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The City and the City

(August 18, 2019)


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The Universe is a Haunted House

(August 16, 2019)


(August 9, 2019)

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

Funky Hotel

(August 8, 2019)


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(July 19, 2019)

Crispy Mini Taco With Tuna

(July 18, 2019)

It’s a Sign

(May 14, 2019)


(May 13, 2019)

It’s a Bargain!

(May 13, 2019)

A Siegfried-Free Night

(May 9, 2019)

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.

Wrong Aspect Radio

(May 8, 2019)

If Only It Had Been Twenty-Three Years

(May 7, 2019)

Police Enforced

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(November 15, 2017)

Space Age

(November 10, 2017)

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update a schedule on a web page instead of having an annoying permanent overlay notifying you that the schedule may be out of date.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.

Black Metal

(November 9, 2017)


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(November 7, 2017)

Holiday’s End

(March 4, 2016)

I thought this stuff was supposed to be over when my summer holiday had finished. Weather!  You’re doing it wrong!

Memorabilia (Melbourne Remix)

(February 21, 2016)

The Saddest Thing About Hotel Rooms

(February 17, 2016)

Beau Travail

(February 5, 2016)

It’s nice that the Earth has two sides, I think. Also:


(February 5, 2015)

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?

Batemans Bay

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(January 31, 2015)

Programming Is Hard

(January 25, 2015)

Partial Opera House View

(January 23, 2015)


(September 29, 2014)


(September 29, 2014)

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.

Cab Action

(September 24, 2014)

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

Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon

(September 13, 2014)

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!

The Saddest Thing In A Hotel Room

(September 12, 2014)

Colorado Versus Utah: A Comparison

(January 29, 2014)

New Menu Fad Detected

(January 28, 2014)

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

Snowed Out In Vail!

(January 28, 2014)

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!

Sightseeing in Utah

(January 27, 2014)

Very moo.  Much free range.

Local Drinks

(January 27, 2014)

Hotel Bed With A View

(January 26, 2014)


Sightseeing in Utah

(January 26, 2014)

Wow.  So design. But very alcohol.


(January 24, 2014)

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.  


(December 24, 2012)

Papp László Budapest Sportarénában

(October 17, 2012)

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

Oops. I’m doing London. Again.

(August 5, 2012)

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.

Tentacle Mystery

(February 17, 2012)

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

Baffled Pizza

(February 7, 2012)

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

Lethal Eatin’

(January 30, 2012)

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!


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