August 31, 2008

 
Zeee house

A mid-century beauty! Built in 1845, this handsome townhouse retains classic architectural detail--dark marble mantels, crown molding, pocket shutters, ceiling medallions & more! Elegant columns (added early 20th century) divide double parlor. Used as lawyers' office, mechanical systems have been updated & property is well maintained. Lots of *parking*. Possible tax credits.




Hello gorgeous!



Thursday, August 28, 2008

 
Good Ole Days

I know i'm not too much of a bargain
And you know that's not what you bargained for
As the hours turn into days
Pretty soon lost in the haze
It's up to you and me
And who's to say
These could be the good old days

I like waking up after a bad dream
Makes it feel like life ain't bad
Little kids go out to play
They're just happy it's another day

I guess i could be a quiet hero
No one knows the good i've done
You're not sure
Well that's okay
'cause i am
And i'm not afraid
It's up to you and me
And who's to say
These could be the good old days

 
Signs of the Apocalypse


While placing ads online for "US economic Crisis", and "US Economy". A strange thing happened...

 
SWP is back!


 
Turn Towards Home

A simple mirrored glare, a guise;
There isn't a shoulder turned
Towards ice that melts
On faces that take away
All that I have kept secret.

Stern chins make the grass grow.
With the motor of nature
Turned towards the sun we make
Our beds in slithering ravines
Forever slipping down to the places
Mother told us not to play.

When the sun turns
Towards the sunflower
It takes a leap of grain-size
A step of solar
And moves our lives like
Watch hands turn.

If the machine of graze
Were to launch it's cancer on me,
I would turn towards your face
And have the pasture etched
With the ebb of you hair
Replacing what God told me was beauty

Between the shepherd and the butcher
How many heads have laid?
With a cupped rigid hand,
A chin grabbed, and then
Turned towards the window
A family takes its supper
With the trust of the day

When there were books in my palm,
Like weighted worlds of waiting,
I was happiest in my turn.
I was blessed with the moon toward my face
And my back to the seas
As if someone had saved the slightest
Verse just for me.



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

 
Sliver Spring

Gets me every time when she starts eye balling Mick


 
In Honor of Good Thai Food...and Dune


 
alexander pope quotes

Wit is the lowest form of humor.


What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.


No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale.



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

 
Bottle of Wine
The meaning of it
is nothing compared to you
and I.
But the symbolic gesture
of something
so stunning,
can only be held
in the character of you.
Drink it with me.
Drink our love
With me.



Friday, August 22, 2008

 
August 22nd Poem for a Birthday Boy

Dance, Dance Christa Päffgen
When the ship's bow broke the second cook claimed "rough".

He's got this big wind turbine
Blowing him straight on the board and off the grid
"Play chess with him."
"You'll love that he knows how to know."

A Chelsea girl once turned 50
Some kindred German Warhol freak
Some tie.
Energy binds us in some way.
And you lived for a day with me.

"Your body is electricity. Can you believe that?"
"I can actually. "

A half-hearted attempt to reunite old comrades
A trying time for footwear
A blood giver
Once in a blue moon you can call together
generosity with honesty and get away with all of it.

Angels.
Astronauts.
Copy writers.
Time travelers.
Crosses and stars.
Hammers and stripes.
Crests and hearts.
Time and layers.
Eyes and minds.
Your heart.
Love.

I love you all.
I always have.
I always will.
We are all energy passing through.
We always have been.
Happy birthday to everyone who loves.



Thursday, August 21, 2008

 
David Simon and Ed Burns

In the last decade, I can honestly say that there are no other people that have superceded to write the truth and put it on a video medium more than Simon and Burns.

Their past project, The Wire, speaks for itself.

But if you go back to Homicide, The Corner, and now with their new mini-series on HBO "Generation Kill", I am once again blown away. Their sincerity, honesty, passion, and ability to tell a story that is both hilarious but also pure drama is unmatched.

I hope they keep going for another decade.

When I think about the defining moments of my 20's art portoflio they are ultimately linked to that definition.

A video overview of the series is below - but if you haven't seen Generation Kill ... do yourself a favor and spend a day with the 7 part mini-series describing our insertion into the first days of the Iraq war by an elite Marine Recon unit.



You can also buy the book that the series is based on here. And get some background here.

Jennings - your xmas present has already been ordered... lol

Whiskey Tango Out.



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

 
IOUSA

Agora (my love and employment officer) - is releasing the following movie. We saw it here in the office a month ago - and - well - it's scary as shit and inspired me to write the "State of the Union" piece... but anyway -




Tuesday, August 19, 2008

 
Lessons Learned From Rocky 1 to Rocky 3

Deporting damage it is soft rock shit
The TSB Rock School
The overgrown supershit
The super models well they can’t get enough of it
Against the GTX
It is rugged GT
Lessons learned from Rocky I to Rocky III

Lesson1
The A&Rs are in it to the hips


Sheepskin shoes tend to ruin industry
Lesson 2. Cop the groove
Lesson 3. is to ignore 4.
Round 5. going into 6.
7. We’re cooking with Assamah
8. It’s a real heavy weight
9. We’re rocking New York time
10.x10. It’s like St.John said

Message from the wreckage

 
50 Millionth fan tonight

Your best shot at winning the lottery ever - I don't know what the prize is but I'm sure it's around 100k - for about 1 : 45000 - that feels like pretty damn good odds. Show up - win some stuff.

Weddings and birthday this week. I'll be 29. lol - pathetic



Thursday, August 14, 2008

 
City Songs for the Year

"Seasons in the Sun"

"We've got Jo, we've got Dunne
and Our Chairman's on the run
but the joy didn't last
when thaksin lost his cash"

"Seasons in the Sun"

He's welsh, he's blue,
He'll fucking murder you,
Leslie Huuughes, Leslie Huuughes . . .

"Blue moon..."

Blue mooon,
you spent your money too soon,
it's in a bank in Rangoon,
your going down with the toon

The Saints go Marching Home

"Who the f**k are Man United,
Who the f**k are Man United,
Who the f**k are Man United,
When the Blues go marching on on on,
And on and on,
And on and on and on..."



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

 
The evolution of funny cartoon shit...

The Simpson -> Ren and Stimpy -> South Park -> Family Guy -> ATHF -> South Park (the smarter years) -> GYWO!

Get your war on may be the single most funny thing I have ever seen in my life. I remember reading them 5 years ago - I remember peeing myself then... but the quality of these interactions is superb. Bravo!





 
Football Season Starts... in 4 days...
No not American football... we all know enough about that - -

City start playing this Sunday and they open against Villa. Midtown at 1pm for all interested. Unfortunately - this is how our season is starting!!!

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/index?cc=5901



Friday, August 08, 2008

 
Friday JumP




Thursday, August 07, 2008

 
August Songs

August's Songs are muddy.
They drink syrup out of bowls
and the heat that makes up
their deep drama always
seems to make me sweat
just a little too much.


 
Sunday Sunday Sunday

Sunday, August 10 - Ottobar - 8pm

This Sunday come watch the debut of Jason Dove's new band. We've got a fresh new look, so check it out: Jason Dove / Vacation Face.

The new dudes are Steve Hefter, Mike Ward, Steve Colmus and Bryson Dudley. Come see us destroy the stage!

Also playing are Abby Mott and Boy Genius.

Bring your green hat!



Tuesday, August 05, 2008

 
tapes n tapes - iron and wine

tapes n tapes pays 8x 10 this evening
Iron and Wine is much later - I hope it's sold out already...

Thanks.
Party and weekend was good.

Bret out.



Friday, August 01, 2008

 
The World of Craig

Sorry I haven't written a lot lately but... I've been really busy. However, this weekend - for the first time since last weekend - we'll all be invited to come hang out celebrate the coming nuptials of Mr Peregoy and his soon to be wife Carolyn. Tonight we will be out and about at most every Irish bar and tom. we'll be fine dining and then at midtown Yacht Club upstairs all evening from 10 on... please feel free to come by.

Have a great weekend otherwise.




Favorites List
Pandora Song List
Amazon Wish List
Reading
Revolutionary Wealth - Tofflers
Brian Jones

Things Making Me Smile
The City
Newness
Listening - [out of 5]
Benjy Ferree - 4.8
The Thermals 3.1
David Gray 3.8

Quote(S)
Like the guy with the beard? YES - like the guy with the beers. What? Yep

Bands That I Check Schedules For
Badly Drawn Boy
Belle and Sebastian
Benjy Ferree
The Black Keys
Deerhoof
Drive By Truckers
The Eels
Enon
Kimya Dawson
Mark Hopkins Band
Oasis
Iron and Wine
Mates of State
Ted Leo
Travis
Two if By Sea
Ween

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9:30 Club
Black Cat
Electric Factory
Fletcher's
8x10
The Knitting Factory
The Otto Bar
Recher Theatre
Sonar

Places I Eat/Drink in the Flesh
Aldo's
Bishop's Collar
Boccacio's
Cross Street Market
Hull Street
Joun Gak
Mick O'Shea's
No Way Jose
Porter's
The Irish Pub
Turner's
The Waterfront Hotel

My Greatest Hits (that's so lame)

The time I almost killed a child
July 4th in Korea
Excerpts from Demian
Why I screen phone calls
Bret's Death Metal Report
A conversation at a cocktail party
A conversation at breakfast
So you think you are a Baltimorian
A conversation about a girl singer
Observations from a bar
Observations of strippers
Tech Language
Why I love Oasis
I would go to war
"You Son of a Bitch" An Open Letter to Tom Friend
Dance to Your Ocean
Dream Ranch
When men become pussies
Jason Whitlock is a racist propaganda promoter
Pitchfork takes music snobbery to new level
The Cosmic Clash of the Red Sox and Cubs
The Hatred that is Runts Candy
Starting corporate line-up
Google Bio
Do you know me? List 1 / List 2 / List 3
The Night I Burned Philly Down
So You Want to be a Booze Hound
She Said it was Free
Funniest Corporate Story Ever
Striped Shirts and the Fucks that Wear Them
Death Peddle
NEW!!!
Pieces of Morning
Oasis Album Revew
The Art of Tipping
Starting Fires With Grass Stains
Bret's Federal Hill Food Review
Sexcapades and your Picture on the Internet
Stupid Secrets
Stupid Secrets the Return


Contact Me

Stuff I Swing By From Time to Time

- MUSIC
Donewaiting.com
hive3.com
Indie Video Archive
Large Hearted Boy
Important Records
Oasis News
Pitch Fork Media
Reptilian Records
Scenestars MP3 Blogs
Sound Garden Baltimore

- BUY
Aloud.com
Pre-Shrunk
Shotgun Apparel
Warrior Clothing

- HUMOR
Angry Little Girls
Atom Films
Eye Envision
Homestar Runner
Kill Frog
Junior Varsity Meat Market

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Degroen's Brewers
ESL Cafe
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Korean Herald
Villa Julie College Baseball
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