So last night we went eating at the Japanese place next door to the hotel, Taikosho, and it turned out the had lots of funky, unusual stuff, like a duo of different uni on tempura: Deelish! Of the more decadent things on the menu was wagyu nigiri with caviar, and I was all “yeah, and … Continue reading Decadence
But instead there was Ikue Mori, Arto Linsay (i.e., two thirds of DNA) and YoshimiO (or Boredoms etc fame). It was fabulous and very funny. Xxx.
If only there were some kind of wild space age technology that would allow you to update a schedule on a web page instead of having an annoying permanent overlay notifying you that the schedule may be out of date. But that’s science fiction.
I thought this stuff was supposed to be over when my summer holiday had finished. Weather! You’re doing it wrong!
It’s nice that the Earth has two sides, I think. Also:
We were walking along the beach and saw lots of these strange shapes… Examining them closer shows that there’s some kind of wee critter making them: A crustacean? Itsy worm? Shellfish? Anybody know what these are?
It’s not ambiguous, but I think it’s wrong. These rails look like a pretty permanent installation. They won’t be removed any time soon.
I’m in London to see Kate Bush’s show again. I had a suitcase with me this time, so I took a cab from Paddington to my hotel in Whitehall. We encountered some very blocked-up traffic, and my cabbie said “Hm!” Then he switched on the radio and it said that black cabs were blocking traffic … Continue reading Cab Action
I’ve never loved any stage thing as much as I loved what took place tonight. KT is still a genius. And I’m seeing it again in two weeks. Yay!
Here in Utah, I have detected a new menu fad. I think. At least I can’t recall seeing this before anywhere: So basically, they’re warning us that undercooked meat is dangerous. (And please no personal checks). Ok… But I’m at a restaurant. I don’t want them to undercook my meat. But there’s an asterisk. And … Continue reading New Menu Fad Detected
Driving from Moab to Denver, it started snowing just past Vail. Going up a mountain pass. When renting the car, I asked whether it had winter tires. He said “Sure! All-year radials!” That apparently is rental car guy speak for “no”, and our car had like no traction and we stalled. So: We were towed … Continue reading Snowed Out In Vail!
Very moo. Much free range.
Wow. So design. But very alcohol.
Sundance turned out to be really nice. Well organised, friendly, good movies. Oh, and Blind is fantastic. It’s really funny and smart and interesting, and all those kinds of good things. Nine thumbs up.
Who knew that Dead Can Dance had so many fans in Hungary that they had to play a sports arena? I thought the sound was gonna be pretty iffy, but it was the last place in Europe that had tickets available. The sound wasn’t iffy — it was horrible. As Concert Goer Guy would say: … Continue reading Papp László Budapest Sportarénában
Just beachy electronic music Laurie Anderson is doing a tour! I had no way of getting away from work until one of the last dates on the tour: Performing at Antony’s Meltdown thing in London. Which was fine by me. Lots of other shows at that thing that I’d like to see, like Matmos. And … Continue reading Oops. I’m doing London. Again.
I ordered… something… as the appetizer at the restaurant tonight. I’m pretty sure I didn’t expect this tentacle plate to appear, though. Did I order it? Was the waiter just having fun? Anyway, what it is? It kinda looks like octopus, but not quite. The tentacles don’t quite look octopussey enough. And the texture wasn’t … Continue reading Tentacle Mystery
Take your backpacks off! There’s a pizzeria just down the street here that almost always has a long queue outside. Pizzeria da Baffetto. Naturally, if there’s a long line, I want to be there, too. Or perhaps not. But I was thinking that that might be the reason that all these people were standing out … Continue reading Baffled Pizza
After doing intense research, I’m able to confirm that the lethal Kinder Eggs are still availble in Italy. And furthermore, they contain amusing stuff like the construction set and the paper thing on the right, and not just boring figurines. Let the touristing commence!