Devendra Banhart @ Observatory


Ok, so you cannot take a Pen into the Observatory which makes capturing the setlist for a band I do not know song titles to very difficult–and also may be the lamest rule in rock…



The Set Break and Closing House music was fantastic–I did not get all of it, but here is what I heard








Here are the notes that I took:

Opening band H Hawkwind & Josiah Steinbrick

Full BandYou are through hating youSomething I forget She is weaving congrgation Uptown turn aroundEverylook begins with a disguise Missed oneEnded with as long as you are next to meAs beautiful as you. Mi amor Spanish Esperanto 

Solo The queella lemlunaI never stand my grand. I just stand aroundHey mama wuBebe salsa atIt about the love you hide it is waiting to be outsideReplenish your muscle. Take not secrets back to your grave. Let everyone know. AngelicaWaiting for sued to playI pretend when I look in your head. 

Full Band Get on the dance floorU have never seen good things gomsomwrong. Monologue/who wrote the Dead Sea scrollsI am a walking talking time to be Akon–guard Rloxk–sale hits my templesBaby that is for sure she loves my. Drum jam ?Brand new zoo in ThailandCelebration

EncoreYour a lady

which I will attempt to build a Spotify list from–a lot of the solo stuff was simple fragments of songs screamed out from the audience. The Encore included the entire crowd getting on stage and dancing.



Walk out and drive home were uneventful–I did here a great song on the drive home:


IAM 34



 there is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance



 You cannot be yourself for some reason. You are yourself, and no reason is needed



 You got yourself into your present state through verbal thinking; you must get out of it the same way.



Nothing profits the world as much as the abandoning of profits

Alan Moore Answers GoodReads :: As October 31st approaches, how do you celebrate Halloween?

Alan Moore You have to understand that I’m from an English, not to say a Northampton, working-class background, and that the way that we traditionally regarded Halloween over here before we had the America re-imagining of the phenomenon imported, was as a serious and ominous event that was part of the witches’ calendar. My grandmother, whom we lived with, was unwavering in her insistence that since this was a night in which malevolent and destructive supernatural forces were abroad and roaming freely, this was also a night when sensible people, particularly children, should stay indoors.
I feel, personally, that this was a properly respectful attitude to the ‘spirits of a place’ that accumulate, if only in that place’s legend and dream and imagination: these things are an important part of a place’s psychological reality, and I would actually prefer not to see them reduced to a fourteen year-old girl in a ‘sexy witch’ costume. Still, each to their own, and I’ve no doubt I shall spend this Halloween handing out money to, hopefully, some of the neighbourhood’s younger children accompanied by their parents, as these are always very respectful and point out to the children that they are actually talking to a real warlock. And of course, if they’re not with their parents I can ritually sacrifice a couple of them to my deformed 2nd century snake-god. Then everybody’s happy.(less)

Storm King’s Thunder–D&D Encounters S23 S14

Another great week of D&D Encounters at Alakazam Comics in Irvine. We had three (3!) new players this week; unfortunately, it was a fairly slow week of Fire Giant Fighting.

I have all the mini’s which makes for a great table, but I likely need to do more preparation for the adventure–I am just basically going through the fight motions.

I am drinking a lot of coffee which keeps my energy up!


The table did look great this week!

And I did have plenty of room even for a large table.

I Am That chp. 33


 As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be



 Do not undervalue attention.


Q: But why did it come into being in the first instance?
M: You will know it when it ends.
Q: Will it ever end?
M: Yes, for you.
Q: When did it begin?
M: Now.
Q: When will it end?
M: Now.
Q: It does not end now?
M: You don’t let it.
Q: I want to let it.
M: You don’t. All your life is connected with it. Your past and future, your desires and fears, all have their roots in the world. Without the world where are you, who are you?
Q: But that is exactly what I came to find out.
M: . And I am telling you exactly this: find a foothold beyond and all will be clear and easy.