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Entries from March 2007

Remote Control Draplin

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Designer Aaron Draplin lives for the road and it’s documentation. He is currently on day 44 of what he is calling the 2007 DDC Spring Tour. In an email he sent this morning Aaron signed off with the words “getting lucky in Kentucky.” I immediately thought of bourbon. Which is odd, because I don’t drink […]

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Tags: Travel

Galap: The Play

March 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Leah’s cousin (Peter Matthews) has co-written a play titled Galap that he says is “inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s best-selling novel Galapagos.” Galapagos was the first Kurt Vonnegut book that I ever read. I realize it probably would have been better to start with Breakfast of Champions or The Slaughterhouse Five, however, at the time it […]

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Tags: Theatre

How Michael Jager Did It

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

In the world of design Michael Jager is a bit of a super hero. For the past 18 years he and JDK (the design agency he co-founded with his wife and a friend) have been the visual face of Burton Snowboards and in a way the creators of snowboarding’s graphic style. The April issue of […]

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Tags: Art · Business

Gloomy Movie Day

March 18th, 2007 · No Comments

After a morning surf, it was errands, and a couple movies. It went something like this: I wish I could say there was some kind of theme to the afternoon, however, as I’ve mentioned previously, cable TV appears to have no rhyme or reason. It’s hard to pull many parallels between four rockers trying to […]

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Tags: Video

North By Southwest

March 13th, 2007 · No Comments

The highlight of this day in my life. News from Southwest Airlines (via email to both of us) that starting this month they will begin direct flights from San Diego to Reno. Ninety-two minutes to heaven. Direct. Looks like some flight attendants are going to get real tired of seeing us board those flights. And, […]

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Tags: Travel

Didion’s Well

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Last weekend we went to a place I hadn’t been since I was writing catalog copy for Converse Shoes (JDK was doing a jazz album inspired piece and I went there to do some literary borrowing). The library. And, yes, it still exists, and seems to be quite popular.We arrived at 1:20 PM and the […]

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Tags: Books