Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas in NY

After seeing the film, Little Children, at the Angelika, we walked around and wondered what miracle of science would allow us to live in San Francisco and NY at the same time.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

In Vichy Springs

The 90 degree water comes from 5 miles beneath the earth's surface and is supposedly 25,000 years old. This was already too much science to fathom but then there were these incredible calcium carbonate bubbles that settled on us in the baths, another hallmark of this peculiar water.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Camel opens for The Faint

I thought it was illegal or at least really tough for tobacco companies to market directly to kids. But apparently not if you use the "sponsor a concert" loophole. Especially one where the audience is likely to consist of hipsters aged 13-23 and it's oddly easy to skirt past the ID checkpoint.

Here we are at a recent show at the Mezzanine. We went to see The Faint, who were great, but who could miss Camel, the opening, closing, basically omnipresent act. Notably missing was Joe Camel - apparently he's been replaced by Camel in smoke, Camel against sleek blue backdrop, Camel over lounging couch and Camel in sign over door that says "smoking area this way."

Camel in Smoke
Camel guy
Camel above couch
Camel in blue