Archive for January, 2010

Joanna Elise Plays Piano (The Album!)

20 January 2010 at 11:08 pm
by Berck

Jonah has finally recorded a whole Album! It was meant to be a Christmas present, but it didn’t happen in time. Most of you reading this have probably gotten the CD already. If you’d like a copy of the CD, but haven’t gotten one, let us know. Otherwise, here’s all the tracks available for download:

Many of the tracks have been posted here before. If you’d just like to get the new ones, they’re the ones in bold below. If you’d like to download the whole thing at once, here’s a tar of the whole thing. Be patient, my outgoing tubes are small.

01 – Atrium
02 – 23 Instrumental
03 – Banana
04 – Amanda
05 – Berck
06 – Cynthia
07 – Guernsey
08 – Georgian
09 – Broken Glass Instrumental
10 – Idea
11 – Frog
12 – Bishop
13 – Bounce
14 – Brain Surgery Instrumental
15 – Was Here
16 – Lick My Soul Instrumental
17 – Molly Magoo

18 – Queer
19 – The Second Lock
20 – Toy Soldier
21 – The Moose Song

22 – Walden
23 – Desert Sunset
24 – Leave Me Alone Instrumental
25 – Twilight
26 – Winter
27 – Doting

Creative Commons License
All Songs by Joanna Elise are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Pictures from the Weekend

19 January 2010 at 4:44 pm
by Berck

There’s a few pictures from our Colorado Appreciation Weekend Drive up in the gallery. Additionally, there’s a little video of me driving Colorado 92, which is probably my favorite road in the state. There are better roads, but they all have traffic.

Updated MLK Weekend Itinerary

19 January 2010 at 12:01 am
by Jonah


08:00 am: Leave house.
02:00 pm: Arrive in Durango. Stop at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q to split a Texas taco (smoked pulled pork, onions, peppers, and potatoes in a soft fluffy tortilla) and two sweet teas. Narrowly avoid arrest at Wal-mart while purchasing power inverter to replace the one that stopped working. Attempt to reach campground in Durango. Road to campground has not been plowed. Drive back through Durango and stop at the Budget Inn, where a room can had for $34.
03:30 pm: Begin hiking Colorado Trail.
04:30 pm: Turn back.
05:15 pm: Sunset. Arrive back at car. Get free beer at Ska Brewing Co. Have two more. Pleasantly surprised that they aren’t playing ska. Also pleasantly surprised how good the beer is.
07:00 pm: Arrive at Steamworks Brewing Co. Wait is 35 minutes. Leave and walk to Carver’s. Get stuffed mushrooms and split a delicious buffalo burger. Order a brandywine and a nut brown ale, both of which are fantastic.
08:00 pm: Stop and browse bookstore.
08:30 pm: Arrive back at Steamworks, where there is now room at the bar. Order one of their brews and a root beer, along with a sausage and mustard basket and a basket of fries and rings.
09:30 pm: Arrive back at motel and walk across the street to Durango Brewing Co. for a dark ale and Halfway to Helles.


Drive to Eureka. Snow starts. Get to Eureka and turn around and head back to Silverton. Silverton Brewery is closed until 2 pm. Snow continues, so continue north.

Drive Million Dollar Highway.

Arrive in Ouray. Split a bacon, egg, and cheese on green chile bagel sandwich.

Drive to Crawford State Park. Set up camp.

Dinner at Boardwalk Restaurant in Crawford, chili cheese fries and some Newcastle on tap in frosty mugs.


Drive back home through Gunnison. Cheese fries at Flying Burrito.

Pizza and beer and rooter at Amica’s brewery and wood fired pizza in Salida.


Gone Fishing

16 January 2010 at 2:52 pm
by Berck

Well, probably not fishing. We’re off to drive around Colorado for the 3-day weekend.

Google Transcription

9 January 2010 at 2:23 am
by Berck

I just got the second best voicemail ever:

Alright, I’ll talk to post painting give me a call when you get a the problem and Friday night buddy, Hey. He’s danced.

The best was this one, on my birthday:

Hello Berck, this is okay. I don’t like you, happy birthday. Actually, it’s the 19th. The error that was my birthday but it’s still dignity there, but that we could do it all but one on doll happy birthday happy birthday happy birthday. Give me a call at your do a good day pack. Hope your day’s going to bed. Should Brian well. 1 top and.

Google Voice isn’t really all that bad, but it doesn’t like messages left from handsfree devices in cars.