Sunday, August 28, 2005

jack white portrait of mike.

my buddy Mike Helget had front row seats for the White Stripes second show this weekend.

i went the first night. Mike and his wife, Karen, went both nights. when it comes to bands they love they are diehard rock and rollers. Mike has Stones' lips tattooed to his arm. Karen has the Pink Floyd prism on her back. together they follow the band Gomez who they love to Beatlemania extremes. they have seen them over a dozen times, have scrapbooks of photos and are considering a $4000 "jam band cruise" they are playing.

so at last night's show Jack White comes out on stage with a polaroid camera and snaps picks of the crowd. himself. Meg. his collection of native american dolls he has displayed on his amp, etc.. and tosses them out to the crowd. he snapped a pic of Mike who was in the front row and handed him the photo.

i thought the show friday was amazing. i was in need of a good rock and roll show in a nice theatre, i have seen dozens of great shows in the Orpheum. The White Stripes did not dissapoint and really kinda blew me away.

i took home a cool tee shirt and a little tee for my nephew, it has a picture of a bishop holding hands with the devil on it. the first night Mike went all out and bought one of the spendy 45rpm record boxes they were selling, it has the same art design "apple" motiff the band had as the backdrop of the stage. he claims he has enough 'Stripes singles to fill it. hella cool! but certainly this is the coolest thing i could think of as a momento of the show is this pic.

thanks Jack and Meg for being so frickin' cool!

Saturday, August 27, 2005


update from Chuck T.

the blog of his wife and daughter who've been on and off taking part in protest with Cindy Sheehan down in Crawford. outside of Dubya's bunker...erm, i mean ranch.

he sent me this update today as he is going off to catch up in Crawford with his family:

"Hey, I'm headed down to Crawford tonight for the weekend.They have wireless by satellite on the Veterans For Peace bus. Live blogging from the actual ditch. How surreal.
I edited some video from Alex's first trip down.It will be on Chuck Olsen's site on Monday."

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Saturday, August 13, 2005

say uncle.


Milo Sanford Sigelman was born at 12:05 p.m. today. He is 8 lbs. 4 ounces, and 21 1/2 incheslong. Megan and Milo are happy and healthy. -Sam

Milo shares a birthday with Alfred Hitchcock and Fidel Castro! i can't wait to buy him a Descendents record when he hits his teens..

Friday, August 12, 2005

ella goes to chill with cindy and keeps it weird.

my friends Alex and her daughter Ella are down in Crawford, Tejas.

feelin' the heat and checkin' out the scene where Cindy Sheehan is camped outside of Dubya's bunker, erp..i mean ranch.

Alex and Ella are fam of my good friend Chuck whom i used to create radical radio kaos with back at the 'K. coupla years ago they did a wicked "Happy to Pay for a Better Minnesota" campaign that i thought really got out an awesome point about how we live here. in short, things are awesome because we pay for it. of course there are exceptions(governors being one). but i don't want to get into that now.

in the meantime i always wanted to co-opt Austin's "Keep Austin Weird" concept and direct the similar idea of Chuck, Alex and Ella's into a "Keep Minnesota Nice" campaign. of course using Wellstone Font and colors. who knows maybe that idea will happen anyway.