February 28, 2011

The Weather Man

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VIDEO #334
Sounds from the last day of Feb 2011
The snow has left and the rain has come. By the looks of things, it's going to be around for a little while. So as your weather man, I would recommend an umbrella, a high dose of vitamin D and a bar of Irish Springs.

February 27, 2011

The Life of Harry the Snowman

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VIDEO #333
The Life of Harry the Snowman Theme Music
I am terribly sad to say... that today...Harry left us. He is now in a better place. Snowman heaven. I know he's looking down at me smiling, wanting me to know everything is going good up there and that he will look over me when he's not occupied with snowman heaven festivities. Harry, here's to you good buddy. I love you so much. Take care of yourself.

February 26, 2011

A Late Winter

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VIDEO #332
Song - "Brackett" by Bon Iver
Spring sprung early, snow fell late... only time will tell if the groundhog was right or wrong.... either way, life will go on. Yes, I am deeply looking forward to a summer filled with medium hot temperatures. Not too hot where a pool is mandatory, just hot enough to be a luxury. Oh summer, how I miss thee.

February 25, 2011

Extreme Urban Sledding

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VIDEO #331
Song - "Hello Fascination" by Breathe Carolina
The snow is almost completely gone already so we had to get the most out of it and try out the new action sport, "Extreme Urban Sledding!" I think in a couple years we'll be seeing this in the X-Games and in about 10 years, the Winter Olympics. Just remember, you saw it here first folks!

February 24, 2011

Snow Day

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VIDEO #330
Song - "Frosty the Snowman" A Rondo Brothers Remix
Can you tell we do not get snow out in Portland that often? People get crazy out here when the "Arctic Blast" hits. Granted, we can get pretty nasty ice storms, but the 2 inches we get shuts the city down, people run to the market for canned goods, flashlights, and shovels... it's madness. Nothing like the 2 feet of snow overnight in Minnesota but still, it's snow and we'll take it.

February 23, 2011

Pack It In, Pack It Out

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VIDEO #329
Music by Jim Walker - Thanks Jim!
Over 50 years ago, 20 bubbling springs fed Johnson Lake in Portland, Oregon. A place where people went swimming, rented boats and fished, enjoyed the beach house and boogied down in the dance hall. Today.... well, it is a sad sight and could use a hand before it becomes a total, lost cause.
Visit Portland Parks & Rec for more information HERE

February 22, 2011

Marsh's Free Museum

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VIDEO #328
Sounds of the Weird
In the last video from Long Beach, we stopped on over to Marsh's Free Museum to visit Jake the Alligator Man, the two headed calf and all the other strange oddities the museum has in store. Oh, and did I mention it's free? It's hard not to throw a nickel or dime in the antique novelty machines. A must see if in the town, you can't afford not to check it out!

February 21, 2011

Mr. Krabs

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VIDEO #327
Song - "Migration" by Jimmy Buffett
Getting fresh crab from OleBob's in Ilwaco, WA sure beats the landlocked grocery store! Even the cats agreed.
Here's a video in the days we couldn't afford to buy crab: VIDEO #50

February 20, 2011

Let's Clam

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VIDEO #326
Song Line Up: "Louis, Louis" performed by Teitur, "Collect Call" by Metric and "Walking With A Ghost" by Tegan & Sara
We headed to Long Beach, WA for a little razor clam dig, unfortunately we didn't do very well but tons of fun was still had. Check for the next dig, get your clam gun, clam license and cook up some tasty chowder! Ummm um.

February 19, 2011

Super 8

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VIDEO #325
Song - "Hotel" by Cassidy featuring R. Kelly
Sometimes it's fun to stay in an all America style hotel off the main drag kind of hotel/motel like the Super 8. All the fanciest amenities one could ask for and then some. So, when heading to Long Beach Washington, don't shy away from this destination. It's well worth every hard earned American dollar... and the chicks dig guys who stay here.

February 18, 2011

Moon Quest

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VIDEO #324
Song - "The Proposition #2" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis accompanied by Buzz Aldrin's reencounter of an alien spacecraft during the Apollo 11 mission
Tonight is a full moon so make sure, if the sky clears, to lift your head up and take a look. These video clips are from last night... a sneak peek if you will, and of course in strange, alien fashion.

February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Katana

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VIDEO #323
Songs - "Happy Birthday" by New Kids on the Block and "Birthday Girl" by The Roots
Yesterday was a day filled with great fun for one very sweet girl on her special day... Happy Birthday Katana!

February 16, 2011

Mike's Daydream

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VIDEO #322
Song - "Welcome Home" by Metallica performed by Rockabye Baby
This morning we had snow followed by sunshine, soon to come was rain and finally hail. A crazy day which made the cats a little confused, especially Mike the Cat. I tried to make this look as if Mike was having a little daydream of a nice summer's day during the rain, so picture that if it doesn't happen for ya. Off the subject, Happy Birthday Tana, let's go bowling!

February 15, 2011

Light My Fire

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VIDEO #321
Song - "Basket Case" by Green Day covered by Rockabye Baby
Cold, rainy weather calls for a cozy night at home. We sure were happy to have upgraded to the instamatic mood setting house mode when we moved in. Now, the house just does what we ask it to. Make me a fire.... done! Clean the cat box..... done! Blow delicious clean air from your vents... no problem. It's totally worth the extra couple bucks a month.

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

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VIDEO #320
A Valentine's Day Song
Today is a holiday which some believe was made up by Hallmark to get people out shopping and it makes these people feel a little bah humbug to celebrate. I think that today simply helps remind us all to think about all the people we have in our lives and how great it feels to spread a little love around. So, with that... thank you to all the people who are in my life. You've made me the person I am... and Katana, I love you so very much.

February 13, 2011

House Arrest

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VIDEO #319
Music by Jim Walker
I can see the movie slogan - "Jaws made people too scared to enter the water... this will make you never want to deliver a pizza again!" I stumbled across this great footage shot back in December, 2004. Who knows what Corey and I were thinking back then, but when I looked at the footage today, I thought, man... this would make an awesome little short. Corey debuting in an all-star performance and the all talented Jim Walker setting the atmosphere... shoot, all I had to do is put the clips together and witness the magic. Great to see old footage resurface and laugh out loud... even if it's watching yourself getting strangled to death. Thanks Corey and Jim!

February 12, 2011

The Big Slot

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VIDEO #318
Song - "Ghost Riders In The Sky" performed by the Unknown Guitar Slinger and Estaban
I really wanted to share the video of this Unknown Guitarist from Vegas. His smile is priceless. Who cares if he misses a couple notes here and there... the smile makes up for it. Oh, and we did not beat Vegas on this trip. She got the best of us.

February 11, 2011

Feature Film Part 2

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VIDEO #317
Song - "Ridin' Dirty" by Chamillionaire
Here is Part Two to the all exciting semi-feature film of toys gone bad... are you excited yet? You know I am!

February 10, 2011

Dancing Barbies

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Song - "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon
These were the requests for a birthday video from a friend: "Something with your little toys and Keeley as a giant Japanese movie monster. And I better get a producer AND a writer credit for that one!" I know how much she loves Barbie photo shoots so I incorporated Barbies. The cat liked "Ken" too much so the monster part was a wash. Anywho, Happy Birthday Kim! Cheers ya later.

February 9, 2011

Beats n Strings

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VIDEO #315

Songs - "Moonlight Sonata" and "Classical Gas (live)" Performed by Zach Andrew

If you watched yesterday's video, you'd see that Vegas is filled with street performers. Their talents are on many different levels and you might question what gets these people up, motivated to hit the streets and what kind of success they're having... if any. After a dozen Elvis impersonators I was fortunate to find someone really "performing." Sure it is fun to see Austin Powers walking around shaking hands with people but my money is on this guy, Zach Andrew. A nice guy with a good ear for music. And word has it, this is his full time job. That's pretty cool.

Visit Zach Andrew's Blog

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February 8, 2011

People Are Strange

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VIDEO #314
Song - "People Are Strange" by The Doors, covered by Echo and the Bunnymen
If you have seen the movie, "Lost Boys" you might recognize this cover by The Doors. Also, you might remember the movie later opens up to a very similar montage that takes place in Santa Clara. I always liked the movie (who couldn't like a movie the Two Coreys were in?) and I wanted to pay tribute to it... Vegas style.

February 7, 2011

The Man Spa

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VIDEO #313
A Relaxation Medley to cure your case of the Mondays
A week ago, I had a case of the mondays. This week, I wouldn't have that. This monday is meditation monday and I put together this whacky video which started out really funny, then turned super weird. Hey, go with it... let the voices be your guide!

February 6, 2011

The Super Bowl

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Tappy Tap Taps From Dan's Magic Hands
If you missed tonight's game, here are the highlights accompanied with tapping from my own little "Super Bowl." Sorry to the Steeler's fans, I left out all the highlights for you guys. It wouldn't change the outcome so, as they say, "if you can't beat 'em... join 'em." Go Pack Go!

February 5, 2011

LAS to PDX

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VIDEO #311
Song - "1974" by Gone Done Wrong
Even though it is only a 2 hour flight from Las Vegas to Portland, it is quite an extreme difference in lifestyle... then again, it's a huge difference anywhere and Las Vegas. Needless to say, it feels great to be home even though the sky is gray and the streets are wet. I wouldn't trade it for (almost) anything. Viva Las Portlandia!

February 4, 2011

Sunset in the Desert

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Song - "Run This Town (Instrumental)" by Jay-Z
These time lapse clips all took place tonight, deep in the Nevada desert where snakes and scorpions roam the dried earth, sage brush blows aimless over dunes and roller coasters scream through the sky at a mini version of New York City. Wait... what was that last part? Three words... Vegas baby, Vegas!

February 3, 2011

Physical Challenge: Bridge Lifts

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VIDEO #309
Super Human Strength Music
Who needs a membership to the gym when you've got places like the St. John's Bridge? Just grab, lift and repeat.

February 2, 2011

The Car Accident

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VIDEO #308
Sounds that happen when you get get by a car
You know, it was a little strange putting this one together. I caught myself laughing hysterical, over and over, when I saw myself getting hit by the car and adding the sound effects. This is very unhealthy. I plan to seek professional help.

February 1, 2011

Portland Poker Club Promo

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Songs - "Make Her Say" and "Alive" by Kid Cudi
Portland Players Club just received a facelift so head on down to 60th and NE Glisan, second floor of Biddy's for a tournament, play some pool, pinball, catch a game on the flat screens and grab some food. If you play your cards right, you might walk out with a nice stack of cash!