December 18, 2006

Show at The Jive

Filed under: rock,tacoma — sparkrobot @ 7:55 pm

Tonight we're going to party like its 1991.I dropped in on a show Saturday at Bob’s Java Jive. Four bands played, I watched two: Paris Spleen (photos) and The Drug Purse (photos). Both Tacoma bands, Paris Spleen has a dance rock thing going on and The Drug Purse pulled a stony, jangly, psychedelic rock trick from a retro hat. I think I remember reading a while back there would be more regular shows at the Jive at Spew, but there’s no way to search. At any rate, here’s some rock photos.

December 16, 2006

Gifts from

Filed under: tacoma — sparkrobot @ 12:14 pm

buyolympia.comLet’s say you’re looking for a gift for someone that doesn’t suck. You want to buy it online because let’s face it, it’s 2006 and you’re pretty much entitled to shop in your underwear. But you have reservations because you’re uncertain it will arrive this week.

These folks can help you. I’ve been using this site for a couple of years to buy gifts for friends & family for all occasions. The website is run by a couple of people down in Olympia town and features Northwest artists’ work for sale. They don’t have a physical shop, noting “We don’t have a retail presence, just a nice little warehouse with wall-mounted speakers.” Wall mounted speakers? Radical.

I placed an order yesterday morning and a couple boxes of goods arrived this morning. Nice work once again.

My question is, why are you still reading this? Perhaps you’re still in your underwear. In which case, go snag something from, because it’s likely you’d be arrested at the mall.

I love the smell of commerce in the morning.