Sunday, July 29, 2007

Still Here

It's been an insanely busy month: working late, setting up my new place, July birthdays (including my own), Modono's wedding, wine country goodness, inspiring books, planning a San Diego trip... but finally, I'm at now now. Everything that's happening now, is happening now.... and that's refreshing!

Mahyar's done a nice job of covering a backpacking trip the Costa Rica gang took to Lake Tahoe National Forest, as well as this weekend's absolutely mind-blowing Daft Punk performance at the Berkeley Greek Theater. Many thanks to Dono and Eric for buying a block of tickets way back at the start of AD2007; this was easily the best electronic music show I've ever seen and I would highly recommend you catch it if you have the chance. Our favorite French Robots opened with the call-response of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and we may as well have been on another planet from that point on... made us all wonder what Pink Floyd shows must have been like, and how this would compare. Here's a grainy glimpse at the "Human" encore of this tour as performed in Amsterdam; unfortunately a lot of the detail is lost, but check out Mahyar's site for higher-quality still representations: