30 August 2012

My sunflowers are very tall

I planted these sunflowers from seed on 24 May. They grew much taller than I expected them to, shading my Brussels sprouts so much that they never produced food.



Okra is that tall stuff in the front. Broccoli is just behind the okra. Chard is at my feet. Peppers, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes are behind me. I chopped down the cornstalks weeks ago.

Kevin McKenzie warned me not to underestimate how big each plant will get. That's been one of the best pieces of gardening advice I've received. It's very easy to crowd one plant out by another. My okra towers over me and two broccoli plants, two tomato plants and a baby blackberry bush.

The corn was also planted too close together, but it survived because I watered them plenty. Next year I will plant a new row each week for 4-6 weeks. Corn is mature and ready to eat 60 days after planting, so this will ensure I have fresh corn for a couple of months.

Pictures from Indianapolis

I went to Indianapolis last weekend for work but I never posted my photos to instagram....I'm thinking about deleting my account. I'm taking photos of my life for me. This blog should be the place that I collect my experiences, not on a photo-sharing site where people can vote if they like my photos or not.

That's why I have a Flickr account.

It's too late tonight to explain the pictures, so maybe I'll update this post over the weekend. Or not.

Some photos are from the weekend of 25-26 Aug, when I was in Indianapolis for Food Fantasies purposes. The other photos are from the previous weekend, when I was there acting as a Marketing Representative for a friend selling his artwork at a bicycle race.



28 August 2012

RnR :: Lunar Activity and Loneliness

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Eggs gave me the day off so I could get my head together. It helped. And we talked on the phone for a bit, but she still missed me a whole bunch. It feels really, really good to be missed. I sure do love Jodi.
----Noodles----3 Sept 2012------------------------

Playlist for August 28th 2012

It's still weird for me to play whatever I want on the radio. I'm a lucky girl.

1. The Biters - RockNRoll Loser
2. Carbonas - Inside Out
3. Carbonas - Sex Wound
4. Carbonas - 3 Days Away
5. Fashion Fashion and The Image Boys - So Sorry 4 U
6. Link Wray - Deuces Wild
7. Lost Sounds - Jay Reatard
8. High Tension Wires - Wax Lips and Blood on The Phone
9. the Compulsive Gamblers - Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
10. Apache - Boomtown Gems
11. Christmas Island - Nineteen
12. Eagles of Death Metal - Just Nineteen
13. Nobunny - Your Mouth
14. The Datsuns - What Would I Know
15. Mind Controls - Bite Your Tongue
16. Reverend Horton Heat - Where In The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush
17. Hogscraper - Reigning Peterbilts
18. Personal And The Pizzas - I Don't Wanne Be No Personal Pizza
19. Teenage Head - Lucy Potato
20. The Sedatives - Cannot Calm Down
21. Bring Back the Guns - No More Good Songs
22. The Hussy - One Time
23. The Easy Beats - Friday On My Mind
24. the Bomboras - Planet of the Apehangers
25. Puffball - Carmelita
26. The Touch-Me-Nots - Cool Enough For California
27. Useless Eaters - Mr. Oscillations
28. Vermillion Sands - In The Wood
29. The Marked Men - A Little Lesson
30. Home Blitz - Sliding Decks
31. Queens of the Stoneage - Broken Box
32. Black Bug - Billy Montana
33. Chimps - It's The Mummy!
34. King Tuff - Freak When I'm Dead
35. the Dwarves - I'm a Living Sickness
36. The Drags - Allergic Reaction
37. White Lung - Bad Way
38. The Spits - Alienize
40. Natural Child - Chris' Blues
41. Pangea - Make Me Feel Weird

*** no requests, but cool phone calls. must be the moons poop particles getting to me.....

A video I took in my garden just now

I wish my phone were able to capture all the bee activity happening in my garden. There are several varieties of bees and dozens of each type, buzzing from flower to flower, doing their thing. I'm glad I can provide an organic environment for any creatures.....which is why I don't mind the rabbit who's been hanging out for the last month. I have an overabundance of food so I don't mind sharing.

I had NO idea the sunflowers would tower over everything! I thought they'd be as tall as my corn but as it turns out, they're twice as tall! And blocking sunlight for my Brussels sprouts, which never were able to produce food. Also, I'm not sure what happened to my eggplant; it had many flowers, but none materialized into anything, not even a teeny-tiny eggplant.

Conversely, my corn, tomatoes, kohlrabi, broccoli and okra produced lots and lots of food!

Here's a quick video tour of my garden as it looks today.

21 August 2012

RnR :: HOOLIGANISM AND PUSSY RIOT!!!!!!!

21 August 2012 Playlist

My mentor.

1. Shannon and the Clams - Troublemaker
2. Oblivians - Blew My Cool
3. Reatards - Stacey
4. Almighty Defenders - The Ghost With the Most
5. The Detroit Cobras - Putty (In Your Hands)
6. T. Rex - Jeepster
7. T. Rex - Rock On
8. Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers - Switchblade Comb
9. Rev Horton Heat - Eat Steak
10. Hex Dispensers - Arsenic Milkshake
11. The Spits - Nuclear Bomb
12. Thee Oh Sees - Block of Ice
13. The Black Lips - Freak Out
14. Ex Humans - Islands
15. Los Idiotas - Una Vez Tuve Tu Amor
16. Eagles of Death Metal - Don't Speak (I came to make a bang)
17. Clorox Girls - Time for Losing
18. Jacuzzi Boys - A Strange Hand
19. El Guapo Stuntteam - That's Armageddon!
20. Old 97s - Rollerskate Skinny
21. Danzig - Mother
22. King Khan & His Sensational Shrines - Kukamonga Boogaloo
23. Natural Child - Women C'mon
24. American Death Ray - Arms So long
25. Link Wray - Jack the Ripper
26. Rites of Spring - For Want Of
27. The Four Slicks - You Lied to Me Honey
28. Arthur Lee - 7 and 7 Is
29. Boris - Fake Food
30. Pangea - Night of The Living Dummy
31. the Cynics - Baby What's Wrong
32. Cheap Time - Everyone Knows
33. Kentucky Knife Fight - Lil' Sister
34. Dow Jones And the Industrials - Can't Stand the Midwest
35. Baseball Furies - Desperate Pleasures
36. Wreckless Eric - Waxworks
37. The Dwarves - Oozle
38. Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes - Mother Might Be Wrong
39. Magnetix - Grasstrack
40. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Anxiety
41. Sic Alps - Gelly Roll Gum Drop
42. Mean Jeans - Total Creep
43. Fugazi - Waiting Room ***
44. the Mistreaters - The Other Man
45. The Lost Sounds - Satan Bought Me
46. Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers - Goin' Steady
47. the Spits - Rip Up the Streets
48. Dead Farmers - Run
49. Vermillion Sands - May
50. New Bomb Turks - Just Head

*** = the one request we got today



16 August 2012

I'm growing sunflowers

Besides food, I grow #sunflowers. #unedited

My #sunflowers tower over me. #unedited

I had no idea these things would be twelve feet tall.
My sunflowers are very tall.
Also pictured: corn, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, peppers, chard, eggplant, broccoli, hay, a fence, the tomato trellis thing, my neighbor's house, trees, the sky and me. You'll probably find a variety of bees if you can manage to look close enough. They love my garden.

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Listening to: The Intelligence - Reading and Writing About Partying
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14 August 2012

RnR :: Off the Hook!

14 August 2012
Playlist


1. The Retainers - Waste of Time
2. Mullens - Another One
3.Diamond Rugs - I Took Note
4. Angry Angles - She's Dead
5. Bondsmen - Our Time to Fry
6. Poison Arrows - Hittin It Hard
7. Thought Criminals - Fun
8. Yussuf Jerusalem  - The End of Tomorrow
9. Kajun SS - i i i i me me me me
10. 44's - So Low Down **
11. Wreckless Eric - Rags and Tatters
12. Crusaders of Love - Better When I'm Gone
13. The Dwarves - It's Your Party (Die If You Want To)
14. Hex Dispensers - H.D. Local 23
15. The Hookers - Crush
16. CoCoComa - Desperate Situations
17. Wax Museums - Cowboys & Indians
18. Shannon And the Clams - Blood
19. Black Sabbath - Lord of This World
20. Henry Fiat's Open Sore - Move and Walk
21. Down Jones & the Industrials - It Ain't Good Enough
22. Ty Segall - Comfortable Home
23. Man or Astroman? - Cyborg Control
Interview with George Sinclair about Friends of Sangamon Valley & Local Urban Gardening!
24. the Spanks - Long Gone
25. Useless Eaters - Sucked In
26. Lover! - Tonight! She's Dead
27. Little Richard - Rip It Up
28. Jackie & The Cedrics - Ali Baba ***
29. Wau Y Los Arrghs!!! - Lo Que Quiero ***
30. Los Straitjackets ***
31. The Monsters - Black ***
32. the Timmys - Who's Paranoid ***
33. NIL8 - Balled Up Into One ***
34. the Timmys - I'm Late ***
35. The Ding Dongs - Until I Die
36. the Carbonas - I'm Empty
37. River City Tanlines - He Said Yeah
38. The Gizmos - Progressive Rock
39. Mikal Cronin - Green and Blue
40. The Marked Men - Fix My Brain
41. Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More
42. Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
43. Flat Duo Jets - Hoy Hoy
44. Scared of Chaka - A Lie and A Cheat
45. Nobunny - Chuck Berry Holiday
46. Rocket From The Crypt - Drop Out
47. Nobunny - Chuck Berry Holiday
48. Danzig - Soul On Fire ***
49. MC5 - Teenage Lust
50. Jeffrey Novak - Never Together
51. Mean Jeans - License 2 Chill

*** = Ray Kway-ests!!!!


See, I told you my head was shaped like a banana.

07 August 2012

RnR :: Absent Eggs and The Mosquito Magnets

Thanks for listening!

1. Shannon and the Clams - Troublemaker
2. Shannon and the Clams - You Can Come Over
3. Shannon and the Clams - Blood
4. The Cramps - Wet Nightmare
5. Nobunny - Your Mouth
6. The Cramps - Wet Nightmare
7. The Intelligence - Witchworld
8. Compulsive Gamblers - Gamblin' Days Are Over
9. Oblivians - Blew My Cool
10. Cheater Slicks - Motherloed
11. Oblivians - Sunday You Need Love
12. King Khan & The Shrines - I Wanna Be A Girl
13. King Khan & BBQ - Love You So
14. The Almighty Defenders - Over The Horizon
15. Thee Headcoats - Every Bit of Me
16. Ty Segall - Go Home
17. Personal And the Pizzas - I Can Read
18. Moonhearts - I Said
19. Ween - Drifter in the Dark
20. Thee Oh Sees - Quadrospazzed
21. Thee Oh Sees - Inquiry Perpitrated
22. Thee Oh Sees - Mincing Around the Frocks
23. Retards - Stacey
24. Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon
25. River City Tanlines - Whenever I Rot
26. Mika Miko - Too Cute To Puke
27. The Marked Men - Don't Look At Me
28. David Bowie - Panic in Detroit
29. Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers - Switchblade Comb
30. David Bowie - Cracked Actor
31. Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand*
32. The Motels - Kick Out the Jams
33. Ty Segall - Standing at the Station
34. T Rex - Jeepster*
35. T Rex - 20th Century Boy (Bonus Track)
36. Fugazi - Waiting Room*
37. Black Lips - Again & Again
38. The Hipshakes - Brain Numb
39. Man or Astro-Man? - Big Track Attack
40. The Shangri-Las - Love You More Than Yesterday
41. Gentlemen Jesse and His Men - Going Outta My Mind
42. The Spits - Nuclear Bomb
43. The Rolling Stones - Cool, Calm, And Collected
44. The Gories - Goin' to the River
45. The Detroit Cobras - Village of Love
46. The Detroit Cobras - I'll Keep Holding On
47. Nobunny - Boneyard
48. Chlorox Girls - Time For Losing
49. New Bomb Turks - Out Of My Mind
50. Beat Beat Beat - Eyeballs Jones
51. Bad Sports - Kick Her Out (Rocks)
52. Blacktop - Mojo Kitty
53. Black Lips - Fad
54. Ramones - Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
55. Jacuzzi Boys - A Strange Hand
56. The Black Keys - Busted
57. Rolling Blackouts - Rock Paper Scissors
58. Eagles of Death Metal - Solid Gold
59. Carpettes - How About Me and You
60. The Bans - Bye Bye
61. Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
62. Huevos Rancheros - Beach Blanket Blackout
63. Danzig - She Rides

* - Re-Re-Re-Re-quests

06 August 2012

Do it

My blog has been a work in progress for five years.
Day 173: Number Five

Party on.


Instead of reflecting, let me tell you that during a DJ meeting this afternoon, I took a tube of toothpaste out of my purse, held it up to Jodi (who was sitting clear across the room), squeezed out a liberal amount onto my right index finger, and then smeared it on my lips as if it were lip balm .... to make Jodi laugh. I think Tim Russell saw this.

I don't know what's wrong with me.

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