Archive for November, 2006

During the last couple of years I’ve been buying a lot of music through Aquarius Records, which is just about one of the best record stores in the world. Established in 1970 (almost just like me!), Aquarius is a San Francisco institution and specializes in avant-garde contemporary music ranging from massively insane symphonic alterna-pop, to […]


On October 28, the next to last day before the end of the exhibit, I went to the Itami Shiritsu Bijutsukan with my friend Mayumi Vava to see an exhibition of Imamura Hajime’s work. I’m dead glad that I went. Imamura’s newest work is conceptually related to the idea of fungal parasitism — he’s even given […]


If you’re at a bar in Petaluma and there are no animal heads on the walls, then you’re in the wrong bar. Every last good bar in Petaluma dates from an era when bar owners posted their hunting trophies on the wall. Gale’s Central Club isn’t at the peak of the pile when it comes […]


When I went back to Petaluma for summer vacation this year, I ended up spending some time with my friend Mike, who I hadn’t seen in twelve years. We were best friends from third grade up through high school, but after high school I went off to university and Mike moved down to southern California […]


When I was back in Petaluma this summer, I was lucky enough to be able to stay at my friend Paul’s house. Paul works for Pixar as a painter and has always had an incredible aesthetic sense — and he’s a perfectionist to boot — so his house is a kind of domestic canvas that […]


One thing I didn’t get to do during my summer trip back to the States was drive out to the Northern California coast. The beach is only 20 minutes away from Petaluma, where I spent most of my time growing up, and so the Northern California coast has a familiarity to it that will never […]


Here’s a small gallery of Northern California Pacific tide-pool life, taken during the summer of 2005.