Ant Friday

Today, it’s all about the “ants”!!

Mad ANThony was the first band I saw at Puma’s (BITD).


Well, they’re B-A-C-K!

Tonight @ The Quarter Note – with The Wicked Fools. You know I’ll be there…


(Driftwood Sinn @ O’Malley’s – for those not familiar with “BITD”)

Next up: New ANT Plant ♥

So I just received my order from Black Jungle Terrarium Supply (Xmas in July!):
a beautiful little Calathea ornata and a Dischidia pectinoides (aka “Ant Plant”).

››› Why they’re called ‘Ant Plants’

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Just another Summer in the Park

Fremont Park, Menlo Park, CA

Marco Ferrari (Hair Nation & Hysteria) flew in from Seattle to fill-in for Hairstrike bassist, Christian Gallegos – who was enjoying a vacation of his own with his beautiful wife, Mildred.


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Crazy in Downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose is where the action is next week. Lotsa blasts from the 80’s…

Kicking it off on Monday, July 11th, The Fixx is coming to The Ritz.

@ SJ Live on Thursday Diamond Lane returns to the South Bay! Not to fucking San Francisco…not to fucking Oakland…they’re headed back to fucking San Jose (thank you, Phil Greene)!!! These men are pure LA 80’s-style rock – you do not want to miss this show (the venue will do them justice).

71416 DiamondLane-SJS @ SJLive

Opening for DL is local über talent, SJ Sindicate
(who’ll be embarking on a tour of England this September)
– along with Gypsy Flight


On Friday, July 15th we’re  back @ The Ritz for The Babys – with Slam Nancy and Gundacker opening.

But you know what? There’s plenty other happenings in the South Bay on Friday:

Swamphammer returns to O’Malley’s in Mt. View

The Wicked Fools play The Quarter Note in Sunnyvale

No excuses, my friends. Get dressed to the hilt and get your asses down to these shows!

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7.4.16: Hawk sightings

Don’t know if it’s the same pair but their high-pitched screech is unmistakable. Hawks.

In past years, I’ve seen them taking off from the rooftops, but the tree outside my room has afforded me a more personal and up-close view of these predators.

Diego and I have a morning routine. When I start grabbing pillows he knows it’s time to jump off the bed (and onto the windowsill) so I can make it. Suddenly he freezes, his head upturned. I know he’s spotted something – probably a squirrel. But as I’m approaching the window I see this huge bird in it. One of the hawks!

Being summer, I leave the window open so I proffer a greeting to our visitor: “Good morning. Looking for breakfast?”

Cool, haughty birds that they are I get a ruffling of feathers before it takes flight.

Well, as I’m trying to rouse myself early this morning (Diego’s already awake) I hear the hawk, and by the sound of the screech I can tell it’s close by. Sure enough, it lands in our tree – followed by another – followed by 2 smaller ones. BABIES. We have baby hawks!!

Diego and I watch the baby hawks jump from branch to branch, fly to a nearby tree then fly back – their parents screeching encouraging words to them.

I didn’t get any pictures…all this happened in a short span of time – both of us caught up in the moment. Wonderment.

n. a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful,
unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable


Diego & I (and our new friends) wish you a

Happy Fourth of July!


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