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And The Rest Of The Trip – The Concise Edition

After Mount St. Helens we headed to Timberline Lodge. It was built in the 30s for the Works Progress Administation. It was also the building that was shot for all the outside scenes of The Shining. It was pretty cool. And it was strangely anything but creepy. What was awesome about it was that it was 6,000 feet up in Mt. Hood. And the artwork and detail in construction were amazing. I’d tell you about it, but Emily would do a much better job. So needless to say it was snowing. We got to enjoy the hot tub while it was snowing. Nothing is more fun than an outside hot tub and snow falling on your face. At least I found that out afterwards.

The next few days were spent in Portland, OR. Jamie’s wedding was incredible. We, go figure, randomly sat down with the CDbaby people at the rehearsal dinner and met some really interesting people. Very cool people. Great connections were made. The wedding was awesome. Incredible food, as expected and incredible people. It was awesome spending a weekend with Jamie’s friends and family. The rest of the weekend primarily was spent in our robes ordering a lot of room service. We did spend one afternoon with Brian (Beb) – which was fun! It was nice seeing Brian. Man, it had been years! What really ruled about the hotel was that they had bellboys to take our luggage to our room and people to call cabs for us. So fancy for such little money. Portland was ok. I really liked it, but I could see it getting on my nerves after a while. Too many white people and too many people to agree with, politically and musically. That and it’s kinda lame to be a teenager or in your 20s and be a punker homeless person. That’s just a lame copout. Oh and there is a book store, record store and recording studio on every block. I’d go broke in 3 weeks. Oh yeah, and then we stayed with Cara and Jon for a few nights while during the day Emily and I went to a bunch of studios. Seeing Larry Crane’s Jackpot! Studios was most excellent. Thanks Kendra. All the studios in Portland were such a wild range and it was definitely very reassuring that this is something we will be quite successful at.

The rest of the trip was spent in San Francisco. Traveling to SF via Route 1 was beautiful however it was giving me a heart attack as the drop off was so goddam steep with little or no guard rails most of the way. Mark and Maria graciously offered to let us stay with them. It was great hanging with Mark’s family. His two kids were fun. It was kind of strange sleeping in his studio with Emily and having his sampler at eye level. Very surreal. But none the less, getting to spend time was more than informative. He took us around to a few studios and we all learned a bunch! It was also cool tieing up loose ends on the record we plan to release. We also got to talk about Horsetricks III. There was also a lot of wine and politics. Go figure. The last night in the Bay Area was spent in Oakland having dinner with Tolya and Otto. Yay Tolya and Otto! Oh snap and we got to hang with my old friend from University of Hartford. Ben! Yay Ben. And John was also coincidentally in town so we go to to spend some time with him which also ruled. And we also went to this gay leather festival. Nothing is more San Francisco than nude (sans shoes) oiled up men masturbating in public down the streets. I shit you not. Sadly we missed the parts where the pornstars were peeing on each other. Wild, I tell you.

Ok that’s it. Yesterday was spent with the ever wonderful and supportive Al and JG moving our stuff in to the apartment. The rest of the week will be spent rebuilding our nest.

Catch ya later Bill & Ted…

i so had a rockgasm last night

sheena is a punk rocker - uterus (2k image)DocMendrakis: hey, what’s up?
DocMendrakis: John and I stayed at Hotel 17 once a few years ago
mat: great place
DocMendrakis: yes, but it was way before the renovations
DocMendrakis: great price, though, and nice location
mat: yeah, totally cool place
DocMendrakis: glad you had a good time
mat: i did!
mat: thanks!
DocMendrakis: sounds like everything’s swell with Emily
DocMendrakis: that’s great…Anoki and I had a long weekend together
mat: what’d u do?
DocMendrakis: Saw Rev. Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy Sat.
DocMendrakis: went to my Dad’s for dinner Sun. and drove him around where I grew up
DocMendrakis: I love Nashville Pussy…they’re so wrong….but the fire-breathing bassist isn’t with them anymore
mat: u wanna hear something funny?
DocMendrakis: ok
mat: i am seeing the vagina monologues friday nite and nashville pussy on sat!!
DocMendrakis: hahahahah
mat: MAT IS FULL OF PUSSY!
DocMendrakis: hahahah
DocMendrakis: my lesbian co-worker Eva is laughing too
mat: i bet she loves the pussy too!
DocMendrakis: yes, the asian variety
mat: speaking of pussy, did u ever find the nude on my site?
DocMendrakis: artsy or hardcore?
mat: not hardcore
mat: funny though
DocMendrakis: awww…ha ha
DocMendrakis: ween?
DocMendrakis: booty?
mat: ween
DocMendrakis: bring it on
mat: u gotta find it sailor!
DocMendrakis: oh, its BLUE!
mat: hehehehe
DocMendrakis: is it going to fall off?
DocMendrakis: can you get treatment?
mat: emily gave me a mask
DocMendrakis: I bet she did
mat: hahaha
DocMendrakis: did you give her tits one too
mat: no
DocMendrakis: bad, sorry
mat: 🙂

Read all about the Zander Experience. I am envious he had an experience like this. It’s been a while since I’ve had one. Prolly since the Flaming Lips and Wayne’s gong with Feetnik and Hewson. Maybe i’ll have one at Prince next weekend. Hopefully.

czar paws thwart chinks

yum!From the Shawn files…what a freak of nature this Shawn boy is. I guess this is yet another downfall of what college can do to you, or how it can entertain two chaps at the Discovery Channel or neither of the above…

Dear John,

Sorry about the less than enthralling conversation last night, I didn’ t mean to put you to sleep. My mind is currently preoccupied by dirty papers and tests that are all due this week which greatly influence my fun factor. It’s out of control. I definitely need a hug or something to cheer me up. I promise after my last test on Thursday I’ll be much more positive and gleeful for the Versus show. I should be happy anyway; Icee Bear is no longer on probation.

Last night after I called you, Kristin and I went to CVS because her hole still itches (perhaps you don’t want to hear about this but I have to tell someone.) She thinks it might be pinworm or hemorrhoids. I think she might just need to shower more or wear less thong underwear. The amount of anti-anal-itch creams CVS had was overwhelming. I almost became teary-eyed. After a long debate over whether Preparation H or Anusol (I am not making this up) was right for her, she chose Preparation H because it has more publicity. I guess she’s never heard the slogan, Before you can say Anusol.

Okay, my break is up. Kristin rendered me useless last night after we went shopping for butt products and shoes so I went to bed and I am now working all day, nonstop on these sordid papers that are due tomorrow. I’ll talk to you soon. Versus will be fun. Unrelated: Stevie Wonder is an amazing artist. His song about holidays is exquisite!

Shawn