MANIFEST! Limited Edition...Only 30 made!
A great look back at the Las Vegas Fixed Gear Community. Props to House of Commons, Neek, Aaron Garcia, and everyone involved.

See you next year!


TOP 50 RECORDS of 2008

Below is my list! It took some time to make. Brandon Cox had one hell of a year...two of his records are in my top 10! Lotus Plaza (guitarist from Deerhunter Luckett Pundt) has announced a release date for 2009! Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, American Football (re-release) and a ...ton others are scheduled for winter releases! Records with ** I have purchased and listened to. Because I do not have a strong hip hop background...gettin into it...very few are on here. Yes, I know, I didn't put Deathcab on. Again, aside from Radiohead and Burial, these are only records from 2008.

1 Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.**
2 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes**
3 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago**
4 Black Mountain - In The Future**
5 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles**
6 Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel**
7 Autechre - Quaristice**
8 Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours**
9 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular**
10 Foals - Antidotes**
11 Radiohead - In Rainbows**
12 M83 - Saturday=Youth**
13 Holy Fuck - LP**
14 Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams**
15 Sun Kil Moon - April**
16 Volcano! - Paperwork***
17 Burial - Untrue**
18 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals**
19 TV on the Radio - Dear Science
20 Ratatat - LP3**
21 Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing**
22 E rykah Badu - New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)
23 Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
24 No Age - Nouns**
25 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
26 Earth - The Bees Made Honey In the Lion's Skull**
27 Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs:The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
28 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark**
29 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
30 Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
31 Beck - Modern Guilt
32 Santogold - Santogold
33 The Roots - Rising Down
34 The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
35 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
36 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
37 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
38 Black Kids - Partie Traumatic**
39 One Day As A Lion - One Day As A Lion**
40 David Byrne and Brien Eno - Everything That Will Happen Today
41 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges**
42 N.E.R.D - Seeing Sounds
43 Gnarles Barkley - The Odd Couple
44 Nada Surf - Lucky
45 Sea Wolf - Leaves In The River**
46 Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliations
47 These New Puritans - The Beat Pyramid
48 Animal Collective - Water Curses 7"
49 Sun Kil Moon - Tiny Cities**
50 Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions


dear snow that snows,

You're the snowiest...yesterday was the most snow Vegas has seen in 30 years!




I am twenty one

This post should really be titled: not-so-weekly update post. Since I titled my last birthday post i am 20, it just seems appropriate. It's been more of a celebration week. I'm just now catching my breathe. I shared the same birthday birthday week with David Gamble, Jamesy, Matt D, and even Catherine Faris from AA Corporate. Crazy!!

8:36 am, November 24, I always get an anticipated and ecstatic phone call from my mother, wishing me a happy birthday. My parents took me out to the Peppermill for dinner, drinks, and gambling session. It was a great way to ease into my new freedoms.

The rest of the week was madness. The Fuckin' Party played their last show...for a while...downtown, and went out for drinks shortly after. Jamesy and I shared a small wine and cheese/birthday party the next day.

One of my best friends, Bryan Novelo, moved to San Fransisco last Sunday. He always inspired me to ride hard, push it to the limit, say 'fuck it' sometimes, and treat everyday like it's a new adventure. I can not recall when we first met, but he has always been there; good and bad. Novelo will always represent the positive side in my life. I'm extremely sad to see him go, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do. I wish him luck and hope he comes back with that dashing smile of his very very soon...