Vintage Photographs

Here are some more vintage photographs from Saint Gabriel's College in Bangkok.


Chao Praya Night

 Here are some pictures from an evening on the Chao Praya River visiting Wat Arun. The top provided a nice view of the Bangkok skyline and its one of my favorite Wats I have visited.


A Cornspiracy: America's Dirty Secret

Ladies and Gents, this is the first entry in an epic saga. What will unfold you will come to know as "The Cornspiracy". This elusive vegetable has been on the forefront of American feeding for centuries. It goes by Corn, Cobb and sometimes Kernel, but don't be seduced by the down home charm of this golden goddess, she's a killer. She wakes you up gently with a bowl of cereal, maybe with some creamer in your coffee. At lunch she slides out of a ketchup bottle onto a sandwich that's been in her back pocket for years. Whatever you have to drink will reek of her nectar. God help you at dinner time. Below is a testimony given by a man in the throws of passion with this old whore we call Cobb. Beware, what you read may disturb you.

nick:  guess what im eating right now
 me:  something with ranch
 nick:  corn
 me:  theres corn in ranch
 nick:  yeah thats why its good
but we are talking kernel here
fresh off the cobb
ya follow
 me:  hahaha
the timer enters the subject
 nick:  my body will collapse if it doesnt get its daily dose of the miracle vegetable
 nick:  the people around me find it so strange
 nick:  when at the salad bar
i ask for more corn
me:  please tell me why corn is important to you
 nick:  feces.
that was the initial feeling
but after further investigation
i find it truly a remarkable vegetable
a legacy
sustained entire civilizations
i just respect it
me:  would you say you are dependent
 nick:  by choice
i try and eat corn 3-4 times a week
in the kernel form
of course
 me:  you like cobb
 nick:  i prefer a fresh cobb
but i dabble in canned corn
and maybe a chowder here or there
i like it in a salad
thats where my primary corn ingestion comes from
me:  any final words about kernel
 nick:  how about a threat?
if you fuck with corn
ill collect your fucking head
is this going on your blog or something?
Harmless Cobb? I don't think so.


  Fact: corn chowder ruins lives.




"Deadbeat Summer (Afghan Raiders Remix)"

"Deadbeat Summer (Afghan Raiders Remix)"

Tropical Storm

Taken on Pranang Beach, Krabi, Thailand


Juan Enriquez: Tech evolution will eclipse the financial crisis

My buddy Nick from The Kinch told me about this video. Educational, entertaining and shocking. A must see.


Aesop Rock - Pigs

Aesop Rock performs his song "Pigs" while filming an artist creating....           Find out.

Quick Pics

Blak Roc

Blak Roc is The Black Keys, produced by Damon Dash of Rocafella, with the finest MCs doing what they do best over the tracks. Very good, get it while its hot!



Help Haiti

from Yep.


Barcelona's Graphitti Scene

While living abroad in Barcelona, I found myself immersed in art. In class there was discussion of Salvador Dali's eccentricities, Picasso's transitions from one period to the next, and Miro's genius in simplicity. During free time, one cannot help but walk past the magnificent buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi, prompting more conversation. When discussion briefly lulled I often found myself in a museum examining the paintings in person, or walking through the natural, stimulating rooms of so many architectural masterpieces. Extracurricular activities included walking through Park Guell or Palacio Nacional, or down Las Ramblas where you will be surrounded on all sides by street artists, perpetually making something out of nothing. On a visit to the medieval alleys of El Born you will see graphic designers in expensive boutiques who constantly push creative thought to new places. From there it spreads itself slowly over the city, into every crevasse, until the whole city breaths creativity. This is where you find the best graphitti.


Hip Hop Videos (Explicit Lyrics)

These are good hip hop videos!

The RZA on TV!

Do you like the Wu Tang Clan? Do you like TV? This is the Wu Tang Clan AND TV.


Saint Gabriel's College

I teach at Saint Gabriel's College in Bangkok. Another teacher and I have been assigned the task of writing English plaques for the statues in the wax museum, so I will share some history with you here. I was walking through the original building yesterday, which is reminiscent of an old plantation mansion in the Southern United States, and I took my time looking at some old photographs on the wall. The wooden floors flex and creak in a way that is beautiful and comfortable. There is a breeze that constantly travels through the windows that are never shuttered and you can feel the history in every breath you take. The college was built in 1920 by the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, and has turned into one of the premier schools in Bangkok. Below of some photographs from the walls of the school.


Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. 2

This is one of the best hip hop albums of the year. Here is the link. Get it while it's hot!

Yeasayer - 2080 on La Blogotheque!

My Friend Courtney, whose blog is Not All Who Wander Are Lost, told me about this gold mine of indie rock videos and I feel obligated to share it with readers. The videos are all on La Blogotheque, and I have spent entirely too much time on it recently. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. The video above is Yeasayer doing there thing in an apartment in Paris. ENJOY!



Free Art!

Grizzly Bear - Foreground (Cemetary Gates)




The Avett Brothers - Saint Joseph's (At Jackson Hole in a Gondola)


This is a Swedish girl I met while traveling the islands in Southern Thailand. This is on Koh Samui at a cafe an hour before she flew back to Australia, ending a year long journey which took her as far as South America. Needless to say she was interesting. This picture has appeared on the blog before, but I decided to edit it and repost.

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

Fact: This song is really good


Pitchfork Top 100

This is Pitchfork's list of the 100 best songs of the year. You can download it here!


Dive Koh Tao

My Christmas present this year was a PADI Open Water Diver Certification. We spent four days on Koh Tao diving in beautiful, clear water surrounded by tropical fish including groupers, clown fish, barracudas, walk-man fish, and some massive bull sharks. The man with the amazing shark tattoo is Dave, our instructor, who took us flawlessly through the course. His website is here, he can set you up with a program from anywhere in the world and speaks 5 languages. Here are some selected photos of the experience. Soon to come, The Full Moon Party.