Thursday, June 30, 2005
"MB or BM?" is a little video clip that I posted on my my Vimeo.com page. The video's from Aaron's going-away party last week. In it, you'll see Jon, Craig and Aaron (and hear me) discussing the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team logo.
I've been spending maybe too much time on Vimeo tagging other peoples' clips. Strangely fun.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
My regular server, SITO.org is mysteriously down today, so I am using OurMedia to host this video montage of rain and trees during a recent thunderstorm. All footage shot from my back porch. I created the musical sounds using Electroplankton, a piece of software for the Nintendo DS.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Last Wednesday, June 15th, I checked my Pedalpalooza schedule, hopped on my velocipede and pedalled my way over to the D.I.Y. BIKE REPAIR AND WASH. The event was operated out of a private home in a quiet Southeast Portland neighborhood, not too far from the Fireside Coffee Lodge I mentioned earlier.
After tightening up our handlebars and shining our frames, we headed out on a short dusklit ride to a riverside park. Along the way there was one flat tire and one angry motorist revving his engine and threatening the cyclists. You'll see that person's truck in the video.
Overall a mellow ride with friendly bicycling enthusiasts.
Music by Bliss.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
I waited for a break in the rain before cycling home from Fireside Coffee Lodge yesterday. When I got to SE 12th & Division, I had to stop and marvel at the sky.
MUSIC: Vincent Gallo's "A Cold & Grey Summer Day" from the "Buffalo 66" soundtrack.
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Thursday was a busy night. After the Pedalpalooza Parade, I went to the Doug Fir to see my friend Anne Adams (aka Per Se) play a show. Devoured dinner with Cor and the Gross Siblings (Tom and Liz) beforehand. I had the Fir Burger with bacon. Anne's set was unusual because she usually doesn't perform with a drummer. The video shown here is of Thursday night's rendition of the song "Flapjack Devilfish". Enjoy.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Thursday evening was the kickoff parade for this summer's bike celebration, Pedalpalooza. The event is organized by S.H.I.F.T., a Portland bicycle activism group. The ride started at Jamison Square, downtown, with a free-for-all bike decoration ceremony. After flags, garland, sparklies and streamers were applied, we moved out on our police-escorted route through the tall building corridors of the city. After much pedalling and hooting and hollering, we crossed the Burnside Bridge (look closely, you'll see a military war-ship docked in the river) and buzzed KBOO Community Radio before biking up Belmont St. to our final destination, Col. Summers Park.
This is my longest vlog entry yet, this might be the upper limit of length and file size for most people.
MUSIC: "Lo Boob Oscillator" by Stereolab.
PEOPLE: You'll get a lot of Shawn Granton speaking about the event, you'll also see Corey on his tall bike and giving us a good post-ride report. Spectating, you'll see a ride-by of Josh from The Know microtheater/bar.
Monday, June 06, 2005
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On Sunday, June 5th, 2005, I got together with three other videobloggers at Urban Grind Coffee in NE Portland. The meeting was arranged by Will Luers and attended by me, Will, Erik and Alex.
We talked about collaborative video projects, methods for spreading vlogthusiasm, cameras, editing tools, the idea of creating a "Vlogger's Guide to Portland" and the upcoming podcast/vlog event that Alex is organizing for later this year.
Also see see Will's vlog entry about the meeting.
ADDENDUM (June 15, 2005): You'll briefly see the book "Darknet" in my video. For a short interview with the author, check out Steve Garfield's vlog entry "J.D. Lasica: Virtual Book Tour".