Friday, October 31, 2008

Max Romeo - Chase the Devil

Well, it's Halloween. My favorite day of the year. But I'm just not feeling it this year. So I'll just post a selection from my fabled Halloween mix collection. I don't know how to post this YouTube stuff (help, Feeb!) so sue me if it doesn't work....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Send in the Clowns

I guess this post is really just a teaser. When I tell people this story, they ask, "So you got pictures with your cell, right?" Alas, I did not...

My sister is moving to Italy very soon, and she came to visit me in Portland over the weekend for one last hurrah. On Saturday night, after a lazy afternoon spent at Voodoo Doughnut and Powell's, we made our way to the local bar (sorry, no link; it's that kind of local). After a few drinks, we decided to head a few doors down to karaoke at the Vietnamese restaurant.

Then THEY started to arrive. Sometimes in pairs, sometimes alone, sometimes in groups of 4, and nearly always on scooters. Clowns. Within an hour, dozens of clowns had taken over the karaoke bar. Some were obscene, others clearly karaoke pros, and others just looking to get wasted, it seemed. But everywhere I looked... Clowns.