Apr 06

Listen Up!

So I decided that my music blog needed it’s own domain… so with Dan’s help today, I set it up, and got the blog running there.. you can check it out here:Listen Up!

Apr 05

Something Awful

The 250 Billion Dollars we’ve spent on the “war” in Iraq could have bought so much more…

Something Awful

Apr 02

Music Lives!

As many of you probably know, I have a pretty serious cd collection… despite having well over 1000 cd’s, I routinely raid the local music stores and come home with 10-20 new albums per month. Since I can’t find the creative spark to do a personal blog everyday, I’ve decided to flesh out my desire to write music reviews in this new section on my website.

Also, it could end up being a pretty cool way of making a few extra bucks… if you see something on this page you’d like to buy from Amazon, it will make me some ca$h, and I know you wanna make me some ca$h. 🙂

I’m gonna try to add a couple of these a day for a while… *crosses fingers*

Enjoy!

Mar 29

The Modern Library | 100 Best | Novels

Someday I will read all of these:

The Modern Library | 100 Best | Novels

Ok… scratch that… some of these I have already attempted to read and just couldn’t do it… namely: Catch-22 (oh how hard it was to read all the made up language and talking in circles!) Tropic of Cancer (snore)… there are others.

One title I see missing from both lists that I thought was just FANTASTIC: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Read it.

Now.

Mar 28

Total Eclipse in Blog…

Whinging It ? Senses Working Overtime

Some great stuff being said about Total Eclipse’s show Friday night at Chabot Space and Science Center. Thanks to everyone who came and checked us out. It was a lot of fun, and I think we’ll be back again soon!

Feb 28

DomeFest 2006

DomeFest 2006

Really cool event if you’re into the latest technology in planetariums and film-making…. learn how to create immersive digital films for gigantic dome theaters here!

Uncommon Cafe will be on hand serving coffee and pastries!

Nov 15

Spoken Word / Poetry Slam in Berkeley

Come out for our first ever Spoken Word/Poetry Slam event at Uncommon Cafe, located at 2813 Seventh Street in Berkeley from 6pm-? THIS Thursday night, the 17th!!!

Sign up sheets are already posted at the cafe, and more are available the night of the event.

Oct 18

Sea Turtle Restoration Project and Chabot Space & Science Center Events

Nothing like some shameless self-promotion!

The new documentary ?Last Journey for the Leatherback?? by the Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Stan Minasian (dir. ?The Last Days of the Dolphins?,? ?The Free Willy Story: Keiko?s Journey Home?) will be screened at Uncommon Caf? in Berkeley, California on October 27th at 6PM with an encore showing at 7:30PM.

From the press release:

?Sea turtles are really symbolic of what?s happening to the oceans as a whole. As go sea turtles, so go, will go, the ocean,? explains Dr. Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, in the stunning natural duotone opening sequence of the film as dozens of newly hatched leatherback sea turtles crawl to the water under the moonlight.

Scientists predict that the giant Pacific leatherback sea turtle, which has survived unchanged for over 100 million years, could vanish in the next 5 to 30 years, if current threats from wasteful industrial longline fishing are not curtailed. The female nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean has collapsed by 95 per cent in the past 20 years. The leatherback is the largest sea turtle, measuring nine feet from head to tail with the largest ever recorded tipping the scales at 2,000 lbs.

Last Journey for the Leatherback? is a hard hitting documentary that combines science, activism and rare footage of endangered sea turtles, to tell the gripping story of sea turtles, the new icon of the ocean environmental movement. Sea turtles are quickly reaching the status of dolphins and whales and conservationists are becoming increasingly alarmed and active in their fight to save these gentle giants, and to stop the wide-spread impacts on the world?s ocean ecosystems. After the premiere Last Journey for the Leatherback? will move to the festival circuit and eventual broadcast on the Caribbean Broadcast Union, Link TV (US, DirectTV and Dish Network, and PBS (US).

Uncommon Caf? is located at 2813 Seventh Street in Berkeley, and features organic, locally grown ingredients in their breakfast and lunch menu, as well as fine Fair Trade and Organic coffees roasted on site. This event is a great opportunity to visit Uncommon Caf? and experience the freshest cup of coffee in the bay area! A portion of the evening?s proceeds will be donated to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project.

For more information please visit: www.seaturtles.org, www.savetheleatherback.com, and www.gotmercury.org

AND MORE SHAMELESS PLUGGING

Join Uncommon Cafe for a weekend full of events at the Chabot Space & Science Center:

Thursday, October 27, 2005 ? Mars Lecture and Telescope Viewing 7PM-10PM

Is there life on Mars? Just how close is 43 million miles? Hear about the Red planet and see what the Mars Exploration Rovers have discovered and then go out to the Observatory Deck and view Mars through Chabot?s telescopes.

Friday, October 28, 2005 ? Lunar Lounge Express 7PM-Midnight

Price of entry includes:

* Full Access to Chabot Space & Science Center
* Interactive Exhibits, Telescopes (weather permitting)
* SonicVision Alternative Music show

Saturday, October 29, 2005 ? Mars Mania Family Costume Party 8PM-Midnight

Party like a Martian, come in costume and celebrate the return of Mars. If you missed it in 2003, now is your chance! Mars will be much more visible – brighter and higher in the sky, like a bright red marble. The evening includes spooky science experiments, a visit with the AstroWizard, Halloween planetarium show, Mars Encounter exhibit, scavenger hunts, prizes, telescope viewing and more!

Sunday, October 30, 2005 ? Mars Viewing 8PM-11PM

Weather permitting, view the Red Planet through Chabot?s telescopes. Cost is $5, which is for telescope viewing only. The main Science Center will not be open.

Uncommon Cafe will be on hand serving fresh and delicious dark-roasted coffees, pastries, and other goodies!

Visit www.chabotspace.org or stop by the cafe for more information!

Sep 28

Total Eclipse Testimonial

So we had a great gig last week at a private party in Vacaville. It was great fun! The crowd was totally into our music, everyone danced and sang along, liquor flowed, steak kabobs were passed around… all in all not a bad way to spend a saturday night! I received the nicest email from the woman who booked us:

Hey,

I wanted to thank you and the band so much for playing at the party last Saturday night. EVERYONE had the best time. You guys have been the talk of the week. A few people have asked where you’re playing so they can come and see you. Others have gone to your website and put your music on their computers at work for them and their coworkers (who now also love you). Still a couple more who want to have a party, to hear you play again. Kameo’s neighbor came over to thank them for having “the band”. His wife had had back surgery and hadn’t been very mobile. They went out to their back porch, poured themselves some wine and listened to your music, even got up and slowed dance a little. Said that they could have you back anytime.

Just wanted to let you know that you were a great big hit and will definitely be called for our next big party.

Thank you again and please let the rest of the band know how much everyone enjoyed them.

Hope all is well.

Warmest regards,
~Stacy

It was so nice of her to send the note along. The rest of the band was touched! We have fans! YAY!

Just in case you are just joining this program, you can check out our band at: http://www.totaleclipseband.com/