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DVD New Releases – 6/1/2010
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

These are my DVD and Blu-Ray picks that are getting released this week.

Moving On
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 24, 2010

I’m shuttering this site in favor of newer online frontiers. I’ve got a “personal tumblr”:http://jaireaux.tumblr.com where I will continue things like DVD release, and microblogging. I’ve got two YouTube channels; one for “videos I’ve directed/produced/etc.”:http://www.youtube.com/jaireaux and one in which “I video blog”:http://www.youtube.com/rollerfeet. With my wife I’m producing a new YouTube channel “about YA[Young Adult] books”:http://www.youtube.com/yaatheart, […]

Call Me On The Line
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009

I’ve joined the Google Voice “revolution”. Give me a call at 318-SKY-PINE (318-759-7463) or your can use this icon:

My Father, The Musician
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009

For most of my life, I thought of my mother as the musical parent. She played both guitar and piano, checked out albums when we made trips to the library, and was always singing. During the holidays, she was the one who went to sing and play in the folk-music circle at a friend’s house. […]

One Big Thing before 40
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, April 30, 2009

This is the big announcement. One Big Thing has technically become Two Big Things that sort of go together. (1) Next year on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 I will produce and host a live show in Austin to support a local non-profit (to be determined). In the style of “This American Life”:http://www.thisamericanlife.org, it will feature […]

Backporch Beer » Playing with Processing
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I’m messing around with this visual conceptualization tool, called Processing, to see if I should take it up seriously with fervor for my “OBT”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2009/03/03/4142/. I’ve built a page on this site (over there in the left sidebar, near the top) with my “work”. I will add new posts if I do anything phenomenally different from […]

OBT before 40
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This is another cross-post from Facebook. I have to find a way to pick/choose Notes that I want to also hit this blog so that I don’t have to do this double-work. I begin to realize that I have never completed anything big in my life, mainly due to my lack of focus — too […]

15 Albums
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, March 2, 2009

I like this meme — that I perpetuated on Facebook — so I’m copying it here. What I like are the instructions that no one seems to follow. So I will paraphrase the part that I think is important, and then call out Photi and Jank, insisting that they follow the heart of the meme […]

I Miss You Already, Summer
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, October 27, 2008

No, I don’t think this is your typical seasonal emotional downturn, remembering all those start-of-school fall sessions that indicated a significant shift in my circle of friends — originally due to the natural regrouping of cliques, then eventually due to the dispersal of close collegiate friends to schools across the nation. No, I miss summer […]

…and a Hoke Lake Party Don’t Stop…
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, August 11, 2008

Mike Hoke celebrated his birthday this year by organizing a lake party. It was the haps (of course) and the biggest attraction was The Water Wheel. Many of us tried to fit our adult size bodies into this child drowning device and only one of us achieved moderate success. Here are some videos I captured […]

Hello Midsummer
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By k-pho - Last updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Howdy folks.  Hope you’ve all got your hustle right this summer and everything’s chill.  We have sufficiently thawed up here in the tundra.  Took a little trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor over Memorial Day.  Pic of the little man on top of Cadillac Mtn: Gardening has taken up most of my free time as […]

Oh, yeah…the peace of vacation
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My mother-in-law has a great back porch and after a day of vicious garden touring I got to re-experience one of my favorite moments here in the land of northern Germanic descendants: watching the rain fall on the garden. This will only give you a small hint of the pleasant pause in my noisy life, […]

Wash Before Drinking
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2008

And now for something completely different… ==== I have more Central Pennsylvania posting coming up, but I came across this video of our cat, Dani, drinking from the water fountain. Always makes me go “Awww…”

State College, PA
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By becky - Last updated: Sunday, June 29, 2008

Finally made it to State College yesterday, but we were completely exhausted after what turned out to be 12 hours of traveling. Our 6 am flight from Austin to Memphis was diverted to Tupelo because of massive storms (and after a very hairy attempt at landing in our tin can sized plane), then the plane […]

Wouldn’t You Just Love a Kitten?…This Kitten?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, June 5, 2008

I heard some strange noises from outside the windows in my bedroom as I was preparing for sleepy-time last night. I went out to find this adorable little girl scared out of her mind, wondering why she was ripped away from his siblings to wander around in this strange place…and why her mommy wasn’t coming […]