Friday, September 29, 2006

OK Go - Here It Goes Again

Here's a great example of unsung heroes. This is the most delightful little choreography and it's easy for me to think that the band is that clever. And maybe they are. More likely, they're clever enough to employ a gifted choreographer to think up this ditty. Because it clearly took some work. And some concentration. (Notice the guy nearly fall at just over a minute in) This kind of thing, to me, it's easy to think, 'Oh! funny little idea!' when really it must have taken days, if not weeks, of careful choreographing. When something this cool looks so easy, that's an indicator of genius, methinks.

Cheers to OK Go for not being afraid to dance a funny little dance.

Build a better bat costume

I may have just found my my Halloween Costume

Monday, September 25, 2006

21C, y'all!

Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
This weekend, loo and i were in looville for mike and laura's wedding and adjourned afterwards to 21C, the new celebrated hipster art museum-bar-hotel-restaurant, and it exceeded all expectations.

A favorite was this pictured: This is me taking a picture at a wall where there are letters "falling down." These are then layered in with real-time video of us standing there looking at the wall. Only, then the letters "fall down" onto the observer, making sentences. and the letters actually come to rest on top of your head and shoulders, until you move, and then they continue to fall down. Oh, and did I mention that the letters are actually spelling words and making sentences? so cool...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Black Diamond!

The Black Diamond!
Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
It goes without saying that this picture does no justice to the killer strange that was The Black Diamond at Christ the King's Oktoberfest. A Neil Diamond tribute show at a catholic church?! Geddouddahere! What more can you really say?
Well, how about there are a ton of Neil Diamond tribute acts, but only one Black Diamond.

At the tow yard

Sue and me tryin to get her wheels back after last nite's deluge.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My other office

Yeah, I know Kinko's actual slogan is similar to that, but it's been double-true for me for years. In the background, cindy owns on my behalf.

UK Theatre programs "in the pipe." finally.

Monday, September 18, 2006


So sad! The kitty Olive, she trapped outside, whilst the kitty Betty snoozeth arrogantly mere millimeters away, inside the screen! The nerve!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Hafla pura

Anaya Gypsy, totally rockin' the fan dance thing. Just one part of Mecca's Hafla Pura this weekend.

Friday, September 15, 2006

It's All About…

It's all about me and It's All About blog-pal Jamie, taking up space at ArtsPlace during Gallery Hop last friday. Well, she seemed to actually be working (at least, that was the impression of the digital field recorder), while I was doing the Laptop Lounge thing. Why don't I have a web page for Laptop Lounge? Good question.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I can officially work anywhere

Well, practically anywhere.. Getting some things done whilst lucy and sister dana hit the Gap Outlet (not that I don't love me some Gap Outlet, mind you).

Floyd Fandango: A decent alternative?

Floyd Fandango looks like it's got potential. Usually, I'm kind of allergic to Ye Olde Outdoor Festival. If it smells (and I do mean smells) like a Renaissance Fair, clear the way. I'm pretty much outta there.

Which really opens the door for some sort of actually cool outdoor festival. Maybe this one—situated near the amazing Blue Ridge Parkway at the height of Fall beauty—is it. Could it be?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006


See Mick in the kitchen.

See Mick begin moblogging from his phone.

Welcome to 15 minutes from now!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Roots & Heritage Parade

Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
Once a year, downtown Lexington explodes with afro-groove energy during the Roots & Heritage Festival. The Saturday parade goes right by our street and I'm determined never to miss it as long as I'm in town! Here are some shots from this morning. Great fun. A beautiful day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Andrea and Scott's wedding and The Wonder That Is Minneapolis!

andrea and scott's wedding
Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
Finally, folks, I've got pictures up from my marvelous trip to visit much and many in Minneapolis. There's the State Fair, there's the Sculpture Garden, there the wonderful wedding of Scott and Andrea, there's shopping, there's lots!

MY PICTURES: I've put the set up twice, peeps. First, I've got the whole thing up on Flickr, with commentary and room for your comments.

But if you just want to go straight to buyin' some prints, I guess the Kodak Gallery version would be easier (and less fun) for ya.

ALSO: I'm going to go ahead and aggregate some other pix links I've received from people. For instance, Joe's pictures (and here and here), and Mary's pictures.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

By the Seat of Her Floral Pants

JIll Louise
Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
Had the crazy good time in Minneapolis this last weekend, including an amazing trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Here, we see The Jill in her swinging habitat, practicing moves from her trapeze class. How much more fun can it get?

Tales of Evil Suz

Alyssum—who so very rocks—has created a definitive and gruesome portrait of the inner world of dancers gone wrong, gone wild…gone evil. Included in this sobering scenario: members of Rakadu Gypsy Dance, as well as the evil-cap-wearing Rachel Brice.

For a glimpse into this horrific world, click on the cartoon…and brace yourself, gentle viewer.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What'd you say?

What'd you say?
Originally uploaded by mrtoastey.
I can't hear you on account of HOW AWESOME I LOOK.

New clothes on the major cheap from Kuhlman's in Minneapolis.