Wednesday, May 31, 2006


'go hang a salami i'm a lasagna hog'

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Yesterday at a bbq in Franklin VT I had bratwursts cooked in beer and then quickly grilled and they were delicious.

Friday, May 26, 2006

memorial day weekend

So, after being brainwashed by Casey @ Solid State for six weeks, I decided I would get a ticket for the Pants show Saturday night; or more accurately I would allow Marnie to buy me a ticket (thanks Marnie!) Although I was quite young when the Pants ruled the school, I think I may have seen them once at Toast with my buddy Jared and we used to listen to their cover of ‘Golgi Apparatus’ over and over.

So Saturday I told Kyle I’d bring him up to his sister Angela’s graduation party, and then maybe I’ll put in a little family time (my niece should be here any day now!) and then speed back to Burlington for the big show. After that maybe raucous late night after hours rave down drink fest memorial day in style.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006


My hometown has a Wikipedia entry, although I guess no one told them about adding the 'h' back to the end of 'burg' It is basically just a run down of the 2000 census results, but still cool. 0.15% Asian! yeah!


Monday, May 22, 2006

fleet-fingered passion

Wednesday night Kyle and the Night Birds along with Fire the Cannons and the 78's are playing at Nectars

I wont be able to go, but a little blog publicity never hurt, right? Did anyone else hear Marge Simpson mention the blogosphere last night? yeah


Saturday, May 20, 2006

rainy saturday dreams

woke up at 4.35am this morning to work the last four hours of my mandatory overtime. It actually flew by and wasn't that bad, and I got home by 11 and went right back to bed. which leads me to a dream I had:

my mom and my brother jacob were UN aid workers delivering food to impoverished areas of russia. they stumbled upon a compound made up of russian/american/vietnamese militants who were deserters from the vietnam war. needless to say they weren't very welcomed and they were killed, I think hung. I was back here in the good 'ol USA and heard about my mom & brothers death through CNN headline news. weird, huh? me and my other brothers and dad were scrambling around trying to decide who was going to call jakes pregnant girlfriend and tell her the news. hopefully this wasn't some kind of weird message from the future. if it is it must be quite veiled, because my mom isn't very likely to ever leave the US, and I don't think jake could find russia on a map, plus he isn't very fond of charity,

ok. have a good saturday. me? I'm going to see the cush at parima. thanks for asking sweetie.


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Last night, Kibosh Records was born for real. I just started talking about starting a record label last week, and I never thought anyone would be interested. So I was pleasantly surprised when Gahlord and Mike L and Tanner and Todd and Mike Y and Ben and Boz showed up and were so enthusiastic. We even have a couple of acts that may be interested. Nest Materials last show at half speed anyone?

So the next step is registering the trade name with the State, and the URL with the internet ferry (or whoever is in charge) and checking out a few websites that help distribute music online. Also, I have to figure out where I fit in- I’m really ignorant of business, computers/internet, recording-editing-mixing etc… but I’m more than willing to learn.

Home Items debut tomorrow night…I am excited to finally experience them live.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Fela Kuti lately. Funky Afro-Beat. Dig it.

See ya! JB

Monday, May 15, 2006

cant trust that day

Couple bands Tanner turned me on to this weekend that are sounding really good to me here at work Monday almost lunchtime (now after lunchtime when I fixed the VCO link)

vibracathederal orchestra
Konono No.1

see ya!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Can I still get in if I'm sexy?

Great time at the Monkey last night, everyone! I thought it was the best show we've put-on in awhile-playing with Mike and Sara-Paule is always so much fun/so inspiring for me. My favorite part of the night is when we did this little free-freakout thingy-Brian wailing on the shrill trumpet blasts- and as soon as that ended with a crash Mike started this groovy/funky bass line and I was on it in a second-that started another strong piece.

Rainy day Saturday didn't accomplish much- trying to sleep off this cold- tonight off to see Greg Davis and Friends with the Books at Higher Ground. Tomorrow mothers day/laundry/Sopranos. Monday work trying not to get fired for failing to show up for mandatory overtime today.

So I got quite a lot of feedback about the whole record label idea, and I think I'm going to try to go for it, as a hobby. Sure I'll probably never release anything, but I'm excited about it right now and I've got to have something to be excited about! I'm going to call it 'Kibosh Records' and if anyone is interested in helping, or shooting the shit, or just drinking, I'll be at the OP Tuesday 8ish for the first 'staff meeting'

everyone make sure to call your mom tomorrow!

peace, jB

Friday, May 12, 2006

Jean-Paul Sartre says...

'Friendship doesn't exist to criticize, its function is to inspire confidence'

have a great weekend everybody!

love, JB

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Record Labels

I have a few questions about small, local record labels

1. What do they do?
2. Would it be hard to start a record label?
3. Is there any chance that anyone will care; is there a chance to make a difference or affect the local music scene at all?
4. Are there any legal thingys I would have to know about?
5. Does anyone want to start a record label with me?

I am just looking to stay involved in music / have fun (maybe a website) now that NM is on extended hiatus/lost weekend/broken up mountain/summer holiday.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sonic Youth + The Gilmore Girls = Quality Television

Monday, May 08, 2006

Marnie and Frank hosted a bbq Sunday to honor three May birthdays, Kyles 26th Thans 40th and Marnies 31st. Sample menu- all food prepared by Frank and Marnie and Bunser

Some kind of coconut milk soup
Red hen bakery bread
Three cheeses (one from France, two from VT)
Guacamole and salsa
Mussels cooked in beer and butter and scallions
A keg of Shed Mountain Ale
A whole organic salmon
Asparagus and fiddle heads
Birthday cake

What a perfect day for a bbq! I ate and drank my fill, went home and passed out at 6pm only to wake up at midnight confused-

Beauty, JB

Friday, May 05, 2006

stupid Bush propaganda war

Referring to this article here.

sure, al-Zarqawi may have trouble firing a machine gun (US made btw) but the guys with the ideas and the money and the support such as himself are MORE DANGEROUS AND MORE POWERFUL than the guys with the machine guns and bombs strapped to their chests. I'd like to see fucking G.W fire a machine gun. Or Dick Cheney. burn.

on a lighter note, Marnie, Mike, Yanni and I were at the OP last night drinking venting bitching laughing watching baseball when some reps for Shipyard Brewing Co. came in and gave us pitcher after pitcher of Old Thumper English Style Ale. yeah. free beer, dig it.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

couple of things

1. I finally got my Kia fixed/inspected! That means for the first time in at least 18 months I am totally legal. And it cost like $250 less than quoted. They ended up just fixing some shit instead of replacing it. My kinda people. B&A Auto in sunny Georgia Vermont.

2. I'm listening to some Zappa, check out these sweet lyrics

womens liberation came creeping all across the nation
I tell you, people, I was not ready
when I fucked this dyke by the name of Freddi
She made a little speech then, oh she tried to make me say when
She had my balls in a vice but she left the dick,
I guess it's still hooked on but now it shoots too quick
(Bobby Brown Goes Down)

3. Even though I didnt go to work today I found out from my spies that everyone at work is mandated to work over-time the NEXT THREE SATURDAYS IN A ROW AT 6AM IN FUCKING ST. ALBANS!!! God Damn it I fucking hate the concept of 'mandatory over-time' fuck it all fuck fuck man! plus its in St. Albans so I'll have to wake up even earlier to get there. balls

4. I found a cd today that has on it the track that Mike Yun and I recorded when we first moved our shit into the Green Door Studios. It is pretty good and I was worried I had lost it forever.

5. Everyone have fun on Cinco De Mayo while I'm in bed at 9.30

later, JB

Monday, May 01, 2006

hey sports fans!

Now, I’m not the worlds biggest sports fan, although I do watch the occasional Red Sox game or Super Bowl; and sometimes to get back to my roots I’ll watch a little hockey or curling. Plus once or twice a summer I like to go see the VT LakeMonsters (formerly the Expos)
Latley I’ve been hearing and reading about the up-coming Soccer World Cup and I’ve got to say I’m kind of excited. I remember back in 1998 I watched quite a few matches with friends, and although they’re long (and sometimes boring) the passion and fanaticism of the European and South American teams and fans is very exciting.

So even though I know nothing about soccer, and I’ll probably forget all about the World Cup in a day or two and never watch a match, I’m going to root for Ghana and Costa Rica. Go Teams!!