Reality is what you pay for…

Making things right. Let me just tell you how much I hate every possible phrasing of this sentiment. Previous to the Deepwater Horizon, whenever I head this phrase used, it carried a certain ring of sincerity, of concern, of really trying to make amends for a wrong, but my how things have changed. Now, “Making…

You all enjoy yourself now…

Best to everyone down in New Orleans…enjoy and be safe! Well, kind of safe… Here in San Francisco, I’ll be celebrating at work, having organized the celebration for the building. Music, food and film…but alas, no beer despite my building being all harm reduction and stuff. Apparently it’s not cool for staff to bring in…

The Deal: what BP/Feds know that you don’t…

“No one can bring those fathers, husbands and sons back, but I am here to express our apologies…We — and by that I mean the men and the women of the management of BP, its Board of Directors, and its many employees — are deeply sorry for the tragic loss of the 11 men who…

Not their fault, again…

How many years later? Want to know how much oil remains in the Gulf, buried off the coast in Louisiana, how much that oil might still tarnish the sea life, how much oil, still remaining from the Deepwater Horizon could potentially come ashore as a result of the next hurricane? Tough. Ed Overton, speaking at…

Down: A little New Orleans in San Francisco…

Last night I attended a little shindig put on by Down, a great band from New Orleans. Great show. Knew all the songs. Got some bruises. A lot of spilled beer. I suppose that’s all I need to say about it and if it had been a normal night, maybe that’s all I would…but when…

Well, that explains a lot…

Much like Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter, whenever Michael Brown pops up in the news, on a radio or television station, my first response is typically “Umm, why the fuck are we supposed to care what you think about, well, anything?” I mean, Sarah was a shit governor nominated on a lark in a losing…

World Series Bound…

Being as I can’t go to the Superdome and the Sharks season is questionable, sometimes you have to take what you can get. And what we got is pretty damned good. Hells yeah… Have a nice day.

It’s a love/hate thing…now featuring GoatWhore!

I woke up this morning in San Francisco, stumbled to the coffeemaker and then to my desk…and after turning on the computer, I put on the latest release by GoatWhore, one of New Orleans finest metal bands and leaned back in my chair. Coffee was good, not chicory good, but certainly¬†Peet’s good. I heard shouting…

Across the bow…

Best of luck to everyone in New Orleans over the next couple of days…in my thoughts. More to come… PJ Harvey -The Words that Maketh Murder   And she ain’t talking about Steve Newhouse killing the Times-Picayune. Have a nice day.

What’s ten billion dollars between friends?

Despite the continued insistence of public relations hacks employed by the oil company hell known as British Petroleum that all in the Gulf is either well, or quickly on the mend, troubles persist: “Researchers are trying to determine whether more than 100 dolphins stranded on the Texas coast, most of them in Galveston, died because…