Monday, November 23, 2009

I've started to review places on google reviews (what is foursquare? is it bad?). Tumblr has been activated. Ireadnytimes is being updated.

Been working some. I'm switching to 2 days per week to try to figure out what to do with "franz otto ultimate highballer"; considering releasing it as a vimeo account, editing to that kind of format or something.

I'm considering producing a copy of the MEC rad pant. MEC discontinued it. It is very popular with tree planters (esp. me). With good marketing this kind of pant could represent our changing values as people / a culture: it is lightweight, inexpensive, and quick drying (could play into ideas of an ecological collapse scenario). I believe people are looking for a way out of the current denim-centric pants paradigm. Lauren says she can make a pattern for me. Not really sure what that means. What do you guys think?

Lauren and I are going to make some olympics t-shirts soon. Going to Las Vegas for thanksgiving. Shoutout to Jody Rogac .

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Freemans Restaurant

Also available on google reviews.

I went here with my fiance; we were meeting my brother and his girl, who were visiting from out of town.
They were late, so we stood at the bar for a long time checking things out. I ordered the cheapest beer on the menu - a 'lowenbrau'. I said something to my fiance like 'do you think they make lowenbrau the cheapest to make you feel bad when you order it?' which seemed funnier then than it does now. It was $5.
There was a guy and a girl sitting at a table and looking at eachother, eating a desert with their heads very close together. The guy appeared to be in the band the virgins - or maybe just wearing the kind of outfit that would befit someone's idea of the virgins - and the girl was kinda hot with a grumpy / rich vibe.
The other people were expensively garmented and international. The decor was 'rustic' or something; like the kind of place people would picture bon iver chilling ~ 2008. Very 'of the moment' (or, perhaps, 'of the moment directly before 'the moment''?)
The food was okay, and we spent around $50 each. The total was $200. When I got home I got a double text message from my brother saying 'Thanks to Lauren for coming. Thanks for your couch last few days.Otherwise bro, that was my birthday dinner... I think you forgot. I know I'm sensitive but whatever. Later.'

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

this post is for people visiting via

Hey Guys. Here are some things I have written regarding planting or being a planter. I also strongly encourage you to follow me on twitter and on tumblr.

Also, you guys should become a fan of Franz Otto Ultimate Highballer on facebook.

1. Blog of Two Seasons Planting
"my favorite blog ever" - a planter
-there was a lot of drama the first year including a stasher witch hunt + me being fired (almost twice)
(best of: the yossef stashing saga 1, 2, 3, 4 ; love story ; my crew ; cam's greed crew ; someone else gets fired)

2. Do It With Joy Review
-budget-ass documentary film made in 1976 about Dirk Brinkman + his camp
-I think I am going to try to get the filmmaker to let me upload it
*Update: Do It With Joy has been uploaded, to view the film become a fan of Franz Otto Ultimate HIghballer on facebook...

3. Summarization of Article on Planters from "Forestalk" magazine, 1984
-what I learned re: the genesis of the labor force

4. Sarah Anne Johnson
-"the only incidence of representation of 'tree planting' in a high art, sophisticated, international context" (link)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

cried in time warner cheer zone
The cheers and the music are what got my attention and drew me to the time warner cheer zone. Then I saw the people lined up against a police barricade. The runners seemed happy, proud; like they could express their personalities and vanities in this particular public setting without fear or shame.

One guy was running with a 6 foot tall model of the Eiffel tower strapped over his shoulders. Beside me a woman was screaming wooooo and holding a sign that said "go runners".

Just "go runners". All runners.

Her enthusiasm was so broad.

My throat started to swell, just taking it all in there, pushing my bike through the crowd. I had to go down into the subway station to cross the street.

I want a fender telecaster
a modest / neutral electric guitar
Cass McCombs and Jonny Greenwood both play a tele
Jonny's is probably tricked out
I might put some humbuckers on mine