Thursday, September 27, 2007

Man of this Town

Awhile ago, well actually quite awhile ago I went to the Salt Lake City Mayoral Debates. I went to support Keith Christensen and possibly be swayed by the other candidates, but it was so long ago that the primaries have already occurred. He didn't make it and none of the other candidates did much swaying. Can't expect much in the most Republican state of the Nation. Anyway, the reason for this post was the format for which the discussion panel took place. It was very interesting and productive. We were all logged into a website, if you had a question you would submit it on the site, then the other users would vote on the question. The higher the votes, the question would move up the list and vice versa. The question with the highest votes would be the next question asked to the panel. It was a great way to get your voice heard and have them address the issues that have the most general interest. Politics are crazy.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


i'm going to continue to post random music videos on here. good, quick, entertaining content for viewing. first up this combo...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bats for Lashes

I really like this song and video. Some of her other stuff reminds me of Bjork, but a little more conservative. I think she's the new scenester craze, but who cares about all that pop culture trend crap?...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

El camino largo detrás... del camino largo a continuación.

Nico Melendez extended the invitation to join the Levitation Project in Las Lenas, Argentina for a bit of this and that. After coming home from Canada and being in the abhorrent Utah summer heat, my enthusiasm for the Southern Hemisphere was growing. The fares out of San Francisco were much cheaper than Utah. Also Mike Wilson and Travis Ganong were aboard the same travel ship, so I got behind my trusty Subaru steed and drove West...

Mike always has to have the newest ish on the gadget market, so we used his iPhone and its expensive stopwatch to calculate the alloted travel time from Tahoe to Las counting my drive from Salt Lake to Tahoe and the cabin fever in Mendoza and all the other unfortunates it ended up somewhere around the 98 hours sum.

Once there I met up with the lens crew of Adam Clark, Will Wissman, Bridger Nielson, Dustin HugeBigGuy and Nico Melendez. The shred heads were Bode Merril, Phil Damianakes, Austin Granger, Billy the tool Poole and Julian Carcass hucker. Jumps, bumps, humps, lines, spines, wines, powder, chowder and...flan all were had.
The food usually was some sort of combination of ham and cheese. Not a very friendly place for a vegetarian like myself...,but I made due until this chile relleno came about one night...

Las Lenas is wild. Not much room packed with Argentina's elite brown eyes and their commercialized attitudes, along with the gnarliest wind storms, sideways snow and latest dinner time known to man. The American can be loved, hated and everything in between within a 10 meter radius. But our money is something that can cause one emotion to stand above all...greed...or maybe its the language barrier. Regardless we got away with a lot of rowdy behavior. Food fights, cop fights, McDonalds tent fights, arcade fights and others.

After the decadence in Las Lenas we ventured back to Mendoza for more mellow times. A little bit of tourism and nicer weather. If you ever end up in Mendoza the Damajuana Hostel is highly recommended. Fausto and Gabi will treat you well. Spend some time in and around the Plaza Indepencia, eat lots of Dulce de Leche and most food choices around there are tip top. But keep your possessions close. Some people like to have lose hands in those parts.

The travel home was up to par with the way there. Mendoza-Santiago-Dallas-San Francisco-Tahoe-Salt Lake. Two hemispheres, two continents, three countries, five time zones, three states and countless cities all in two days time. I couldn't make the final push into my Utah destination, so car camping in the Salt Flats it was, but sunrises always lighten the day...get it...get it. Lame.

All in all it was a super productive and fun trip. The movie is going to be a banger. You can't beat the El Ray, Stuntman Mike, Cherry, Levitation snow shred combination for a film. If you're in Utah on October 30th come see some good slasher action.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

hecho le casero

back in utah. wireless isn't working at my house. its late and borders books is closed, so i'm sitting in my car getting what i can out of their wireless. once i get my technology back in order, i have some pictures and stories from the southern hemisphere.
back to creeper in the car mode...