Jack's blog

Don't know if this is intentional or not, but if you have any interest in mojave desert lo-fi glam rock sex-drenched boogiewoogie music, this is a deal you can't pass up!

I just found the brand new Eagles of Death Metal album "Heart On" at Amazon Downloads for only $3.99. Is this a mistake? The files are fairly hi-res (variable bit rate ranging 238 > 287 kbps) and more importantly, the music rocks like nobody's business. In a guilty pleasure, rev up your El Camino kind of way. The production here is more varied than prior 2 records (less raw) and even has -- don't want to call it a ballad -- let's just call it a mellow tune.

Here's a project I have been working on since June that I'm particularly proud of. It's a new interactive site for our Lum School PTA in Alameda.

The goals of the site include, in no particular order:

Merle Saunders passed away yesterday. R.I.P., big guy.

I once had an interesting run-in with Merle's family at his 65th birthday party/show at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, I didn't have the energy to make it down to see my pal Matt's (aka Stinkbait, aka by co-conspirator in Holeworld) band open up for the Dandy Warhols at the Warfield on Saturday night, smack in the middle of Hardly Strictly weekend. A near miss. And then Datnoff (another friend from Hood River) passed through town the following week, but another near miss.

Huge weekend in Golden Gate Park!! Read about our complete adventure after the jump...

Bailout Bill $700 billion
Additional Pork $150 billion
Dow (-484) in 3 hours $600 billion
Total carnage to you, The Taxpayer $1.45 trillion

Don't you love it when congress gets together with George Bush? Patriot Act... Iraq War... and now Bailouts for Bankers. You think this was going to save your 401k? What are you, nuts!?!?!

This year's lineup is stellar as usual. Saturday is a barnburner and Sunday is ALSO a barnburner. Or should I say Barnes Burner because Mr. Danny Barnes has the potential to play w/ 5 or 6 acts.


T Bone Burnett again brings a band, but this time w/ unknowns such as Robert Plant and a fiddler named Alison Krauss. Nothing to see here!


I'm just skipping the banjo stage altogether. I can hear Steve Earle rant some other time.

Today's congressional vote against George Bush's bailout plan for bankers was perhaps the most glorious thing to happen in grass roots politics since the 60's. Especially after the sudden crammage of the Patriot Act and that duct tape-induced madness leading up to the Iraq War, I was expecting dogs and ponies.

But instead, they in fact LISTENED to us!

Well I know the pigmen are persistent, so they'll be back with another plan soon.

Here we are riding our bikes around Yosemite. The waterfalls were dry but we had a blast cruising around.

A friend just asked me to suggest a song that ROCKS. Well, here ya go....