So That’s Where All The Woolly Mammoth’s Went…

As a kid I was fascinated by the fact that back in the day there used to be woolly mammoths, sabertooth tigers, milodons, etc. roaming across the plains.  I mean, what sort of six year old boy couldn’t love something like this: For the uninitiated, that’s a sabertooth tiger a.k.a. a Smilodon taking down a sloth while… Continue reading So That’s Where All The Woolly Mammoth’s Went…

Fireworks & Rooftops

Last night’s fireworks were a bit of a disappointment for those in Manhattan.  A combination of rain and wind conspired to blow all the smoke from the detonations towards us – and obscured the fireworks.  However, there was one amazing sight: the image of hundreds of people on their rooftops holding umbrellas as they strained… Continue reading Fireworks & Rooftops

Survivors of the Massacre

A few years ago I saw the movie Dig! – a documentary about the difference between two Portland bands: the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre.  It was a gripping, yet ultimately tragic tale – the Dandy’s go on to success while the highly talented frontman of the BJM, Anton Newcombe, self-destructs any time… Continue reading Survivors of the Massacre