Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jam of the Day: Rival Consoles - "Recovery"

Although this track is a year old it is truly making my day today. I don't believe in god, but music like this almost makes me doubt that.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

New: Grimes - "Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream"

Grimes comes out with her first material off her upcoming record Art Angels, and it is about as pop as an artist like Grimes can get. I rather like it.

Jam of the Day: Young Galaxy - "Body"

Thumping dance track from the absolutely brilliant new album from Young Galaxy called Falsework.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jam of the Day: Olga Bell - "Incitation"

If you are a fan of Bjork's commanding voice and experimental electronics, you will adore Olga Bell.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015


My Chipotle addiction is getting way out of control.

I am so glad I had a nice weekend without even the most faint glimmer of having to work.

Slowly and surely I am starting to figure out how to get around this city.

I had some serious fear of missing out two weekends ago, seeing all my friends post from Atlanta Pride.

Thankfully all my meetings got cancelled this week.

I stepped on something in our kitchen the other night and didn't think much about it until I looked down a few minutes later and my foot was covered in blood. Must have stepped on something pretty sharp.

I've been very disappointed with the new Beach House record Depression Cherry. They have announced the release of a new album called Thank Your Lucky Stars that was recorded alongside Depression Cherry, and it is a completely different experience. The songwriting is much better and the melodies are killer.

My days this week have been screwy; Tuesday felt like Wednesday, Wednesday felt like Monday.

This has been a very surreal couple of work weeks.

Apparently, there are a lot of hot gay men in Sacramento.

I bought two suits before coming out to San Francisco. I should have waited. Because we walk so much here, I have lost a little weight, and now my pants are too big.

The address for the Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division, is on Welcome All Road.

After watching the Democratic debate, I was struck by how civil the discussion was, focusing on the issues and facts, with rarely any personal attacks. I feel Bernie Sanders has some interesting ideas but lacks any real concrete way to get those goals accomplished. Hilary, on the other hand, while not bold in her ideas, she at least has the experience to get those goals realized. I am not by any means decided on who I am voting for, but at least with these candidates, we see a lot more consensus than in the Republican party.

Although I don't really think Martin O'Malley has the right ooomph to be President, damn he is a good looking man.

I'm ready for the heat to leave San Francisco.

I love when someone decides not to use me on a project because they "can do it cheaper and faster," and then they fuck it up so bad that I have to come in and do it correctly. You get what you pay for.

Always interesting when your experience and background fit perfectly for a position and you get a generic rejection letter stating that you are "not a match for the position."

There are some relationships here that I need a flow chart to figure out.

I rode on the F line for the first time this week. It is the old time streetcars. They are surprisingly nice and roomy.

Why is there any debate over reasonable gun control laws?

The new Neon Indian record is a lot of fun.

I'm not sure I want to visit any place wherein I may fall into a pit of rattlesnakes.

You should not feel anxious at your place of work.

Jam of the Day: Beach House - "She's So Lovely"

From their new record Thank Your Lucky Stars, Beach House throw down one of their trademark dreamy tracks that is perfectly gorgeous.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jam of the Day: Selena Gomez - "Perfect"

Selena Gomez' new album Revival is one of the best pop records of the year. It is like an urban inflected 1989, will lots of killer dance tracks and beautiful ballads. "Perfect" is a gorgeous slow burning jam that easily gets under your skin.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jam of the Day: Day Wave - "Come Home Now"

Addictive jangly pop from Oakland's Day Wave, nee Jackson Phillips.



Cutie bear.


He needs a snuggle.

Furry chest.


Lust from above.



Killing. Me.

Great smile.

Tatts and eyes.





Yeah you, you know who you are. You aren't fooling anyone.

In a year of such amazing albums, the one album I truly thought would be my favorite, Darkstar's Foam Island, has become the most disappointing. After hearing four flawless singles, I was prepared to be blown away. Instead, you get a couple of other decent tracks and a slew of mind-numbingly pointless ambient interludes with nonsensical spoken word.

I'm beginning to forget what seasons are.

Every day at 1 PM in my office the sun hits it to where it becomes a raging inferno. It also appears the AC cuts off at 1 PM as well and does not come on until 2 PM. It's a horrible hour to wait.

It is interesting how when calculating the best way to get somewhere in SF, sometimes it takes longer to get somewhere via public transportation than walking.

I'm down with that.

There are many people who would benefit from having their face smashed repeatedly with a metal chair.

I'm so tired of having a micro-managing boss.

In the mornings when I cross over California Street downtown, I can hear the trolley lines rattling. There is something peaceful and calm about it.

I saw the band Braids the other night at a small club in Protrero Hill called Bottom of the Hill. It was an odd little set up, but the sound was good and, more importantly, the crowd was awesome. No one pushed or crowded you, I only saw one or two people with their phones out, and there was minimal talking during the set. I have only been to small venues so far, so I am assuming the larger shows have a bigger douche quotient. But for the moment, seeing shows in San Francisco has started to restore my love of live concerts.

I'm still figuring out the transit system here. I got on the right numbered train on the way to the concert venue last night, however, I misread the destination point and the last stop of that particular bus was well before my own.


I have been trying to get the rest of my bar admissions requirements taken care of this week, one of which is having my MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam) score transferred from GA to CA. I keep getting transferred back and forth between different departments and organizations, all of which tell me to call/email the other ones. I was finally able to get it though, and thankfully I passed it with a score that meets the CA requirement.

You know you are becoming a jaded San Franciscan already when you shudder when people call it Frisco or San Fran.

Is baseball still on?

You know work is slow when the people you generally ask for work start asking you for work.

There are so many books out there that I need/want to read.  So little time to read them.

What is this new trend of college students being offended by everything.  Isn't the point of going to college to get a broader perspective than before?

I want to give this to so many people.

Missing Atlanta Pride this year really makes this move seem very real now.

If your body tends to sweat a lot, khaki pants are not your friend.

Work has been bipolar lately. I am either slammed with work and barely have time to take a breath, or it's full stop and I am scrambling around trying to find something/anything to do to bill some hours.

It still surprises people that I enjoy a lot of pop music. Right now, I am really enjoying the Selena Gomez record. It is a very good pop album. It is not quite as amazing as the Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande records, but it is almost their equal.

Your cute for the day.

Lyrics Rattling Around My Brain

"I'll boil easier than you
Crush my bones into glue
I'm a go-getter
The system's in red
The room is inbred
I'm a go-getter

Don't hold no harm
Don't hold no harm

My children despise my wonderful lies
I'm a go-getter
I see through your walls
And your space down your halls
I'm a go-getter

Don't hold no harm
Don't hold no harm

The fever I feel, the fake and the real
I'm a go-getter
My world just expands
Things just break in my hands
I'm a go-getter

Don't hold no harm
Don't hold no harm."

"No Harm"

Appealing Things

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Having a day at work to do nothing but personal things
Re-reading The Secret History
Tuna steak
$23 bottles of Stoli at Safeway

Annoying Things

People who laugh after everything they say
Offices with no soundproofing
Job hunting

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jam of the Day: EL VY - "Paul Is Alive"

Charming and loopy little pop song from EL VY, a collaboration between The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf.

Thursday, October 1, 2015





Very handsome.

I'm on fire, put me out.

I like them rough around the edges.

Beach fur.

Lovely furry forearms.

Beefy bear.

Furry couple.

Tight body.



Wet otter.

Lovely hair and beard.

Cigar bear.  Woof!


Silver fox.

Dear god.

Put em up!

Woof Daddy!

Folsom 2015 Edition:

It is much easier navigating the weekend when you live here.

You can't make definite plans with anyone that weekend, there is too much going on.

The sunset cruise was really fun and gorgeous views of the city.

The BMB Party still never fails to be one of the best parties of the weekend. Lots of very nice, sexy men dancing their hearts out.

I had no idea what to expect from Magnitude this year. The venue, aside from a few hiccups due to it not being completely finished, was a massive space that really fit the theme and mood of the party. Pagano threw down some amazingly dark and sexy beats. The play area, on the other hand, the less said about it the better.

We stupidly decided to continue the evening at Aftershock. While we love Abel, and he was playing some wicked fun music, we just don't enjoy the party because of the crowd. Too many cracked out twinks who are all severely rude and boorish. We will not be returning.

The Fair itself was pretty much the same as always. I enjoyed seeing everyone for a few hours, had my fill, and we went home for a nice long nap.

Real Bad is still a phenomenal party. It's very well run, all for a good cause, the music was awesome, and the people in attendance were all very happy and fun to hang out with.

Monday is a very rough recovery day. We slept late then finally ventured out for some pizza. Pizza has never tasted so good. We ended the day at the Lookout for Recovery. Was nice to have a few drinks and chat with friends.

We had a blast with our long time FB friend Dustin from St. Louis. It was his first visit to SF and his first Folsom. I think we showed him a pretty awesome time.

Tuesday after Folsom has to be the most depressing day ever.

Of course!

My firm's lease is up next year and they finally announced that they are redoing two floors above us in our current building. At least I won't have to change my commute.

Adderal and coffee are an evil combination.

Work has gotten so weird and surreal I really don't quite know how to handle it anymore.

I love when I clicked on the Online Only option for the BarBri review course for the CA bar exam, it gave me a dire warning that it would be better for me to take a structured in-class survey. Well, if you offered an evening class I would have, but I work full time and don't have the option to take the morning class.


It still amazes me when you see people with flip phones.

I could really use a beach vacation right about now.

We still haven't found good wings in San Francisco yet.

Your cute for the day.

Lyrics Rattling Through My Brain

"Blue, red, lightness, colorful
How much currency is a bitch, girls playing
Celebrate, glasses black, die young
White beer, drunk full, real blood, white bull
Candy, candy
Bite break, hold it out, so I go warp
Time, time, push it, push it
Coming on, then we here,
It's so weird and wonderful Alice

You live without, I don't wanna know
Blow it all out, don't wanna hear the stats girl
All I wanna do is fly next to you
And fly amongst the stars

So rise, rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
What's this shit all about?
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise
And now baby I'm on my own
Go now tell me you've been gone for far too long

Down torch, smoke calls, light bone, small spots
On bitch, play it three, clean cut,
Black what, girl boy, talk white privilege
Eat cool, mixed up, American evil bitch
Uptown in balance, kept the tune artistic
Same bitches something tea, digital narcissism
Dead light, ask space, left to pressure your planes
Rise up, deepest, prefix

You live without, I don't wanna know
Blow it all out, don't wanna hear the stats girl
All I wanna do is fly next to you
And fly amongst the stars

So rise, rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
What's this shit all about?
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up
Won't you rise
And now baby I'm on my own
Go now tell me you've been gone for far too long

Lazarus, rise, rise
Lazarus, rise, rise."

VV Brown

Appealing Things

VV Brown
Stella Artois
The weather Folsom weekend
BMB Party

Annoying Things

The amount of crazy people I have to deal with at my train stop each morning
The post-Folsom blues
Stupid people at the MUNI stations that make me miss my train