Chop chop chop

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chop chop chop chop chop

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” — Julia Child


iso50 the band

Friday, September 26, 2014


I went to see Tyco because of iso50. The blog was the first introduction I had to Scott Hansen. His aesthetic always intrigued, and his music soon took a seat alongside. It was pretty awesome to hear him bring together a full band and perform at Midpoint, transforming electronic songs into entirely new beasts. Solid.

We have bikes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Red Bikes Cincy

Yup. Rentable bikes in Cincinnati. And they’re in lots of good spots around the city.

I haven’t used ‘em, but I like riding a bike. It’s super fun and feels good. I encourage doing it often.

Soapbox: I’m not, however, sold on those new bike lanes on Columbia Parkway. They’re inconsistent and I feel they make the road more dangerous for everybody. If anything, I wished they had waited until the 75 corridor was finished. This is likely my most conservative view on any political matter.

Welcome back, Metrobot


The first website I ever made was for public art in Cincinnati. It’s still up in all its rudimentary glory, with super small and grainy photos snapped on a Sony camera that stored images on floppy disks.

Back in those days, the Metrobot was living outside of the Contemporary Arts Center. Though I distinctly remember it as I waited in the line for the Mapplethorpe exhibit back in high school.

The museum since moved to its new home on sixth and Walnut, and after many years of being in storage, the robot has been polished with updated screens and returned.

I’m glad to see it back.

Huggy Bear

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lance Bangs

Oh Lorde

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I really think Lorde’s first full length album is fantastic. The sound, lyrics, hooks, it’s frankly an alarmingly good debut. But I wasn’t sure how her electronic music would translate to a live stage show. I’d heard raves about previous performances, but I just didn’t feel it.

Maybe it was the packed venue up in Columbus (the unfortunately named Lifestyles Communities Pavilion). Could’ve been the largely canned backing music or the vague looping videos being projected. I dunno. I’ve faith she’ll one day find a stage production that provides a better backdrop.

Maybe more lasers.

Trees in peril

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tree disease in Ohio

I see these hills off I-74 on the way to work each morning, and am startled by the number of trees that never filled in. I’ve a few friends that have to get trees removed because of disease, but I didn’t realize it was so widespread. Curious how nature will sort it out.

Mt. Airy

A hike with Dan

The hiking trails in Mt. Airy are, like many, really poorly marked.

Luckily getting lost with Dan is an enjoyable endeavor, the weather was perfect, and we got lots of steps on the odometer.

Pet me

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Edie and me

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