Entries from December 2006

Hey man, do you make beats?

28 December 2006 · 0 Comments

Hello from Sky Harbour International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.  I'm waiting for my flight back to NYC.  I am carrying a bunch of music gear in my carry on luggage because Nico and I worked on some tracks over the holidays.  When I went to collect my bags off of the conveyor belt at the […]


Christmas Dinner 2006

26 December 2006 · 0 Comments

Aunt Jennifer, uncle George, and my cousin Howard (above) Heirloom tomato, avocado, gruyère, and mixed green salad (below)  My dad, my cousin Charlie, and my sister Lee-Lynn (below)  Glögg-glazed lamb chops and lamb shoulder confit (below)


Christmas Eve Dinner 2006

25 December 2006 · 0 Comments

Last night, I cooked Christmas Eve dinner for the family.  Typical of my eclectic style, we had an Asian/Californian style first course, an Italian/Mediterranean main course, and a nice Scandinavian dessert.  Here are the pictures and the recipes (everything serves 4): Shrimp and Avocado Salad Ingredients: Half a pound of cooked, peeled shrimp 1 avocado, […]

Cooking · Cuisine · Food · Recipe

Gummi Bear Suicide Ham Shack

24 December 2006 · 0 Comments

The Gummi Bear Suicide Ham shack is a mixed media sculpture made out of frosting, gingerbread, ham, lettuce, and candy.  It is a commentary on holiday excess, capitalist consumption, and the artificial, industrial nature of the American diet, and American life in general.  It's also pretty, with lots of rainbow colors.  Not sure how it […]


Back in Arizona – Culture Shock

24 December 2006 · 0 Comments

Back in suburban Scottsdale ("Snottsdale") Arizona for the holidays.  The picture says it all.  Reverse culture shock.  The picture says it all – I snapped it with my digital camera from the car today.