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Picture of the Day: Trick or Treat! 31 October, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

the Return of Jack O’Lantern
Give me something good to eat!

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YouTube Video of the Day: The internet explained – it’s quite simple, really. 29 October, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

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The internet is not something that you just dump something on –

it’s not a big truck.

It’s a series of tubes…

Tangled up tubes.

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Help protect our tubes: support net neutrality.

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Picture(s) of the Day: from Shawn Christopher 23 October, 2006

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because one three pictures is are worth at least a three thousand words.

(click on each image to see a larger photo)

Violet by Shawn Christopher Indigo by Shawn Christopher
Blue by Shawn Christopher
Violet, Indigo, and Blue from the series Roy G Biv

As children, it was how we remembered the colors of the rainbow:

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

Much like the rainbow itself, simultaneously simple and complex, I approached these paintings accordingly. This seven-painting series consisted of a blend of geometrical shapes and line work in an array of hues of any given color to create light and dark, shadow and highlight.

And most importantly, they were fun to make and look at.

Shawn Christopher‘s work can be seen at JoaT Studio in the 1627 Studios on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon.

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Song of the Day: Elliott Smith – Independence Day 21 October, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds

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Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003)

~ a future butterfly ~* ° * °

Everybody knows

Everybody knows

Everybody knows

you only live a day —

but it’s brilliant anyway.

* ° * °

…i’ll meet you here tomorrow…

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3494333/view]

Elliott Smith – Independence Day (2.8MB mp3)

from the album XO

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¡Viva Border Volleyball! 19 October, 2006

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viva beach volleyball 2 “Why not use this no-man’s land as a real beach
and see if we could strike up a friendly pickup game?
There’s no law against that.”

Or is there?

viva beach volleyball 1

California’s most desolate and unknown beach is desolate and unknown for a reason. It has no name, no facilities, no parking lot.

“CONTAMINATED WATER; DEEP HOLES; RIPTIDES; NO LIFEGUARD; NO SWIMMING!” the signs announce.

This is a geopolitically divided beach, purposefully hidden. A fence of metal pylons draws a 20-foot-tall line in the sand all the way into the sea.

It is the perfect beach, in other words, for the world’s first game of international border volleyball.

viva beach volleyball 3 read Joshuah Bearman’s article @ LA Weekly

watch a video of border volleyball @ wholphindvd.com

YouTube Video of the Day: Regina Spektor – Us 17 October, 2006

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They made a statue of us
and put it on a mountain top.

They’ll name a city after us
and later say it’s all our fault.

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from the album Soviet Kitsch

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Song(s) of the Day: from Ray LaMontagne 15 October, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

Ray LaMontagne-Till the Sun Turns Black
~ today, let’s flip a coin ~heads

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i know it’s wrong
to be so far from home

i know it’s wrong
to leave you so alone

Three More Days (3.3MB mp3)

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tails° ° °

slow down
you’re moving too fast

kiss me before you go
i’m going nowhere lately…

Barfly (3.6MB mp3)

° ° °

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from the new album, Till The Sun Turns Black

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Ray LaMontagne on Wikipedia

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Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – XIV Art 13 October, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

XIV-Art
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Art, represented by Athena, the Greek patron goddess of the arts, symbolizes the law of creativity.
You are a creative artist in all aspects of being and in all endeavours of worldly life.

Creativity is an alchemical art of dissolving old forms and recombining them as a new synthesis.
See the disintegration in your life as a creative opportunity.

You communicate yourself to the world by shooting forth through the rainbow your ideas, visions, and products. Your creative expression, like the orchid, has an impact on the world.

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Song of the Day: Elliott Smith – Tomorrow Tomorrow 11 October, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

Elliott Smith
memorial wall

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They took your life apart
and called your failures Art.

They were wrong though
they won’t know
till tomorrow…

i got static in my head –
the reflected sound of everything.

Tried to go to where it led
but it didn’t lead to anything.

The noise is coming out
and if it’s not out now

i know it’s just about
to drown tomorrow out.

° ° °

Elliott Smith
(August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003)

Elliott Smith - Figure 8

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3494193/view]

Elliott Smith – Tomorrow Tomorrow (2.9MB mp3)

from the album, XO

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Song of the Day/YouTube Video of the Day: Damien Rice – Volcano (live) 6 October, 2006

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What i am to you is not what you mean to me.
You give me miles and miles of mountains —
and i’ll ask for the sea.

What i give to you is just what i’m going through.
This is nothing new — just another phase
of finding what i really need…

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Damien Rice – Volcano ~ live acoustic (4.4MB mp3)

live performance of a song from the album O

The Players:
Damien Rice (guitar/vocals) | Lisa Hannigan (vocals) | Vyvienne Long (cello)

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Don’t build your world around…
Volcanoes melt you down.