Tuesday, February 21, 2006

When in doubt, post some pictures.

I tried to think of something interesting to say, but then I remembered I had some pictures posted on flickr.com and so I could just post those. Anyway, check out some random places.

Pinnacles National Monument




Hearst Castle

Outside Stairs

Hearst Pool 1

Ocean View

Big Sur

Prewitt Ridge

Monday, February 20, 2006

My very first webpage.

So, I was just poking around and found my very old skateboard web page from the year 2000. It is an old geocities page and you can see it here. There is actually a very cool dogtown sticker picture on the site. Who would have known at that time that dogtown would have been so big. I collected most of the pictures from ebay. The page is actually a pretty good skateboard history page.

I invited Will to be a poster here on feltonjamhouse.blogspot.com, so now we have another team member. It also seems that Will got himself a blog and is posting also. You can check out his page here. He has posted a very interesting story about the Baltimore Train tunnel.

I also got the address to Nate's page. It seems that a few of the
feltonjamhouse.com folks have an on-line presence. Anyway, check out Nate's page here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Good Bigfoot stories.

I am a believer in bigfoot. I think they are real and living in our forests, unseen. My friends ask how I can believe such an outlandish thing, but I have read a lot of sightings. I think these people are telling the truth. Not everyone is telling the truth, but I believe some people are. Here are some of the better stories that I think are true. If these folks are lying, they are doing a good job, and anyway, it makes for some good reading.

Check out these stories from the BFRO, hand picked by me.

Guy is so scared of bigfoot he sells his business.

Professional Woodsman has lengthy sighting.

Bigfoot seen next to only know pictograph of Bigfoot in California.

Is this guy lying?

Person and pack-goats have close encounter.

So, what is the deal? Are these people just lying, and "making up a story"? What about the Indian pictographs? Maybe that is just a Hollywood set or something? Yes, just keep saying that to yourself over and over and everything will be ok...


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tuck & Patti

Just got back from Tuck and Patti. Wow, was that ever an amazing show. Tuck plays guitar and Patti sings. Simple, but very powerfull. We saw it at the Kuumba Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz. It was also a dinner show, so we got dinner and then the show started. The songs I recognized were "Fools Rush In", you know, the same one Elvis covered. Also, Al Green's "I'm Still In Love With You", was another one I recognized. They are a husband and wife team and have been playing together for over 27 years. We were so close to the stage, I could have spit on them. I would not, but I could have. That is how close we were. It was really great to see the interaction between the two and how they communicated about the song changes. Truly amazing. If you want to listen to some of their mp3's, check out this link.

Hey, this flickr.com thing is pretty cool. It is easy to post some pictures, so let's do that eh?

Here is sunset at Prewitt Ridge in Big Sur. This is from last year when we went camping in Big Sur.

Sunset 2, Prewitt Ridge

Here is the sunrise from the same spot.

sunrise and fog prewitt ridge

Pretty neat eh?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Weekend Update-Big Sur and Alba road.

Well, it is another weekend gone. Loverboy said it best you know. Or do you know? What, you don't listen to Loverboy? I don't either, but I know what they said... "Everybody's Working For the Weekend". That is what I did, and now it is over. I did not think that it would be interesting to write about the weekend, but then I saw this blog, and it seems that this guy talks about his weekend, so I figure it is ok. Well, it is only ok to talk about the weekend if it was exciting. Considering I am getting over a cold and I gave it to Anji, it was pretty mellow. We did get to get out to Big Sur for lunch on Saturday. Big Sur is really not that far from the house. Only like 1 hour and a half. The Pebble Beach golf thingy was going on, but that did not really bother us. They seem to have good traffic control for that event and it was smooth sailing down past Caramel. By the time we got to Caramel Highlands, the road was pretty much empty. That was strange, because it was a really sunny day. Anyway, we made it down to the River Inn and ate lunch outside overlooking the river. I took a picture with my cameraphone. I need to get some kind of flicker account or something so I can start to post pictures here, so as for now, you can't see the shot. It is nice thought. At the River Inn, there was some cool art. This artist had taken pictures of the Big Sur area and then printed them on canvas with some kind of paint stuff. They were very well done and cool looking. After that, we came home.

On Sunday it was another nice day. I worked in the yard. I transplanted primroses. Yeah. Later that day we went up to the Boulder Creek Brewery to get some chow. That place is pretty good, and the beer is tasty. On the way home we decided to take a new road that we had never been on. We took Alba road up to Empire Grade. Then we followed Empire Grade all the way down to UCSC. It is funny how you can live somewhere and not see specific places unless you make the effort. We were only a couple of miles from our house, but since Empire Grade is "out of the way", we had never been on it.

Sometimes it is fun to play tourist in your own backyard.

Oh, I just signed up for flicker and figured out how to post my cameraphone picture. Let's see if this works...


Friday, February 10, 2006

Felton Jam House session 3 is posted.

Yep, that is right. We have the third session of the rockinest "non-band" on the net posted. This is a very good session and marks the first time you get to hear Angel on guitar. This session consists of Angel on guitar, Will on bass, me on drums, and Anji singing. Aric also plays some drums on the songs that I sing on. He is also playing some keyboards on various songs too. I know I have the dates all wrong, but whatever, at least they are posted. This session has my very favorite song, Tomorrow Never Comes, with me singing like some kind of heavy metal star. Another good song is Furiously 80's with the great lyrics by Anji. Don't forget now, that these songs are made up on the spot, so when the lyrics come together it is pretty cool. Anyway, go check it out.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Movies I have seen in the last week or so...

Hi there.

Well, looks like I have been on the web long enough to show up on
technorati.com. I guess that is cool. Now maybe someone will find the site and read it. My goal with my original un-named site was to have strangers read it. In all the time I had the page, I am not sure if any strangers read it. I had lots of readers, but they all either knew me, or had a friend that knew me. I don't think anyone just randomly stumbled upon the page and became a regular reader. That was however before this whole "blog" thing got popular. Now maybe strange people will read my stuff! Ok strange ones, here is my reviews of the movies I have seen from netflix in the last week or so.

Deal: Let's Make a Deal documentary.
This was a lame documentary about a subject that I love, the gameshow "Let's Make A Deal". Since the subject matter to me was interesting, I would say the documentary was "ok", even though it was not made very well. I will give it props in trying to educate the viewers on the evils of TV. The documentary was made in 1978 and "exposed" the fact that the show was nothing more than a half an hour commercial for products. These products are pitched to housewives, who at the time, was the market that bought the most stuff. This show was designed to showcase stuff that your averge american family would want to have. By giving these products away, the station was able to circumvent the rule of minutes dedicated to commercials (the actual rules were a bit complicated and I did not quite understand them) Anyway, there were somekind of rules for advertising products that they were able to get around by using them as prizes.

All and all it was interesting as a successful marketing study. Speaking of successful marketing, we also saw the very, very excellent...

Merchants of cool
Whoa Nellie! This was a very excellent documentary, even though it was only an hour. It was a PBS Frontline documentary about marketing to teens. They are tricky. Basically the housewives market has been replaced with the teen market as the market that has the most money to spend. This is a great documentary about how the teens are tricked out of their money. Highly recommended.

The Pink Panther
This was the original from 1964. I had not seen it in so long, I did not remember any of it. Boy, it was not that funny. I can only imagine that the new one will be even worse.

End of the century: The Story of the Ramones
This is a must see for any fan of music or punk. You have to know your history. Watch Spinal Tap first and then this and trip out on the similarities.

Saving Face:
Yeah, hot Chinese lesbians that are nakked and making out. Oh, the rest of the movie was good too. No seriously, it was very well written and funny and cute.

Grizzly Man:
Freaky manic depressive gets eaten by grizzly! This movie is so bizarre that Len thought it must have been made up. It isn't, but it could be.

From Ape to Man:
This was a cool history channel show that was about the folks that dug up our prehistoric relatives.

Also, look at how popular bigfoot has been in the last 360 days... This chart is from technorati.com. Bigfoot is in the news and in the blogs.

English posts that contain
Bigfoot per day for the last 360 days.
Technorati Chart
Get your own chart!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

feltonjamhouse.com-Session 2

Ok, I just posted the second session of “Feltonjamhouse.com”. I am pretty sure it is the second session, but I am not sure. In this session we have Will on guitar, Dave on bass, Anji singing and I play drums. We do mix it up. For example on the song “I’m a lot like you” Dave is on the drums, Will is playing bass and I am on guitar Even though I can’t play guitar, I am still playing guitar. The songs I like on this session are “Little Things” and “Imagine if you sucked”. I like the “imagine” song because it is the first time I tried to play drums and sing at the same time. I think it is pretty good, but what do I know. I think you should download it and decide for yourself