Archive for October, 2004

Cartier Jewelry at MFAH on Sunday

This looks like an interesting cultural experience

You Can’t Rock Light Without Afternoon Delight

The Light Rock Express is playing the next few Mondays over at The Continental Club on Main Street instead of The El Orbits. A few other bloggers and myself were there this past Monday and we got to sing along to such classics as “Afternoon Delight,” “Escape – The Pina Colada Song,” and “How Deep is Your Love?” Drinks were $1.00 for ladies and there’s no cover in addition to free video games such as Burger Time. You definitely ought to check it out (and drop me a line if you’re going. Maybe we can make it an unofficial blogging meet-up thing).

Mark Farina w / DJ Champa & Sean Carnahan

“I look at my job as a modern day traveling minstrel, to bring new music to as many places as I can, and expose obscure records that, otherwise, might go hidden.” – Mark Farina


If you’re looking for a soulful, funky, and jazzy show, you need to be there.

Van Helsing

In preparation for Halloween, we rented Van Helsing and loved it. This movie is like Interview with the Vampire on speed.
Things I liked about it:
1. It has (the irresistable Wolverine) Hugh Jackman playing fighter of evil, Van Helsing.
2. The brides of Dracula have wings.
3. It’s constantly in motion and keeps you interested.
4. Incorporates warewolves, vampires, mad science, and adventure in one movie (and does it well).
5. Lots of energy and very little blood.

Get out tonight for a celestial evening…

Tonight is your chance to be part of a heavenly event… okay, well celestial anyway.


There will be a full lunar eclipse tonight visible in our city. Starting around 7:05 PM tonight, head outside and look toward the moon. (No fears of going blind on this eclipse) Full coverage will take place around 9:43 PM.

This is the LAST lunar eclipse of our lifetime!!! Get outside, stare up at the sky and who knows – maybe even meet a neighbor!

Puppets and dancing

Super quick — a cool $5 thing to do on a Monday night:

Diverseworks Theater Monday Night Footfall — a showcase of works-in-progress that are very worth seeing.

This week brings an interesting-sounding (as always) new Bobbindoctrin puppet show, Mt. Hubris & the Darm Machine, along with some sort of choreographed dance piece.

I don’t know a lot about puppets or dancing, but I plan on being there to enjoy both. Actually, maybe I’m just going to figure out what the hell a darm is anyway…..

10/26 after the fact addition: Holy Moses, the puppet show is so killer. You must go and experience!!!!

They’ll be opening for the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players (whose antics and silliness truly deserve a separate post) on November 6th at Walter’s (4215 Washington Ave.).

Ope – and (Mr.) Darm is a person, in case you were holding your breath.

It’s almost that time again

November 2nd is coming up quickly. You WILL be voting right? I hear all the cool kids are doing it.

Click here to find out where you can cast your early votes (until October 29th, at least).

VoteSmart has some good resources on local candidates for this election.

Geoffrey Connor’s site offers some voting FAQ’s for TX voters if you’re confused about anything. Ten bonus points for you if you knew who that was before you went to his site.

Question: Are Prez and VP candidates Deborah Elaine Allen and Joesph H. Senegals really from Houston? Uhmm… represent! Yeah.

I’m sure that some of our readers/contributors have much more to say on this than I have to offer – any other suggestions for solid voting resources?

Get your eclectic on…

Check out Landmark’s Greenway Theatre if you have an interest in film and/or different ways of thinking.

I caught the film, The Yes Men last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Greenway also has some great midnight movies playing on a regular basis. You can find it in the underground of Greenway Plaza.

Tell J.J. that Chris (aka BigDog) says hello when you drop by.

At the Renaissance Festival This Afternoon …

… we saw this…


…complete with twitching tail.

My question: how? ‘Cause if there was another dude in the back end of this contraption, he must have (a) died of heatstroke, and/or (b) stank to the high heavens by the time the dragged his limp, dripping body out. ‘Cause lemme tell ya, today was hot.

But if there wasn’t another guy in there, then … how?

AutoShow in Motion

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

It’s that time of the year again..

No, I’m not talking about the holiday season (fortunately, that’s still a few weeks away). I’m referring to AutoShow in Motion, a traveling showroom of vehicles that you can test drive all day long.

Registration is free. You can register online at AutoShow in Motion website, or you can just arrive at the venue (Reliant Park) and register on-site. I’d recommend registering online, because you aren’t guaranteed entry if you register on-site..

You have to be at least 21 to drive the vehicles. However, kids and under-21 guests are welcome.

The event is sponsored by GM, but you won’t see any salespeople trying to sell you anything. The vehicles are sorted by body style (truck, sedan, SUV, etc.) and you stand in line and wait to drive the vehicles around. Also, GM vehicles aren’t the only ones you can drive. GM has even brought their competitors’ vehicles (including Ford, Dodge, Toyota Lexus, Mercedes, etc.) for you to try out.

In addition, you get to be one of the first to test-drive the new 2005 Corvette, as well as take the Hummer H2 on an “off-road” course.

I went last year, and am going again this year. Parking is free, you get to drive around in some nice cars all day long, and they even give you a free lunch. What more could you ask for?

Did I mention you get to drive the new Corvette?

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