Friday, September 26, 2014

"Die Antwoord" - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA - September 25, 2014

Last night's "Die Antwoord" show started with a video of very peculiar looking DJ Solarize (Leon Botha) staring back at the audience and blinking (he recently passed away from his progeria).

"Lairygirl" has posted several videos on YouTube. Her video for the show's finale, "Enter the Ninja", is notable because at 4:30 the crowd dropped Ninja on the floor as he surfed the mosh pit. I was nearby and was nearly bowled over by the surge of bodies. At the very end, Yolandi introduced family members, who have appeared in some videos.

Nevertheless, I like the energy of this video, particularly "I Fink U Freeky". The crowd began jumping in unison and pumping fists in the air. I could feel the floor rebounding and hoped it wouldn't buckle. Nearby girl stomped on my foot and I blinked back in response.


Some pictures of the Fox Theater, and the show:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sierra Research Celebrates Successful Merger With Trinity Consultants

Strange Thursday

This is shaping up to be a strange day.

First, it rained 0.35" in Sacramento, the first rain in five months (since April 25th). The rain was greater than expected (but forecasts suggest it isn't a harbinger of more in the immediate future, so the drought continues for now).

Second, my employer's merger completes tomorrow, and in a fit of celebration they issued an unexpected bonus. So, for the moment, I have cash to burn. Time to celebrate!

Third, in a decision I'm sure I will really, really, really regret (or maybe even like, depending on events), I purchased a ticket to see Die Antwoord perform in Oakland tonight. So, bring on the vermin....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Interesting Yuba City Signs V

Welcome to Yuba City!

I returned to check if the colored strips are hiding another message behind them. And they are not. The poster appears as designed!


Empire Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Bollywood Music House

Punjabi Fashion

The Blue Cube

Iglesia de Cristo - Llamada Final (Church of Christ - Last Call)

Punjabi Auto Repair

Backroom Boutique

Yuba Food Ferry .com

Oh, here it is!  The Sikh Temple.

Dancing Tomato Caffe.

A variety of civic organizations.


Custom Rice Harvesting

Owner- Builder- Consultant

Handsome gate.

Friends of the NRA Fundraiser coming up.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bev's Review Of "Shrek - The Musical"

Fast-paced show!:
Essential to the success of any production of “Shrek” is an actor who can convincingly become the title character. DMTC is blessed with the talented Kevin Caravalho, who is so convincing you’re surprised to discover there is a real man under all that padding and green make up. I would be hard-pressed to think of any actor who could do better with this role. This production is worth seeing if only for Caravalho’s performance.

Fortunately, Caravalho is backed up by a host of equally talented performers. There is hardly a weak link in the massive cast. Shrek’s sidekick is Donkey, played for all the broad comedy the role requires by David Ewey, despite some costume problems opening night....

Travis Nagler is the diminutive Lord Farquaad, scheming to make Princess Fiona his bride so he can become king and steal her kingdom. The actor does well playing the role on his knees, with fake legs dangling in front of him. He is even able to dance.

Jessica McKillican plays an enthusiastic Fiona, thrilled to be released from the prison where she has spent her entire childhood, confused about who Shrek really is, but eager to meet her intended husband to be … and also hoping to keep her own secret hidden. No shrinking violet, this heroine is equal to Shrek in every way.

"Banjaara" - Ek Tha Tiger - Salman Khan | Katrina Kaif

A favorite from Zumba class. When Bollywood goes all Celtic....

Yuba City Gets Stuck In The King Fire Smoke Plume

On Monday, September 22, 2014, the smoke from the huge King Fire east of Sacramento swung north and came down into the Central Valley.
Here, I'm driving south towards Sacramento, eager to leave the choking pall behind.