Monday, October 25, 2010

Chelsea's House

one of Chelsea's pieces

I have been able to hang out at Chelsea's house off and on for the last few weeks and it's such a dream. Her, Adam, and Lulu live in the woods (kind of) and their home is open and airy and just a lovely place to be. Plus I get to hang out with this jelly bean.

House Shows

I have had such great luck and experiences with home shows where friends showcase their friends musical talents for the rest of us.
Tonight was one of those lucky nights. First these two boys played who are Utah locals who have just returned from an East Coast bike/musical tour from Vermont to Virginia. They played shows and slept on couches all of the 700 some odd miles they rode. They were a banjo and acoustic guitar duet.
Next a couple with the most lovely little duet going. They live in San Fran and are in town to visit family. They were magical in person. You can check out their website to learn more about them here.
Mostly I was touched by all of these adventurers out there living their dreams. I love coming across people who are actively doing something they strongly believe in. I see it in my brothers letters he writes home from his mission in the Philippines and I see it in the passion these people have for their music. I guess my point is that it's touching no matter the subject as long as it's an honest and good endeavor. Makes me want to work harder at doing the same.

Let the Right One In

Best scary/vampire movie I've seen in a long time. You can watch it instantly on Netflix.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I was going through some old photos and it has been just over a year since I was worked by those old folks in their Pantiac.
Yes you're seeing right, I have cowboy sheets.
Great news, I've made what I like to consider a 110% recovery and some wicked awesome scars to prove it. Why 110% you say? Well my wrist is stronger than ever with a titanium plate in there, I'm back doing everything I did before AND no more student loan! Muahaha. It may have even been worth it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jigidy Jam

Slot Canyon from Jessica Baucom on Vimeo.

sometimes when I'm supposed to be working I work on things like this . . .

Monday, October 11, 2010

1 more point for Utah

I love Southern Utah. I would kill to live on one of those little orchards in Springville. It's a magical place and I have been away too long.


I got to tag along on a canyoneering trip last weekend. So worth it. So cold.

Breanne as Laura Croft

the labyrinth


swam in that

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

San Francisco

Got away to San Francisco last weekend for a music festival. It always amazes me how beautiful the surroundings are in this city. For all of the water that is around New York you rarely get the feeling you're near the ocean. In San Francisco you can smell it in the air.

The festival was "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass" in Golden Gate park. Sooo many great bands were there - Patty Griffin, Jenny & Johnny, Conor Oberst, Indigo Girls (yes, to me they are great), Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Avett Brothers and some more.
We made it to Arcade Fire (opened by Calexico) in Berkley too. It was worth it to see Michelle see them for the first time. I think it changed her life, or at least made it a lot better.

Besides the music I was such a nerd for the plant life at Golden Gate Park and around SF. The trees in particular in the park were AMAZING.

There were so many people selling "stuff" there. This guy was one of my favorites. He was writing poems in person on his little type writer with the mantra "name your subject name your price".

There were also a LOT of these guys.

Then there was the drive there and back. Long and beautiful.

Poor Tyler, we tuckered him out with all of our Indigo Girls singing in the car.