Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Aventure Life- Cold Splinters

Steve Casimiro was the west coast editor of National Geographic Adventure Magazine before it went under a little less than a month ago. But hes also been busy writing for his own site, The Adventure Life. The site was started at the beginning of 2009 and has been attracting people who love all things outdoors. Well he decided to write about and interview the person behind one of my personal favorite blogs to read, Cold Splinters. Every morning, i wake up, make a bagel, pour some coffee and check what Jeff has put up on Cold Splinters. It works out quite nicely, since hes on the east coast, by the time im up here hes already posted something, unless its the weekend.

I think even Jeff was suprised by the request to be interviewed by someone like Steve from what he said earlier today on Cold Splinters. "About a month or two ago, when Steve asked if I would do an interview for The Adventure Life, I quickly accepted before he had a chance to change his mind. Was he drunk? Starting a charity? I am truly honored, and while I never take this whole blogging thing too seriously, Steve’s article makes it pretty tough to not want to keep going and going and going."

read the interview here: interview

Cold Splinters


Friday, December 11, 2009

Sacrifice for Survival

"Today I went to the Climate Justice Fast press conference at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Anna Keenan and Sara Svensson who are around my age haven’t eaten any food in 33 days. Their skin is taught around their cheek bones and their skin has a washed out pale tone which shocked me. My friends are physically taking on the challenge of climate change. With their whole bodies they push our world leaders to change.

Their energy and calm radiance was enough to fill the room with a sense of spiritual inspiration. Their words brought new perspective as to the task they have taken on. And the task over 500 others have now taken on in solidarity. Read an excerpt from Sara’s speech to get an idea.

“We ask them [our world leaders] to be courageous, to look beyond what may be politically pragmatic and instead show real bold leadership. Take scientifically sound decisions with a long term interest of the world’s population and future generation in mind. Provide real outcomes right here and now without further delay.”

The light shaped their skeletal faces in a reminder of what people all over the world are experiencing. Hunger. Hunger as a result of the changing seasons, the inability to adapt to our erratic climate, and the international policy that still isn’t strong enough for our struggling global community. Ten children die each minute from starvation, this is only getting worse as we continue to delay.

“We ask our world leaders here to please not disappoint us. Our fast is a demonstration that people are ready for change. Give us the deal we need for survival. And, give us the political tools to transform our world. We are ready and we will.”"

(via wend)


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"keep an eye on the night november 16-17th, will you? last year the leonids delivered 500 meteors an hour and i'd imagine scared hell out of at least as many fanatics. back in 1833, when the woodcut above was... cut?, the meteor shower blew minds so bad that the whole world just about went crazy. be outside. i got a roof if you need one."


(via born to be nervous)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

have a great weekend

im off to big sur :)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2010 lunar calendar

i bought one last year and you can bet im going to get one this year. thanks to my friend Mother Health for showing me these. very cool.



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Paddle to Seattle: journey through the inside passage

J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas spent 95 days this past summer completing this journey through the inside passage. The Inside Passage encompasses an enormous chain of islands while maintaining North America’s only rainforest 1,300-miles from Alaska to Northern Washington. Encounters with grizzly bears are not uncommon. The rain can fall for weeks uninterrupted. Rich biodiversity makes room for surreal encounters with unexpected marine life. The film presents interviews from peoples of the region, and a sense of humor provides genuine insights into the experience of two adventurers.

watch the trailer and more at the OFFICIAL SITE


Sunday, October 18, 2009


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The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Emerald Triangle

Across California's Northern Lands:

Featuring Jonathan Wilson, Farmer Dave Scher, Johnathan Rice and Vetiver's Andy Cabic starts Nov 2 in San Francisco, with FolkYeah presents:


Nov. 1st- SOHO Santa Barbara
Nov. 2nd- Independant San Francisco-Buy Tickets
Nov. 4th- Nevada City Theatre
Nov 7th- The Casper Inn Mendocino

more details soon.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

bon iver- how did i not know about this!

"This was taken at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA on 9/27/09. Doors opened at midnight, Bon Iver went on at 5:50am, and there were a lot of blankets, wine, and fog in between."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Manimal Festival- Joshua Tree

OCTOBER 3rd & 4th





Sunday, August 23, 2009

video by Esteban Diácono

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.

“a little animation project i started this past weekend, inspired by the wonderful music of Olafur Arnalds. the song is called Ljósið."


Thursday, August 20, 2009

devendra banhart

it looks as though devendras new album, what we will be will be released early october. ive got to say i really enjoy this cover art!
recorded in bolinas, CA, the album features noah georgeson on guitar and backing vocals, greg rogove on drums and backing vocals; luckey remington on bass and vocals and rodrigo amarante on guitar and backing vocals. all the musicians involved played a part in arranging the songs recorded.

-upcoming shows-

aug 26th @ soho santa barbara
aug 27th @ hob anaheim
aug 28th @ the streetscene san diego


stacey murphy

NYC's Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

"Stacey Murphy founded BK Farmyards. She has five years gardening experience in the Midwest, and has battled armies of tomato hormworms. She has a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree and a Masters of Architecture. She has been practicing architecture and design for the last eight years and hopes that BK Farmyards will transform Brooklyn's foodscape."

i need a stacet murphy over here. my garden needs a lot of work.

website- [click here]


Sunday, July 12, 2009

"this is where we take our stand"

This is Where We Take Our Stand - Trailer from Displaced Films on Vimeo.

“In March 2008, 250 veterans and active duty soldiers marked the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by gathering in Washington, DC, to testify from their own experience about the nature of the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. It was chilling, horrifying, and challenging for all who witnessed it. This is Where We Take Our Stand is the inside story of those three days and the courageous men and women who testified.”


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bible of Psychedelic

“I just thought I should let you know about the arrival of the Bible of Psychedelic Music in Munich, Sign Of The Three Eyed Men by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, pictured above with the proud owner. I have not opened this Christmas 10-CD box that apparently is wrapped in a facsimile of the original pressings sent to International Records from a pressing plant in San Antonio.” — Richard Pleuger


Thursday, June 11, 2009

folk yeah in rolling stone!

click image to enlarge and read article

so i was looking at an issue of rolling stone magazine today and what do i find when i flip the page...... ME!!!yeah yeah i know my face is being covered by fabs guitar neck but still pretty cool. and thats my dear friend justin sitting next to me with the broken ankle boot on. but in all seriousness its a short article on brit of folk yeah presents.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Festival in the Forest the Movie

so if you were at the amazing festival in big sur last september and you live in or around the LA area, youre going to want to come to this.
not only has cinefamily been hosting a 2 month long folk documentary festival interspersed with some awesome live music but they are going to be hosting the LA premier of the festival in the forest doc. i have been waiting a very long time for this and not only do we get to finally see it but they will be playing it right after the amazing doc. Celebration at Big Sur!!!!
hope to see a lot of familiar faces there.

silent movie theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, 90036



Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Daniel Arnold- When to Say Nothing

a man i know next to nothing about besides that we unknowingly spent one of the more special weekends i have ever had hidden amidst the shade of the mystical redwood forest of Big Sur, Daniel Arnold, has started up a new blog to witch he is going to be posting up his photography. i came across him when after returning home from the north. a friend had posted a link to a flickr profile, witch i later found out was his, filled with pictures of that weekend. i quickly became enveloped in them and what he captured. every frame had the same feeling that i had when i was there. its very rare that i take a photograph and then later show someone and feel like ive given them a sense of what it was like there. it always comes down to the cliché quotes "you just had to be there" or "this picture doesnt do it justice." well anyways i just wanted to share with you this new page so go check it out.
...thanks for sharing Daniel

photography page- When to Say Nothing


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dublab Labrat Matinee VI: Selections From An Astral Projectionist

This matinee has transcended the afternoon and traveled to nighttime. Leave your body behind and join us for rarely seen music videos (Animal Collective, Daedelus, Flying Lotus, Lucky Dragons, Nite Jewel, Rainbow Arabia...), new dublab VisionVersion films (Adventure, Busdriver, Rio en Medio, Erlend Oye...), comedy clips (Bob Odenkirk, Tim & Eric, Zach Galifianakis...), out-there animation and other eye melting magic. After the films, stick around for a Friday night party featuring a live performance from one of dublab's favorite bands, plus Labrat DJs playing soundtrack selections on the Cinefamily Spanish patio. Oh yeah, there will be some free beer too! Don't miss these visions burning bright!!!

The Cinefamily Website

611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, 90036

Tickets $14

Buy Tickets


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vetiver: Eagle Rock Center for Arts

The magnificent band Vetiver will be playing in Eagle Rock next Sunday the 12th & Monday the 13th at the Center for Arts. I was lucky enough to catch them last year in L.A. at the Troubadour and in Santa Cruz at the Crepe Place and even those 2 venues are completely different in atmosphere and just sounds equipment in general both shows were spectacular. Be sure to make it out if you can!

Myspace- Vetiver

April 12th Tix
April 13th Tix
2-Day Pass


Sunday, March 22, 2009


Cinefamily is hosting a wonderful evening of music and short films. Sorry im just posting about this last minute but i just caught wind of it late as i have not been keeping up with them lately. But all in all it sounds like its going to be an excellent evening. So, if you have the night free i highly suggest making it out. ITS FREE!

a journey for music lovers

Please join us for a magnificent, communal music,
film and food experience! Bring as many as 5 of
your favorite records, short films or videos from
around the world, and play them! (Frequent DJ / VJ
rotation throughout the night.) It’s also a potluck,
so feel free to bring something yummy to eat or drink!
Popcorn and water are on the house!

Sunday, March 22, 2009
7:00pm - 1:00am

The Cinefamily
611 North Fairfax Avenue,
Los Angeles, California 90036
323 655 2510



Saturday, March 21, 2009


Michelle Obama promoting organics and sustainability!

click-White House Veggie Garden

Thanks for sharing this MOTHER HEALTH BLOG


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Family Jams Film

The Family Jams - Trailer from kevin barker on Vimeo.

Produced by Kevin Barker (Currituck Co., Vetiver), The Family Jams features Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver as they tour the country performing their genre-defining music in the summer of 2004. They help each other overcome family tragedies and car accidents, and meet colorful characters, forgotten musical heroes, and folk luminaries as they travel across the country.

The film is an intimate portrait of life on the road for these young musicians early in their careers, playing tiny, obscure clubs and art galleries, but on the verge of larger success where small vans are replaced by large, impersonal tour buses. Here music is a creative, organic, inclusive endeavor. They not only sing about the world in which they want to live, they create it.

I also just heard about a (((Festival in the Forest))) semi-short film being made. There will be a screening of a rough cut at SXSW. So if you are going to be in Texas on the 20th make sure to catch it along with all the great bands playing before the screening such as Entrance, Akron/Family, Fools Gold, and the Phenomenal Handclap Band.

OH YEAH! Forgot to mention. ITS FREEE!!!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ending Light Pollution

Well... at least bringing more attention to it. Plus i cant stand how many businesses i see after closing hours that leave all their lights on. Forgive me for those of you who think if you can pay for it you deserve it.

World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour—– Earth Hour – March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time—to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

::Site Link::

What Ever You Do, Don't Be Bored

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Howlin' Rain Gives

Ethan of Howlin' Rain has a new awesome blog up and running.

"Hello Friends! I have got my blog up and running and it will serve you
with music, Bootlegs and live material from Howlin Rain and beyond as
well as pictures, rants, and general good dope. To prove that this blog
is not simply some cracker ass bullshit about my feelings or the music
industry or the price of gas I have cut right to the chase and posted a
devastating International psych comp that was compiled for me by the
legendary promoter/agent/business man/ international psych scholar John
Fitzgerald. One mind crushing heavy jam after the next. You are sure to
enjoy! I will continue to post Howlin Rain songs and complete live
shows for download on the blog in the near future.

Blog-Silver Currant

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sir Ken Robinson on Education

"how to turn schools of the future into promoters and nourishers of creativity..."

Its not the students with the learning disabilities, its the education system that has a teaching disability..... In my opinion..

Friday, January 23, 2009

Can't Wait For- Dark Was the Night

Stole this from the fellows over at Naturalismo. And as they said, this is probably all over the blogs by now but i havent seen it around yet so i thought id share it with you all. I Enjoy the two tracks below for a nice preview/tease.

"Dark Was The Night will be released on February 17th, 2009. It’s comprised of 31 exclusive tracks and it will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture. They are the people responsible for albums including No Alternative, Red Hot and Blue and many more, and this is their 20th year, and this is the 20th release!

Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease - using music as a great vehicle to raise both money and awareness for it. This is also the twentieth year of Red Hot as well as their twentieth compilation"

Track Listing

1 Knotty Pine – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) – The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) – Feist + Ben Gibbard
4 Brackett, WI – Bon Iver
5 Deep Blue Sea – Grizzly Bear
6 So Far Around the Bend – The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7 Tightrope – Yeasayer
8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) – My Brightest Diamond
9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet
10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) – Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 Big Red Machine – Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 Sleepless – The Decemberists
13 Stolen Houses (Die) – Iron and Wine
14 Service Bell – Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 You Are The Blood – Sufjan Stevens

1 Well-Alright – Spoon
2 Lenin – Arcade Fire
3 Mimizan – Beirut
4 El Caporal – My Morning Jacket
5 Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
6 With A Girl Like You (The Troggs) – Dave Sitek
7 Blood Pt 2 (based on original song “You are the Blood” by the Castanets) – Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8 Hey, Snow White (Destroyer) – The New Pornographers
9 Gentle Hour (Snapper) – Yo La Tengo
10 Another Saturday (traditional song) – Stuart Murdoch
11 Happiness – Riceboy Sleeps
12 Amazing Grace (traditional song) – Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
13 The Giant Of Illinois (Handsome Family) – Andrew Bird
14 Lua – Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
15 When the Road Runs Out – Blonde Redhead + Devastations
16 Love vs. Porn – Kevin Drew


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hellllo Mr. President

Inauguration Speech-If you missed it.

The day is finally here. Bush is on his way back to where he spent much of his presidency, on his ranch and Obama has taken the presidential oath and as of 12:00 pm eastern time has become the 44th president of the United States.

Im still not sure if all this has sunk in for me yet. All i know is that im excited and anxious for the future and for once in my life i feel hopeful and confident in what seems to be the direction of our governments agenda.

Today is truly historical. CELEBRATE!


Monday, January 19, 2009


Never stop believing. Never stop trying.