Another Tour Diary 10/21/05

My god, I must be Dave’s brother since I haven’t updated this thing in weeks (I was kind of hoping he would once again take the helm). Hopefully everybody’s band-blogging needs have been satiated by the boys (don’t say what I just said to your parents, they’ll think you’re talking dirty), and that everyone has been able to see the guys as they’ve made their way around the eastern portion of the country. Talked to Dave earlier today, and he told me he’s looking forward to a nice little week off between shows and making their way back to the west coast.

The bay area is treating me well, I’ve got the day off work today (for the first time in 2 months), and I’ve gotta say the break is lovely. I’d also like to urge people to go out there and get your flu shot, because frankly there’s no reason not to (unless of course you’re allergic to eggs).

I promised myself I’d never do this on the blog, but I thought I’d point people in the way of a few very cool little websites to whet their appetites of knowledge and entertainment:

1. http://www.krazydad.com/visco/

From boingbong.net:
“im Bumgardner (the creator of the Flickr Colr Pickr) sends word of his latest project, ‘an experimental interface for browsing thru about 3500 science fiction book covers from the Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). The covers are arranged horizontally by time, and vertically by cover. Position the mouse over a micro-thumbnail to see a normal-sized thumbnail. Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized cover.’

This thing is awesome, and if you’re into cool art without having to navigate strenuous browsing, this is for you.

2. http://www.presidentsrock.com/news/archive.php?entry=116

This is an article about how the band “The Presidents of the United States of America” (remember them, from the late ’90s?) filmed a music video using nothing but camera phones. The story is a good read, and even better there’s a link for the video at the bottom. Needless to say it’s pretty cool, even if you don’t like the song.

Have a good weekend, get outside and enjoy the last throws of summer.

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