Saturday, August 29, 2009

surrender your stuff?

I've been meaning to post on Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff for some time...of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Justin Landis introduced me to the site a while back. I completely and wholeheartedly recommend viewing the 20-minute video. Then you can recommend it to other people....

This has certainly caused me to re-evaluate my wants/needs yet again. Much of the information I was partially aware of but Leonard does a very fine job of distilling and organizing the film into a tight, coherent narrative that will make you think twice about buying that alarm clock for three bucks or new iPod every year.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mono No Aware/Zombies/Love

There's something vaguely post-apocalyptic about the Fulton Mall after dark. Protest-rock from the 60s and 70s mingles with the smell of downtown Fresno while very few, if any, people wander the industrial-art adorned promenade. I almost expect zombies/vampires/mutants/aliens to pop around the corner at any second.

This week I'm in training to be a CASA (hence my time on the F. Mall) and Bekah has been in Southern California visiting her family but she'll be back today with the kids and my father in law. I have been meaning to update this blog for a while but priorities have pushed it down the list. With the extra quiet, I have been able to work on a song or two though. This fall, we are going to record a worship album and finally get to the second overdubs lp... of particular inspiration is this incredible Hammock song/video "Mono No Aware."

Hammock - Mono No Aware from David Altobelli on Vimeo.