“Honestly, it’s a little tougher than I thought it was going to be,” Lott said. In a sign of frustration, he offered an unorthodox military solution: “If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens. You’re dealing with insane suicide bombers who are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them out.”


Hey there,

Hadda re-reinstall Windows due to some pesky mismatched driver's ability to hang on after reformatting the hard drive.
It was driving me crazy!
I've just about got all the software installed, but I can't find my Photoshop disc! Curses.

Anyway, thought I'd drop this and this on ya. I don't think there's any need for further commentary.


Troll A Go Go News:

Essential Chocolate has generously donated the use of their new home -- the former RedHook Brewery -- to the Fremont Arts Council to hold this year's Troll-A-Go-Go. It's a great space, but still in transition from it's old use as brewery into its future space as a chocolate factory.

And that's why we need your help!

In order to get the space ready for the FAC to use on Halloween night we'll have a work-day on Saturday, October 25th (starting at 11:00 am) to clean-up and "smooth-out" the space.

We need the help of some fabulous Fremonsters to: move out broken-up concrete & building materials; grind off the heads of bolts sticking up from floor; chip away cement "tripping-hazards"; patch holes in floor or cover-over bad flooring; take materials to the dump; mop & sweep up; etc. In general, to tidy the place up and make sure it's safe for all come Halloween.

Anyone who can push a broom or lift a hammer is welcome!
Bring your work gloves and whatever tools you've got and join in the fun!

If you think you can make on
SATURDAY, OCT 25th 11:00 - 4:00
contact: volunteer@newstylecollective.org
and let us know you're coming.

(Free admission to TROLL-A-GO-GO for the first 10 people who join the work-party!)

Some specific tools & talents we'd love a little extra help with include:
- A pick-up truck (for a run to the dump)
- Light carpentry (framing over & closing off a doorway, covering gaps in cement floor)
- Heavy-duty disc sander (metal and/or masonry pads)
- Roto-hammer/drill (or other cement chipping tools)

If you've got talents with any of these or just want to lend a helping hand, contact us ahead of time and we'll try to arrange getting you what you'll need. And if you want to help but can't make it on the 25th, let us know & we'll see what we can work out.



Oy! Went to the FRAUD: Dazzle Camouflage opening last night with Frito. Neil, Stu, Miriam, Dan, Gopi, Louise and others were in the house. We enjoyed the music of Tennis Pro and Rockstar Crush, ran into various friends and scensters and made a couple of new acquaintences. Traci and Trish were bartending and pourin' em stiff-like. Went to a little get-together at a friend's house after a VERY close to 2AM beer run, bad behavior all around.
Shook off the hangover by 2PM and headed to Sean's to put down some backing vox on the Fey Ray album. Lovely Angie from The Stares came in to do the same AND she'll be adding some keyboard later on in the week. Sean means to get the whole thing mixed and off to mastering by the 28th. Crossing fingers!



You haven't written a new blog entry in almost two weeks -- are you okay?
(or are you blogging somewhere else now?)


Just struggling with Torpor and Ennui. I don't have anything new or interesting to say, so I thought I'd not post for awhile...



Frito and I went to our friend Amy's for her birthday party on Saturday night. We thought it'd be kinda cool to walk in with a couple of 40's of OE, so we did! The funny thing was we couldn't get 'em at Safeway or the gas station about a mile from our house, we had to go to 7-11 (oh, thank heaven!)
By the time we got there, the party was well under way, everyone seemed 'happy'. Neil was there, as was Suze and Jill and Tom. I got introduced to Darrell and Patrick, I'd seen both of them on Friendster and was pleased to meet 'em in person.


Mmmm. Sliding deeper into fall. The weather is gray, cool and rainy. We fired up the heater and it's nice and cozy inside. Next I stock up on ingredients for soup, which is my favorite thing when it's cold out. I bought Iron Storm to keep my trigger finger happy until Half-Life 2 comes out next spring.
Otherwise, it's been pretty quiet.
Another announcement via Sun|Tzu Sound System:

SunTzu Sound is launching our new night

/: F U T U R E S O U L :\
which will be happening every Sunday at the



We are celebrating AC Lewis's BIG 3-0! Come down
and give 'em some spankins'!

Check for us earlier in the evening at about 8pm
on Expansions on KEXP with KIDHOPS and then come
down to the club!

This new venture of ours is very close to our
hearts as we try to kick start a music revolution
here in Seattle. I hope you can join in on the

SunTzu Sound presents

/: F U T U R E S O U L :
Broken Beat * Nu Jazz * Deep House * Afro-latin *

LIVE Musicians + Vocalists
performing with the SunTzu Sound DJs


The Baltic Room has welcomed SunTzu Sound back to
its music lovin' dancefloor. We'll be bringing
you the freshest music from West London, Germany,
Japan, Philly, Detroit and beyond every week.
Joining us for the ride will a rotating cast of
percussionists, singers, bass players, MCs and


SUNDAYS at The Baltic Room
9pm - close

$5 all night
Ladies free before 11pm

Email for guestlist: info@suntzusound.com

Read about SunTzu Sound here.

Listen to SunTzu Sound live from San Francisco

Visit Suntzu Sound here.

I'm gonna try and swing by for awhile. But I go into work early on Sunday nights...damn.


So-we're doing it again:

Make your Halloween plans early! Tickets go on sale Monday Oct, 6th for...

The Fremont Arts Council's 2003

an All-Hallows Eve extravaganza, haunted masquerade ball,
& fundraising benefit for the Fremont Arts Council

Halloween night, Friday October 31st
@ the old Brewery Building in Fremont (34th & Phinney)
Tickets $12 adv./ $15 day-of-show 21+ w/ I.D.

Kultur Shock
Quasi Nada
Darek Mazzone (KEXP, Wo-Pop)

with performances by
Troupe Hipnotica
Zaphara's belly-dancers
& much, much more!


Friday October 31st, 9:00pm
@ the old Brewery Building (34th & Phinney)
21+ with I.D.
Tickets: $12 adv. / $15 day-of-show ($20 w/out costume)
Advance tickets available online at: TicketWeb.com

Last year's Troll-a-go-go sold out quickly - advanced tickets are highly recommended!!!

Stayed home Friday. Dan, Louise and Will were here off and on all weekend, sanding the concrete and staining it. I think they'll seal the countertops and install the sideboard sometime this week. I slept off and on all afternoon then stayed up until 5 or so watching TV.
On Saturday I went for a ride and stopped at my favorite Chinese restaurant, The Shanghai Garden for some pan fried meat dumplings and HUGE bowl of hot and sour soup. I laughed out loud when my fortune cookie told me that I was going to receive enlightenment that day.
Later, I met up with Stu and Neil at a cafe in Ballard to catch Neil's sister playing her singer/songwriter stuff. She had an impressive rack of effects pedals and did some cool stuff with loops. Afterwards, we met up with Trish and her friend Traci at Linda's and BS'd. We were joined by various people during the night. Then we walked down to the ChaCha, wheree I met Kimberlee, a woman who messaged me on Friendster just a couple of days before. Neither of us knew we were going to be there.
I went out for an NSC meeting this morning, but I felt pretty crappy. Not drunk crappy, like nauseous, gassy, ugh! crappy. I came home and slept, was interrupted twice when the dog wanted to be let out, then called in sick. I still feel gross. It's 3AM and I'm gonna hit the hay. Frito is supposed to be back sometime today.


Man, I didn't post all week?! That's triflin'. But I've been feeling that way...My energy level is low, nothing's going on and I feel restless and bored, pissed (no, annoyed) about Rush Limbaugh and Wilson/Plamegate and the complacency I see all around me (mine too!). I talked to a couple of friends and they're in a funk as well. Perhaps it's something in the water?
The kitchen should be done by next week (crosses fingers) and perhaps not being interrupted by banging, grinding, sawing, etc. will do much to restore my peace of mind. Dahlings--you must come see it when it's finished!

I called an ex-girlfriend last week, which is really not unusual for me--but when she asked me if it was a booty-call, I had to pause. She's supposed to come over tonight, so I guess we'll figure it out then.
Frito's in MN for a wedding.
Cindy, Kim and Eric all stayed here last weekend and we had a pretty good time. We were all pretty tired Saturday, so Frito BBQ a salmon and I stayed in while the kids went off to play pool.