Sunday, December 19, 2004

Last Night of the Pixies

Kim Deal
Originally uploaded by Minimalist.
The last show of the Pixies Reunion Tour was last night and I'm still recovering. 50 Foot Wave opened at midnight and the Pixies took the stage at 1:20 a.m. I finally got a halfway decent photo of Kim Deal. This was after four shows in two weeks and probably over 200 photos. One bit of advice: take it easy when drinking Dogfish Head World Wide Stout. Ouch my head hurts.....

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Weird things you find in your change.....

1940 2 Reichspfennig
Originally uploaded by Minimalist.
So I'm in downtown Paterson, NJ today and I stop in at Dunkin' Donuts to buy a latté and I get back a handful of coins after breaking a $5.00 bill. Later I'm going through my change and I spy a coin that looks out of place. I assume it's a Canadian penny or a Mexican Peso. I am stunned to find that it is a 1940 Reichspfennig coin, complete with eagle and swastika on the front. So how the hell does such a coin end up in the till of a Dunkin' Donuts in 2004 Paterson? Who's digging into his stash of nazi era coins to buy donuts?

Rutgers finds cure for HIV!?

Holy crap.... Rutgers University may have a mediocre football team but man do their research scientists kick ass.....
December 13, 2004 -- Researchers at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J., have developed a trio of drugs they believe can destroy HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a medical journal report.

The drugs, called DAPYs, mimic the virus by changing shape, which enables them to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system.

Tests conducted in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson have shown the drugs to be easily absorbed with minimal side effects.

They also can be taken in one pill, in contrast to the drug cocktails currently taken by many AIDS patients........

From the New York Post, December 13, 2004. Also reported in the Star-Ledger.

Rilo Kiley in Hamburg

To my friends in .de: Rilo Kiley is playing at Fabrik on February 24, 2004 opening for Bright Eyes. Great band... Definitely worth a listen.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Pixies 12-13-04

Pixies 12-13-04 020
Originally uploaded by Minimalist.
Another blazing Pixies show tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Each night keeps getting better. Last night David Cross was in the balcony. Tonight David Byrne was there although my photos of him did not come out. I heard that David Bowie was at the Saturday show.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Shelly @ Anchor Brewing

Shelly @ Anchor Brewing
Originally uploaded by Minimalist.
Random Shelly picture!

Pixies @ Hammerstein Ballroom 12-12-04

Saw the Pixies at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Sunday, December 12, 2004. Great show... better than December 4th in Camden. Setlist to follow... Here's a crappy picture.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

My First Post!

I have finally decide to develop my domain, To my family and friends who may have ventured to this address in the past only to be confronted with a notice that a website was coming soon, here it is. I hope it was worth the wait.....