RETURN OF THE UPDATES!!!
trouble ruby has gotten into in the last year or so:
1. giant gaping wound/hole in his chest
2. getting sprayed by skunk and then smelling like tomato juice
3. multiple head wounds on top of head and side of face
4. general mischief and tomfoolery
SAM WANTS IT.
Sam wants it again!
paul wrote us a new theme song tonight:
"PUMP UP THE JAM, PUMP IT UP, GET YOUR BODY ON THE DANCE FLOOR, PUMP IT UP, UP THE JAM
PUMP UP THE JAM, PUMP IT UP, ON THE DANCE FLOOR, GET YOUR BODY MOVIN, IN THE GROOVE, PUMP IT!"
\"MY NEW ROOM IS SO COOL!\"
I just realized that Paul and Kellen watch cooking shows like normal straight guys watch football - i.e. lots of screaming.
Ruby has been ignoring me a lot lately, except that the other day he came in my room and made my bed all dirty with his gross dirty fur.
...ITS AIR OF IRONIC EXHUBERANCE AND GIGGLY PRANKSTERISM CREATES A SAFE HAVEN FOR THE CASUALLY UNINHIBITED...
The things I planned to do during the month I lived at Moustache but never got around to:
2. Building a clay breadoven with will
3. Making "MHouse," a 30 minute doc. encapsulating thirty days of routy ironic hijinx (feat. inyourface editing)
4. Throwing the East meets West New Age Fusion danceparty (+ flyer)
The things I managed to do this past month at Moustache:
1. Became more comfortable with my body
2. Let TV back into my life
3. Begrudgingly started to obsess over that LA sound
4. Acquired and affixed to the living room wall a cheery american Fantasytown LANDSCAPE depicting a colonial flag and a rainbow raping a cloud
If you are the member of Forcefield who recently moved to San Diego to attend UCSD and are reading this, you should move into the Moustache House. Here are a few things you must be:
2) Totally down with people yelling all the time within the context of being excited
It's a short list, but vitally important. If you are this person and are into this idea (as you should), email the Moustache House with your avaliable move in dates.
PS. I was on KFJC last night. And they had the RRRecords 100 7" just laying about. I was so happy.
WILL, JESSE AND KELLEN GET NEW UNDERWEAR!
a. this model is dishonest
b. this model is black
c. this model is the king of england
d. this model is not only ABsolved from significant relevance to all of the above descriptives but also chooses to ABstain from involvement in heinously illogical correlatory exercises that associate behavioral tendencies with physical and/or cultural attributes (and therefore this model does not have a moustache)
Just travelled to the very top of Scotland and took a ferry out to the Orkneys which included seals, domestic animals, many varieties of birds, and also apparently puffins, dolphins, and killer whales, none of which I saw. Mostly though, Scotland is full of townies, teenage moms, unhealthy food, and general grimness. Thought we were being clever by taking a different ferry back from the islands to John O'Groats, a popular tourist destination as it is the "northernmost point of Scotland" (which is supposedly untrue). There was nothing more than a hotel, gift shop, and campsite. Luckily for us all the buses and trains had left already that day and there weren't any the next day, so we got to hitch with a taxi driver/ferry worker/whale watcher/fisherman/marine biology enthusiast who showed us an excellent free camping site in Wick, where we could take the train the next day to Dundee. Wick on a Sunday was pretty depressing, everyone stared at us as we made sandwiches at 10am in the town centre with our rucksacks where nothing planned to be open at all. Had a thrilling bus experience to Dundee, where we got to see Rose and eat nice food and do some excellent charity shopping. Dundee is pretty much like the rest of Scotland, with an apparent higher concentration of chavs and teenage mums but excellent thrifting in a part of town that time forgot. This voyage has been filled with splendid bus rides with British teenage boys listening to Korn really loud on their headphones, Euros, elderly couples , and people eating gross food. And lots of waiting around in boring places. We have paid about $10 for accomodation in all 5 nights, pretty good. Arriving in Inverness at 9:30pm with no hostels vacant provided some excellent guerilla camping in a caravan site. The Scottish Highlands via our luxury train trip were beautiful, lakes and cows and sheep running away wagging their fluffy tails. We have got great weather apart from the day which included waiting in Inverness for an hour (stickers were purchased), and the two hours we got to spend catching up on celebrity gossip and pot noodle in the Perth-Broxton car park miles apart from anything (Courtney Love and Alan Partridge - who knew??). Now I am going to retire to my gentle re-reading of the Secret Garden, and I will see you suckers Thursday!
WOOPS! A RUN-IN OF OUR OWN
interaction that took place friday morning august 19 in hillcrest, san diego
setting: front door of m house
(two camou’d army soldiers leave their tank and approach the open front door of the moustache house)
soldier2: good morning
jesse: good morning
kellen: good morning
soldier1: (seeing more movement through the windows) boy, how many ya got in there?
(will appears in the doorframe)
(the hatch on the tank opens and closes)
(the soldiers watch the tank for a few moments)
soldier1: (looking at will) you guys are in a band...or?
soldier2: (smiling now, under his moustache) you’re probably wondering what we’re doing here right?
(the business lady record stops playing)
(eva appears in the doorframe)
soldier2: probly not every day you see a tank come by your house
eva: what’s going on?
jesse: (adult but snide, for high-fives later) is that thing street legal?
soldier1: (smiling) we’re not sure. just don’t tell the cops alright?
(sarah approaches from the backyard with clover the cat)
soldier2: does she live here too?
(soldiers watch sarah follow clover and ruby toward whole foods)
(jesse rubs his eyes, pretending to have a headache)
soldier2: well, we hate to be the bearers of BAD NEWS but we’re just trying to make people more aware of the situation in iraq right now. a lot of people don’t realise that we’ve still got A LOT TO DO over there so we’re coming to you to get the word out about that and you know, to see if maybe you guys would consider getting involved. Have you ever considered that?
jesse: (still rubbing his eyes) i’m sorry excuse me
(jesse goes inside the house)
kellen: i have to get ready for work
(kellen closes the door)
MOUSTACHE HOUSE UPDATE!
will bought a brush! BOUGHT A BRUSH! what's wrong with your fingers will??? okay, secretly i wanna try it too. ps will just says he really likes the brush. his hair looks silky.
MOUSTACHE HOUSE UPDATE!
by will law king of england
we have definitely had two bbqs in the past two days. the traditionally popular seitan has been exchanged for marinaded tofu. i made a miso marinade that i thought was pretty great but what really stole the show was a watermelon piggy stuffed with fruit courtesy of sharon (jesse's friend from the coffee shop and aquaintence of s.m. from old times!).
kellen went to the salson sea yesterday with tara. i thought he was gone for the weekend but he showed up back home at 2pm on saturday. apparently it was rubbish.
we failed to have a house party this weekend due to jay's leaving do in clairemont(!) but we did have an impromtu one last weekend that ended up with jesse and i shoving cans of tecate down our underwear? pictures to follow. we also went to a house party in golden hill that weekend and kellen not only came with us but was seening dancing for an extended period of time!
oh p.s. those new appartments suddenly shot up to three storeys last week so now we have an ugly balcony peering into our once secluded garden and patio area.
finally, we have a new pet!!! you'll never guess what it is. it's a caterpillar, well, technically it's a tomato worm which is kind of a bummer cus apparently it will never turn into a beautiful butterfly (or hummingbird). it is really big though and it has it's own cage and everything! it's favorite hobby is eating tomatoes and watermelon, we're trying it on grapes next but i'm pessimistic.
OTHER END OF THE BARGAIN
maybe other people at the house and other places should be posting to keep those of us on the road up to date with the latest haps on the craps!!! i'm just k.i.r. over here yo!!!!!
grain silos, why is chicago full of attractive people? windshield wipers malfunctioning during downpour in chicago. tobyn in a helmet and plastic bag cape as macgyver. my hero!!!
burning factories in moline. high school kids throwing mattresses around in basement shows. getting called "faggots!!!???" in detroit.
NY STATE TROOPER
interaction that took place friday august 12 in southern ny state.
setting: blady van pulled over at side of road.
(cop walks up to van window)
cop: how ya doing? license and registration please. so where ya coming from?
paul: woodbridge, i mean woodridge
cop: where you headed?
paul: uh, cleveland
cop: california to sullivan county to cleveland huh?!!
paul: we're in a band. we played a show in providence and stayed with a friend in the area last nite
cop: what kind of music do you play?
cop: well what kind, alternative?
paul: yeah alternative would be a good way to describe it
cop: i pulled you over because i couldn't read your plates. i thought california did away with those....
also, with all that gear in the back theres no way to see out the rear view....
you know what does every have ids?
no one is wanted for murder or anything right?
passport!!!??? is this the only i.d. you have tobyn?
(cop goes back to car)
(idle sitting in van ensues)
(cop walks back to van)
cop: alright sorry that took so long, they must be busy at the office.
paul: that is ok.
cop: you should move the stuff in the back, wouldn't want step on the break and have things (the "things" being sleeping bags!!!) go flying and take somebody's head off. then everyone would be mad at you paul.
tobyn, you should really get another i.d. because if you lose this....or someone could just peel off your picture and be you.....BECAUSE IN THIS POST 9-11 WORLD YOU NEVER KNOW.......
paul: ok thanks.
(van drives away)
Friends will be at the G8 summit up in Scotland all next week. Among the events happening there will be a 5,000 person sustainable "Eco Village" powered by alternative energy, providing food, and compositing and recycling waste.
Check it out at UK Indymedia.
Jessalyn + Paul + KIXY Soft Rock Hits = Never-ending feedback loop of chorus repeats.
LADYFEST BENEFIT YARD SALE
YO THIS SHITS GONNA GO OFF ON SUNDAY! WHAT! WE ARE GONNA HAVE SOME TASTY TREATS LIKE BLUE SKY AND COFFEE MAYBE VEGAN DONUTS AND MORE! IM GONNA BUST SOME SERIOUS JAMZ, WE WILL BE SILKSCREENING TSHIRTS AND OTHER CLOTHING ITEMS, YOU CAN BUY ONE OR BRING ONE AND GET ONE MADE FOR A LITTLE TINY COST! ALSO IF YOU WANNA GET RID OF STUFF BRING IT BY THE HOUSE ON SATURDAY (INCL. SHIRTS TO SCREEN). OH AND THERE WILL BE BADGES! SLAMMIN!
SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT 3809 7th in HILLCREST, SAN DIEGO
The Ladies have all come together for our first Ladyfest San Diego Fundraiser of the summer! Come and support Ladyfest by perusing the aisles of copious apparel, accessories, books, stereos, and more and while you shop, enjoy the many refreshments and groovin music we will be providing for your Sunday morning pleasure...and yes, there will be coffee.
We will be screening the first run of the official Ladyfest San Diego T-shirt and in true Ladyfest style, you may purchase or bring your own shirt, bag, skirt, or other flat textile for us to screen or can choose from one of our rockin original designs. Limited run Ladyfest Buttons and other sundries will be available as well. All proceeds will go to the general Ladyfest support Fund.
clothing, baby gear, furniture, stereos/music, and!!!
silkscreening, refreshments, music, buttons, zines, and much more!
ALSO: I AM ORGANIZING A LADYFEST BENEFIT AT THE CHE JUNE 25TH - EMAIL IF YOU WANNA PLAY!
soggy saxophones dripping with the sweat of unruly children...hotdogs burgers and a kitty! who will win the competition? who will be america's next hottest band in los angeles san diego??
lemon poppyseed with lemon strawberry "frosting", carrot with buttercream frosting, from a box from whole foods "kellen and tobyn forever", chocolate peanut butter pie cake.
lets have pie for dessert after cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT I'VE EATEN TODAY
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup raspberries
In Canada the "war" is referred to "the US-led occupation of Iraq." Awesome!
Right now I am in a sleazy hostel near skid row in Downtown Vancouver. Wifi! We are thinking maybe we should get Celtic cross tattoos. There are lots of samosas available for eating here.
It has been good visiting ex-moustache Monica and her friends Mark and Stella, who is a cat. We saw many divine feline creatures at the Portland cat show on Sunday, including two hairless! Egypt!
Olympia is areally small and run-down. It's cold up here. Redwoods are great. Mystical!! Ferns! Mushrooms! Moss! Where are the crop circles??!
PLEASE DON'T IMPUNE MY CREDIBILITY
Condoleeza, Condoleeza, whatcha gonna do
Whatcha gonna do when Barbara Boxer comes for you
In two weeks I am leaving America because of this and the economy!! This stuff in America it's going to be it's slow but sure...
this past wednesday on the way back to san diego from el centro i decided to avoid I-8 and take the back highway S-2 to
the 78 in julian. i had never traveled down this highway before, even though i had made the journey over the mountains many times in my youth. here is what i saw along the way.
1. while stopped at plaster city (not so much an actual city as a group of industrial buildings in the middle of the desert that produce tons of plaster on a daily basis) two mormon missionaries on bikes roll up and take pictures of themselves against the large buildings.
2. right before "heading up the grade" i come across the aguas caliente air strip. just a stretch of asphalt in the middle of the desert, no tower or anything.
3. inside of an old overgrown RV park was a man leaning over a professional tripod and camera taking photos of his shiny new sports car
4. while stopped to look at a historical marker a unmarked government looking vehicle with super dark tinted windows slows down to inspect my activities.
granted none of these things individually would be very exciting, but added together they definitely made for an interesting trip.
BISCUITS AND GRAVY!!!
this sunday's brunch will be biscuits and gravy and sausage on the side. did you know that only people who don't live in the south call southern food "soul" food?
see you sunday.
p.s. spread the good word, not god's word per se, just tell people about the brunch.
DESERT TO MOUNTAINS
Since, nobody updates any more, I just thought I would let everyone know that in Richfield, Utah you can buy stickers of the Mormon tabernacle. Mormon stickers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps. I think we're having a vegan brunch on Jan. 3rd. Please come, it will be charming.
FIRESTORM 2003 REMEMBERED
this saturday, October 23, we reminisce, recollect, recall. for those that were here for the day that hell's fires tried to engulf our fine city we invite you to experience it all over again. for those that weren't, come see, hear, feel it all for the first time.
suggested party attire: rich suburban evacuees, burned camper victims, local newscasters, etc. we provide the atmosphere, you provide the enthusiasm. commemorative patches will be on sale for a dollar.
3809 7th Ave
San Diego, CA
today i called into "These Days" with Tom Fudge on KPBS radio to confront the new UCSD Chancellor about why the co-ops are potentially getting kicked off campus. Tom Fudge said "That sounds like a detailed situation..." at least he didn't cut me off while i was talking.
DOLPHINS AND S-WORDS
Yesterday's brunch was smashing: attendees brought food to share and we perfected the pancake cooking process. And thanks to a visit to a similar brunch event in San Francisco a few weeks back, fruit toppings for the pancakes began a (hopefully) permanent spot on the Sunday lineup.
The house is divided on the stupidity of pineapple on pizza and I like nectarine/strawberry pies the best.
Last night on KUSI, San Diego's independent television station who CityBeat once described as "known for trashy programming and its unapologetic exploitation of anything remotely patriotic" completely outdid itself.
Paul Bloom narrated a three minute story all about the new military hover crafts now stationed at NCAS Mira Mar. He, as best as I could surmise, totally creamed his pants about the whole thing. At one point, he gleefully informed us "80% of the world's coastline is now within the reach of the US military, thanks to the new crafts." (?!?!) Unfortunately, a high-five with Paul Rudy did NOT happen.
This, of course, comes one day after Michael Turko said "backcountry subdivisions" without a hint of irony.
last full day in olympia. the first day we were here we went to le voyeur and had tasty vegan sandwiches. i had a black bean burger, sara had a philly cheesesteak. while we were eating something down the hall caught my eye. i think it must have been the color combination. orange and brown on eggshell. then the bubble font started to stand out. then i noticed the fine detail of the insects and flowers. i felt like i had seen it before but couldn't quite place what i was seeing.........
staying at the red house, although the outside is actually grey. they have a lovely little kitty, named kitty. we have pictures, don't worry. directly across the tracks from an all black house. i guess they have shows there as well. its called the east door.
deerhoof was totally great, as were many other bands at yeah fest. in a little while we are going to walk down to bridge to see if we can see giant salmon swimming up river for spawning season. sara doesn't want to go back to san diego. neither do i really. i do miss ruby though. maybe he will post something soon.
by Rose & Jessalyn
We are having lady time in Leeds!! It is great. We have just done our hair. Rose got a really awesome rainbow-coloured umbrella with a pointy top, and we scored on stickers at QLM, the family superstore. 29p!! Chill out zone.
GET THE KEY!
Find the box. Get the list out. And grab a marker. The Coalition of the Willing™ is now one smaller. Today, Costa Rica's Constitutional Court ruled inclusion on the list violated its pacifist principles.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, "if that's what they want, then I'm sure we will do that." NBC 7/39 actually referred to the United States "crossing Costa Rica off the list."
This list better be someplace safe.
ROAD TRIP 2004
arizona = hippies who like to hug instead of giving handshakes
utah = "lotto, guns, beer, ammo, snacks"
idaho = lots of rolling semi-flat hills covered with yellowish brown grass. perhaps good area for when peak oil arrives
we are in vancouver!!!!!
immediately as we drove across the border we tuned into a co-op radio station that was starting a back to school anti-school show. all about democratizing the educational system. ah america how i miss you so...
After their coverage of the agoraphobic closing ceremony in Anthens, San Diego's NBC affiliate (NBC 7/39) began the 11:00 PM news with footage of today's New York City demonstration. Following interviews with participants of San Diego's solidarity protest in Balboa Park, NBC 7/39 decided to fair-and-balance the story up, bringing in Michael McSweeney, treasurer for the Republican Party of San Diego. Michael called those in the streets,
"Anarchists...and Socialists. People who don't want to participate in the political process."
He continued by saying it just wasn't fair protesters were in New York City since Republicans didn't protest at the DNC in Boston. Further,
"The Democratic party should have the courtesy to let us say our part."
NBC 7/39 probably then cut to the burnt out float. I don't really remember.
The 700 Club this week is going to rule!
FRENCH TO MIDDLE EASTERN
"Bill, besides the protests, have you seen any other instances of anti American sentiment there in Anthens?"
"Well, we all saw the hold up during the track event yesterday, but besides that...the one place it's most apparent? Flagging taxis. Americans just can't get a cab around here!"
"Why don't they like us?! Are we bad tippers?"
"In fact, yesterday I took on a fake accent while hailing one!"
i went to a bar in riverside tonight called the menagerie with jessalyn, eva and jeff. there was some pretty awesome karaoke going on but we couldn't work out what song it was. does anyone know the name of the song which has the following lyrics is?: "i'd make a deal with god and get him to swap our places". click here for a video of the awesomeness.
LOCAL CELEBRITY SPOTTING
Paul and I just saw Mike Davis in the Whole Foods parking lot. I told him to yell "dystopia" but he wouldn't, so instead we ran into the backyard and peeped through the fence to see what kind of car he was driving. It was a Forerunner SUV.
Our friend Christina is visitng from New York/San Francisco. This means lots of fun. We will probably be having a potluck/dinner tomorrow night.
It is totally summer. Our house gets really hot, about 5 degress warmer than the outside temperature, at least.
I just love the internet!
So I finally saw it. A Hummer with spinning rims. Towing a jet ski. The owner of this particular vehicle is definately pumped for the free market. Where consumers and producers meet.
And now that the federal marriage amendment didn't pass the sentate, 700 Club episodes don't quite have the same angry luster they did during the buildup to the vote. Although that might have something to do with Gordon.
Saterday, May 7th
Sunday, May 29th
morning bike rides