Thomas Locke Hobbs

Currently near San Francisco
 
Um Veado

That's Portuguese for deer. It's also slang in Brazil for gay. I go hiking at lot at this county park nearby where the deer are tame and everywhere. I was joking with some friends of mine in Brazil that I think of them whenever I see these deer [Vocês sabem quem são].

YouTube

I've been surfing the long tail of videos on YouTube. I'm totally lame for not embedding these vidoes and making you click thru to their site:

Todos Me Miran. Gloria Trevi's big comeback hit. As my friend Jesse says, finally an anthem for the tragic drag queen in us all!

Ni Una Sola Palabra, Paulina Rubio. Only slightly less gay than Gloria Trevi, the single from her new album. Check out her gold cape. Diva Superstar!

Influencia, Charly Garcia. The god of Argentine rock. He's got this whole Keith Richards, leathery rockstar, should-be-dead onda about him. This is from 2002, 30 years earlier and you get...

Cancion Para Mi Muerte, Sui Generis. Filmed at the BARock festival in 1972. Charly Garcia is the young, nerdy piano player barely seen. This song, along with most of Sui Generis' stuff is the kind of stuff Argentinos will sing around a camp fire. It's very hippie-ish and melancholy. It's superfamous altho not everyone likes it. My friend Julian once said it was musica para cortarse las veinas [music to slit your wrists by]. Thanks to pirated MP3 CDs I have every single album by Charly Garcia and his related groups. I rank him with Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney as one of the greatest writers of melody in pop music ever.

Cuando Pase el Temblor, Soda Stereo. They've got the new wave look down. This song and Soda Stereo was big not just in Argentina but all over Latin America. They're much better known than Charly.

It's Time to Disco from Kal Ho Naa Ho. A Bollywood music sequence that my friend Jeff sent me. Just because.

 
 
Back to Suburban Ennui
A new construction. The carpenter shouted out, asking if he should smile.

Another lackadaisical attempt at landscaping.

Buenos Aires: LIne of Sight on Edificio Otto Wulf, my second favorite building in Bs.As. and former home of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's embassy. My favorite building is Edificio Kavanagh.

 
 
Jed in SF

MIchael Lewis columns on Bloomberg

New Fuji Camera has fewer megapixels so as to improve picture quality. Read more. [Better color range and contrast]

Weird Al; White & Nerdy. YouTube. Parody of Chamillion's "Ridin' Dirty".

 
 
Blue Angels in San Francisco. OK, so it's a bombastic marketing tool for military recruitment but, damn, those planes are loud and they fly close.

The loudest cheers at the air show were for the migrating birds.
 
 
Painted mailboxes in Los Altos. See also, painted trash can (in Brazil).

Interesting discussion on the phenomenon of "ghetto lattes" at Starbucks.

 



photo of thomas locke hobbs For more about me, please go visit my old geocities page.


Friends
Luc Garcia, Bryan Chin, Vagner Cardoso, Aaron Holsberg, Jesse on the Brink, Overheard in NY, nblinks.

Other blogs I like
World Hum, Ted Gideonse, Subway Moblog, Philip Greenspun, Marginal Revolution, Made in Brazil, Joel on Sofware, Gothamist, GoodAirs, Gizmodo, Felix Salmon, Frank Malafronte, Cool Tools, CityRag, Brad DeLong, Beautiful Horizons, Bloggy, Amy Langfield, more.

Blog Highlights
Portraits [2004, 2005, 2006], Portugal, Sao Paulo Gay Pride, Sao Paulo Skyline, More Sao Paulo [1, 2, 3, 4], Buenos Aires [1, 2, 3], Mexico City, Curitiba, The Gates, Paris, Morocco [1, 2, 3, 4], NYC Gay Pride [2006, 2007], My Flickr Stream.

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