salsa anecdote

so, last night i was going to snack on some tortillas with salsa while watching some tv. i was adjusting my seating arrangement and inadvertently knocked the jar of salsa from off it's place on my coffee-table-like piece of furniture.

in the slowed down moment that was its fall to the carpet, i had time to think "no problem, it will all fall in one place".

i could not be more wrong, it exploded everywhere, the initial blast radius being the area under my futon. i quickly grabbed some cloths to clean it up. while cleaning, i saw that salsa shrapnel had reached the top of my futon, a blanket on the futon, and pillows. after applying carpet cleaner (handy to have when you're spilly mcgee) i found some more salsa behind one end of the futon (the jar fell at the diametrically [i know big words, and i occasionally like to (mis)use them] opposite end of the futon).

after tv, i was tired and decided to crash on the cleaned up futon. pushing the coffee table away from arms reach (so as not to kick off my laptop in the night) i felt some sticky goo on the coffee table arm. it had been salsanated.

i got up, turned on a light and cleaned it up. while waking this morning, my eyes gazed upwards and saw salsa on the ceiling!! i have a fairly high ceiling, i'll guestimate it at 9.5 feet. using some high school kinematics equations, i can say that despite it's 2 foot freefall, making it have a velocity of about -3.6m/s when it hit the floor, the salsa had to have an initial upward velocity of atleast 7.7m/s. Thus making the "rubber coefficient" - (f%&* it, it's been 6 years since i took a physics course) of the floor fantastic. crazy!


Robert in Edmonton, 2006ish

My brother, Robert performing at a cafe in Edmonton. I'm not sure who took the photo, but I like it.


rhcp saskatoon setlist

Alright folks, after an interesting week which included a phenomenal concert (Red Hot Chili Peppers with opener 'The Mars Volta'), I have been sick for the last couple of days. Now I am getting caught up on missed work and such.

I have tried googling for the setlist of the Tuesday, September 19th, Saskatoon show I attended with friends but have had no luck. From my decent memory, I can recall these songs from the 2 hour set, though the order is not precise:

1	short intro jam
2	can't stop
3	scar tissue
4	dani california
5	charlie
6       fortune faded
7	blood sugar sex magik
8	strip my mind		
9	don't forget me
10      will you still love me tomorrow (dusty springfield/carole king)
11	snow (hey ya)
12	right on time
13	unknown #1
14	warlocks
15	unknown #2
16	by the way
17	parallel universe
18	flea solo
19	flea/john jam
20	californication
21	tell me baby??
22	short jam??
1	under the bridge
2	give it away
3	long jam john/flea/chad/omar (mars volta)

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)

This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:

Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange

It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man

Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...

...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters

The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.

nick cave-midnight man

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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."

Isaac Asimov

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